Catch the comic travellers

Catch the comic travellers

The ‘Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow’ and ‘RAW Comedy’ will be held on November 11 and 12 in the City. RAW Comedy India heats is being held for the third consecutive year. It aims to find, encourage and showcase great new talent.

This year’s RAW Comedy India winner will win a trip to Melbourne to perform in the ‘RAW Comedy National Grand’ as part of the ‘2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’. Guest mentors from the Roadshow lineup will also hold workshops for the ‘RAW Comedy’ contestants in Bengaluru, prepping the best up-and-coming Indian comedy talent before they perform in front of a live audience.

The cast of comic travellers heading to Bengaluru include Ronny Chieng, Kate McLennan, Elbowskin, Nish Kumar and David Williams. Chieng has had record-breaking sold-out seasons in 2012 and 2013 at ‘Melbourne International Comedy Festival’ and ‘Sydney Comedy Festival’. Starring on ‘TV’s Problems’, ‘It’s a Date’, ‘Legally Brown’, ‘Dirty Laundry Live’, ‘Tractor Monkeys’, he’s been invited to the ‘Just For Laughs Festival’ in Montreal.

Kate McLennan has gained reputation as one of Australia’s funniest ladies, most notably working as a character comedian on ‘The Mansion’ for the Comedy Channel and the 2009 Logies ‘Road to Gold’ sketches. Kate’s other television credits include ‘The Project’,  ‘Offspring’, ‘Live From Planet Earth’, ‘Studio A’, ‘The Mansion’, ‘The Nation’, ‘Let Loose Live’, and ‘It’s a Date’.

Melbourne musical comedy duo Elbowskin has been entertaining crowds around Australia and the world since 2003. Their cheeky brand of musical comedy has seen them emerge as one of the best musical headline acts in the country, performing in front of sell-out crowds at the ‘Melbourne International Comedy Festival’ and ‘Adelaide Fringe Festival’, and the ‘Edinburgh Fringe Festival’.

Fresh from a sell-out season at London’s Soho Theatre and a nomination for Best Show at the ‘2013 Leicester Comedy Festival’, Nish Kumar is a witty, canny stand up, delivering astute comic observations and en-pointe punch lines. He has also filmed an episode of Stewart Lee’s ‘Alternative Comedy Experience’ for Comedy Central, due to air in 2014.

David Williams is the James Bond of comedy. Sharp, witty and charismatic –
Dave has been working in comedy for over 15 years throughout Australia and the
UK and winning awards ever since he started.

Known for his theatrical physicality and tendency to improvise, David’s constant high standard means he will continue to work alongside the world’s best.  The ‘RAW Comedy India National Final’ will be held on November 11 pm, 8 pm at The Biere Club and the Roadshow will be held on November 12, 8 pm at Indigo Live Music Bar.

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