Comedian, writer and actor Neel Kolhatkar will return to Adelaide in May 2018 with his fifth nationwide solo outing: Neel Kolhatkar Live. Neel will perform at Rhino Room for one night only on Saturday 26 May – tickets on sale now.

Since skyrocketing to internet stardom a few years ago and subsequently earning over a million followers worldwide, Neel has continued to build an impressive live following, with his 2017 national tour culminating in a sell-out show to thousands at Sydney’s iconic Enmore Theatre.

2017 also saw Neel release his second self-produced stand-up special Neel Before Me which has collected hundreds of thousands of views across the globe, and have a show commissioned on ABC Comedy, Virgin Bush, which sees Neel head to the bush to meet the locals and try his hand at sheep shearing, pigeon racing, bow hunting, rally driving and bull riding.

★★★★★ ‘Uncanny impersonations, entertaining observations – Neel has been making waves in the Aussie comedy scene…and can’t be described as anything short of a star.’ – This Is Radelaide

★★★★½ ‘Fearless and feisty, Neel Kolhatkar’s is a voice that everyone can resonate with, the only setback is the hour not lasting long enough’ – In Review

Neel’s insightful, hard-hitting and at times scathing commentary on topics ranging from youth, media, gender and race, coupled with his array of character voices, impressions, crowd-work and charismatic stage presence has charmed audiences across the globe. Neel is making waves overseas, with runs at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and performing by invitation as a part of the New York Comedy Festival.

After winning the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national Class Clowns Competition at fifteen, Neel was invited (in both 2010 and 2011) to perform at the Festival’s Teenage Gala – a showcase of Australia’s best comedians aged 20 or under, and in 2013 was again handpicked by the festival directors as the youngest of five comics to perform as part of The Comedy Zone, featuring the finest up and coming comedians in the nation.

★★★★ ‘Kolhatkar unapologetically delivers irreverent and uncensored humour examining race, culture, and politics in Australia.’ – Kryztoff Raw

‘A deeply charismatic performer…always the master of accents and facial expressions – Neel is not afraid to rattle some cages’ – The Music

Neel went viral in 2013 with his impressions video Australia In 2 Minutes.This has since been superseded by his popular and provocative short films – in particular Modern Educayshun – which has amassed over  9 million views on YouTube alone. A main cast member of the digital Emmy Award winning TV show #7DaysLater, Neel has also written and performed for SBS’s Stand-Up At Bella Union, The Comedy Channel’s No Laughing Matter, Just For Laughs’ Stand Up Series, ABC TV’s Mediacrity, and SBS’s Comedy Runway pilot Tip Rats.

Don’t miss one of Australian comedy’s brightest young stars, live on stage for one night only at Adelaide’s Rhino Room!

Presented by Frontier Comedy


As part of Perth Comedy Festival:
Sat 28 Apr (7:00pm) Heath Ledger Theatre | Perth, WA (All Ages) | Ph: 13 28 49

As part of Sydney Comedy Festival:
Fri 11 May (9:30pm) Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW (All Ages) | Ph: 13 28 49

Sat 26 May (7:30pm) Rhino Room | Adelaide, SA (All Ages) NEW SHOW!

This event is recommended for patrons aged 15+ | Youtube:
Twitter @NeelKolhatkar | Instagram @NeelKolhatkar