APRIL FOOLS DAY - Bent Outta Shape
APRIL FOOLS DAY - Bent Outta Shape!!
Raucous and raunchy, the rib tickling, bent benditos of queer comedy bust out their moves for JOYFM and Bent TV in the fundraiser from Hell! Join the best gay and lesbian touring artists and Australian talent for a whole night being being aired on Bent TV, so crack out your sunday best for APRIL FOOLS DAY - Bent Outta Shape!
JOEL CREASEY (MC)
Joel is afraid of a lot. Be it snakes, heights or Tony Abbott... you'll usually find Joel cowering behind the couch.
But one thing Joel hates more than anything is nudity. Which is stupid. We've all got 'one'.
So come join Joel as he gets naked, conquers his fears and reveals all.
After being nominated Best Newcomer at Melbourne Comedy Festival and following that his critically acclaimed Political Animal show's sold out status, there is no doubt Joel is our hottest rising star of comedy.
"Creasey delivers his act with a shot of lightning and fast wit, fused with a cheeky attitude." The Pun
"Utterly brilliant." 3AW
"Wonderful." The West Australian
Award-winning Melbourne comedian and songwriter Gillian Cosgriff makes a triumphant return to her hometown following her smash hit performances here last year.
Following every tangent with meticulous precision, Waitressing... and other things I do well features an hilarious collection of original songs and a few more familiar numbers, as Gillian explores the challenges faced by 20-somethings in her own inimitable way.
How to manoeuvre those difﬁcult post-university years; the workplace value of a performing arts degree; the nutritional drawbacks of a staple diet of Pringles and Vitamin Water – no subject is off-limits for this brave young artist.
With no (real) job, no house, and no money, Gillian will be drawing mainly on the skills attained through temporary waitressing to help her face the demands of her Melbourne Comedy Festival debut.
“Huge talent, great material and immense charm.” Huffington Post
“Funny, original and warm.” The Age
“Utterly beguiling.” Adelaide Advertiser
The UK's foremost heavy-metal occultist vegan transvestite stand-up comedian returns to Australia due to three people on Facebook being very insistent.
Following another storming run at the Edinburgh Fringe, and having performed in every corner of the British Isles, Andrew O'Neill is back with a brand-new show and at least three new jokes.
Andrew's fans include the comic book writer Alan Moore, ("Andrew O'Neill is like comedy ball lightning; fast, electrifying and even funnier than the misfortunes of others") and the comic book writer Neil Gaiman ("Absolutely hilarious, laughed with delight from start to finish") and some other people who don't write comic books.
"Hilarious, incredibly smart, quick as a whip." Adelaide Advertiser
“One of the funniest comedians on the circuit at the moment… hitting new heights of comedic brilliance.” Time Out
“He’s got a natural optimism and love of silliness that leaves you feeling remarkably positive… a winning blend of polemic and off-beat whimsy.” The Guardian
Quinn's rock anthems mine ordinary frustrations: family road trips, being sleazed on at parties, moving back with your parents at 35. Her lyrics create unsettling resonances; she can be witty, soulful, or both at once.
A ranga singing a wistful ballad called Moving Forward?
You're the Voice is one slick string of highlights, though the 7½ minute rock opera - a satirical, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the festival - will have comedy veterans cackling. Director Casey Bennetto (Keating the Musical) has tuned the performance into a sharp, emotionally volatile whirl.
Why Quinn doesn't have the profile of Tim Minchin or Eddie Perfect is a mystery - she's at least their equal.Read more:
This show is a reflective look back at Geraldine's life and the signs she may have missed along the way to indicate that she is totally gay and why it took her to the age of 32 to acknowledge it.
Over the last ten years Geraldine has told a lot of dick jokes. Something's changed.
"Laconic, relaxed and utterly filthy, she won't miss a chance to draw you in with a charming anecdote – before slamming you with its killer punchline.” Herald Sun
Life's great when you're rich(er than most people on the planet). Not only does DeAnne pay strangers to remove her body hair, she also has a guy drive her around town in a large, expensive vehicle. (Okay, it's a bus.) But still, this 2011 Barry Award Nominee's doing waaaay better than 1.7 billion people in poverty. This is a show about how sweet life is, and could be. (Also includes ukulele tunes and free candy.)
“This gal's ready for the big leagues. ★★★★★" Time Out Sydney
"Effortless charm lets her get away with murder. ★★★★" Telegraph (UK)
"Brilliant. ★★★★" The Skinny (UK)
Whatever happened to that chunky, effeminate, red headed guy at high school?
He got thin, developed a mild drinking problem and decided to put on a show. Come with Rhys as he answers the question on everyone’s lips: 'Why are you like this?'
Comedy Store regular, Rhys Nicholson, is best known for his appearances on the Comedy Channel's Balls of Steel, and big hair. He was a finalist of the RAW Comedy Award in 2009 and performed at the Sydney Comedy Festival in 2010.
His recent debut solo show, Social Liability, was a huge success at the 2011 Sydney Fringe Festival.
“His tongue is as sharp as his dress sense. See him before his career becomes as big as his hair." Wil Anderson
"SUPERGIRLY" aka Lulu McClatchy, has been performing her hilarious comedy shows around the world for the last decade. She has performed for celebrity royalty including Elton John, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Douglas, Madonna and even Fergie, Duchess of York. Constantly updating her material keeping the show fresh and current. Her shows appeal to a broad range of people because it combines Comedy, Music and celebrity based humor.
Supergirly (aka Lulu McClatchy) is the talk of London, the UK, USA and Canadianclub and theatre scenes.
Bobby Macumber, This Is Your Life explores 29 weird and wonderful years of Bobby. From her early years of changing schools and being shell-shocked at the cultural differences, to travelling around America in her early twenties, failed relationships, coming out to conservative parents and more, Bobby delves into some distinct stories and characters from her past.
Everyone believes their family is crazy, but Bobby paints a hilarious picture of her Pacific Islander mother in great detail as she relives some of the most influential moments in her life. Is her mother crazy? A little. Do we love her? Without a doubt.
This show takes you on a journey through Bobby’s life thus far, as Bobby draws the crowd in with her natural, gut achingly funny, story-telling style. The set breezes through at the speed of life, punctuated with Bobby’s trademark crowd interaction and wit.
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689