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