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Melbourne-based comedian Mick Neven headlines The Big Gig Comedy Night at the Ballina RSL this Thursday.

Mick’s journey into the world of comedy illustrates one of the laws of the business: You can’t just become a comedian, comedy picks you.

For comedian Mick Neven, it was clear from the outset that this dry-witted chap was a natural. His first gig was at the Gold Coast Arts Centre in October 2003 when he qualified for the semifinals of the ‘Legends of Laughter’ competition. Two gigs later he won the princely sum of $300 and decided that standup comedy was easier than working. How wrong could one man be?

Beneath his laidback and approachable on-stage persona, Mick has a sharp wit and skill for observation and storytelling that makes his comedy something that resonates with his audience. While he admits in hindsight that standup comedy is a lot harder than a real job, Mick is keen to focus on the positives. ‘But at least you can sleep in, and you get free drinks.’

Mick is joined by Dominick Reynteins, a dry-witted UK comedian who also performs a comically terrifying lock-himself-in-a-box-and-then-insert-knives routine!

MC for the evening is none other than mother of five, comedian Mandy Nolan. ‘I’ve stopped making babies now,’ she laughs ‘and started making trouble!’ Mandy’s outrageous antics always cause a stir!

Show starts at 8pm and is FREE!


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