Reef Fest gala to bring the gig­gles

Comedic dou­ble fea­ture will de­light

Whitsunday Times - - REEF FESTIVAL -

IF YOU love a good laugh then lis­ten up Air­lie Beach, there’s some­thing in this year’s reef fes­ti­val just for you.

The Whit­sun­day Reef Fes­ti­val Com­edy Gala is sure to have your sides aching as two of the na­tion’s best bel­ly­laugh bringers take to the stage.

Co­me­dian Demo Simis will fea­ture this year af­ter a chance en­counter with event co-or­di­na­tor Ellen Kerr aboard a cruise ship in late 2014.

En­tranced by his com­mand of the comedic form, Ms Kerr in­vited Mr Simis to per­form at this year’s reef fes­ti­val – which he gladly ac­cepted.

The man born to be be­hind the mic started his en­ter­tain­ment ca­reer as a DJ at just 16-years-old, but soon found his true tal­ent was giv­ing peo­ple a good old gig­gle.

Tak­ing to the stage full time in 2008, the en­er­getic comic has gone from strength to strength.

Be pre­pared to laugh when he takes to the Whit­sun­day Arts and Cul­tural Cen­tre stage tonight as this bloke is a bona fide side-split­ter.

Also ap­pear­ing tonight will be a comic well known to the WACC stage, Steve Al­li­son.

Lo­cal au­di­ences will know Mr Al­li­son’s tal­ents well, with the comic renowned for his quick wit and fast de­liv­ery.

It doesn’t take long to re­alise that Mr Al­li­son is at home with a mic in hand and an au­di­ence to en­ter­tain as his calm and col­lected ap­proach puts view­ers at ease.

This con­fi­dence is hard earned, with more than 1000 live shows un­der his belt, all mixed with a healthy dose of nat­u­ral tal­ent.

A spe­cial change to this year’s show is the sig­nif­i­cant price drop from the 2014 event, with pre-sale tick­ets on of­fer for only $25.

Ms Kerr said the $10 dis­count was a way of giv­ing lo­cals the chance to have a laugh with­out break­ing the bank.

Doors open tonight from 6pm for a 7pm show, with last-minute tick­ets avail­able at the door for $30.

Drinks and food will be on of­fer through­out the night to make it just that lit­tle bit spe­cial.

Child mind­ing is avail­able with pre­book­ings.

Get in quick to se­cure your spot as this tal­ented team-up is sure to sell out quick.

To book, con­tact the WACC on 4946 4444 or visit

FUNNY BLOKES: Co­me­di­ans Steve Al­li­son (pic­tured) and Demo Simis are sure to get your sides split­ting.

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