Stand up, sit down, stand up...just kid­ding

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Jessie Tol­son

WHAT do you get if you play a coun­try song back­wards? Your dog, car, house, and wife back.

Okay, sorry, that wasn’t funny. Think you can do bet­ter?

Con­sider your­self an am­a­teur co­me­dian? Think you have the tal­ent to take to the big stage? Now is your chance to be part of the funny at the Par­rot­fish Lodge Open Mic Com­edy night.

Get up with your rou­tine and have a crack on stage in front of a friendly crowd on Sun­day, May 19.

Limited five to 10-minute spots are open with the best act of the night to re­ceive a spot at the pres­ti­gious Car­ni­vale event, The Big Laugh, to help sup­port com­edy vet­er­ans Matt Mann, Mandy Nolan and Greg Sul­li­van in their en­deav­our to bring laugh­ter to the re­gion.

Par­rot­fish Lodge owner Mick White said he is re­ally look­ing for­ward to the Open Mic Com­edy night to be hosted by Dave ‘‘OO’’ Evans and hopes to see funny lo­cals bring their own brand of com­edy for the au­di­ence to savour.

‘‘I am of the opin­ion that many peo­ple in the lo­cal com­mu­nity are se­ri­ously bored for things to do,’’ he said.

‘‘ I en­vis­age a monthly stand- up gig where those in­ter­ested and ea­ger can brave the spot­light and work their ma­te­rial while many more would be thrilled to have some­thing reg­u­lar, some­thing by and for lo­cals and just sim­ply, some­thing to do.

‘‘To start things off we are of­fer­ing a $400 cash prize to the com­edy win­ner and are very ex­cited to have the sup­port of Fes­ti­vals Up North with an op­por­tu­nity for the win­ner to get up on the main stage at the Big Laugh for a five- minute pro­fes­sional spot at the Sugar Wharf on Thurs­day, May 23.’’

Signed up so far are the likes of Daniel Leopold, Trent Miller and Billy Com­edy but there are a cou­ple of spots still avail­able.

So if you are a wannabe comic, give Mick a call at the Par­rot­fish Lodge on 4099 5011.

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