Evan’s a stand-up fel­low

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - REAL ESTATE - Moya Stevens

STAND-UP com­edy is al­ways pop­u­lar here but never more so than when a for­mer lo­cal re­turns to Port Dou­glas to present his new show.

Evan Hock­ing, past Crocs player and pool cleaner in Port Dou­glas, has re­cently made com­edy his full time ca­reer and is pleased to come back to present his show in his old stomp­ing ground.

“My show is called Evan is a Place on Earth and I talk about life events like mar­riage, hav­ing kids and I also have some ma­te­rial from four years liv­ing in Port Dou­glas,” Evan said.

Evan, who now lives in Melbourne, said that his girl­friend is study­ing medicine and he uses some of her sto­ries in his show.

“She is one of my harsh­est crit­ics but she knows that laugh­ter is the best medicine.

Evan was in­stalling fire pro­tec­tion sys­tems in Melbourne prior to him go­ing full time at his craft but he said he def­i­nitely doesn’t miss it.

“I re­ally en­joy work­ing at nights, mak­ing peo­ple laugh.”

Evan’s gigs take him all over Melbourne and into the coun­try re­gions, per­form­ing at sports and com­mu­nity clubs.

“When I was in Port, there wasn’t too much com­edy and I did a few gigs at the Crocs Foot­ball Club and it proved a good step up for me in the world of com­edy,” he said.

“If you come to the show, you’ll have a few laughs and a good night out.”

Mr Michael Kerr, man­ager of The Clink said that Evan has al­ready got a lo­cal fol­low­ing be­cause of his time up here.

“Evan said he is ex­cited about com­ing up here and pre­sent­ing his show to friends and other lo­cals,” Michael said.

“We have some other great acts com­ing up at The Clink,” he said, “par­tic­u­larly Michael Grif­fiths who has won a Help­mann Award for this show Cole.”

“Michael Grif­fiths will bring this fab­u­lous show to The Clink in Oc­to­ber.”

Evan is a Place on Earth is on at The Clink Theatre on Au­gust 12.

Comedian Evan Hock­ing is com­ing to the Clink

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