After a sensational sellout New Year’s Eve show with Fiona O’Loughlin, the perennially popular Big Gig at the Ballina RSL kicks off the 2012 program with a very special performance by comedian Greg Sullivan direct from his whirlwind tour of Singapore.
Dalby-born Greg Sullivan has never lost his country-boy charm. With a natural intelligence that outshone the average cowboy, Sullivan learnt that if he couldn’t keep his head down then he’d better become a standup comedian. It was a natural choice for Sully who suddenly found the perfect venue for his voracious appetite for knowledge, trivia and hitherto unknown facts about human existence.
Sullivan is one of the most experienced and accomplished standup comics and entertainment personalities around. He worked at Triple M for 14 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’Loughlin on Saturday Night, The Today Show and A Current Affair.
Despite a lack of sporting prowess, Greg has entertained at functions for the Queensland Reds, the Queensland Bulls, the Brisbane Broncos and the Brisbane Lions, and stayed in camp with the Queensland State of Origin team.
Through his affable charisma, dedication and entertainment value, Sully has developed an eminent and likeable public profile throughout Australia, and it’s no wonder. Sully just isn’t one of the funniest blokes on the circuit, he’s also one of the most generous.
Greg is joined by support act Silvina, the Uruguay-born, Israel-raised girl from Ocean Shores. Silvina has just returned from a season at Woodford Folk Festival, has performed at Nimbin Mardi Grass and is a regular on the local comedy scene. MC Mandy Nolan is back again with her signature self-effacing rant on love, life and the universe. Free at 8pm tonight at the Ballina RSL.