FUNNY IN THE HEAD Comedy Gala for Mental Health & Suicide Prevention 18+ Only
Thursday, November 15 2012, 8.00pm
Funny in the Head Comedy Gala
Featuring International Headline performer: Wil Anderson, MC Bev Killick, Sean Choolburra, Greg Sullivan, Mark McConville & Fiona McGary.
Award winning stand up comedian, television host, writer and podcaster. According to the Age 2010, ‘Few comics combine sharp political satire and dick jokes as well as Wil Anderson.’ Currently the host of ABC’s very popular Gruen Transfer & a regular guest on US late nite chat show Chelsea Lately, Anderson is not just a smart arse ‘he’s a very talented smart arse’ The Herald Sun, 2010. For more about Wil, go to www.wilanderson.com.au
Bev’s life has become all about boobs when she was asked to perform as a Bosum Buddy in Busting Out! Of course she accepted the Busting Out! offer and has now toured for the last 4 years in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and Edinburgh Festival. Bev is also touring with Wild Women of Comedy and doing solo stand up shows around the nation. With appearances on Kath & Kim, and spots with Weird Al Yankovic, plus a trot as a special guest on the hit show Pizza, she ended up marring her Lighting Guy on Surprise Wedding! Bev is one wild woman!www.alist.com.au/a-list-artists/bev-killick
Australia’s hottest and deadliest indigenous comedian. Sean’s history includes performances at the Sydney Opera House and the MICF. In 2007 he hosted the Deadly Funnies final at the Melbourne Town Hall. He is in constant demand as an MC/Comic on the corporate circuit, has toured extensively and recently performed at the Darwin festival, the Adelaide Fringe festival, The Woodford Folk festival and the Croc festival. Television appearances include the NRL Footy Show and Network 10’s “Thank God You’re Here’ www.seanchoolburra.com
One of the most experienced and accomplished stand up comics and entertainment personalities around. Sully worked at Triple M for fourteen years, as a writer for the first seven, and then graduating to co-host of the top-rating breakfast show “The Cage’. He has been invited to the world famous Improv Comedy Club in Los Angeles, performed at major festivals such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala, and has appeared in a variety of roles on television shows such as Good News Week, Home Delivered Humour, O’Loghlin on Saturday Night, The Today Show and A Current Affair.www.gregsullivan.com.au
Mark McConville –
has been seen on all of the major commercial TV channels as well as being a featured comic on the Comedy Channels “Home Delivered Comedy’. Radio stations haven’t escaped his attention either, having been heard around the country under the “Home Grown Humour’ banner, but to be fully appreciated, he has to be seen live. He is the founder and director of Comedy Unlimited. A project that aims to use comedy as a strategy for improving mental health in all walks of life.
– has performed as a standup comedian for Ten Years, both nationally and internationally, she has performed in every comedy venue in the country along side comedy legends such as Jim Oin, Adam Hills, Arj Barker, Judith Lucy, Will Anderson, Dave Hughes and many more. She has appeared on the ABC, Channel Seven’s Comedy Series FMVTV and The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up Australia. Also been heard on radio with Triple M Breakfast show, B105, Hot Fm Gold Coast and featured on the popular Home Grown Humour Series that was broadcast Australia wide on several networks.
Vanessa Wagner –
is one of Australia’s most colourful and entertaining identities. For seven years she coordinated and hosted the spectacularly successful Drag Race Meet at Bondi Beach for the Sydney Fringe Festival. She is proud dance mistress of her very own Crystal Stepz Dance Company, creating works of a kind rarely seen! She Co-hosted the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade telecasts on Channel Ten for 5 years.