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It’s that time of year again, and Frontier Comedy are proud to announce performances from ten world class acts for the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival!

There’s something for everyone; from online superstars Alex Williamson, Frenchy, Josh Wade & Neel Kolhatkar; to critically acclaimed gems Alice Fraser & Em Rusciano; crowd favourites Amos Gill & Late Night Letters and Numbers; cult hit The Wudidonga Arts Revue; to the (drag) Queen Of Ireland Panti Bliss!

Please see below for short blurbs and listing information.


ALEX WILLIAMSON
MAKE THE WORLD A BANTER PLACE
MARCH 2017

Presented by Frontier Comedy

“Overwhelmingly politically incorrect” (What’s Good, NZ) Alex Williamson knows how to Banter. Alex (or Shooter as his fans affectionately know him) is a unique, multifaceted filmmaker, songwriter and performer who has proven to be a huge runaway hit with the YouTube generation.

Alex has smashed out a new live multimedia comedy show every year since he decided to channel the genius that has earned him 3 million social media followers, into writing and performing live shows. He’s one of the hottest tickets at comedy festivals and big theatres around Australia and the UK, and that’s because he talks the talk.

Darkly intelligent and crassly funny Shooter will debut his latest live offering Make The World A Banter Place at Adelaide Fringe – get in early and see what comedy looks like in the 21st Century!

★★★★★ ‘nothing is off limits…wildly entertaining’ – Rip It Up

★★★★ ‘quickly carving a new niche in mainstream comedy… this is how a modern comic mind SHOULD work’ – Herald Sun  

A man who grasps the essence of comedy…sent the audience into fits of laughter.’ – Broadway Baby (UK)

TOUR DETAILS:

Tickets on sale now

Fri 03 Mar (7.30pm) Arkaba Hotel | Adelaide, SA (15+*)
Fri 03 Mar (9.00pm) Arkaba Hotel | Adelaide, SA (15+*)
Fri 10 Mar (7.30pm) Arkaba Hotel | Adelaide, SA (15+*)
Sat 11 Mar (7.30pm) Arkaba Hotel | Adelaide, SA (15+*)
adelaidefringe.com.au | Ph: 1300 621 255

* U18s must be accompanied by parent/guardian

facebook.com/LooseAussieBloke | youtube.com/ShooterWilliamson
Twitter @AlexWilliamson8 | Instagram @ShooterWilliamson
frontiercomedy.com/AlexWilliamson17


ALICE FRASER
EMPIRE
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017

Presented by Frontier Comedy

After selling out seasons and touring the world to unanimous critical acclaim with her 2015 & 2016 solo shows Savage and The Resistance, Alice Fraser is back with a brand new hour of reliably silly, unpredictably meaningful, narratively unorthodox, artful comedy.

Premiering at the Adelaide Fringe, Alice’s new show Empire will explore the notion of power (If power corrupts, who’s in power?) and revenge (If revenge is a dish best served cold, who’s carrying the dish?)

All shows sold out in 2015 and 2016 – purchase early!

★★★★★ ‘astonishing’ – Funny Tonne

★★★★★ ‘a total star’ – Herald Sun

★★★★★ ‘hits you like a warm hug’ – Broadway Baby (UK)

TOUR DETAILS:

Tickets on sale now

Thu 16 Feb (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Fri 17 Feb (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sat 18 Feb (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sun 19 Feb (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Tue 21 Feb (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Wed 22 Feb (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Thu 23 Feb (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Fri 24 Feb (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sat 25 Feb (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sun 26 Feb (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Wed 01 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Thu 02 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Fri 03 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sat 04 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sun 05 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Tue 07 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Wed 08 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Thu 09 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Fri 10 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sat 11 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sun 12 Mar (8.30pm) Producer’s Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
adelaidefringe.com.au | Ph: 1300 621 255

This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+

* U18s must be accompanied by parent/guardian

facebook.com/AliceComedyFraser | Twitter @Aliterative | Instagram @Aliterative
frontiercomedy.com/AliceFraser 


AMOS GILL
SORRY, BUT IT’S TRUE
MARCH 2017

Presented by Frontier Comedy

Amos Gill is back from barnstorming shows in the USA and he’s unapologetically funny. Amos is a globe-trotting stand-up comedy powerhouse and Sorry, But he’s not holding back for anyone!

You may know him as host of hit107’s breakfast radio show but at night the multiple award-nominated Amos is bringing his blistering new hour of stand-up to this year’s festivals. Don’t miss seeing Amos live and uncensored!

★★★★ ‘Not for the easily offended, but damn good fun for those already debauched’ – The Advertiser

★★★★ ‘A definite must-see’ – Rip It Up

★★★★ ‘Ridiculously impressive.’ – Herald Sun

TOUR DETAILS:

Tickets on sale now

Tue 07 Mar (8.30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Wed 08 Mar (8.30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Thu 09 Mar (8.30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Fri 10 Mar (8.30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sat 11 Mar (8.30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Tue 14 Mar (8.30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Wed 15 Mar (8.30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Thu 16 Mar (8.30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Fri 17 Mar (8.30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sat 18 Mar (8.30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
adelaidefringe.com.au | Ph: 1300 621 255

This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+

* U18s must be accompanied by parent/guardian

facebook.com/Amos-Gill-Comedy-230483380343417
Twitter @AmosGill22 | Instagram @ABitOfAmosGill
frontiercomedy.com/AmosGill


EM RUSCIANO
THE TRY HARD TOUR
FEBRUARY 2017

Presented by Frontier Comedy

The all-singing, all-dancing, all-emoting, leopard-print clad warrior Em Rusciano did it. Em wrote a book! But the lawyers made her take a bunch of stuff out. So she’s bringing the soundtrack to her youth and the stuff she took out, to you, live on stage!

As always Em will be accompanied by her trusty sidekick Vincie (aka Dad). Expect laughter, singing, tears, snot, honest tales from her incredible life and learn the real names of the people she had to change to protect the guilty! This is Em Rusciano, Try Hard, at her stripped-back, intimate and honest best.

★★★★★ ‘had the crowd utterly spellbound’ – Herald Sun

★★★★★ ‘Em Rusciano is an irrepressible force of nature.’ – Rip It Up

★★★★★ ‘hilarious!’ – Theatre People

TOUR DETAILS:

Tickets on sale now

Fri 17 Feb (8:30pm) Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA (All Ages)
adelaidefringe.com.au | Ph: 1300 621 255

This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+

emrusciano.com.au | facebook.com/emruscianoofficial
Twitter @EmRusciano | Instagram @EmRusciano
frontiercomedy.com/EmRusciano


FRENCHY
FRENCHY UNLEASHED
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017

Presented by Frontier Comedy

He may look like Big Bird after a fresh buzz-cut, but Frenchy is no muppet! Actor, Rapper, Tinderer –  Frenchy can do it all but his live show is where he really unleashes his anarchic wit…

With his charming, self-deprecating humour Frenchy has achieved critical acclaim and sold out seasons across Australia and the UK. Now he’s back with a brand-new hour of inappropriate banter, Gumby-like moves and observational humour. Find out what his 2 million social media followers love about Frenchy – and prepare to be offended!

★★★★½ ‘like driving really really fast to a destination you’ve never been before because you’ve always been slightly too scared of what your mother thinks’ –  The Music

★★★★ ‘Frenchy is a natural gift to the world, even if the world may be in shock for what it is about to receive.’ – FringeReview (UK)

‘Filthy, funny and original.’ – The Herald (UK)

TOUR DETAILS:

Tickets on sale now

Fri 17 Feb (7.30pm) Arkaba Hotel | Adelaide, SA (15+*)
Sat 18 Feb (7.30pm) Arkaba Hotel | Adelaide, SA (15+*)
Fri 10 Mar (9.15pm) Arkaba Hotel | Adelaide, SA (15+*)
Sat 11 Mar (9.15pm) Arkaba Hotel | Adelaide, SA (15+*)
adelaidefringe.com.au | Ph: 1300 621 255

* U18s must be accompanied by parent/guardian

facebook.com/SungaAttack | YouTube: youtube.com/SungaAttack
Twitter @SungaAttack | Instagram @SungaAttack
frontiercomedy.com/Frenchy17 


JOSH WADE
ME, MYSELF & CUNNY
FEBRUARY 2017

Presented by Frontier Comedy

Sharp-witted online superstar Josh Wade has been selling out stand up shows across the country since he was just 15 years old! Now in 2017 Josh is back with a brand new show Me, Myself & Cunny. In this audio-visual spectacular, Josh explores his relationship with the many masks and characters he has developed throughout his lifetime as an attempt to fit in, and his 20 year quest to find his comedic counterpart – ‘Cunny’.

Josh’s journey of self-discovery touches on the many issues facing Gen Y today – from religion and spirituality to drugs and alcohol to domestic violence and sexual abuse – and how these experiences led to the creation of his most well-known character ‘Cunny’. No topic is left untouched in this show that promises to be shocking, crude, uncomfortable, but most all – honest.

★★★★ ‘Rapid-fire, high energy, potty-mouthed comedian.’ – Herald Sun

‘Wade has mastered the recipe of tongue-in-cheek, razor-sharp wit, audience participation and remarkable natural talent. Needless to say, the world can’t get enough of his entertaining vulgarity.’ – This Is Radelaide

‘Nothing is safe in this weird and wacky one hour observation of himself and today’s society.’ – Beat Magazine

TOUR DETAILS:

Tickets on sale now

Thu 23 Feb (7:00pm) Tuxedo Cat | Adelaide, SA (18+)
Fri 24 Feb (7:00pm) Tuxedo Cat | Adelaide, SA (18+)
Sat 25 Feb (7:00pm) Tuxedo Cat | Adelaide, SA (18+)
Sun 26 Feb (7:00pm) Tuxedo Cat | Adelaide, SA (18+)
Mon 27 Feb (7:00pm) Tuxedo Cat | Adelaide, SA (18+)
Tue 28 Feb (7:00pm) Tuxedo Cat | Adelaide, SA (18+)
adelaidefringe.com.au | Ph: 1300 621 255

facebook.com/joshwadecomedy | youtube.com/oldschoolbodyparts
Twitter @joshwadecomedy | Instagram @joshwadee
frontiercomedy.com/joshwade


LATE NIGHT
LETTERS & NUMBERS
FEBRUARY 2017

Presented by RiAus in association with Frontier Comedy

Late Night Letter and Numbers! It’s everything Letters and Numbers was, but more with interaction and drinking!

Unrestrained by scripts, our star-studded line-up of irreverent puzzle-busters will take you on a journey that is as unpredictable as it is riotous!

★★★★★ ‘very, very funny…a great show’ – Funny Tonne

‘Late Night Letters and Numbers is everything you remember about the TV show, but interactive and in person…a rollicking evening of puzzles, brain teasers and more.’ – ACMI

TOUR DETAILS:

Tickets on sale now

Thu 16 Feb (9.30pm) RiAus | Adelaide, SA (All Ages)
Fri 17 Feb (9.30pm) RiAus | Adelaide, SA (All Ages)
Sat 18 Feb (9.30pm) RiAus | Adelaide, SA (All Ages)
adelaidefringe.com.au | Ph: 1300 621 255

This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+

facebook.com/LateNightLettersandNumbers
frontiercomedy.com/LateNightLettersandNumbers


NEEL KOLHATKAR
#OBJECTIFYNEEL
FEBRUARY 2017

Presented by Frontier Comedy

Neel Kolhatkar believes that brown men need to be sexually objectified more. He hates political correctness and hates people that say they hate political correctness – and he will tell you why.

Rapid-fire, accent-slinging, no-holds-barred yet boyishly charming Neel is straight-shooting and boundary-breaching. His “disarming charisma” (The Guardian) will leave you comfortable enough to laugh embarrassingly loudly. He’s collected 5 star reviews across the globe, performed to sell-out crowds and left in his wake a trail of dazzled critics and adoring fans. He’s a megastar online with over a million followers across social media.

#ObjectifyNeel is a must see for anyone desensitized by the barrage of useless information fired at them daily. It’s an examination of race, youth, culture and politics through the lens of a cynically optimistic, barbarously honest 22 year old. Whether you want to save trees or make G’s there’s something in this show for everyone.

★★★★★ ‘you need to see Neel Kolhatkar…he will have you wishing the show hadn’t been only an hour’ – Broadway Baby (UK)

★★★★★ ‘clever, incisive and outright hilarious’ – Theatre People

★★★★★ ‘one of the best young comedians that Australia has to offer’ – Weekend Notes

TOUR DETAILS:

Tickets on sale now

Fri 17 Feb (9.15pm) Arkaba Hotel | Adelaide, SA (15+*)
Sat 18 Feb (9.15pm) Arkaba Hotel | Adelaide, SA (15+*)
adelaidefringe.com.au | Ph: 1300 621 255

* U18s must be accompanied by parent/guardian

facebook.com/Neel.Kolhatkar94 | YouTube: youtube.com/NeelK
Twitter @NeelKolhatkar | Instagram @NeelKolhatkar
frontiercomedy.com/NeelKolhatkar


PANTI BLISS
HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES
FEBRUARY 2017

Presented by THISISPOPBABY & Frontier Comedy

The Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped world, exposing the stories behind the makeup – from performance giant to accidental activist – to reveal the National Treasure she is today.

Hilarious and poignant, High Heels in Low Places is a riotous comedy about life after ‘Pantigate’ – making movies and making history. Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, this is a comedy about a life well lived, in which Panti promises to ‘say the un-sayable’.

★★★★★ ‘courageous and hilariously honest…fabulously entertaining’ Ed Fest Mag (UK)

★★★★★ ‘funny, level-headed, thought-provoking’ – TV Bomb (UK)

★★★★★ ‘exquisitely tart-tongued comedy…electrically revealing and masterful.’ – The Irish Times (UK)

TOUR DETAILS:

Tickets on sale now

Fri 17 Feb (9.50pm) Gluttony | Adelaide, SA (All Ages)
Sat 18 Feb (9.50pm) Gluttony | Adelaide, SA (All Ages)
Sun 19 Feb (9.50pm) Gluttony | Adelaide, SA (All Ages)
adelaidefringe.com.au | Ph: 1300 621 255

This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+

facebook.com/Panti | Twitter @PantiBliss | Instagram @PantiBliss
frontiercomedy.com/PantiBliss


THE WUDIDONGA ARTS REVUE
FEBRUARY 2017

Presented by Frontier Comedy

The stars of hit parodies Wolf Creek The Musical & The Sound of Nazis are back! In 2016, Fringe World Best Comedy Nominee Kel Balnaves and Adelaide Comedian of the Year Leigh Qurban joined forces to create one of the most bizarre comedy shows to ever hit Fringe – The Wudidonga Arts Revue. The show quickly became a cult hit, grabbing glowing reviews and leaving audiences in stitches and completely flummoxed as they tried to figure out what they had just witnessed (and why that bloke was wearing salami undies!) Now in 2017 Kel and Leigh are back with crowd favourite The Wudidonga Arts Revue by popular demand.

Welcome to the Wudidonga RSL. Something dodgy is going on. One of the board members has lost all their money on the dogs again. If this gets out, shit is going to hit the fan. How the hell are they going to sort this out?  Easy! Put on an Arts Revue and raise money. Get the locals to perform. They’re a talented bunch. We’ll even have a raffle.  Get along and support. It’s all for a good cause. A mad and bizarre sketch comedy created by Wolf Creek The Musical’s Kel Balnaves and The Sound of Nazi’s Leigh Qurban. Tickets are sure to sell fast to the encore performance of this unpredictable crowd pleaser, get in quick!

★★★★ – The Advertiser

★★★★ – Rip It Up  

‘To put this show into a succinct summary would be impossible – it’s mad, deranged, grotesque and utterly hilarious neo-comedy. It’s so funny the people around me were doubled over in laughter…this is an hour of utter absurdity.’ – TREv

TOUR DETAILS:

Tickets on sale now

Fri 17 Feb (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sat 18 Feb (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sun 19 Feb (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Tue 21 Feb (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Wed 22 Feb (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Thu 23 Feb (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Fri 24 Feb (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sat 25 Feb (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Sun 26 Feb (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Tue 28 Feb (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Wed 1 Mar (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Thu 2 Mar (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
Fri 3 Mar (8.30pm) The Producers Bar | Adelaide, SA (18+*)
adelaidefringe.com.au | Ph: 1300 621 255

This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+

* U18s must be accompanied by parent/guardian

facebook.com/kelbalnavescomedy | facebook.com/leighqurbancomedy
Twitter @kelbalnaves | Twitter @leighqurban
frontiercomedy.com/wudidongaartsrevue

 

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