Com­edy All-stars


The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - FRONT PAGE -

LAUGH­TER re­turns to Jupiters The­atre next month when pop­u­lar Aus­tralian comics visit the Gold Coast for the sec­ond in­stal­ment of the Laugh Your Pants Off com­edy show.

Wil An­der­son, Peter Hel­liar, Dave Thorn­ton and Han­nah Gadsby head the line-up with lo­cal laughs sup­plied by Damian Power, Stephen Head, Lind­say Webb and Ellen Briggs.

The first Laugh Your Pants Off brought Dave Hughes, Cal Wil­son, Colin Lane and Mikey Robins to Jupiters The­atre in June.

Jupiters Ho­tel and Casino man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Aaron Gomes said the suc­cess of the first event demon­strated that Gold Coast­ers loved to share a laugh.

‘‘We’ve had peo­ple ea­gerly ask­ing when the next one is and who would be per­form­ing,’’ he says.

‘‘To make sure the sec­ond Laugh Your Pants Off lives up to ex­pec­ta­tions, we wanted to wait un­til we could se­cure a strong line-up of acts that would show­case some of the best names in com­edy.’’

An­der­son’s densely writ­ten, high­speed stand-up brings to­gether pol­i­tics, pop and the ba­nal. The Los An­ge­les­based An­der­son, who per­forms live in Lon­don, Ed­in­burgh, Ire­land, Mon­treal and Los An­ge­les, comes home each year to host the ABC TV’s The Gruen Trans­fer and spinoffs that in­clude Gruen Na­tion, Gruen Sweat and Gruen Planet.

Hel­liar got his big break as part of the Lo­gie Award win­ning team Chan­nel 10’s Rove and moved on to footy shows Af­ter the Game and Be­fore the Game. He has re­leased his own fea­ture film, I Love You Too, his own rom-com se­ries Date Night and hosted ra­dio shows.

Thorn­ton, has ap­peared on TV shows Good News Week, The Cir­cle and Talkin’ ’Bout Your Gen­er­a­tion is on the na­tional ra­dio show, Ma­mamia To­day and cur­rently ap­pears on Chan­nel 10’s panel show This Week Live, a weekly look at the world through the eyes of some of Aus­tralia’s best co­me­di­ans.

Gadsby is best known for her droll de­liv­ery, de­light­ful word­play and heart- break­ingly funny, self-dep­re­cat­ing ob­ser­va­tions. She has per­formed at com­edy fes­ti­vals around the world and on ABC TV’s Adam Hills Tonight.

Laugh Your Pants Off plays Jupiters The­atre on Novem­ber 8. Tick­ets go on sale tomorrow. Go to tick­

Han­nah Gadsby, (inset left to right) Wil An­der­son, Peter Hel­liar, Dave Thorn­ton

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