WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
The Avenue | December 19 | 7:30pm
Daniel Townes (JFL, Comedy Next Gen, Up Late) is one of Australia’s best, an incredible joke writer, international performer and truly hilarious! Join Daniel for Wednesday Night Comedy in the Back Room at The Avenue, this week hosted by the festival sellout, nationally performing Kiwi Aaron Pratt! Reserve your seat for Wednesday Night Comedy - (07) 5592 1678!
Laconic and dry-witted with a warm onstage charisma, Daniel Townes’ shows are packed with sharp one-liners, savage social commentary and dark-but-hilarious tales of his own failings. Society’s shortcomings and foibles — from the big questions of life through to the petty grievances of day to day existence — are neatly excised by his sharp, razor-edged wit and rapid-fire delivery, guaranteeing a ferocious hit rate of punchlines-per-minute. Townes pours 16 years of experience onstage into his dry, intelligent and brilliantly relatable comedy, with a laid-back charm that makes entertaining a room full of strangers look easy. With a knack for uncovering universal truths and packaging them with punchlines that relate to everyone, by the end of the show you’ll feel like you’ve known him for years. He’s an annual regular at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. He has performed at the prestigious invite-only Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and won fans worldwide, headlining comedy clubs throughout the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, the UAE, Qatar, and all over Australia. His hour long special for Comedy Next Gen (ABC Comedy) in 2018 was one of their most popular for the season. He has also performed on Comedy Up Late (ABC Comedy), The Stand Up Series (Just For Laughs Sydney, Comedy Channel), Good News Week (Ch 10), Stand Up Australia (Comedy Channel), The Footy Show (Ch 9), Stand Up (ABC), and had numerous appearances on Cracker Night, The Sydney Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Channel).
Aaron started performing stand up comedy at the ripe age of 32 in late 2012. His unique style of humour was forged in the fiery pits of South Auckland (think Mordor from 'Lord Of The Rings'). This 6'2 180kg Polynesian / New Zealand powerhouse will bring down the house, the structural support beams and any other aspect of the establishment not rated for his big laughs or excess body mass. More recently in 2017, Aaron has opened for Fiona O'Laughlin, Heath Franklin's 'Chopper' and Kevin Tate (America). After being invited to perform at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) 'Clean Comedy Gala', Aaron received rave reviews & took his first hour show ‘Pratt Fall’ to MICF 2018.
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!