WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
The Avenue | August 9 | 7:30pm
Next Wednesday night at The Avenue, Chris "The Bloke" Franklin flies in to headline with Melbourne's Michael Connell hosting the show! Book your table early - (07) 5592 1678 - shows have been packing out with reservations the past few weeks!
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
Michael Connell is a Melbourne comedian who manages to apply his philosophical insights to train-bogans and takes audiences journeys they never knew they needed to go on. Insightful, hilarious - he's opened for Weird Al Yankovic, performed to packed stadiums and he's here to host this week!
Join us every Wednesday night at The Avenue Surfers Paradise 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!
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