26 July 2011

Ex bank manager becomes comedian

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August Comedy Club at Civic Pub features Paul McMahon, an ex bank manager come comedian who lives in the Byron Shire.

Paul has been performing stand-up since 2008 and has grown in confidence and gained success with his laid back style of observational humour that we can all relate to. He has been a Triple J RAW comedy QLD state finalist two years in a row and was winner of the 2010 ‘Village Idiot’ comedy competition at the Bangalow Big Joke comedy festival.

Paul also works for BayFM community radio in Byron Bay and is now in his fourth season of hosting the highly successful “Not the comedy show” which has gained a huge following on the North coast of NSW. Paul has been the regular host of open mic comedy at The Buddha Bar on Byron bay and has performed alongside, Tommy Dean, Steady Eddie, Axis of Awesome and once shared a taxi with a guy that looked a bit like Akmal.

Paul is the polite, quietly spoken guy next door who says what he really thinks on stage. Fathers, girlfriends, friends, shopkeepers, in fact everyone will be able to relate to Paul’s easy going nature and hilarious perspective on life as a single dad living in a small country town.

Tom Gibson will be hosting the evening, with performances also by Emo Parsonson, Hamish Hudson, and Paddy Hornby.

All tickets $10. Available from www.comedyact.com.au or else take a chance on still being able to get them at the door on the night.

Wednesday 3 August. Upstairs at Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Doors 7:30pm for 8:00pm show start.

As an up and coming comic to watch on the circuit, Paul McMahon has a knack for observation. In a world of comedy where sometimes it feels that everything has been said, Paul is able to go in and come up with fresh ideas. He’s unobtrusively laid back on stage, and is capable of taking the audience by the short and curlies with a killer punch line. Paul McMahon is a funny bloke. Watch out for him. Mandy Nolan

F**k that was good! Dave O’Neil

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