Merry Mered­ith takes the mick-ey

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Mered­ith (pic­tured) has al­ways had a deep-set love for stand-up com­edy. Since find­ing the balls to give it a crack back in the 1990s at the leg­endary Harold Park Ho­tel in Syd­ney and at RSL tal­ent con­tests, Mered­ith has done the rounds for more than a decade pro­fes­sion­ally, ap­pear­ing at or head­lin­ing ev­ery ma­jor com­edy venue in Australia. One of the coun­try’s more ver­sa­tile stand-up comics, Mered­ith has per­formed for our troops in East Ti­mor, Cyprus and the Mid­dle East and made sev­eral ap­pear­ances on a bunch of ra­dio seg­ments and TV shows. He’s also dab­bled in act­ing, play­ing the main role in com­edy hor­ror flick Bloody Hell and land­ing a small part in Khoa Do’s Footy Le­gends. But wait! There’s more. Mered­ith has also di­rected mu­sic film clips and short films for Tropfest and re­leased two al­bums and a live DVD. Best de­scribed as laid­back and cheeky, his stand-up style is ra­zor sharp and love­able.

Mick Mered­ith head­lines Com­edy in The Base­ment, at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, to­mor­row at 8pm. Tick­ets are $22.

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