Sat 26th March 8.30pm $27.50 Wes Zaharuk (UK) with Casey Talbot and Clint Paddison Plus Special Guests
Wes Zaharuk has a world-wide reputation for a tornado-like approach to comedy, surreal feats and an eccentric collection of eye-popping prop tricks. He is a one-man tour de force, known to combine routines with power tools, bananas and film noir. Perfectly Bananas received five star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival and picked up a 2013 Buxton Fringe Award for Best Comedy (Individual). Wes credits his comic roots to his parents. They made ‘not listening’ an Olympic event. As a child, his parents dressed him in wool pants that were incredibly itchy. Complain as he would, his words fell on deaf ears. When he developed a skin condition that looked like a large, all-dressed pizza, he was tested for allergies. It was found that he was allergic to wool. Through it all, Wes developed his desire to be heard — if only to reduce rash. About the use of props in his performance Wes quips “Show business sometimes lures people who didn’t get enough love early in life. I feel as a child I didn’t get enough unsupervised time with power tools but who has perfect parents?”
“Twin Peaks meets Cirque Du Soleil … simply amazing” Toronto Sun
“Zaharuk is mad as a box of badgers.” Graeme Bright
★★★★★ Cream of the Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe 2012
With Casey Talbot has been performing comedy around Australia and the world for over a decade.
In April 2010 Casey was one of the hand picked supports for American comedian and movie star Pauly Shore on his Australian tour. Casey made his Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut in 2011, and in 2012 performed on the legendary MacDougal Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. This year Casey performed his new solo show “A Case Study” at the 2014 Adelaide fringe festival.
He has written for radio at Triple M and Sea FM and guest stars on ABC radio. Stand up comedy became Case’s calling, given his laid back Australian style, witty insights and astounding inability to hold down a regular job. Making people laugh is what he has always done… only now he’s doing it on purpose.
And Clint Paddison
– is one of Australia’s most in-demand comedians with appearances in 12 different countries from Ireland to Iraq. Clint has performed stand-up comedy on shows such as ‘The Footy Show’, ‘Thursday Night Live’ and ‘Stand-Up Australia’. He has made guest appearances on ‘Sunrise’, ‘20 to 1’, ‘Ready Steady Cook’, ‘What’s Good For You’ and made a cameo appearance on ‘Packed to the Rafters’. Winner of the “2001 Comedy Cup” and the “2004 Australia Day Comedy Competition”. Clint is as polished as they come, spend Sat night with the company of one of the best Comedians in the world.
Plus special guests