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Comics' Corner - July 2019


By Will Crawford

Hotel Darwin is home to Fringe Festival Comedy this year, its beer garden transformed into a comics’ wildlife sanctuary where you can observe comedians parading in their natural habitat. 

Of the out-of-towners, Roland Bull is back with his alter ego Prince Pout, regaling us with stories of his move to Alice Springs. Another to catch is Marc Ryan – the friendliest, cutest bogan alive. In Honey I Shrunk the Bogan, he tells of his struggles to remain a proud bogan since losing 50kg after being blacklisted by Uber Eats. 

For those who like their comedy in perpetual motion, Michael Connell combines juggling, knives and jokes. Imagine Jerry Seinfeld juggling on a unicycle but with less fingers. While dreadlocked dad, Fabien Clark, is a conflicted hippy football parent who shouts scores at non-competitive Auskick matches, while his missus abuses the umpire as an alternative to marriage counselling.

Breast of the Fest showcases the rising female stars of the Melbourne comedy scene and looks like it might unearth the next super stars of stand-up. For fans of joyful and downright weird sketch comedy, Two Little Dickheads will make you question your postcode – and your very existence – with their unrelenting jokes, songs and daggy dress sense. 

The Comedy Garden also plays host to some hot local talent. Garry O’Sullivan is set to deliver his razor-sharp observations, and All The Single Ladies share stories about dodgy dates, dodgy curries and dodgy dungeons. Hot Brit, Tom Sheridan, is not only great eye candy but perhaps the naughtiest comedian working in Darwin.

Gavin Parker hosts 8 out of 10 Crocs 'Live' – a comedy quiz show featuring two teams grappling with light-hearted questions, lies and truths. Scott McGowan, a joke-teller drier than the Simpson Desert, unleashes his killer one-liners and ridiculous stories on the world. Danielle Andrews, who once jokingly wrote she was Darwin’s number one Cher impersonator, tries to prove to herself that maybe, just maybe, she is, in Road to Believing. 

So get on down to the Comedy Garden to check out some amazing comedians at work and play. 


Honey. I Shrunk the Bogan FRI 5 & SAT 6 JUL | 8.30-9.30PM | $20 | $17 CONC & GROUP  6+ | $14 FAMILY

Breast of the Fest FRI 12 JUL, 6.30-7.30PM | SUN 14 JUL, 5.30-6.30PM | $15 | $12 CONC | $11 GROUPS 6+

Road to Believing SAT 13 JUL | 6.30-7.30PM | $20 | $15 CONC

The Misadventure of Pout: Prince of the Desert SAT 13 & SUN 14 JUL | 7.30PM-8.30PM | $20 | $15 CONC | $18 GROUP 6+



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