WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
The Avenue | 18 September | 7:30pm
One of the best-respected in the country, Pinder Award winner, featured on The Project, ABC, MICF Galas and JFL, Damien Power is bringing some of best new material to Wednesday Night Comedy at The Avenue! We’ve talked the incredibly funny, nation-wide sell out Ellen Briggs (Women Like Us, Hughesy We Have a Problem) hosting the show – give us a call and book your table: (07) 5592 1678.
Three-time Barry nominee Damien Power is widely regarded as the most exhilarating voice on the Australian comedy circuit. After just a handful of years playing festivals, he’s racked up a number of awards, nominations and rave reviews, as well as selling out rooms across the country. Damien toured his raw, assured I Can’t Believe I Cared to audiences around Australia and the world in 2015. He took the 2016 festival scene by storm with Sell Mum Into Slavery, and was filmed as part of ABC-TV’s Next Gen series. Damien is also a member of the “True Australian Patriots” – winners of the Director’s Choice award at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He stars in fellow True Australian Patriot performer Anne Edmonds’ new show for ABC iView, The Edge Of The Bush, had his own segment – “Power to the People” – on The Project and featured in the ABC series Fancy Boy. The 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival saw Damien nominated for the Barry award for Best Show for the third time in as many years, and win the Pinder Prize, a grant named in honour of legendary comedy impresario John Pinder, with his show “Utopia: Live in 3D”. This year saw his show ‘Man Puts His Dreams in a Sock’ all over the country.
Ellen Briggs is one of the sharpest comedians working. Outrageously funny, Ellen puts into words what most can't and what even more wouldn't dare - her stories and observations are always entertaining and always on point. She's bagged first prize on Foxtel's 'Be a Comedian', earning her a spot on Stand Up Australia, she was a national finalist in the 2007 MICF Raw Competition. She's performed with some of the country's best acts, Bob Downe, Mick Meredith, Will Anderson, Peter Hellier, Charlie Pickering, Fiona O'Loughlin, Kinne, Sean Chulburra, Gina Yashire, Puppetry of the Penis, Jimbo, Mandy Nolan, Brad Oakes, Julia Wilson, Greg Sullivan, and Claire Hooper. She's one of our favourites and we know you're going to love her too.
Comedy in the back room at The Avenue is a Wednesday night staple in Surfers Paradise – every week from 7:30pm! With huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abroad, prepare your laughing gear to see some of the best from around the country and around the world. We can't wait to see you there.