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  • The Avenue 3-15 Orchid Avenue Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217 Australia (map)

The Avenue | February 21 | 7:30pm

Marcus Ryan is our headline act in the back room for Wednesday Night Comedy this week, flying in after his most recent tour at South East Asia, with Sydney's Jacques Barrett hosting the show! Book your table early and reserve your seat for Wednesday Night Comedy at The Avenue - (07) 5592 1678.

Australian born, Marcus worked on-air in breakfast radio before kicking off his stand-up comedy career in Melbourne. A finalist and runner up in national competitions ‘Raw Comedy’ & ‘Green Faces’ ‘03 secured an invitation to the Edinburgh Fringe the same year, followed by a selection for the coveted Melbourne International Comedy Festivals (MICF) handpicked showcase ‘Comedy Zone’ ’04. With a taste of the UK circuit, it wasn’t long before London became home and travel an even bigger part of his work life. In 2005 he appeared at five major comedy festivals: Melbourne, Hobart, Montreal and again Edinburgh, where he was scouted for the Rising Stars showcase at the Vancouver Comedy Festival. As well as touring the UK, Western & Eastern Europe, he returned to North America in 2011 where he was selected from over 500 comics across Canada & USA to take part in the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, making him the only act from outside of North America in the event. Winning his heat, he made the finals, receiving great recognition from promoters, bookers, & peers, wedging a foot in the door in the US. Marcus is a well-travelled professional act capable of winning over any audience, in any city in any country and most definitely one to watch!

‘You won’t be disappointed’ – The West Australian
‘Effortlessly funny...unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up’ ThreeWeeks, UK

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.

We're bringing the laughs to The Avenue, every week from 7:30pm! With huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abroad, prepare your stomach muscles to see some of the best, all for free in Surfers Paradise - we can't wait to see you there!

Earlier Event: 20 February
Raw Comedy 2018 at The Avenue
Later Event: 22 February
Katie Who Live at The Avenue