Get yourself to Happy Endings Comedy Club as we kick off MAY with an insane amount of laughs and an absolutely stellar line up of talent.
Some of you may remember Chris Franklin from his No1 hit song BLOKE but that is just the beginning Chris started performing comedy in October ’97 and in just six months had won the prestigious triple j Raw Comedy Award for Australia’s best new talent. It didn’t take him long to rise to feature status. His accomplishments are outstanding and they include:
– PBS Radio Golden Storm Award for Best Up & Coming Comedian
– National Triple J Raw Comedy winner for Best New Comedian
– Grand Finalist National Green Faces Comedy Competition in Canberra
– Double Platinum sales for his hit single ‘Bloke’
– Aria Nomination ‘Best Comedy Release’ for ‘Bloke
– Aria Nomination for ‘Highest Selling Single’ for Bloke
– Chris’ first live DVD ‘Let Bogans be Bogans’
Chris has released a further single which was nominated in the 2001 Aria Awards for ‘Best Comedy Release’ entitled ‘Mullet Head’ a parody of the hit single ‘Gimme Head’ by The Radiators. His TV credits include The Footy Show, Headliners, Recovery, Stand Up Australia & Good News Week (among others).
With Christina Van Look burst onto the Sydney comedy scene six years ago and continues to delight audiences from Melbourne, New York, London and Toongabbie.
Her humour varies from hilariously self-deprecating to bitingly sardonic but her punchlines are delivered with a relaxed smile that makes her a favourite wherever she performs. Christina is renowned for her rapid-fire jokes about celebrities (Kim K would sue if she could actually understand the joke), parenting as a competitive sport and why you need to visit a sex shop at least once in your life.
She has spent an extended period performing comedy in New York where she recently performed at Gotham Comedy Club and the Comedy Cellar. She also featured on The Darren Sanders Show on Foxtel’s Aurora.
“Christina Van Look is one terrifically funny woman. Nothing is as refreshing as a mother with a disdain for children.” – Rick Crom (Louis CK, Inside Amy Schumer)
“One of the funniest women in comedy.” – Mikey Robbins (Good News Week)
Jacques Barrett – After 9 years on the Australian club and festival circuit Jacques has become a bonafide international headliner, known for his ability to adapt to any crowd and throw relentless and consistently sharp comedy blows. Weaving character renditions into social commentary is his true strength, utilising it to show the lighter side of much heavier subject matter. Audiences are left thinking and laughing long after the curtains have closed. The last 3 years has seen Jacques hone his stagecraft on the world stage with a tour stopping off in South East Asia, South Africa, Romania, Prague, Switzerland, Croatia, Estonia, Helsinki, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales… Crushing shows and blowing minds the world over, he’s a master craftsmen and not to be missed.
“Impeccable comic timing and an endearing quality that only few comics posses” West Australian
“Clever… A genuine talent” Herald Sun
“The bastard child of a really good comedian and another really good comedian.” Dave Callan
“One of my favorites. He brings a real sense of joy to the art of comedy. An example of just how good stand up can be.” Greg Fleet
“Pretty damn impressive. ★★★★“ Time Out Sydney
PLUS THREE SPECIAL GUEST COMEDIANS