Brand new ethnic comedy proves a smash hit
COMICUS ERECTUS – THE ETHNIC COMEDY EVOLUTION – Tickets are selling like hot felafels!
“ ….brilliant …. hilarious …. lots of laughs.” 4/5 stars (The Messenger)
“There's comedy, there's songs, there's comedy with songs and definitely something for everyone ethnic, or otherwise.” (The Advertiser)
“ … there is little doubt you will be thoroughly entertained by these four outstanding comedians … each is highly personable, possess excellent comic timing and they are all just bloody hilarious!” (Rip It Up)
Adelaide audiences and critics have spoken. Wogs are still funny and there’s a fresh new take on ethnic humour in the smash hit, the hilariously titled “Comicus Erectus – The Ethnic Comedy Evolution”, starring Joe Avati, George Kapiniaris, Basile and MC Tahir and coming to various venues in Melbourne from Wednesday, March 21st to Sunday, April 15th.
Since its world premiere at Adelaide Fringe last month, “Comicus Erectus” has been bringing the full house down, playing to sold out shows, with additional shows being scheduled daily, due to popular demand.
The guys will take the show to Melbourne’s suburbs and key city venues, with 20 shows scheduled across town from March 21st to April 15th joining the Melbourne International Comedy Festival program on March 29th.
Kapiniaris is arguably one of the most recognized faces on Australian television and best-known as Memo from Acropolis Now. International comedy superstar from Australia, Joe Avati, laughingly refers to himself as “the most famous comedian you’ve never heard of”, referring to his massive following in Canada, where he holds records for being the fastest selling stand-up comedian and having top selling comedy album. Joe is a food fanatic and a qualified food scientist. We have him to thank for his part in the creation of the iconic Streets Magnum! Direct from New York is Emmy Award-winning Basile - who has garnered a worldwide fan base amongst the English speaking Greek community and if you ask him nicely, might just do his famous Bullwinkle J Moose voice … he IS the voice of the much-loved cartoon character for Universal!
As host of “Comicus Erectus”, Turkish Australian comedy sensation Tahir, will have you on the floor, with his quick wit that made him a favourite with the Gen Ys through his regular appearances on Fat Pizza, Swift & Shift and Housos.
Evolving from the tried and true wog gags of the 80s and 90s, “Comicus Erectus – The Comedy Evolution” sees each of these comics getting up and performing their hilarious routines about growing up with an ethnic background, whilst setting out to prove that wog humour has moved on from fluffy dice and Monaros. This is “WOG” in the modern era. A surprise finish will see the fab four unite for a finale that is bound to have you in stitches until the very end.
Don’t miss out!