Team tickles funny bones
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is gearing up to entertain Karratha when its five performers roll into town in the next few days.
Experienced Australian and international comedians Xavier Michelides, Tommy Little, Nath Valvo, Sharul Channa and Dilruk Jayasinha will take to the stage at the Karratha Leisureplex outdoor basketball courts on June 2 and 3.
Melbourne-based Little, who has been performing stand-up for more than eight years and is a regular on Channel 10 program The Project, said he put his hand up for the Roadshow as a chance to see most of regional WA, including the Pilbara, for the first time.
He said he started as a comedian for the simple reason he “sucked at everything else” — the general theme of his comedy.
“To be honest, it’s ... immaturity and failing at life,” he said. “I’m not a comedian that teaches you anything — you don’t walk away and go ‘wow, that was wise and sage advice from a young man’. You just have a chance to escape your own misery by having a laugh at mine for a while.”
Little said touring on the Roadshow with four other comedians was “like school camp” and together they made up a “nice mixed bag”, with something on offer for everyone.
“That’s why these shows are good,” he said.
“You have five really different comedians. We do 20 minutes each, so you come along and you’ll have your favourites, and if there’s someone you don’t like — to be honest, they’re all great, I think you’ll like them all —you only have to put up with their (work) for 20 minutes and then you’re on to the next one.”
The Pilbara is the last stop on the Roadshow’s WA itinerary.
For more information or to book tickets, go to karratha.wa.gov.au/comedy.
Comedian Tommy Little is coming to Karratha this week.