Culture Roundup – Wednesday 24 February, 2016

fred-langFred Lang at the Big Gig

A comedian’s material is only ever as good as her or his insights.

Comedian Fred Lang has led an interesting life; couple this with a strong sense of the ironic and you have comedy gold.

Fred draws his material from those everyday experiences, whether it’s his interest in immigration (both his parents escaped from Eastern Europe after WWII). Or his belief that youth gets it way too easily nowadays. (He has no children, automatically making him an authority!).

Fred’s comedy is, and always will be, pertinent, insightful, clever and funny.

His humour has been described as: ‘Forged in the furnace of current affairs and sharpened nightly against the steel of public opinion, Fred’s irreverence is razor sharp. Before your very eyes, Fred masterfully sews into the complacent and contented cloth of public life a thread of colour bright enough to light the way to the nearest psychiatric ward!’ Storyteller, comedian, raconteur Fred Lang is in demand for sportsmen’s luncheons around the country and even old Kevin Rudd couldn’t resist his charms: ‘Your performance was the perfect way to end the speeches of what has been a successful evening’.

Fred Lang is the feature comedian at the monthly cult comedy event The Big Gig at the Ballina RSL.

With Paul McMahon as MC and Nick Penn as support this is sure to be a night of mirth and merriment!

(Mandy Nolan will be in Adelaide at the Fringe Festival with Ellen Briggs but promises to be back in March with a whole fresh swag of jokes in tow!)

Thursday at the Ballina RSL. 8pm. Free entry.

Find out what’s on your Path To Love

Path of Love invite interested or curious folk along to Celebration of Love. This is a party open to everyone interested in having a Path of Love experience! Path of Love, a seven-day retreat that has been life changing for many people, is already well known in this area.

Celebration of Love is a way of finding out more about the process, and hanging out in the Path of Love space. It is open to everyone, whether you have done Path of Love or not, and is an opportunity to meet people in the POL community – and of course to dance.

The night will start at 6pm with a guided meditation and experience of the Path of Love process, led by the Path of Love leaders, Alima and Samved. This will go until 7.30, when there is the opportunity to purchase some yummy vegetarian food. The music and dancing starts at 8.30 and goes until 11(ish). All are welcome here. We hope you can make it. Saturday 5 March at the Mullumbimby Civic Centre from 6pm.

$25/$20 presale – info: 0404 093 865 or [email protected]

Back by popular demand – Jimeoin

Jimeoin is acclaimed as one of the hottest standup comics of this generation – a true comedy master. A prolific writer with an exceptional audience rapport, he is known and loved for his brilliantly funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of everyday life. Internationally, Jimeoin has toured to great acclaim from New York to New Zealand, Aspen to Amsterdam, the Middle East to the Far East. He has also performed around Europe and the UK and is a regular invitee to the mecca of comedy, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.

Friday 25 March, 8pm. Ballina RSL. 

Such Nice Girls. Appearances can be deceiving.  Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan let their hair down as Women LIke Us - two hours of comedy at Federal Hall on Saturday 5 March. For tix and info go to

Such Nice Girls. Appearances can be deceiving. Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan let their hair down as Women LIke Us – two hours of comedy at Federal Hall on Saturday 5 March. For tix and info go to

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