BUCKLE UP FOR COM­EDY WITH BITE

Weekend Courier - - Street Watch -

BUCKLE up be­cause the Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val Road­show is hit­ting the road to home de­liver the fresh­est and fun­ni­est com­edy in Kwinana.

A cast of in­trepid trav­el­ling co­me­di­ans will make a pit stop at the cen­tre as part of their Aus­trali­aw­ide road­show, bring­ing laughs aplenty and a jam-packed show to com­edy lovers.

With a mix of lo­cal heroes and in­ter­na­tional stars, the road­show will show­case ev­ery­thing from stand-up and sketch to satire and song in one side-split­ting show.

MC Dave Cal­lan will fa­cil­i­tate a “chuck­a­li­cious” line-up at Koor­liny Arts Cen­tre, which com­prises Ben Knight, Daniel Fer­nan­des, Sam Taun­ton and Steph Tis­dell.

Mu­si­cal co­me­dian Ben Knight draws in­spi­ra­tion from his 10 years as a pri­mary school teacher.

A part-time mu­si­cian, Ben started chang­ing the lyrics to his acous­tic ‘singer/song­writer’ songs while on a strict beans and tor­tilla diet and teach­ing in a small Mayan school in the Guatemalan high­lands of Hue­hue­te­nango.

Daniel Fer­nan­dez is one of In­dia’s lead­ing English stand-up co­me­di­ans, and brings a mix of ob­ser­va­tional, po­lit­i­cal and dark hu­mour with a dash of so­cial com­men­tary; Steph Tis­dell’s quirky stage presence skips be­tween glee­fully play­ful to bit­ing po­lit­i­cal satire.

Self-de­scribed ‘kewl dude’ Sam Taun­ton jug­gles stand-up and var­i­ous me­dia projects, in­clud­ing be­ing MTV Aus­tralia’s new­est VJ.

His cap­tive sto­ry­telling and quick-fire punch lines have re­sulted in him emerg­ing as one of the most in-de­mand acts in the coun­try.

Then there’s vet­eran per­former Dave Cal­lan who, as MC, will take the night to a whole new level.

Due to strong lan­guage, sex­ual ref­er­ences and ma­te­rial that can of­fend, the show is rec­om­mended for ages 15+.

Ben Knight will be part of the laughs at Koor­liny Arts Cen­tre.

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