Hobart Festival of Comedy Presents
Resident Comedy — Local Comedy Showcase
Catch four of Tassie’s boldest and brightest wildcards, as they flaunt their comedy chops for a night of nonstop laughs. Buckle up. MC'd by David Bakker and featuring Chloe Black, Valerie Cameron, Tracey Cosgrove and Nellie Ryan. Co-curated by Rob Braslin.
Chloe, a stand-up comedian with over 20 years of experience, started her career in Adelaide at the Rhino Room. A Raw Comedy National Finalist in 2001 (she may have performed under another name back then), she has performed at prestigious festivals like the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe. Coming out 8 years ago to friends and family has freed her up to not only find her true self but also has given her stand up a unique point of view and a voice with which to tell it.
Valerie is a blind middle aged woman. So she represents 2 groups of people who are often overlooked. She wants to smash those invisibility barriers, for the greater good. Or maybe she is just very needy & attention seeking. Either way, her comedy is intelligent & she is rather endearing.
Tracey Cosgrove has been a fixture of the comedy scene since winning the Tasmania heat of Raw Comedy in 2009. Since then, she has performed at a wide variety of events and festivals including taking her 2012 solo show “Half a Wake” to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Blending light hearted humour with a nod to the darker side of life, Tracey is the kind of person that will bake you biscuits but you might not want to eat them.
Meet Nellie Ryan, recently seen trying not to laugh on the Stan dating series Love Triangle. A living testament to the pull-out method, her life unfolds like a sitcom, earning her the Audience Choice Award for the show "My Mum Pooped in my Bed" at Fringe End of the World. Get ready for a rollercoaster of laughter as she turns life's absurdities into comedic gold.
David Bakker has been hosting and running monthly(ish) comedy room The Clubhouse in Hobart for the past 12 years and also co-produces the Tassie Mental Health Comedy Roadshow which tours the state annually. He was a RAW Comedy National Finalist in 2010, sharing the stage with Anne Edmonds, Ronny Chieng, and Luke Heggie.
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This show is General Admission. Please arrive early to grab a drink and secure your seat.
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