Australia’s largest comedy festival has packed up, and now a selection of exceptional entertainers are journeying around Australia, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow will arrive at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, June 7.
This roving tour-de-comedy has visited towns and cities around Australia – from Mildura to Mount Isa and everywhere in between – for almost two decades, including an annual stop in Cessnock for the last eight years.
The cream of the comedy festival crop will take to the CPAC stage in 2018, with Aussies Josh Earl and Tom Cashman joined by Suzi Ruffell (USA) and Sharul Channa (Singapore).
Earl is an award-winning comedian, cake enthusiast and host of TV and radio, having hosted and written for Spicks and Specks, appeared on Triple J, ABC Local Radio, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, Mad As Hell, Adam Hills Tonight, and the MICF Opening Night Allstars Gala.
Cashman is fresh from taking his hit debut festival show to Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide to sell-out crowds and rave reviews.
He was hand-picked for the prestigious Comedy Zone showcase at the MICF last year and is a regular at comedy clubs around the country.
Ruffell is regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts on the circuit, having supported the likes of Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges and Romesh Ranganathana in Britain.
She celebrates her working class roots with a sideways look at the world, captivating audiences with her engrossing tales of social ineptitude.
As one of the few stand-up comedians in Singapore, Channa featured in Kings and Queens of Comedy Asia in 2017, a part of the Singapore Writers Festival’s first stand-up comedy show, and a stand-up act on Comedy Central’s Stand up, Asia! 1 and 2.
And as a bonus, the MC for the night will be veteran of Australian comedy Bob Franklin, who local comedy fans may remember from his MICF Roadshow appearance at CPAC in 2013, and from his appearances on shows such as Jimeoin, The Mick Molloy Show, Thank God You’re Here and Please Like Me.
The show will start at 8pm and is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.
Tickets are on sale at the CPAC box office, by phone on 4993 4266 or online at cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au.