WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
The Avenue | 10 April | 7:30pm
A favourite around the Australia and the world, David Quirk (ABC, Please Like Me, Rosehaven) is one of the best, and he’s with us from Melbourne this week as your headliner for Wednesday Night Comedy at The Avenue! Hosting the show, Melbourne’s Michael Connell is taming a wild lineup - reserve your seat now - (07) 5592 1678.
Melbourne-based stand-up comedian and actor David Quirk is a regular and wholly original presence on the Australian and international comedy circuit. Quirk had great success in 2013 with his stand-out show Shaking Hands With Danger which took out Melbourne Comedy Festival's coveted peer award for Best Show – The Piece of Wood Award. The show also ran successful seasons in both London and Edinburgh. His follow up, Career, Suicide in 2014, also garnered great reviews and consolidated David's place as one of our most interesting, honest and challenging standups. In 2015 David premiered his eagerly awaited show Thrasher at Melbourne Comedy Festival – a site specific show performed in the actual skateboard shop where he has worked for most of his adult life. He followed this up with Approaching Perfection in 2016, a unanimous four star show that toured the country and the UK. "His observations are revealing, his realisations endearing – Quirk is a comic not to be missed." The Skinny (UK). David also starred with Sam Simmons in the ABC TV series Problems, appeared in ABC1's Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane, and as Josh Thomas' love interest on Please Like Me. Most recently he played the awkward but oddly lovely character of Damian in Celia Pacquola and Luke Mcgreggor's acclaimed Tasmanian ABC series Rosehaven.
Michael Connell is a Melbourne comedian who manages to apply his philosophical insights to train-bogans, juggling and super heroes, taking audiences on a 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!
Comedy in the back room at The Avenue is a Wednesday night staple in Surfers Paradise – every week from 7:30pm! With huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abroad, prepare your laughing gear to see some of the best from around the country and around the world. We can't wait to see you there.