It will be noice, different and unusual – and it’s the live comedy coup of the decade!
Australia’s favourite mother and daughter Kath & Kim will appear live onstage at World’s Funniest Island – the duo’s first ever ticketed live gig in Australia – on Cockatoo Island, October 16 and 17.
Loved by millions, Kath & Kim aka Jane Turner and Gina Riley will leave the comfy surrounds of Fountain Lakes to venture on stage on both Saturday and Sunday where they’ll be hosting special shows with a group of top comedy acts.
The World’s Funniest Island 2010 star billing is now complete: Kath & Kim, Wil Anderson, The Umbilical Brothers, Lady Julia Morris, Police Academy’s Michael Winslow, Heath Franklin’s Chopper, Fiona O’Loughlin, The Axis of Awesome plus 183 other brilliant Australian and international artists.
Announcing the addition of Kath & Kim to the line up today, World’s Funniest Island Director John Pinder said: “This really is a huge comedy coup for World’s Funniest Island. Gina and Jane are Australia’s biggest comedy stars and they are hosting their first-ever Australian live shows with us. We’re feeling a bit a little bit special.”
Kath & Kim added: “We are extounded to be invited to the World’s most yumerous Island. We are currently on a specific cruise as we speak and doing all the Islands. We can’t wait to drop in to World’s Funniest and getting a couple more lays when we arrive. We hear it’s just like Ibiza…but funny.”
World’s Funniest Island has also just announced New York comedy legend Paul Provenza, the director and co-creator of the cult hit movie The Artistocrats and author of the new book Satiristas! Aussie favourite from The Chaser, Julian Morrow is hosting a wild panel show called Satiristas!, with Provenza, US Fox News saboteur Lee Camp, five times Emmy nominee Will Durst, and Australia’s own grand master stirrer and living legend Rod Quantock.
They join the cream of Australian and international comedy talent performing across 15 stages, transforming the former colonial prison and naval dockyard and its unique buildings, tunnels and bomb shelters.
Other international talent includes the return of the hit show Allah Made Me Funny, six of the hottest young US up-and-coming stand up comics in The United States of Funny. The other Aussie headliners include Peter Berner, Beached Az Bro Live, Tom Ballard, Tom Gleeson, Mikey Robins, Claire Hooper, and Christa Hughes in Beer Drinking Woman.
The event packs in everything funny from top comics, sketch shows, comedy burlesque and cabaret to the best of campus comedy. World’s Funniest Island is presented by Australian Comedy Festival, Chugg Entertainment and Jigsaw Entertainment. The NSW Government through Events NSW is a major supporter of World’s Funniest Island.
The event is listed on the NSW Master Events Calendar alongside a range of vibrant arts and entertainment events highlighting Sydney’s creative energy. Special ferries run day and night all weekend and are included in the ticket price.
For more information visit www.worldsfunniestisland.com
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