Comedians Damian Callinan & Mickey D have packed the Tarago and are en route to your town to put on their show. Only problem is they don’t have a show … Yet!!
After years of travelling Australia performing comedy from Karratha to Capella, Damo & Mickey are elite comedy commandoes: Dropping out of the sky in the dead of night to surgically locate the local funny before being winched out for the next mission. Road Trip takes their skill for localising material a step further. The whole show will be about your town!!
Mickey and Damo, accompanied by award winning documentary film-maker Charlie Hill Smith set out on their adventure to your town two days before the lights go up. However even before setting out they’’ll have read over the reams of town surveys that you guys have completed and from these the lads will extract town challenges, regional mysteries, iconic locals and the less trodden tourist sites. What you don’t tell them they’ll find out themselves from the last few month’s local papers.
As their visit gets closer the invitations will come thick and fast: ‘come out on a cray boat!’, ‘have a crack at driving a seeder!’ or even ‘learn the finer points of quilting!’. Once they actually arrive in town Damo will wander into the Tourist Information Centre while Mickey hits your local pub to get the lowdown from you on what to do and what not to do before attempting both. Over the two days the boys accumulate observations, anecdotes, experiences, characters, jokes, pictures and footage.
Will Mickey get a run in the C grade netball team? Will the military museum curator let Damo drive the Sherman Tank? Will Mickey beat Damo to the top of Bald Nut? Will they track down Gwen and Bill Pargiter’s missing ornamental Pink Flamingos?
All the while Charlie is compiling, editing and narrating for the moment when the lads pull all this together and hit the stage.
Aside from the surveys you can get involved by getting online and visiting the ‘Roadtrip’ facebook site.. Here you can see footage from previous Road Trips and send the team an email with recommendations of what they should do when they get to town. Book quickly! The audience will snowball as locals become curious about what these blokes are up to and more importantly, seeing themselves on screen!
Take a look at the Road Trip facebook page here for an idea of what to expect!: https://www.facebook.com/roadtripwithmickeyddamiancallinan
Road Trip is a show for your town about your town from an outsider’s perspective. While shots will be fired the show will be celebratory in tone. You’ll go home happy that it is your home but forever aware that your town clock is too small and that the bakery should definitely be open on Sundays
“Damian Callinan and Mickey D set the standards for comedic acts (on) their Road Trip tour”.
The Events Centre, Caloundra
Saturday 5th of July 2014
Tickets: Full Price: $32 | Concession: $28 | Group 10+ $28
To purchase tickets please click here
20 Jun 2014 - WIN tickets to see Road Trip - A Comedy show all about Caloundra and the Coast!
The Events Centre, Caloundra
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