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May 8, 2021

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Alex Frith’s special burlesque workshop crew: Show Us Ya Wits. Photo Jeff ‘Show us your what?’ Dawson.

The Byron Comedy Fest kicks off in just a few weeks, and alongside their impressive international and national line up are events that are all about community engagement. After all, organisers say the vision for this Festival was always about having fun, and bringing the community together to share a laugh.

The Festival directors Mell Coppin and Zara Noruzi are turning the Byron Surf Club into a funky happening beachfront comedy club where the whole community is invited to come and share the love. With a Saturday morning Laughter Yoga session with Meredith Yardley – what better way to feel uplifted and get yourself ready for a full day of laughter. Feel the healing power of a good old fashioned squealing.

Direct from London, circus director and burlesque teacher Alex Frith has been busy running a very special burlesque workshop called Show Us Ya Wits. For the last five weeks a group of keen amateur and semi-professional performers have been meeting to present a cutting edge gender blending age defying show. MC’d by Mandy Nolan and featuring local legend, Feather. At 82 Feather has moves most people could only dream about! Alex is also getting messy with the kids by running an absolutely awesome slapstick workshop that teaches kids how to throw a punch, how to have fake fights, and how to have an incredible cream pie fight.

Comedian Mandy Nolan will run a stand up comedy workshop for kids the weekend before the Comedy Festival – taking two groups – 8-12 year olds and 13 – 17 years olds through a crash course in stand up. They’ll be performing their first 5 minute comedy routine at the Festival the following Sunday19 May.

Joel Salom teams up with his famous Australia You’ve Got Talent Electric Dog Eric and his REAL dog in a show especially created for the Byron Comedy Fest: Talking Dogs. An incredible family show by the International Man of Circus.

With Glenn Robbins, Dave O’Neil, Peter Rowsthorn, Dave Thornton, Nikki Britton, Mel Buttle, and the best of the Brits, Jeff Green, Bob Franklin and Dan Willis, this is a sensational weekend of comedy that you don’t want to miss out on

Go to the website now to get your tix. Byron Surf Club 17 – 19 May


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