Grapes of Mirth
Grapes of Mirth - Comedy and Wine returns to Orange
Grapes of Mirth returns to Orange! Last year's inaugural event sold out in three days, so do not delay your ticket purchase.
Five of Australia’s best comedians and your host Merrick Watts will make their way to Nashdale Lane Wines for 6 hours of comedy, music, wine, gourmet grub and the most amazing festival vibes.
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.
FIONA O'LOUGHLIN - Comedy Royalty, one of the most in demand comedians in the country. A late starter, but with an award-winning career of almost 20 years; Fiona plays to packed houses in venues and festivals across the globe. Winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's (MICF) ‘Best Newcomer’ award in 2001 and ‘Piece of Wood’ award in 2006. She’s also the Queen of the Jungle, having won Network Ten’s “I’m a Celebrity….Get Me Out of Here!”.
SAM TAUNTON - Bursting onto the scene in 2017, he was nominated for the prestigious 'Best Newcomer' award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) and has since gone on to perform comedy all over the world, culminating in winning the 'Pinder Prize' at this year’s MICF. Sam juggles stand up and various media projects, including his role as a roving idiot for Channel 10's 'The Project'.
DANIELLE WALKER - A slightly deranged girl, known for her dark and twisted everyday observations and stories. Winner of the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Danielle also appeared as ‘Ranger Danny’ alongside stars Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney on the show everyone is talking about - “GetKrack!n” for ABC TV.
HEATH FRANKLIN'S 'CHOPPER' - As 'Chopper', Heath Franklin is an Australian cultural and comedy icon. With his own TV show, four live comedy specials, 2 ARIA nominations, 1 Logie nomination and over 500,000 tickets sold worldwide, Chopper has nearly done it all. The man behind the tatts and 'stache, Heath Franklin, is an Australian actor, comedic performer, improviser and writer.
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. He also appears regularly on 'Studio 10' where he often ruins their infomercials and cooking segments. Mez loves wine, he also loves writing about himself in the 3rd person!
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.
This is an 18+ event, because there are comedians involved, and well, because there are comedians involved.
Strictly NO BYO food or beverage.
ALL TICKETS INCLUDE YOUR TAKE-HOME WINE GLASS & RETURN BUS FAR FROM ORANGE
SEATING & BUS INFORMATION
Seating - Nashdale Lane Wine's beautiful grounds will be set up with areas to accommodate picnic blankets, low and high back foldable chairs. BYO 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 - Please note all tickets are inclusive of a return bus fare from central Orange, so that you and your friends can relax, and let someone else do the driving. Bus departure times and location will be advised closer to the event date.