Team tick­les funny bones

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

Pic­ture: Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val Road­show

Co­me­dian Tommy Lit­tle is com­ing to Kar­ratha this week.

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