From wombats to Las Vegas
Ozborn (pictured) stars at Currumbin RSL’s Side Splitting Comedy night on Wednesday. Ozborn’s first real taste for comedy came when he won his high school public speaking competition. Rather than delivering a conventional speech on politics or the environment he instead talked about the anxiety of wombats, leaving students and teachers in stitches. Following in the footsteps of Robin Williams and Eddie Izzard, Ozborn started honing his craft on the street at Sydney’s Circular Quay. Ozborn created his own bizarre style of street comedy, which led to his winning the 1998 Street Performer of the Year competition presented by the Sydney Opera House live on 2Day FM. He then moved to America and travelled extensively. Ozborn’s unique ‘‘off the wall’’ comedy has given him the chance to entertain audiences from Las Vegas to South-East Asia, returning to Australia to tour with Akmal Saleh and Arj Barker and a string of comedy festival shows in the past five years. Tickets $15-20. Doors open at 6.30pm for show at 7.30pm.
Anthony Salame takes centre stage for Comedy in The Basement at The Arts Centre, Gold Coast, tomorrow night. Salame launched his stand-up career in 2005 and built an army of fans with his cheeky dialogue, clever observations and energetic performances before joining the cast of the SBS TV hit Fat Pizza. Tickets are $20 to $22. Doors open 6.30pm for a show at 8pm.