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Stand Up Comedy at The Avenue

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

The Avenue | July 23 | 7:30pm

He’s been on screens for almost 20 years – Chris Franklin is Australian Comedy Royalty and he’s here this week at The Avenue in Surfers Paradise alongside Mullumbimby’s nationally touring Ellen Briggs as host! Book your table early and reserve your seat for Wednesday Night Comedy - (07) 5592 1678.
You might know him best for his bogan parody song "Bloke" that made waves in 2000, but Chris is one of Australia’s premier comedy stars. He’s an Aussie bloke, a yobbo or a bogan, from his flannelette shirt to his double plugger thongs. His "Hoganesque" style of comedy appeals to every average Australian and touches on the delicate issues of beer, sport and relationships. Chris started performing comedy in October ’97 and in just six months had won the prestigious Triple J Raw Comedy Award for Australia’s best new talent. Chris has performed with such comedy legends as: Jimeoin, Steady Eddy, Garry Who, Carl Barron, Anh Do, Elliot Goblet, Raymond J Bartholomew, Marty Fields, The Empty Pockets, Peter Rowsthorn, Bob Franklin, Ross Daniels, Stevie Starr, Mr Methane, and rock bands, The Angels, Rose Tattoo, The Screaming Jets, Yothu Yindi and The Radiators. It didn’t take him long to rise to feature status. His accomplishments are outstanding and they include;


-    National Triple J Raw Comedy winner for Best New Comedian

-    Grand Finalist National Green Faces comedy competition

-    Double Platinum sales for his hit single “Bloke”

-    Aria Nomination “best comedy release” for Bloke

-    Aria Nomination for “highest selling single” for Bloke

-    Aria Nomination “best comedy release” for Mullet Head


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.

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!

Earlier Event: 24 July
CODA Live at The Avenue
Later Event: 26 July
Dragalicious at The Avenue