A stand-up comedy show featuring one of Australia’s most acclaimed and experienced comedians and a host of the country’s best up-and-coming comedic talent will hit Canberra in January.
The Must See Comedy tour features Bob Franklin, known by many for his appearances on television shows such as The Librarians, Thank God You’re Here and The Jimeoin Show, and his appearances in films including Bad Eggs and The Craic. Franklin’s comedy has been described as “…keenly observed…uniformly superb…Absolutely hilarious” (Beat Magazine, Melbourne).
The show also features 5 other acts: The Nelson Twins, Troy Kinne, Luke Heggie, Anna Log and ex-Canberran Daniel Connell.
The short tour includes 2 shows at the intimate upstairs room at Civic Pub, which has been referred to as the best room for comedy that Canberra has ever had, before heading on to shows in Ulladulla and Batemans Bay.
Daniel Connell is performing as part of the shows, and is looking forward to the tour. “We are all very excited to come to Canberra and the coast, being from Batemans Bay and having lived in Canberra for three years myself, it’s a great feeling bringing a quality show back to town”.
Connell was hand picked by Melbourne International Comedy Festival organisers earlier in 2011 to perform as part of The Comedy Zone show, which showcases the best new comedy talent in Australia. He has performed alongside the likes of Jeff Green, Adam Hills and Dave O’Neil, and is looking forward to working alongside another of his comedy heroes. “I watched Bob Franklin as a teenager so to now be doing a show with him is pretty cool. The other acts in the show are fastly becoming household names: Troy Kinne has been in the USA for most of 2011, The Nelson Twins have been on The Footy Show, Luke Heggie won Triple J Raw Comedy in 2010 and Anna Log is one of Melbourne’s favourite female musical comedy acts”.
The Must See Comedy shows represent outstanding value, with all tickets only $20. Tickets are available from www.comedyact.com.au or else take a chance on still being able to get them at the door on the night (not all that likely).
Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 January, 2012. Upstairs at The Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Doors 7:30pm for 8:00pm show start.