Funny fel­las to hit stage

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FLOOD CRISIS -

NOTH­ING beats a good Aussie joke on Aus­tralia Day and Evan “Bud­dah” Hock­ing is warm­ing up for a laugh-fest.

Bud­dah - known for his in­spi­ra­tional lead­er­ship as cap­tain of the Port Dou­glas Crocs and love of slip­ping on a pair of stilet­tos for a good cause - is dust­ing off some of his best, and worst, one-lin­ers as the host of an open mic com­edy ses­sion at the Court House Ho­tel next Wed­nes­day.

He has conned a few bud­ding co­me­di­ans to share their sense of hu­mour on stage and hopes their brave de­ci­sion to front the au­di­ence en­cour­ages oth­ers to give it a go on the day.

“I think it will be a pretty good day for ev­ery­one, they will have a few beers and a few laughs,” Mr Hock­ing said.

“There’s not many places in this re­gion where mem­bers of the com­mu­nity can take part in an open mic event so this is a great op­por­tu­nity for any lo­cals who wouldn’t mind giv­ing it a go.

“There is no real theme to it, you just got to stand up and talk for about 2-5 min­utes to give peo­ple a laugh.”

The open mic event will kick off in the beer gar­den at 2pm and Bud­dah is hop­ing to make it the first of many.

Any­one in­ter­ested in try­ing their luck at the com­edy ca­per is urged to call Bud­dah on 0438 005 146. Your rou­tine can be as sim­ple as a funny story.

Hav­ing a laugh: Aaron Thomas, Evan “Bud­dah” Hock­ing and Dar­ren Wall

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