WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
The Avenue | 16 January | 7:30pm
We’ve got a very special guest for Wednesday Night Comedy at The Avenue – everybody’s favourite purple puppet Randy Feltface is joining us as your headline act! Hosting the show, Michael Connell has opened for Weird Al, he can juggle 5 objects at a time and he’s one of our favourites - reserve your seat for Wednesday Night Comedy - (07) 5592 1678!
Randy started doing stand-up comedy in 2005 and has since given birth to six critically acclaimed solo shows. In 2010 Randy joined forces with skinny man Sammy J to create Ricketts Lane, which won Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and went on to become a television series of the same name, airing on ABC TV in Australia, Seeso in the US and Netflix in the UK. Randy's role in Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane earned him an ACTAA nomination for best performer in a comedy series in 2015, the first non-human performer to be recognised in this category. Between semi-regular television appearances on shows such as The Yearly with Charlie Pickering, The Chaser's Media Circus, Spicks and Specks and Good News Week, Randy spends a lot of time writing and touring with his musical partner in crime, Sammy J. Together they have hosted the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, appeared on Good News World, Q&A and The Project, written and toured live shows such as Bin Night, The Inheritance and Sammy J and Randy Land, performed a few times at The Sydney Opera House, released an album and a couple of DVDs, got nominated for a couple of ARIAs and featured on the Neil Patrick Harris Gala at the 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. His most recent live show Randy's Anti-Crisis toured Australia in 2018, winning critical appraise and a weekly award for best comedy at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, with some people calling it his most unapologetic and daring show yet.
WINNER Best Comedy weekly award – Adelaide Fringe 2018
NOMINEE Best Comedy - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016
NOMINEE Best Performer in a Television Comedy Show - ACCTA 2015
NOMINEE Best Comedy Release (with Sammy J) - ARIA 2015
WINNER Best Comedy – Perth Fringeworld 2014
WINNER Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show (with Sammy J) – Melbourne Comedy Festival 2010
NOMINEE Golden Gibbo Award – Melbourne Comedy Festival 2009
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!
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!