Olivia Henry

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FRINGE 2018 – COMEDY – Amos Gill – Where Have I Been All Your Life? – RHINO ROOM – 4K

By Olivia Henry. You might recognise Adelaide’s Amos Gill from hit107, ABCTV’s All Star Comedy Gala or even Just For Laughs. However, if you’ve never seen him live, his new show is Amos as you’ve never seen him before.   The radio star’s gift of the gab translates well to the stage. He takes the …

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Fringe 2018: COMEDY – JIMEOIN: RIDICULOUS – Flinders University Plaza – 4K

After almost 30 years in the industry, many comedians grow stale, unable to form new jokes and riding on the wave of their once-lucrative popularity. Sometimes their sense of humour becomes dated, or their jokes repetitive. This is not true for Jimeoin. There’s something about Jimeoin’s style of charming observational humour that stands the test …

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FRINGE 2018 – THEATRE – The Colour Orange: The Pauline Hanson Musical – Raj House – 4.5K

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The current political landscape is dark and divisive. At times like this, when politics becomes a caricature of itself, all we can really do is laugh. The Colour Orange outlines the history of One Nation and the unusual rise, fall, and rise again of Pauline Hanson. Through music played by five-piece band, The Flaming Howards, …

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FRINGE 2018: The Best of Scottish Comedy – 3.5K

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The Sky Room of the Griffith’s Hotel was alive with laughter on Tuesday evening with the Best of Scottish Comedy Fringe show. The show features stand-up comedy from Vladimir McTavish and two other Scottish comedians every night until March 4. Tuesday night started with the self-proclaimed “best afro-celtic comedian” Bruce Fummey. Bruce got the audience …

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FRINGE 2017 – COMEDY – Sam Peterson: Sammy P Has Friends/Creationism with Fiona O’Loughlin – 3K

Creationism (Formerly Sammy P Has Friends) is a situational/sketch comedy stage show at Adelaide’s beloved Rhino Room. It features God’s chosen angels, Sam and Fiona, discussing the creation of the world as it unfolds over seven days. The angels create things like sleep, regret and kangaroos, and discuss the effects of these things on humans. …

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FRINGE 2017: COMEDY – Aunty Donna: Big Boys – Arts Theatre – 5K

Aunty Donna is back at the Adelaide Fringe with their unique brand of stupidly clever, high energy sketch comedy.  With sold-out shows, Mark, Broden and Zach have probably outgrown the cramped-but-comfortable Arts Theatre on Angus Street. Their growing popularity is no surprise: The boys are talented professionals, and with the help of music-man Tom Armstrong, …

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Tinder Surprise – Goodwood Institute – 4.5K

Local productions can be hit-and-miss during the fringe season; especially when comedy is thrown into the mix. Luckily, the cast of Tinder Surprise hit all the right notes with excellent chemistry and comedic timing. The show is an interesting combination of theatre and sketch comedy, and follows Mike and Fiona as they wade through the …

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FRINGE 2017 – Comfort Food Cabaret – Adelaide Central Market – 4K

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You’ve heard of dinner and a show, but what happens when dinner is the show? Comfort Food Cabaret is new to the Adelaide Fringe this year and it has certainly brought life to the Market Kitchen at Adelaide Central Markets.   The evening was full of surprises, with artist Michelle Pearson singing, cooking and storytelling …

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COMEDY – Australia: A Whinging Pom’s Guide – PJ O’Brien’s – 3.5K

Daniel Willis is a whinging pom and proud of it. On the balcony of PJ O’Brien’s on cheapo Tuesday, Willis entertained a charming crowd of 14 people. The size of the crowd did not phase this seasoned comedian, as he took the time to shake the hands of his audience members, say hello, and genuinely …

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Cabaret Festival – Sammy J: The Sammy J Songbook – 4K

By Olivia Henry   You might recognise Sammy J from his shows with Randy the purple puppet, the Adelaide Fringe, or ABC’s Playground Politics. Well, he’s back in Adelaide for the Cabaret Festival with The Sammy J Songbook.   Armed with a piano and a juice box, Sammy J takes the audience on a musical …

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