COMEDY AT MARDIGRASS 2016
Longer, Stronger, HIGHER! with HOSS
Hemp Olympix Sports Show: Nimbin Town Hall, Saturday April 30,
Saturday night at MardiGrass will be more fun
than ever with the premiere of the Hemp Olympix Sports Show
(HOSS). HOSS is sort of Graham Norton meets the Footy Show.
Hosted by MardiGrass's resident comedians and Hemp Olympix officials,
Alan Glover and S Sorrensen, HOSS will discuss, dissect and
deride historical and current trends in Hemp sports. Special
guests include sporting comedian Steady Eddy, politician Fiona
Patten (Australian Sex Party), medicinal cannabis experts Abe
Acton (Colorado) and Ajia Mae Moon (Canada), plus more. HOSS
will also feature selected athletes from the Hemp Olympix revealing
their sporting secrets. Their sporting efforts from that day
will be reviewed by the panel on the big HOSS screen. Ain't
nothing funnier than sport.
Steady Eddy has been regular
guest on the Midday Show with Ray Martin, Tonight Live with
Steve Vizard, A Country Practice and State Coroner. He's toured
with Midnight Oil and done a zillion comedy gigs (and glasses
of bourbon). But now Steady is a hippy. He loves MardiGrass,
and is a keen fan of the Hemp Olympix.
Alan Glover & S Sorrensen
Alan is a comedian who has made
'em laugh all over the world. He has work on televison and done
shows at clubs, comedy festivals, folk festivals and little
tiny bars way back of Bourke. He and S share a love of sport,
and he is a certified Hemp Olympix official.
S Sorrensen: Comedian, writer
and former world bong-throw champion (Stockholm Hemp Olympix,
1986), S calls Nimbin home, and, along with his mate Alan, devotes
his life to the pursuit of sporting perfection.
Presented by the Laugh Mob, “Laughing on the Grass”
Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Disco Sista's Tent, Indica Arena,
every evening from 6pm
Laugh Mob is a Sydney based production company that provide
entertainment solutions in comedy, from corporate to festivals
we pick the best acts and bring them to you!
Laugh Mob Presents:
Marty Bright has taken his individual brand of physical and
observational hybrid comedy across Australia. He has been part
of Sydney Comedy Festival: Breakout Showcase, FRESH and Sydney
Comedy Festival Roadshow. Most recently Brighty Boy performed
across North America, appearing at LA's Comedy Store and New
York's Carolines Comedy Club.....Marty Bright is proudly brought
to you by SpaceCake.
Arnie Pie has been embarrassing himself on stage
for a few years now, bombing at comedy venues across the city
of Sydney. He's even stretched his failures in & around
interstate Australia, the UK & New York City. In other news,
Bruce Griffiths (Stand up comic, Good News Week) has stated
that Arnold, "Walked on like he was born to do it &
proceeded to tear the roof off". Growing up as a kid, Arnold
had a phobia of buttons...
'Ethnic' comedians, have long mined their difference
for comedy gold. Ruven takes this raw material, and goes further,
fashions it into finer detailed character observations that
take the usual "my mother talks like this" and turn
them on their head, forging combinations of race, popular culture
and identity to reveal something new and very funny for the
Sam seems in many ways, a Victorian time traveller,
filtering his comic tales and observations through the persona
of an angry arts student. With his own blend of steam-punk humour
and intellectual reflection and touch of the absurd, he holds
his own special brass and copper framed mirror up to contemporary
life and shows the audience how everyday realities are often
deeply strange and funny.
Kyles operates in what seems to be a goofy haze;
easily lifting the audience up to the same high spirits as himself.
Once there, he reveals an a skill for surreal interludes into
the absurd, showing his very genuine childlike sense of wonder
in the world around him - a place which he reveals to the crowd
as a baffling but very amusing place to be. 420 is my Hanukkah!