Comicus Erectus comes to a Comedy Festival near you!

The Adelaide Fringe Festival of 2012 will be the first time that four of the world’s best ethnic stand-up comedians take the stage together. The brand new show is hilariously funny and appropriate for the whole family, produced by the team who brought us IL DAGO and IL DAGO II.

The new show is titled ‘Comicus Erectus – The Ethnic Comedy Evolution’ and Adelaide audiences can catch it at the Arkaba throughout the Adelaide Fringe Festival between February 24th and March 18th. Melbourne audiences can catch the show at various venues as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from March 21st to April 15th.

‘Comicus Erectus – The Ethnic Comedy Evolution’ has a cast consisting of one of the most recognisable faces on Australian television, best known for his role as Memo on Acropolis Now, in George Kapiniaris; international comedy superstar Joe Avati, from Australia, who has a massive following in Canada that has inspired a new wave of ethnic comedians; Basile is from the US and has a worldwide fan base among English speaking Greeks. Tahir, the Turkish Australian comedy sensation, is hosting the event and he is a favourite with Generation Y due to appearing regularly on Fat Pizza, Swift and Shift and Housos.

Wog gags of the 80’s and 90’s may be tried and true but they have been well and truly left behind in this show that demonstrates an evolution from there and brings ‘WOG’ into the modern era. Each of these talented comics get up and perform their routines about growing up with an ethnic background before a surprise finish uniting the funny four for a finale that will do more than just tickle your funny bones.

Naturally this show appeals to those with an ethnic background who can relate because of their own migrant parents and grandparents. The crowds at the IL DAGO shows demonstrate a diversity indicating that audiences of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy and appreciate the wog humour employed in these shows.


Comicus Erectus

‘Comicus Erectus – The Comedy Revolution’ is a clean and profanity-free show which ensures that all the family can attend and get a giggle. IL DAGO and IL DAGO II had fans ranging between 8 and 90 in attendance so it goes to show that this show really is all ages!

Audiences at these shows can expect over two hours from these four comics, all of whom are headliners in their own right.

Tickets on Sale from December 10, 2011.

Venue and ticketing details:

Friday 24 February – Sunday 18 March 2012 
Arkaba Adelaide
150 Glen Osmond Rd Fullerton SA
Bookings 1300 374 643
adelaidefringe.com.au  –
Other Resellers Bounce Entertainment 0435 131 590 / Nick Fazzalari 0412 833 334

Wednesday 21 March 2012
TRAK
445 Toorak Road Toorak  3142
Ph : 9826 9000
www.trakloungebar.com ticketmaster.com
8pm  LAUNCH NIGHT

Thursday 22 March 2012
Dragonfly Theatre Restaurant
255 – 257 Mickleham Road Tullamarine VIC 3043
Bookings (03)9330 3111
www.dragonflyrestaurant.com.au 8pm

Friday 23 March 2012
Veneto Club
191 Bulleen Road Bulleen
Bookings 9850 7111
venetoclub.com.au 8pm

Saturday 24 March 2012
Furlan Club
1 Matisi St Thornbury
Bookings 9484 0477
furlanclub.com.au 8.30pm

Sunday 25 March 2012
Abruzzo Club
377 Lygon Street East Brunswick
Bookings 9387 5955
abruzzoclub.com.au 7pm

Thursday 29 March 2012
Clocktower Theatre
750 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
8pm Bookings 9243 9191

Friday 30 March 2012
Casa’D’Abruzzo
55 O’Hearns Road Epping
8.30pm Bookings  9401 4452

Saturday 31 March  2012
Alexander Theatre
Monash University Building 7, Clayton Campus
Bookings 9905 1111 8pm
www.monash.edu/mapa

Sunday 1 April 2012
Comics Lounge
26 Errol Street North Melbourne
Bookings (03) 9348 9488
www.thecomicslounge.com.au 7pm

Wednesday 4 April 2012
Chapel Off Chapel
12 Little Chapel Street Prahran
Bookings 8290 7000
chapeloffchapel.com.au 8pm

Thursday 5 April 2012
Chapel Off Chapel
12 Little Collins Street Prahran
Bookings 8290 7000
chapeloffchapel.com.au 8pm

Saturday 7 April 2012
Dallas Brooks Hall
300 Albert Street East Melbourne 8pm
Tickets through Pantheon Music (Brunswick) 9387 2277
Caras Music (City) 9662 3133
Caras Music (Oakleigh) 9569 7033
Nikos Quality Cakes (Oakleigh) 9569 6338
Mondo Music  (Carlton) 9347 1030

Sunday 8 April 2012
Comics Lounge
26 Errol Street North Melbourne
Bookings (03) 9348 9488 7pm
www.thecomicslounge.com.au
Tickets through Pantheon Music (Brunswick) 9387 2277
Caras Music (City) 9662 3133
Caras Music (Oakleigh) 9569 7033
Nikos Quality Cakes (Oakleigh) 9569 6338
Mondo Music  (Carlton) 9347 1030

Wednesday 11 April 2012
Restaurant
5 Eaton Mall Oakleigh.
Bookings 8564 9555 8pm

Thursday 12 April 2012
Abruzzo Club
377 Lygon Street East Brunswick
Bookings 9387 5955
abruzzoclub.com.au 8pm

Friday 13 April 2012
Veneto Club
191 Bulleen Road Bulleen
Bookings 9850 711103
venetoclubmelbourne.com.au 8pm

Saturday 14 April 2012
Furlan Club
1 Matisi St Thornbury
Bookings : 9484 0477
furlanclub.com.au  8.30pm

Sunday 15 April 2012
Alexander Theatre
Monash University Building 7, Clayton Campus
Bookings : 9905 1111 7pm
www.monash.edu/mapa

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