AKMAL! A true pleasure to have on of Australia’s favourite comedians with us running in a brand new show in the intimate Happy Endings Comedy Club.
You’ve seen him in Movies, Sketch, Stand-Up, TV appearances, radio DJ and talk show host, improvisation and a published author, Akmal is one of Australia’s most respected, successful and accomplished comics, come watch him knock out some brand new material for your laughing pleasure.
Akmal has a fascinating past. Originally immigrating to Australia from Egypt with his family nearly 30 years ago. He sums it up in his own inimitable style – “My parents didn’t tell us where we were going. We thought it was two hours away. Twenty hours later, we got off a plane and we were on another planet”. This, and many other bizarre incidents dot Akmal’s life – suggesting a career in stand-up comedy was pre-ordained, either that or he should have been committed early on
He has appeared at Festivals all around the world including Adelaide Fringe Comedy Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festivals, Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Akmal’s strength is his stream-of-consciousness ramblings and his interaction with the audience” The Age, Melbourne
“The Egyptian – born Saleh has a quick wit and extremely warm persona on stage, his informal banter with the audience makes you feel immediately at ease.” Sydney Morning Herald
“Saleh’s acutely observed look at life in the low-income, new Australian bracket was a hilarious delight, charmed the socks off the crowd.” Telegraph Mirror
“(Akmal) is an explosion of laughter and entertainment.” Telegraph Mirror
The pace of skits is furious and the element of surprise great” Sydney Morning Herald
“People were rocking back & forth, holding in their stomachs and shouting out with laughter” The Advertiser
Julia Wilson, described by many as the toughest woman in comedy, Julia tours the world with her dubious morals, having plenty of seriously dangerous fun along the way!
Whether it’s being bitten by a lion, stalked by a hippo, getting burnt by a burning hot gun cartridge, or being accosted by an armed hold up convict, Julia has aquired plenty of scars, and certainly isn’t afraid to share them with you! Julia doesn’t just take to the stage, she owns it. Her unique style of storytelling is delivered with such honesty and at a blisteringly energising pace that a shirt full of sore ribs is guaranteed!
Julia has headlined comedy events all over the world, thrilling audiences in Britain, Australia, South Africa, Croatia, Germany and Canada with her dynamic, gutsy performances on stage, tv, radio and film.
“Wilson is as tough as a sack full of nails… takes you on a taste defying ride you won’t forget in a hurry.” – Drum Media, Australia
“Laughter rips through her audiences like wildfire”- ComedyLive, Australia
“Her gags are fired off faster than snakebites in a mongoose cage…There’s nothing like laughing at other people’s misfortunes, and no guilt if you can claim you were scared into it… Be warned.” –TNT Magazine, UK
“Brilliant” – Three Weeks, Scotland
And Emma Zammit – Emma was forced to begin a standup comedy career in early 2008 after her sister decided it was time to move her MC Hammer moves and one liners out of the lounge room and enrolled her in a stand up comedy writing course for the sake of family harmony. After graduation, she was inspired to work the hard yards and tighten her comedy antics on Sydney’s open mic stages.
She has since won the prestigious “Quest for the Best” new comedy talent search as well as performed in the NSW state finals for “Raw Comedy”.
Emma was chosen from amongst the best new acts in the country to perform in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s “ Comedy Zone”. Emma then went on to perform in Queensland as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow.
Emma showcased her first solo show “My Emmoirs: A Tale of Two Cities” at the Wild West Perth Comedy Festival which was nominated for the “People’s Choice Award”.
“Emma Zammit did an excellent job of keeping the audience bemused….her delivery and comic timing was spot on” – Australian Stage
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