Katoomba RSL Club Presents
Canberra Comedy Festival Spectacular at Katoomba RSL
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Featuring Luke Heggie (Australia's Got Talent) + The Stevenson Experience + More! Associate Director Benjamin Stevenson says that last year the Canberra Comedy Festival Gala sold out in less than 2 weeks! He is pleased to bring this 2 header show spectacular to the Mountains and they will also be joined by an MC and support act Dave Williams.
***This is an all ages event - * Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian***
Winner, Comedian of the Year 2012 - Time Out Magazine
**** Herald Sun
Luke Heggie began his stand up comedy career in 2010 at a RAW comedy heat in Sydney. He went on four gigs later to win the RAW Comedy National Final with a mixed bag of ingenious one liners, delivered with minimal fuss and frills. He is an efficient comic; no ostentation, no smoke and mirrors, visual, physical and verbal understatement ensue, followed by much laughter of course. After the RAW win, Luke went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and was then picked as one of the best up and comers by Melbourne International Comedy Festival to be part of the Comedy Zone in 2011. In 2012, he was nominated best newcomer at the MICF, and following shows at The Sydney Comedy Festival, was named Sydney's Best Comedian by Time Out Magazine.
Luke has since performed at the New York Comedy Festival, twice at the Sydney Opera House and all the major Australian and New Zealand Festivals. He has also become one of Australia's most in demand club comics.
"Deadpan genius ...one of the funniest stand ups around.." Sydney Morning Herald
"The dark, dry and understated style of his short, sharp jokes work a treat." The Age, Melbourne.
"Commandingly brisk...relentless." NZ Theatre Review.
THE STEVENSON EXPERIENCE
Winner, Green Faces 2011
"Hilarious, There is barely time to catch your breath between lightening quick lyrics" Adelaide Advertiser
Benjamin and James Stevenson are identical twin brothers and award-winning comedians. The Stevenson Experience deliver high energy musical comedy. Peppered with hilarious songs and their trademark sibling rivalry banter, the guitar and piano playing duo will take you on a journey through just what it's like to be an identical twin.
At only 24 years old, they have placed in the Grand Final of every national comedy competition in Australia, and been crowned the nation's funniest new comedians. The Stevenson Experience were crowned Green Faces Winners in 2011 and grand finalists in Triple J's Raw Comedy Competition and Quest for the Best. They have sold out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011, 2012, and 2013, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2013 and the Canberra Comedy Festival 2013. In 2014 The Stevenson Experience toured both nationally and internationally, being invited to headline in New Zealand. The Stevenson Experience were selected to support musical comedy legends Tripod on their 2013 Men of Substance tour and have performed with Sammy J, Matt Okine, Charlie Pickering, Bo Burnham, Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, Amy Schumer, Fiona O'Loughlin and many more.
Here's what people are saying:
"Incredibly funny and polished two-man musical experience" - BMA Magazine
"Killer comedy songs, they'll be packing houses around the country" Herald Sun, MICF 2013
"Identical twins Ben and James Stevenson have honed a slick, tight show, comprised of very witty songs with killer one liners throughout. The Stevenson Boys are very, very funny." The Music, MICF 2013
"A flying hour of fun" Adelaide Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe 2013
"A bundle of laughs from start to finish, allowing very little room in between their lightning quick lyrics for actual breathing. Excellent, highly recommended!" RipItUp, Adelaide Fringe 2013
Regarded as one of Australia's brightest young stars, David Williams has performed alongside some of the world's best including Carl Barron, Wayne Brady, Jimeoin, and Stephen K Amos.
With over ten years in the business Dave as established himself as one of Australia's most sought after headline acts. Dave is a veteran of Fringe and comedy Festivals both here and abroad, having starred in one man shows as well as ensemble shows. With a solid background in acting, Dave uses strong characters and has a tendency to improvise lending his show a distinctly theatre flavour, and his ability to adapt his performance from pubs and clubs to theatre and television ensures Dave will continue to work alongside Australia's best known comedians.
David has played the Melbourne International Comedy Festival every year since 1999 with a new show each year - a testament to his writing ability. He was chosen to perform in the MICF Montreal Showcase and the Australian MICF Roadshow which tours nationally. In 2000 David performed his one man show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, achieving full houses and rave reviews.
Doors Open 7pm
Show Stars 8pm