Hold on to your seats Wollongong! The hilarious blokes from the Aussie Comedy Club Tour are hitting the stage at Wollongong Comedy for ONE NIGHT ONLY this Saturday, 22 August.
Bringing a whole lot of crazy and an abundance of laughs, Chris “The Bloke” Franklin, The Nelson Twins and Evan Hocking are pumped and ready to deliver you a night of supreme stand-up comedy.
Chris “The Bloke’ Franklin
In 2000, Chris “The Bloke’ Franklin became our most unlikeliest chart toppers with ‘Bloke’, a parody of Meredith Brooks’ classic feminist siren call ‘Bitch’, which etched Chris into Australian music history.
The song opened doors for Chris and he toured with bands like Rose Tattoo, The Angels, The Screaming Jets and The Radiators, and hosted events like the Deneliquin Blues and Roots and The Phil Emmanuel Memorial Concert .
And it wasn’t only the average Aussie bloke who loved the song.
“I have also had people like Hugh Jackman, Kevin Rudd and Keanu Reeves tell me how much they enjoyed the song.” – Chris
So does ‘Bloke’ accurately represent the real Chris Franklin?
“Bloke is definitely in my DNA but it is of course an amplified version of me. I don’t share a lot of the views of the character in the song, being pro gay marriage, pro refugees & immigration and pro equal rights for everyone, I do however love V8 Supercars, AC/DC, VB and Jack Daniels. I may be private school educated but I am most comfortable in my flanno, singlet and thongs.” – Chris Franklin
Writing more hilarious parodies such as ”Mullethead” and “Beer Is My Poison”, Chris hinting that he has recently been busy working on a new parody.
Will we hear the new parody on Saturday night? Maybe. Chris sends his advanced apologies to any Robbie Williams fans!
The Nelson Twins
Unique comedy duo The Nelson Twins are made up of twin brothers Chris and Justin.
Performing for the past 6 years, they have appeared live on the NRL Footy Show and toured all the major comedy venues across Australia, winning several comedy awards.
Popular for their quick witted one liners, Justin reflected on their journey in stand-up comedy.
“I have always been funny and I’m waiting for Chris to start.” – Justin
Raised in rural NSW, the lads with the big bush ranger beards have taken their rise to fame in their stride.
“We’ve handled our rising fame with a great deal of poverty and anonymity.”
With a perfect mix of sibling love and rivalry, this pair know how to have fun…mostly at each other’s expense.
“We were part of a show called How To Win At Everything on National Geographic where we played guinea pigs for a number of different science experiments, Justin had to poor the hottest chili sauce on the hottest vindaloo curry and eat it. I’ve never seen someone sweat and cry at the same time, it was gold.” – Chris
After taking the leap of faith to full time stand-up comedian, Melbourne based Evan Hocking hasn’t looked back.
Performing solo shows at the 2016 and 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, with ‘Evan is a Place on Earth‘ and ‘The Morning After‘, the comedian admits life has been busy.
“I didn’t eat today so it’s not going that well, no it’s been good. I’ve just got to keep gigging and getting my name out there, otherwise I might have to apply for “Married At First Sight” to boost my profile” – Evan
Finding material for continual comedy acts can also have its challenges but Evan has a plan.
“Most of it comes from life experiences but sometimes life isn’t that exciting so I have to get drunk and do something stupid for material” – Evan
Don’t spend the night sitting on the couch when you could be laughing your ass off with these boys.
The Aussie Pub Comedy Tour is proudly presented by Wollongong Comedy and the Classic Comedy Company.
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Doors open: 8pm
Show time: 8.30pm
The Builders Basement Bar
61 Church St
$20.00 at the door (subject to availability)