Exhilarating, intriguing and absolutely hilarious, one of the world's most popular comedy shows is coming back to the J in Noosa. The Comedy Roadshow is a two and a half hour showcase reflecting the range, diversity and quality offered by the best of 2008's Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF). The annual Roadshow travels the length and breadth of the nation (and even to Singapore) bringing Festival highlights to over 80,000 eager comedy lovers and is at The J for one night only. Do not miss out on a fun-filled night of belly-aching laughter.
This concert is proud to be in the Noosa Mayfiesta.
15 April 2008 First cast members confirmed for the return of Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow
Noosa audiences will be in stitches from belly laughing when the 2008 Melbourne Comedy Festival brings its tenth Roadshow to The J at Noosa Junction on 21 May at 8pm.
In an effort to keep Australia doubled over with laughter, this year's Roadshow, "Nothing But a Big Joke", will feature a roll call of the most fabulously funny national comedians and international guest artists fresh from the 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
So far Dave Thornton and Hannah Gadsby have been confirmed for The J's presentation. Dave Thornton, with his accessible humour and free flowing style, has worked with comedians such as Dave Hughes, Jimeoen and Rove. Hannah Gadsby was the winner of Raw Comedy 2006 and performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. However her biggest achievements in life are in the fields of injury and illness. She has been hit by three cars, fallen off the back of a truck, ridden a bike into a glass greenhouse and slipped on chicken fat in the delicatessen of a major supermarket chain.
The Roadshow will deliver a slick, sophisticated, unpredictable, entertaining and outrageous night out to comedy fans. "You will beg for more," said a review in Western Australia's Pilbara News.
"The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow has such chalk-and-cheese personalities delivering such a wide assortment of gags, it has everyone's humour covered." Sunday Times (WA)
Tickets are already selling fast so book your Roadshow seats on 5455 4455 for $36 / $32. The bar at The J will open from 7pm for pre-show drinks.
The J listings in April
Wed, 2 Apr Movie: brought to you by Travelsmart bike week 7.00 pm, free of charge
Sat, 5 Apr Movie: brought to you by Travelsmart bike week 12.00pm, free of charge
Sat, 5 Apr World Music @ the j: Stringmansassy 7pm bar / 8pm start, $ 20
Stringmansassy's performances can only be described as spellbinding, enthralling and very passionate. Swinging improvised acoustic guitar solos, walking bass lines, counterpoint melodies and harmonies, beautifully accompany Kasey's incredible four octave vocal range. The infusion of traditional jazz styles and contemporary Australian sounds is exquisitely performed with grace. Licensed event
Thu, 10 Apr Home based business Meeting 9.30 am, free of charge
Monthly networking event for women in home based businesses. All women are welcome to join in and share their experiences.
Fri, 11 Apr More shorts with heart 2.30 pm & 6.30 pm, $12
Come and see some of the award winning entries from the 2007 Heart of Gold International Film Festival.
Sat, 12 Apr Planet Music presents Latinoosa from 6.30pm, $15
Chukale a 10 piece Salsa band and The Cuban Dance Co. will bring you the hottest dance groves around, start with a workshop at 6.30pm followed by the show at 8pm Licensed event
Mon, 14 Apr World famous "Stress, humour & health seminar" 9am, from $ 35
Presenters include Patricia Cameron-Hill and Dr Shayne Yates. Seminar is organized by Tewantin State School, Tickets and Registration available through the school. Ph 5447 1844
Thu, 1 May The Jazz Tea Party 9am, $12 (includes tea/coffee)
A fun morning filled with live entertainment for everyone young at heart by the famous "Jazz Factory" from Noosa. The theme "New Orleans" will bring back the era of rip roaring jazz and great fun times.
Thu, 1 May Kate Miller-Heidke 7pm bar / 8pm start, from $20
Proudly part of NOOSA MAYFIESTA Licensed event
Sat, 03 Apr World Music @ The J: Doch 7pm bar / 8pm start, $ 20
Brisbane-based DOCH storm the stage with a wall of sound, electrifying solos and an onslaught of Balkan gypsy rhythms that border on the diabolical. Brass, winds and strings romance, howl and serenade as DOCH deliver a genuine Eastern European experience with a luminous line-up featuring some of Australia's best artists. Full tilt musical assaults, heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and heart-stopping carnival riots.
Proudly part of NOOSA MAYFIESTA licensed
Sun, 4 May The Panics 7pm bar / 8pm start, from $ 20
Proudly part of NOOSA MAYFIESTA Licensed event
Every Mon Theatre Boot Camp 4pm - 6.30pm, free of charge
Every Tues Cypha Hip Hop Workshop 4pm - 5pm, free of charge
Fri, 4 Apr Green Zone Disco 6pm - 8pm, 8 - 12 yr old, $6
no pass outs are allowed, all kids need to be picked up by parents from inside the venue at 8 pm, 8-12yrs
Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow, David Williamson's "The Club" feat John Wood, The Ben Winkelman Trio, Aaron Goldberg Trio from New York….
Phone the j on 5455 4455 for further information...