The Comedy Emporium and Gfest present
Ready to - Roll Up!
Tickets available from www.thecomedyemporium.com
The circus has moved on, but last week the Queens Park Gardens were taken over by the amazing Spiegeltent! The 109 year old Belgian mirror tent is up and ready to have our local comedians roll in and perform their best sets yet at The Comedy Emporium’s Big Top show on this Friday 10th October. Plus, in the lead up to the big show, the team in the purple shirts have been working hard to support GFest and the Sunshine Festival - with all of the MC work donated by The Comedy Emporium! They won “Best Recycled Float” in the Sunshine Festival parade, for their rolling piano, and came (un)lucky last in the Truck Pull competition - but hey! That’s not what they’re good at...
The most recent comedy workshops with The Comedy Emporium, were at full capacity with 14 local comedians getting ready for their next show. "These guys come up with some killer lines! Some, not so killer, but we make sure they only pick the best ones for the shows.." says The Comedy Emporium Coordinator Emma Howell. "Plus there are two fresh new faces for our October lineup inside the Big Top, what a place to lose your (comedic) virginity!" Proceeds from The Comedy Emporium’s shows make sure that the comedy workshops remain free of charge, so that the next generation of comedians can be developed here in Geraldton.
There's less than 100 tickets left for this Friday’s once in a lifetime show - there's no clowns, no trapeze artists and no fancy horses. “Standup comedy in the Spiegeltent...? I thought this was a circus act - What am I going to do with my elephant now!?” asks comedian Jody Quadrio. But there is an amazing lineup including live music by local legends Chris and Courtney from ‘The Company’ before and after of all your local favourites, as well as THREE headline acts and other visiting comedians - hope you're ready for it Geraldton! The Comedy Emporium has generated over $10,000 worth of paid performance work for Geraldton Musicians and Performers in the last year, so make sure to do your fair share of supporting these amazing locals by coming down to check out a show!
Doors open 6.30pm, live music from 7.15pm, comedy from 8pm.
For more information and tickets head to www.thecomedyemporium.com or QPT.
Tickets on sale now for $29 each presale $35 at the door. For enquiries please ring 0458 306 111. No BYO alcohol. Bar available.
John is a Renaissance man with a Black Plague wit. A comedian, playwright, YouTube visionary and clown, he's performed everywhere from rained- out bomb shelters in Hungary to legendary comedy clubs in London and packed theatres in Sydney. He's had fans dress as him, been concussed by well- meaning punters and generally made the world a louder, more frightening place.
"Brilliant - you could do worse than see John's show, but you'll rarely do better." - Chortle AU Trivia: John's sadistic YouTube game "The Dark Room" has been played over 4,000,000 times worldwide. He has stage- dived off the roof of a theatre with Brendon Burns and a purple puppet. He will either carefully construct material, or make shows up as he goes. He owns many swords. Likes Star Trek, frock coats and top hats. Also pro wrestling. Doesn't drink wine. Comedy through fear.
John is also the official MC of the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, Wai- Con Anime Convention and Madman National Cosplay Competition. Wherever he goes, he brings the nerd love, manic slapstick and smart cynicism.
“There’s something wonderful about watching an intelligent and articulate person, point out how bizarre the world is.”
“I couldn’t get offended... I was too busy laughing.”
“There’s a beautiful message in what you do.”
Joel thinks they are the loveliest things ever said about his show.
Joel has established a reputation as a quality act as well as having worked with acts of the calibre of Anthony Jeselnik, Ted Alexandro, Greg Fleet, Fiona O’Loughlin, Chris Wainhouse, Geraldine Hickey, Steddy Eddie and Austen Tayshus to name but a few.
With the rare ability to adapt his act and establish an instant rapport with all, Joel never fails to leave audiences filled with his infectious energy and passion.
Joel dreams of a world where we laugh because it’s funny... Not because we need to. He enjoys gardening, beer, a good hug and pondering why we treat each other like shit. When he grows up he plans to stamp his feet and yell “No!”
Matt Dyktynski is a comedian. Matt is an actor. Matt is also a Cancerian. Matt can cook reasonably well.
As an actor Matt Dyktynski has starred in films such as Love and other Catastrophes, Takeaway and the critically acclaimed, Japanese Story and in TV series like Shockjock and Raw FM.
As a Stand-Up Comic, Matt spent years based in London, becoming a regular on the highly demanding UK circuit. All over Britain and Ireland and with gigs as far flung as Poland and Croatia, Matt has weaved his warm style to drunks everywhere and now is home in OZ looking forward to making his own people laugh and hopefully getting out of the gig alive.
“... has a show that other stand-up comics would kill for.” Malcolm Hay Time Out. London.