With over 40 events and 140 performances in 19 days, the Perth International Comedy Festival launches into Perth in May 2012. With local, national and international comedians performing at the Astor Theatre, the Jack High Comedy Club, the Velvet Lounge and the Daily Planet Café, there will be stand-up, musical acts, spoken words and special events.
Headlining the festival are huge acts Henry Rollins (USA), Stephen K Amos (UK), Daniel Kitson (UK), The Pajama Men (USA), Des Bishop (Ireland), Peter Powers (UK), Steve Hughes, Tripod, Fiona O’Loughlin, Charlie Pickering, Sammy J & Randy and Tom Gleeson. Adding to the international component are Glenn Wool (Canada), Neil Hamburger (USA) and DeAnne Smith (Canada).
Also performing will be Brendon Burns, Greg Fleet, Dave Callan, Felicity Ward, Lawrence Mooney, Asher Treleaven, Hannah Gadsby, Yon (Tripod) and Jennifer Wong.
Comprising the local component of the festival will be John Robertson, Werzel, Bonnie Davies, Emma Zammit, Laura Davis, Michael Workman, Joel Creasey, Tropical Parodies, Superdub, Andrea Gibbs, Jimmy James Eaton, Xavier Michelides, Next Gen Comedy and the Daily Planet Sessions.
The iconic Astor Theatre will be the main hub for the Festival, which will run from May 2-20 and provide 19 days of laughs, chuckles and guffaws galore. With all the venues within a 500-metre radius of each other, audiences are able to see up to three different shows at three different venues each night. It all kicks off with the Opening Night Gala on May 2 and draws to a close with the Festival Finale on May 20.
Sharing the laughs around regional WA before the Festival starts in Perth, the Comedy Suitcase Tour will be rolling into the Albany Entertainment Centre on April 26, the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on April 27 and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on April 28, and will feature a line-up of Tripod, John Robertson and Werzel and Mike G (USA).
Perth International Comedy Festival 2012
For better than a quarter century, Henry Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and – without a microphone – as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity bypassing the resorts in favour of places like Siberia and Senegal, or Burma and Bangladesh. His curiosity and hunger for experienced based knowledge, teamed with his willingness to travel, his no-holds-barred delivery of his opinions and observations, and wicked sense of humour make him one of the most inspiring and interesting commentators / entertainers of a generation.
He returns to Australia in 2012 as part of The Perth International Comedy Festival, with two shows at the iconic Astor Theatre.
Fri May 11 Astor Theatre Perth WA
Sat May 12 Astor Theatre Perth WA
With sold out performances in Melbourne and Sydney in 2011 be sure to get your tickets early!