Katoomba RSL Club Presents
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2014 at Katoomba RSL
The Sydney Comedy Festival is back on the road with an awesome line-up of the hottest international and local comedians from the 2014 Festival!
***This is an all ages event - * Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian***
The funniest and freshest acts of Sydney's biggest annual comedy event are hand-picked and squeezed into one hilarious night of world-class comedy, and the best news is it is delivered straight to your doorstep!
The inaugural Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase brought the laughs to all corners of regional NSW and QLD leaving an audience of over 10 000 in stitches!
With more than 40 regional towns spread over 22 weeks in the 2014 schedule, this year's Showcase Tour is expected to reach over 20,000 comedy fans.
The Showcase heads to the mountains, hitting the stage at Katoomba RSL, on Saturday 12 July and features a killer line-up of award winning and box office smashing artists from all over Australia.
Highlights from the Showcase will include the low-fi com-rock superstars Smart Casual, the shambolically charming John Conway, the sharp-tongued black comedy of Rhys Nicholson, the effortlessly cool Dave Williams, the delightfully funny Jacques Barrett and the brilliantly understated John Cruckshank.
Guiding you through this killer line-up will be host Cam Knight, a stellar comedian whose flights of fancy are sure to keep you on your toes!
"A very lucky audience was brought to tears, to fits of laughter courtesy of the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase..." (AU Review)
Doors Open 7pm
Show Stars 8pm
Best known for their hit song, The Hawk, about the imagined love story of supermodel Jennifer Hawkins and scientist Stephen Hawkings, Smart Casual is Roger David (on guitar) and Fletcher Jones (on beard), arguably Australia's smartest, most casual musical comedy duo.
Regular Headliners across the country, their witty ditties and beautiful harmonised low-fi com-rock classics have seen Smart Casual become one of the most in demand comedy acts in Australia.
"Immediately likeable. Aussie laconic humour is alive and well." - The Age
"Exceptionally clever and well executed... destined for big things." - Buzzcuts
David Williams is the James Bond of comedy. Sharp, witty and charismatic - Dave has been working in comedy for over 15 years throughout Australia and the U.K and winning awards ever since he started.
Known for his theatrical physicality and tendency to improvise, David's constant high standard means he will continue to work alongside the world's best.
"Brings the house down..." - USA Today
Rhys is known for his spine tinglingly stylish black comedy. Brilliantly irreverent and unapologetic, his unique brand of wry humour and sardonic wit combined with a complete lack of self-censorship make for hilarious social commentary. He is coming off the back of a sold out Comedy Festival season, he has supported the likes of Louis CK (USA), Kathy Griffin (USA), Greg Fleet, Jim Jefferies and Wil Anderson but is best known for his appearances on the Comedy Channel's 'Balls of Steel', and big hair.
Winner Best Newcomer 2012 Sydney Comedy Festival
Winner Joke of the Fest 2013 Sydney Comedy Festival
"Razor sharp, corrosive wit." - Sydney Morning Heral
A crowd favourite on the Australian club and festival circuit, Jacques has become a bona-fide Headliner, known for his ability to adapt to the crowd and throw consistently sharp, relentless comedy blows. Jacques weaves character renditions into social commentary with strong performance skills and well-written material, resulting in some poignant comedy. He leaves crowds thinking and laughing long after the curtains have closed.
"Pretty damn impressive." 4 stars -Time Out
"Jacques is an exceptionally gifted young stand-up, with roguish charisma and an obviously sharp intellect." - Inpress
"Clever.... a genuine talent" - Herald Sun
Comedian and humourist John Conway entertains audiences and critics alike with his delightfully honed shambolic style. Nominated for the Best Comedy (Barry) award at the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Conway is set to take the comedy world by storm.
Nominee Best Comedy (Barry) Award - 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
'Demented, in a wonderful way' - The Age
A brilliant young comedian finding an original stride, John is making huge waves on the national comedy circuit with his clever sharp and well-paced jokes. His laid back approach sucks you in followed up by repeated roundhouse kicks banging out the laughs.
"His unassuming presence and brutal honesty make for continuous laughs" - Herald Sun
Cam Knight (MC)
Cam Knight's fast one-liners and wickedly absurd flights of fancy almost take you by surprise with their brilliance.
Cam is a 100 percenter. Lives large, lives in the now. He never says no. Except to liquorice. And don't try to hide it smothered in chocolate. It's not a delicious treat.
"Will have you in stitches from the firsts minute right until the last." - The Advertiser 2014
"Knight has mastered his art will. Brutally funny.. Not to be missed." - Herald Sun