WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
The Avenue | 9 January | 7:30pm
We are back for 2019! Wednesday Night Comedy at The Avenue is back for another year and we are kicking it off strong – Damien Power (JFL, MICF, The Project) joins us as your headline act alongside Mel Buttle (Great Australian Bakeoff, The Weekly, The Project) as your host! 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”. This year he’s working on his new show (soon to be featured at GC Laughs Festival) ‘Man Puts His Dreams in a Sock’.
She smashed it at Melbourne International Comedy Festival last year, where her latest festival show "I Can't Believe It's Not Buttle" was received with glee, she’s a regular on The Project, The Weekly, MICF Comedy Galas - Mel Buttle joins us for the evening to share some of her frustrations, neurosis and will rile you up into a frenzy over the most trivial things. She's one of the funniest working, host of the Great Australian Bake Off, she's opened for international headliners like Aziz Ansari, Marc Maron and she's the 2012 Sydney Fringe Festival Best Comedy winner with her show "Stop It, You Are!". In 2019 she’s bringing her new show ‘Welcome Aboard’ to festivals around the country, including GC Laughs!
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!