A Happy Endings favourite is joining us tonight for some serious laughs along with plenty of special guest comics. A not to be missed night!
Rhys Nicholson – in 2016 he was nominated for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Awards (the biggest comedy award in Australia) WINNER – Best Newcomer at the 2012 Sydney Comedy Festival Awards. Rhys Nicholson is known for his spine tinglingly stylish black comedy. Brilliantly irreverent and unapologetic, his unique brand of wry humour and sardonic wit combined with a complete lack of self-censorship make for hilarious social commentary. The Newcastle-born comedian is ruthless. No subject is taboo.
“Nicholson is an astute satirist of the world around him. Clever, a bit below-the-belt… blatantly very funny” – ✭✭✭✭✭ – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 2015
“Razor-sharp, corrosive wit” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 2013
“evolving into an incisive wizard of stinging wit.” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 2014
“Nicholson is an expert in line-crossing while keeping an audience onside.”✭✭✭✭ CRIKEY
“He belongs on the stage, and isn’t afraid to show it” The Guardian (UK)
“Honest and filthy, yes. Intelligent and hilarious? Without a doubt.” ✭✭✭✭ BEAT MAG
”Hilarious…uproariously catty…sure to entertain with his sharp wit.” ✭✭✭✭ HERALD SUN
“This is brilliant, confronting, confessional comedy” ✭✭✭✭ HERALD SUN
“His style of humour was fresh, daring and definitely killed.” ✭✭✭✭ THE AU REVIEW
“Cripplingly Funny” ✭✭✭✭ Sunday Express (UK)
“A tongue that strips flesh” ✭✭✭✭ SGFringe (UK)
With Gen Fricker – Sardonic, unique, and downright weird – Gen Fricker has quickly become one of the brightest young stars on the national comedy circuit, with her unique blend of sassy stand up and dark musical experimentation, delivered with a butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth smile.
Since making her comedy debut in 2011, as a national finalist in the Triple J Raw Comedy competition, Fricker has sold out seasons of solo shows at the Melbourne, Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals, as well as appearing at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and Splendour in The Grass.
In 2014, Fricker opened nationally for US comic Reggie Watts on his 2014 Hello Humans tour.
In addition to stand up, Fricker has appeared on Dirty Laundry Live, Legally Brown, was a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald, worked as a writer/performer on ABC2’sThe Roast [Season 2] and Triple J’s Chatback with Tom Ballard, and currently presents Weekend Breakfast on Triple J.
“Gen Fricker is a genius… hilariously, unapologetically weird.” – Herald Sun
“Unmissable” – Daily Telegraph
“Hilariously dark” – The Age
“One to watch” – Vogue Australia
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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