Coffs Coast Comedy - featuring Craig Quatermaine
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Larry Laughs Loud's Vanessa Larry Mitchell is bringing the laughs back to banana town - this time with the hilarious Craig Quartermaine!
Craig Quartermaine (Headline): Unstimulated with a job driving trucks in the mining industry and his former life as an apprentice chef, Craig Quartermaine opted for a career change in his late twenties. Applying for and winning a broadcasting scholarship with ABC Radio set him on a new path, from where he was selected to contribute to the second season of Australia’s first Indigenous sketch comedy show, ABC TV’s hugely popular Black Comedy. Craig went on to become the Western Australian correspondent for the National Indigenous Television network, NITV, before the proud Nyoongar man moved to Sydney to write for and appear on the successful first season of ABC TV’s hit ‘tonight show’ style program Tonightly with Tom Ballard. In 2018 Craig performed on triple j‘s first ever ‘One Night Stand-up‘ at their One Night Stand concert for 20,000 people in St Helen’s, Tasmania. Making his mark at Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the spectacularly-received 'Race Off', Quartermaine set off on his European tour with comedy heavy-weights such as Hannibal Buress, Chris D’Elia, Nazeem Hussain and Jim Jefferies. Quartermaine’s take on race, politics or Australian nuances is not always comfortable, but he takes pride in making you laugh when you really think you shouldn’t. Unique, with a biting perspective about life as an Indigenous Australian, Quartermaine’s dark wit sneaks up on you right before it smashes you in the face. The accomplished journalist and TV writer is affectionately described by UK comedy bible The List as a “charming ball of rage”… don’t let the smile fool you and don’t let the laughs scare you. https://youtu.be/ISQisT5F9D4 Paul McMahon (Featured Support): Hailing from the Byron Bay Shire, Paul Mcmahon finds laughter through an exposition on the hypocrisy of hippies, the faults with our food and shines a lazy light of truth on all that we have to put up with in our floundering first world. He's an insightful and hilarious act who lets a tight weave of comedic jabs fly through every microphone. Paul has been a regular on the comedy circuit, having performed alongside, Tommy Dean, Frank Woodley, Steady Eddie, Ronny Chieng, Tom Gleeson, Dave O’Neil, Chris Franklin and Akmal Saleh. Paul is a regular performer at the Sit Down Comedy Club in Brisbane and is in demand on comedy circuits with his laid back style of observational humour. Vanessa Larry Mitchell (Emcee): One of the most sought after comedians in the Northern Rivers and captain of Larry Laughs Loud Comedy Club, Vanessa Larry Mitchell is a cannonball of confidence and a firing squad of laughter on the stage. From medical procedures, to dating with dignity, parent of the year nominations and stories from the liquor cabinet, people don’t get much more honest and raw than Larry. She is fast making herself known across the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane comedy scenes, and those who attended the last round of Coffs & Woolgoolga comedy, will know that she has a special talent of leaving crowds gasping, doubled over in laughter while at the same time wanting a little more. '.... She has a refreshingly natural voice.... sassy and confident' - Mandy Nolan. .....she has next level confidence!' - Greg Fleet Matthew Price (Opener): Relatively new to the stage, Matty made the QLD state finals for the prestigious National RAW comedy competition in 2018, with his masterpiece set based around the 'Chiko Roll'. Matthew has been focusing on comedy video production, recently leaving the Northern Rivers to settle into the Coffs Region. We are very excited to have Matty open the stage for our second round of Coffs and Woolgoolga comedy with Larry Laughs Loud.
Tickets: $25+bf from www.oztix.com.au
Wednesday, October 10, 2018: northernstar.com.au
A NEW comedy production is set to have Northern Rivers audiences laughing in the aisles. Larry Laughs Loud is the latest production from local comedian, Vanessa Larry Mitchell, who will be touring her show througout the area and beyond. Mitchell's comedy career was launched after she attended Mandy Nolan's comedy writing workshop in 2015. "I had no idea where the journey would take me" Mitchell said. Having attended the course for 'a bit of fun', Mitchell descovered that she enjoyed telling stories and potentially risky jokes to rooms full of people. After performing regularly in open mic nights in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and the Gold Coast, Mitchell found it difficult to balance the travel outside the local area with her full-time day job and being a mum, so she decided to set up an open mic room at he Rous hotel in Lismore. An instant success, Larry Laughs Loud is now a regular monthly gig at the hotel and the Lismore Workers Club, the Deck and Lounge at SCU, Yamba Recreation and Bowling Club, and performances are planned for Alstonville, Nimbin and Evans Head. Mandy Nolan, a veteran to the Australian comedy scene, describes Mitchell as 'A refreshingly natural voice; sassy and confident'. Mitchell said Larry Laughs Loud is about giving new and emerging comics a space to develop their skills on stage in a safe and supportive environment, as well as bringing experienced talent to the region. 'We are generating loads of interest and support from people wanting to have a go on the stage a well as our rapidly growing audiences' she said, "I am particularly passionate about increasing female representation in comedy and supporting women to build confidence, to embrace their own style of humour, in a heavy male dominated industry".
23rd August, 2018
Yamba is about to go wild for Comedy; Daily examiner
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