WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
The Avenue | November 21 | 7:30pm
Greg Fleet is hitting our stage this week as your headline acts for Wednesday Night Comedy in the Back Room! There are few Australian acts more iconic, and we’re thrilled to have him with us – joined by Sam Taunton as host and a full lineup of stunningly funny support acts - reserve your seat for Wednesday Night Comedy - (07) 5592 1678!
Australian comedic icon Greg Fleet joins us from Melbourne this week. Fleety has been a staple of Australian comedy since the late 80s. His lengthy list of credits includes a three year stint on Neighbours, Full Frontal, The Comedy Channel's Stand Up Australia!, Underbelly, Spicks and Specks, Rove Live, his hilarious special Thai Die and more recently the film Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse alongside Jim Jefferies and Alex Williamson. You've seen him on Melbourne International Comedy Festival Galas, performing all around the country. His incredibly personal memoir entitled These Things Happen released in 2015 to fantastic reviews, his new novel ‘The Good Son’ released in 2018 and last year saw him writing, directing and performing in his play Signifying Nothing to fantastic reviews – but now he’s here to make you laugh!
“Subtle, Succinct and Surreal” The Scotsman
“exceptionally funny... the audience was spellbound throughout” The Scotsman
“hilarious, hard hitting... hug this man today” The List, Glasgow
“A wild, great show” Herald Sun
“Devilish, menacing and totally mesmerising” The Scotsman
“The fastest thinking stand-up around” The Sunday Times, London
Sam Taunton is one of the most exciting new voices in Australian comedy. He was a junior golf champion and considered going pro but luckily for audiences, comedy won. Bursting onto the scene in the 2015 RAW Comedy National Final, Sam Taunton has gone on to perform comedy all over the world. Juggling stand up and various media projects including being MTV Australia’s newest VJ, his captive storytelling and quick-fire punchlines have seen him emerge as one of the most in-demand acts in the country. After being handpicked by the Melbourne Comedy Festival for The Comedy Zone in 2016, Sam smashed his first solo hour Taunts Down For What in 2017, earning him a MICF Best Newcomer nomination and a highly coveted ABC TV Comedy Next Gen special. With his most recent solo show, It’s Nice, It’s Modern Sam charmed Australian audiences, selling out rooms around the country in 2018 and firmly cementing himself as one of the hottest young voices on the Australian comedy circuit. He has been seen and heard on ABC2’s Comedy Up Late, MTV, SBS, Channel [V], ABC Radio, NOVA and Triple J.
Every week comedy is 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!