COMEDY REVIEW: THE DOUG ANTHONY ALLSTARS @ ENMORE THEATRE (15.05.2016)

  If you assumed The Doug Anthony Allstars would mellow due to the passing of time, you were wrong. Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott were sans nice guy Richard Fidler for their comeback show at the Enmore Theatre, but this just made the performance more sharp-tongued and edgy as ever, as they provided an evening…

COMEDY REVIEW: STEPHEN K AMOS @ ENMORE THEATRE SYDNEY (06.05.2016)

  Stephen K Amos knows Australians. The English comedian has been visiting our fine country for over a decade and he even has the nasally accent down pat. His show at the Enmore Theatre for the Sydney Comedy Festival was a rather clever look at life both in general as well as different observations and…

COMEDY REVIEW: DAVID STRASSMAN @ ENMORE THEATRE (12.03.2016)

  If you’re old enough to recognise Hey, Hey It’s Saturday’s Plucka Duck in the current KFC ads than chances are you’ll also remember David Strassman. The ventriloquist and comedian was often a guest on the show with his two much-loved characters, the naive but sweet Ted E Bare and the foul-mouthed, Chuck Wood. Strassman…

LIVE REVIEW: JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY GALA (FEATURING DANNY BHOY, TOMMY TIERNAN, STEPHEN K AMOS, AL MURRAY, DAVE HUGHES, WIL ANDERSON & CELIA PACQUOLA) @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (24.10.2015)

  The Just For Laughs Sydney comedy festival turned five this year, and to celebrate it held two all-star comedy galas at the iconic Sydney Opera House. The lineup of seven comedians included top-notch international and local talent giving us all about ten to 15 minutes of their funniest, A-plus material. Celia Pacquola opened the…

COMEDY REVIEW: DAVE HUGHES @ FACTORY THEATRE (09.05.2014)

  Dave Hughes’ strine is as recognisable as an ambulance or car horn but at his recent show at the Factory Theatre it was like music to the ears of comedy fans. The former star of The Project and The Glass House brought his laidback, ocker approach to his stand-up show à la Carl Baron, but he also peppered his…

COMEDY REVIEW: AKMAL & CLINT PADDISON @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (10.12.2013)

  Comedian, Akmal Saleh was chuffed to be doing his very first show at the Sydney Opera House. He was there to film a new DVD and was surrounded by a generous audience of fans, family and friends. He declared the proceedings “first class” because “Everyone was wearing shoes and socks” and there was no need to…

COMEDY REVIEW: ARJ BARKER & JOEL OZBORN @ ENMORE THEATRE (24.11.2013)

It was the last Sydney show for comedians, Arj Barker and Joel Ozborn, who have been touring Australia together. The Go Time tour could’ve been renamed the “Good Time” one. Both comedians seemed to be having a ball, as they told their jokes and enjoyed the laughs from a warm and generous, Enmore crowd. Joel Ozborn was in charge of the…

COMEDY REVIEW: ANH DO & MATT ELSBURY @ STATE THEATRE (06.11.2013)

Never before has a show made an audience laugh, cry and then sent them away so happy. But there is only one happiest refugee. And there is only one Anh Do. He is the comedian whose stand-up show and recount of his incredible life story lifted the roof and the spirits of the packed audience at the…

COMEDY REVIEW: PAUL MCDERMOTT IN PAUL SINGS @ ENMORE THEATRE (03.05.2013)

Paul Sings wasn’t strictly a comedy show. Or a concert. It may have been considered a cabaret. But what we did see was Paul McDermott, the former Doug Anthony All Star, GNW Host and star of The Sideshow singing songs from the different guises he’s adopted over the course of his career. McDermott was joined by a four…