Seeing JEKYLL X JAMES: CACTUS BLASTUS at Sydney Comedy Festival TOMORROW

More comedy! More! This is what I want. Jekyll and James are the ones to present it with their show CACTUS BLACTUS. Opening tonight at Sydney Comedy Festival and I have been waiting FOREVER to get to see them in their very own show.

I’ve known the Jekyll part of this duo for many years and have always found him to be extremely funny in person, I’ve missed shows in Sydney and Melbourne and each time kicked myself when they have received rave reviews. Now it’s time! This Wednesday I shall have the laughs.

Tickets available at the Sydney Comedy Festival website.

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Learn more about the show here:

★★★★ DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS TERRIFIC TOUR DE FORCE.” HERALD SUN

 

Jared Jekyll and Cameron James are ready to wrap a lasso around the Sydney Comedy Festival once again after a fruitful season of their debut show “Paradise” in 2014 and this time it’s on like CACTUS BLASTUS! Expect more beatboxing, more loud guitars, and more insane characters all set in the weird world of the Wild Wild West! You’ll have the chance to catch the duo from Tuesday 12 May to Saturday 16 May at The Enmore Theatre.
Two infamous bandits will ride through a dream desert, robbing trains and the contents of your brains, in this all new high-octane Psychedelic-Western-Musical-Comedy shootout!

If you’re sucker for anything that is guaranteed to make you cool – the envy of all your friends – trust us, you’ll wanna be at this show. The Sydney duo are one of the festival’s hidden gems that you need to find out about!

After once again selling out at Perth Fringeworld (2014 & 2015) as well as being nominated for a best comedy award for Cactus Blastus Sydney’s musical sketch double act Jekyll x James (as heard on Triple J and seen on The Comedy Channel) are back with more beatboxing, more psychedelic guitars, more insane characters, more stupidity all in the weird world of the wild west!

Grab your folks, your children, your future husbands, wives, little regrets and band together to #CACTUSBLASTUS till we break the internet.

★★★★1/2 ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

“Cactus Blastus is an explosion of joyful chaos.” OUT IN PERTH

 

“They’ll no doubt be Australia’s next favourite comedy duo” – WEEKEND NOTES

One of the funniest theatre/comedy fusions you could hope to see this year
– ROTUNDA MEDIA

What:                       Cactus Blastus

Venue:            The Enmore Theatre (The Loft)

118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown, Sydney

Date:                     Tuesday 12th May – Saturday 16th May, 2015 @ 8.15pm

Tickets:          ticketek.com.au/

Cost:                        $18.00 – $22.00

More info:       http://www.alist.com.au/jekyllxjames

facebook.com/jekyllexjames

twitter.com/jekyllxjames

Dr Professor Neal Portenza

Very excited to see the new show from the hilarious and crazy Dr Professor Neal Portenza in Sydney tonight. A show where you never know what to expect! The show is called,

DR PROFESSOR NEAL PORTENZA

PERFORMS HIS OWN AUTOPSY LIVE ON STAGE. ONE NIGHT ONLY. (OBVIOUSLY).

I’m very curious to see what antics he has in store this time…. eek! Always fun, always silly and very very entertaining.
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WINNER: Best Comedy, 2012 Melbourne Fringe.

SOLD OUT: Edinburgh Fringe 2013, PerthFringeWorld 2014, Adelaide Fringe 2014.

NOMINEE: Golden Gibbo 2011 MICF.

There’s simply nothing like a Neal Portenza show. A glorious, chaotic, deceptively clever hour of inspired stupidity.

Insane.

Inexplicable.

Inimitable.

Q: You like Shaun Micallef, Sam Simmons & The Mighty Boosh?

A: You’ll (possibly) also love Dr. Professor Neal Portenza? (Comedy is subjective though).

Q: Will there be a real autopsy?

A: No, probably not; it’s just a title, don’t take it too seriously.

Q: How come it says ‘One Night Only’ but there’s more than one night?

A: I thought the title was funny at the time.

Q: Is it safe for kids/families?

A: Sort of…if you don’t mind some swearing and are a ‘cool’ parent, the kids will have fun.

Q: So it’s stand-up comedy?

A: No.

Q: Sketch comedy?

A: No.

Q: Character comedy.

A: Sort of.

Q: What is it then?

A: It’s a symbiotic experience of reciprocal engag… ah, it’s just fun. Really, really fun, and very, wickedly funny.

A cult hit in the making.” * * * * *- Edinburgh Spotlight, Aug 2014

“I witnessed the crowd itself getting funnier. That’s how good the good doctor is.”* * * * ½ – Sydney Morning Herald, Sep 2014

“His show is a dog’s breakfast … if you served your dog 100% organic, free-range, grass-fed, champagne-encrusted comedy truffles, dipped in a zesty ‘Help Me My Face Hurts I Can’t Stop Laughing’ sauce.” * * * * ½ –Beat, Apr 2014

“Portenza created a riot.” * * * * ½ – RipItUp, Mar 2014

Venue, Date & Time

The Enmore Theatre

Thu 7th May 2015 – 9:30 pm

Fri 8th May 2015 – 9:30 pm

Sat 9th May 2015 – 9:30 pm

Sun 10th May 2015 – 8:30 pm

Show Duration

60mins

Ticket Price Range

$21.00 – $24.00

Recommended For

Ages 15+

The Heckler – Comedy film, Sydney Premier

So looking forward to seeing this comedy film tonight at it’s Sydney premier in Newtown tonight, The Heckler. A comedy movie for… comedy! I’m really excited to see my friend CJ Fortuna in this movie and some other familiar faces. Read more details for tonight’s special event and the movie below.

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Sydney Premiere of Award winning comedy announced.

After a sold-out Melbourne run and success at the LA Comedy Festival, where it won the ‘Best Ensemble’ award, comes the Sydney Premiere of new body-swap film ‘THE HECKLER’.

It marks the feature film debuts of local talents Kate Jenkinson (‘Hiding’, Offspring’, ‘Super Fun Night’), Emily Taheny (‘Mad as Hell’, ‘It’s a Date’, ‘Comedy Inc’) and Simon Mallory (‘Comedy Inc’) and also stars CJ Fortuna (‘Kinne’), Scott Harrison (‘Charlie & Boots’, ‘The Hollowmen’) and Dave Lawson (‘Utopia’) along with a host of comedy performers including Tony Martin and Jeff Green.

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Shot on location in Melbourne, THE HECKLER is about a stand-up comedian who has his body hijacked by the spirit of a jealous heckler and must find a way to reclaim it before his career is ruined now that an idiot is in charge.

It marks the feature debut of director Ben Plazzer, after a string of shorts (including Noddy, winner of the 2015 Peninsula Film Festival), and writer Steve Mitchell (The Unusual Suspects, Tropfest 2012).

Described by Hollywood comedy guru Steve Kaplan (author of ‘The Hidden Tools of Comedy’) as A delightfully charming comedy… wonderfully witty! For once an LOL that is really an LOL!” – The LA Comedy Festival is the largest comedy festival in the United States and the filmmakers decided to follow-up the win in LA by hosting event screenings with live stand-up at the main Australian Comedy Festivals: Adelaide, Melbourne and now Sydney.

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Co-producer Katrina Fleming (CANOPY) said, “Launching the film through comedy festivals, instead of film festivals, will not only appeal to its target audience, but adds to the experience of watching a film about stand-up comedians.”

The Adelaide and Melbourne screenings sold-out and received four-star reviews. “A mix between King Of Comedy and Freaky Friday, The Heckler is an entertaining film… full of laughs.” – Elizabeth Harnett, The Clothesline.
Venue: Dendy Newtown

Date: Wednesday 6th May

Tickets: $19.50 ($17 Conc)

Time: 7:00pm

Bookings: www.thehecklermovie.com

or www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/single-event?show_id=1025

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Kids comedy show on a pirate ship at Sydney Comedy Festival

I’m a grown up. I’m an adult. I am responsible and conduct myself in a mature manner as often as possible. UNTIL I hear that there is a children’s comedy show this Saturday with two of my favourite comedians on a PIRATE SHIP. Then I lose my mind like a five year old who has just spotted Dorothy the Dinosaur at a Wiggles concert.

Harley Breen and Heath Franklin have taken their hilarious comedic stylings and childish ways and combined them to make the most awesome comedy show for KIDS!

CAPTAIN FUN PANTS & THE MYSTERY OF THE FUN-O-MATIC FUN WAND

It’s to be held at the Sydney Heritage Fleet, on the actual boat. These two larrikins will bring joy to the children, and probably more so their parents, for an hour of fun filled entertainment. So I don’t look like a total looney, I’ll be taking my friend and her three year old son with me. However, I can guarantee I will have the most fun!

Tickets can be purchased at The Sydney Comedy Festival website.

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Oh, no! There’s a problem in FuNtOwn!  Sammy the Seagull Has fled with the FunOmatic Fun Wand all the way to WrongTown. Enter our heroes: Captain Fun Pants and his best mate Pirate No Beard. It’s up to the Captain and No Beard to retrieve the fun wand before all the fun has been drained from fuNtOwn forever! But they need your help! Calling all super dooper big boys and girls on a magical adventure.  But you need to brave!  Can you survive the Forest of Farts (pee –yew!) or win a pillow fight to escape Bed Time Island? Join two of Australia’s funniest comedians Harley Breen and Heath Franklin, as they swap late night comedy clubs for late afternoon tents and finally play to an audience their own mental age: children. It’s a FunOrriFic adventure for kids (and pirates) of all ages.

Venue, Date & Time

JAMES CRAIG (SYDNEY HERITAGE FLEET)

Sat 2nd May 2015 – 11:00 am

Sat 2nd May 2015 – 2:00 pm

Show Duration

60mins

Don’t miss out on this awesome show. Fun for the whole family. Just two shows, so snap up those tickets quickly!

Don’t miss Harley Breen at Sydney Comedy Festival

Can’t wait to see this legend perform in Sydney at the Comedy Festival tomorrow night!! Harley Breen is rocking the Australian Comedy scene and he’s got another amazing show to share with us.

Just a fully naked encounter.

Harley is a champ and his comedy is laugh a minute, lude, rude and witty. You’re going to walk out with stitches from laughing throughout. Join me Sydney and check out this guy!

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Details about the show:

AS SEEN ON: Just For Laughs Sydney Gala – The Comedy ChannelIt’s a Date – ABC1, Comedy UP Late – ABC2 and The Project – NETWORK 10.WINNER: Spleen Comic of the Year and the Comics’ Choice “The Piece of Wood” Award winner MICF 2011.

Exposing yourself is difficult; sometimes your leg gets stuck in your pants. Other times, we’re just not ready to let it all hang out.Whether literally or figuratively, most people will avoid exposing themselves if they can. Harley Breen has made a career out of it and is set for his debut at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Come see the comic that everybody is laughing at and the person UK superstar Russell Howard handpicked to support him around Australia in the flesh. There probably won’t be any nudity… probably.

Venue, Date & Time

The Enmore Theatre

Tue 28th Apr 2015 – 7:00 pm

Wed 29th Apr 2015 – 7:00 pm

Thu 30th Apr 2015 – 7:00 pm

Fri 1st May 2015 – 7:00 pm

Sat 2nd May 2015 – 7:00 pm

Ticket Price Range

$20.00 – $30.00

Recommended For

Ages 15+

Nikki Britton shines in “The Other 3 Percent” at Sydney comedy Festival

Last night I went to see an amazing show of a performer I love, Nikki Britton in The Other 3 Percent. It was well worth the trip out on a Thursday Night and she’s got two shows left in Sydney for you to check out.

The highlights for me were her musical interludes and showing off her amazing skills in impersonations. The woman has many faces, voices and actions and I loved it all.

Travel was a topic of the show and I loved that! There was also organutans, terrible mountain tales and photos of adorable animals. SOLD! I was in stitches and couldn’t wipe the smile off my face!

Make sure to get along Sydney, Tickets still available at Sydney Comedy Festival website.

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Humans share 97% of our DNA with Apes. A frightening statistic for the Apes I imagine.

It has long been understood that we are the most intelligent and evolved animals on earth, but a quick glance around a busy food court, car racing event or department store at Christmas time would seem to prove otherwise. Where did these primates stray from their instincts and can we become more magnanimous Neanderthals again? Join this award winning comedian as she journeys, via Borneo, to the heart of our species and asks, “what makes up The Other 3%?”.

Nikki has recently toured the country with The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase and the juggernaut sensation, 51 Shades of Maggie Muff. Following her highly acclaimed 2013 festival hit, Abdicating Adulthood, Nikki can’t wait to debut her latest and greatest comedy offering yet in Sydney.

“a breathlessly energetic force-of-nature performance that sweeps up all in her path”– Chortle

****½ “well-written, with a stellar combination of pathos, silliness and observational humour to keep it bounding along. Highly recommended!” – Herald Sun

http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/single-event?show_id=723

Danny McGinlay – Hypertonic – At Sydney Comedy Festival

Sydney Friends – get along to this one!

Danny McGinlay is hilarious in his very own stand-up show!

In Sydney for a short season so don’t miss out!

Live Comedy is great and Danny McGinlay is a talented Comic. Go on, have a laugh.

Details at the Facebook event 

 

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A message from Danny:

Hi Sydney – I’m performing my show HYPERTONIC at the @Sydcomfest this Thursday – Saturday! Come along!
“****
– Adelaide Advertiser

“Effortless Ad-Libbing… Story Telling Genius”
– Herald Sun

“Like your enthusiastic little brother whose only wish is to make you laugh… he succeeds.”
The Age

Tix here – http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=DANNYMCG13#.UVDU1xdmiSo

 

Learn more about Danny at – www.dannymcginlay.com