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Grapes of Mirth - Comedy and Wine in the King Valley

Grapes of Mirth

Grapes of Mirth - Comedy and Wine in the King Valley

4:00pm, Sat 23 January, 2021
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Five of Australia’s best comedians and your host Merrick Watts will make their way to Brown Brothers for 5 hours of comedy, music, wine and the most amazing festival vibes.


Peter Helliar 

Simply one of Australia's most loved comedians, ever since his first appearance on our TV screens on 'Rove' back in 1999. Pete has performed stand up for years, selling out shows right across the country He's the star and director of Network 10's 'How To Stay Married' and makes as laugh four nights a week on 'The Project', the beloved show where news is delivered differently.

Nath Valvo

WINNER: Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards 2018 and a regular across all TV networks, Nath is going from strength to strength as a performer and stand-up and is in high demand, both in Australia and internationally. He's a true craftsman of the art form.

Harley Breen

The host of Channel 10's smash hit and Logie nominated 'Taboo'. Winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's 'Piece of Wood' award in 2011, 'Spleen Comic of the Year' 2010, and awarded the 'Tron Best Newcomer Award' at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007. He's got a voice like a chainsaw, which pairs perfectly with his lumberjack moustache - appropriate, as his comedy is strong enough to chop down trees.

Geraldine Hickey 

Star of Channel 9's 'Metro Sexual' and also staring on ABC's 'Rosehaven' alongside Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola. WINNER of the 'Piece of Wood Award' at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2019, and nominated for most outstanding show; Geraldine is in red hot stand-up form. A stalwart of the Australian comedy scene, Geraldine has been seen on 'The Oxfam Comedy Gala', 'Upfront: The Queens of Comedy Gala', 'Tonightly' and 'Comedy Next Gen'.

Jude Perl

Multi-award winning singer, songwriter and comedian, Jude has created a name for herself by writing and performing hilarious, yet brutally honest, stream-of-consciousness style lyrics, set to undeniably catchy and well-crafted songs. In 2013, Jude released her debut EP '3am'. In 2015 Jude performed her first solo comedy show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which won her first of 3 Green Room Awards for Best Original Songs. In 2018 Jude performed her 5th solo show 'I Have A Face' at Melbourne Fringe and won Best Cabaret.

Merrick Watts 

The "Merric" from Merrick and Rosso. Mez, as he is affectionately known, has worked at almost every radio and TV station in the country. You might have seen him recently getting smashed in the face on SAS Australia, Australia's REAL reality show. Mez loves wine, so much so that he's a qualified sommelier, with dreams of retiring to a big Chesterfield, smoking a cigar and drinking Cabernet.

This is an 18+ event, because there are comedians involved, and well, because there are comedians involved.  

This year we're allowing BYO food. Brown Brothers will also be selling their Gourmet Food Hampers.

Strictly NO BYO alcohol.

Grapes of Mirth provides the ultimate festival day with five headline comedy sets, a host with the most, and some sweet DJ tunes (brought to you by the one and only, DJ PEDRO MOSHMAN!) to keep you entertained before, between, and after the comedy has ended.




Seating - Brown Brother's beautiful grounds will be set up with areas to accommodate picnic blankets, low and high back foldable chairs. Please BYO food, picnic rugs and foldable chairs, to make yourself nice and comfortable for the day. The lower you are to the ground, the closer to the stage you'll be. Empty soft cooler bags and water bottles are also permitted (please no eskys). Bag checks will be conducted upon entry for prohibited items.

Buses - there are return buses running from Wangaratta, Beechworth and Albury / Wodonga.

  • Masks must be worn on the bus and capacity limits apply, so please follow the directions of the bus drivers
  • Wangaratta return shuttle:
    • Depart Wangaratta Gateway Hotel (Ryley Street) 3.30pm sharp
  • Albury / Wodonga return shuttle
    • Depart Albury SS&A Club 2.30pm sharp
    • Depart Wodonga Biraalee Tavern 2.40pm sharp
  • Bright via Myrtleford return shuttle
    • Depart Bright V/line Coach stop (in front of the Alpine Hotel) 2.35pm sharp
    • Depart Myrtleford V/Line Coach stop 117-147  Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford 2.55pm sharp

Includes salami, olives, salmon, cheese, crackers, baguette, quince paste and dip, all in your own enviro tote bag with bamboo cutlery and plates. Plenty for 2!

Please note, restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of our staff and patrons for this event. Updated details on these will be sent to ticket holders ahead of the event. We encourage anyone who is not feeling well to remain home and get tested as soon as possible. People who have been instructed to self-isolate or quarantine must not attend. Thank you for your understanding!