Ex­mouth funny man in Mel­bourne com­edy fi­nals

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Louise Alling­ham

Ex­mouth co­me­dian Shea “Squirly” Faith­full took the stage at the Raw Com­edy Na­tional Grand Fi­nal as part of the Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val last Sun­day.

Faith­full missed out on the win­ning spot, but beat more than 800 com­peti­tors from around the coun­try to be one of 12 acts left in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Hav­ing never per­formed stand-up com­edy be­fore, Faith­full ap­plied on­line to take part in the Raw Com­edy Heats in Perth. “I just thought I’d give it a crack and so far it’s worked out,” he said.

Faith­full has lived in Ex­mouth from the age of eight and earned his nick­name “Squirly” from a lo­cal tra­di­tion. “The fun­ni­est per­son in Ex­mouth, they’re al­ways ti­tled the Squirly,” he said.

“If you chal­lenge the Squirly and if you kill and eat his heart, you get the nick­name.”

Danielle Walker of Victoria was crowned the 2016 win­ner, with Clin­ton Haines from NSW run­ner-up. Pre­vi­ous win­ners in­clude Han­nah Gadsby, Josh Thomas and Tom Bal­lad.

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