Four days of laugh­ter

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - FIRST RE­PORTED AT Com­mu­ni­tynews .com.au

Top-notch co­me­di­ans Sammy J, Nick Cody and Greg Fleet will head­line the Side Split­ter Com­edy and Arts Fes­ti­val in Hamil­ton Hill next week.

THE Hamil­ton Hill Me­mo­rial Hall will host some of Aus­tralia’s big­gest com­edy acts in Oc­to­ber.

Planned by the team be­hind the pop­u­lar Rot­tofest and Freo Royale, Vul­ture Cul­ture’s Side Split­ter Com­edy and Arts Fes­ti­val will fea­ture 15 shows over four days.

Head­lin­ing will be Greg Fleet, Nick Cody and Sammy J, best known as one-half of the man-pup­pet duo Sammy J and Randy.

The fes­ti­val will also fea­ture a host of lo­cal artists and an out­door pop-up bar.

Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Ro­nan Free­burn said: “Side Split­ter is ba­si­cally us pro­gram­ming the best com­edy acts we can get our hands on and bring­ing them to Cock­burn, an area that tra­di­tion­ally doesn’t get much com­edy.

“We’ve seen so much com­edy over the years that it is easy to get jaded, but Side Split­ter is go­ing to be some­thing spe­cial.”

Mr Free­burn, a Can­ning Vale res­i­dent, said the show would of­fer au­di­ences some­thing new, say­ing there was no point try­ing to be a Mel­bourne Com­edy Fes­ti­val 2.0.

The City of Cock­burn helped fund the event, chip­ping in $25,000.

City of Cock­burn spokes­woman Sa­man­tha Sey­mourEyles said the fes­ti­val was a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to host high-pro­file per­form­ers and show­case the city’s lo­cal premier venue.

For tick­ets and de­tails visit sidesplit­ter.com.au.

Co­me­dian Nick Cody.

Sammy J hams it up with the mi­cro­phone at one of his shows.

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