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WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
The Avenue | July 19 | 7:30pm

Ivan Aristeguieta joins us from Venezuela via Melbourne this week with your host Jacques Barrett flying in from Syey! Get in quick and book your table - (07) 5592 1678 - shows have been packing out with reservations the past few weeks!

In 2012 Ivan migrated from Venezuela to Adelaide and took up the challenge of performing comedy in a second language. After only six months he'd collected his first comedy award and was chosen to perform in Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Comedy Zone and Roadshow. When he sold out his first Melbourne season in 2014, the UK's pre-eminent comedy guide Chortle enthused 'Give this man citizenship... he's sure to have more to contribute to the Australian comedy scene.'
And contribute to Australia's comedy scene he has. Ivan has toured for the past 3 years with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and the Sydney International Comedy Festival Showcase Tour. He grabbed major league attention at the 2015 Just for Laughs Gala at the Sydney Opera House and then took the country by storm with his performance at the MICF 2016 OXFAM Gala. This performance made him the hottest ticket at the Melbourne Comedy Festival where he completely sold out his season. Proving himself the hottest ticket of the season, he went on to sell out his shows at Sydney Comedy Festival and won Sydney's Best Newcomer Award (joint winner with Demi Lardner). Ivan now happily calls Australia home and has established himself as Australia's favourite Venezuelan comedian, relishing the chance to perform in his second language, English. He has gathered a mass of fans for his trademark cheerful and naïve rejoicing in the troubles and joys of a land that is girt by tomato sauce...and the unmissable Saturday Bunnings sausage sizzle.

A regular on the Australian club and festival circuit, Jacques Barrett has become a bona-fide headliner, known for his ability to adapt to the crowd and throw consistently sharp, relentless comedy blows. He was a featured act on the 2016 Just for Laughs Gala at the Sydney Opera House, his 2017 show "Jacques Barrett is Particularly Good at This" toured all over Australia and almost definitely got at least one standing ovation! 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.

Join us every Wednesday night at The Avenue from 7:30pm for a night of laughs with huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abroad! We can't wait to see you there!