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April 21, 2021

Interview with Dave Callan

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Dave Callan and dancers bring comedy dance spectacular to Byron

Does the idea of a large hairy viking recreating classic music video clips live on stage tickle your giggle bone? If so, then the multimedia extravaganza A Little Less Conversation is a show not to be missed.

After years on the circuit as a stand up comedian Dave got bored with just chatting for an hour every night. He wanted to find a way to deliver a schmicko show that surprised his crowd. That’s how A Little Less Conversation was born.

‘The joke is that I have to nail it,’ says Callan. ‘All these routines – I’m doing them properly, but obviously because of the way my body is, I’m a bit unco anyway.’

Callan dances to Britney, to Rihanna with umbrellas – it’s really something.

A Little Less Conversation is structured as a demonstrative journey through the history of dance, and the interwoven stand-up segments are designed to add further insight to the narrative.

‘I talk about iconic dances through time. I talk about The Twist. I talk about Michael Jackson doing the Moonwalk for the first time and segue into talking about why he has to grab his dick so much. You’ve got to sneak dick jokes in, so it’s great to have a theme that will allow you to do that.’

Dave Callan is the Irish born star of Triple J radio and original Rove cast member. He is also recognisable from his appearances on Spicks and Specks, The Comedy Festival Gala and the adventures of the Good News Week cast. He is currently a regular on Good Game on ABC 2. He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival and toured Britain, South East Asia, the U.S. and vast sprawl of the empire of Hobart. You might have seen Dave, but until you’ve seen A Little Less Conversation, you ain’t seen nuthin!

Dave Callan and his dancers present A Little Less Conversation at The Byron Comedy Festival on Saturday 15 May at 9pm.

For more program information go to byroncomedyfest.com


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