WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
The Avenue | June 27 | 7:30pm
Coming in hot from MICF, Damien Power is a nationwide favourite – Pinder Prize winner, 3 time Barry Award nominee, ABC, The Project – and he’s with us this week as your headline act. UK sensation Andrew Roper (Edinburgh Fringe) is hosting the show and we couldn’t be more excited or comedy in the Back Room! Book your table early and reserve your seat for Wednesday Night Comedy - (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”.
Andrew Roper has been a stand up comedian and writer for over 20 years. including a decade of Stand Up comedy performing all over London and the UK. He has performed multiple times at Comedy Festivals in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brighton and Edinburgh. Outside of stand up, corporate work and festivals he has also had long radio stints at TT FM, MIX FM, and GOLD FM in Australia.
“Roper brings with him an air of professionalism .. impeccable delivery.” - CHORTLE ( Edinburgh Fest )
“Easily the stand out of the show.” - Three Weeks ( Edinburgh Fest )
Every week we're taking over the back room at The Avenue, Wednesday nights from 7:30pm! With huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abroad, prepare your laughter muscles to see some of the best from around the country and around the world - and all in Surfers Paradise. We can't wait to see you there!