Perfect tonic for tough times
Karratha comedy lovers flocked to the Leisureplex last Thursday and Friday night for the Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow.
The crowd brought their picnic blankets and beanbags to the Leisureplex outdoor basketball courts, which were transformed into a boutique comedy venue.
Perth musician Morgan Bain opened the night with his alternative soul tunes.
Australian and international comedians Xavier Michelides, Tommy Little, Nath Valvo, Dilruk Jayasinha and Sharul Channa then took to the stage and had the audience in stitches.
MC Michelides warmed up the crowd with his amusing anecdotes and accents, before Jayasinha kept the giggles going.
Valvo appealed to younger audiences, telling relatable stories about his family.
Channa interacted with the crowd and joked about her marriage, Indian heritage and her time in Karratha — she even gave mention to a story she had read in the Pilbara News.
Tommy Little appeared to be the crowd favourite, keeping everyone laughing through the entirety of his set.
Little said he had a great time performing to the Karratha audience. “No one pretends you got to Karratha easily, so the crowds are very appreciative when you come,” he said.
“We flew, obviously to Perth, then to Carnarvon and then drove up — it’s a hike.
“Everybody’s aware of that though — it’s like everyone goes ‘thank you for turning up’, so it’s a really nice thing to do.”
Little said he was also appreciative of people taking time out to come to the show.
“People work and have (stuff) on during the week and we expect them to drop all their stuff and come to a comedy show,” he said.
“We’ve been going through some towns that are going through tougher times and a comedy show’s perfect — they can forget all the (stuff) that’s going on in their life for two hours and hopefully just have a laugh.”
Comedian Tommy Little had the Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow crowd at Karratha Leisureplex in stitches throughout his routine.