Cooya’s dead-pan standup guy takes the prize at Par­rot­fish

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

EX­PE­RI­ENCED and first time standup comics bat­tled it out in front a full house at Par­rot­fish Lodge’s third open mic night last Fri­day.

The dead-pan style and im­pec­ca­ble tim­ing of Cooya’s Daniel Brin­klow scored heav­ily with the crowd and not least the judg­ing panel, who unan­i­mously scored him high­est, hand­ing him a $400 win.

In a heart­en­ing sign for owner Mick White, the packed room con­sisted of lo­cal peo­ple, an in­di­ca­tion that the venue is over­com­ing its old rep­u­ta­tion as a back­packer-only spot. ‘‘It was awe­some,’’ Mick said. ‘‘We are grate­ful to the towns­peo­ple’s in­put. I’m par­tic­u­larly en­thralled by the pick up in lo­cal par­tici- pa­tion. We were very, very happy with the night.’’ About 60 passed through the door to hear comics from near and far. Sea­soned indig­neous comic, the very funny Kevin Kropiny­eri, MC’ed the evening in style.

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