To celebrate the return of Perth’s biggest annual comedy event, the Perth Comedy Festival, we’re giving away tickets to see Luke Heggie on the May 18th at the State Theatre Centre of WA.
PICKING AND CHOOSING YOUR COMEDY BATTLES
With so many shows on offer and such an incredible line-up of talent this year, with little to no chance of seeing every single show, it comes down to picking and choosing your favourites. It’s a real battle though with such an impressive line-up this year.
Personally, having grown up with Julia Morris and been subjected to her style of humour on an almost daily basis (during school term), I like to think my comedy
tolerance appreciation spans far and wide these days.
As such, I tend to approach my show selections for the Festival like a well balanced meal. Starting with some locally grown produce, then a mini feast on our home-grown Aussie talent before working my way up to something with a little more international flavour. That’s not to say that our local Perth talent is starting at the bottom, far from it…
PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL – GALA
The Perth Comedy Festival, kicks off in a big way with a huge GALA event. This special event, brings together international stars, local legends and emerging talents for a hilarious night of comedy at the iconic Regal Theatre. With the May 3rd show already SOLD OUT and tickets for May 10th and 17th selling fast, you’ll need to whip your funny bone into action to secure tickets for this show.
I’ll be attending this one with bells on, which actually means hiding out in the back row in my invisibility cloak hoping that none of the acts require audience participation. I’m pretty sure there is an unwritten rule that people in the back row can’t be targeted. Right?
PCF – THE BIGGEST COMEDY SHOW ON EARTH
This far from traditional comedy show is back for another year with a new venue (State Theatre Centre WA). With an incredible line-up of ten comedic talents from the 2017 Festival, if you are only going to take in one show or you are new to the Festival or live comedy in general, this is possibly as good a place as any to start your Festival journey, especially given tickets start from just $15. At that price, it’s almost like the jokes are on them.
Luke Bolland – (Not) The Bachelor Live – Regal Theatre – April 28
Glen Grimwood & Jez Watts – The Nasty Show – April 28 – 29
Cameron McLaren – 6056 – Regal Theatre 29 – 30
Matt Storer – Small Talk – Regal Theatre – April 29 – 30
Rory Lowe – The Hitchhikers Guide to Australia – Regal Theatre – May 11 – 12
Michael Workman – Nothing You Do Means Anything – State Theatre Centre of WA, May 11 – 14
Squirly – Squirldog-Millionaire – Regal Theatre, May 13 – 14
Suns of Fred – Sex, Drugs & Allergies – State Theatre Centre of WA – May 18
Jez Watts – Sex, Lies & Videogames – Regal Theatre – May 18 – 19
Janelle Koenig – Indoorsy Type – State Theatre Centre – May 20
This year, also brings an incredible bunch of international favourites and newcomers to town with Jason Byrne (IRE), Stephen K Amos (UK), David O’Doherty (IRE), Daniel Sloss (SCO), Urzila Carlson (NZ/SAF), Des Bishop (IRE), Paul Foot (UK), Sarah Callaghan (UK), Larry Dean (UK) and Anne Klinge (GER) alongside Triple J’s Matt Okine and other Aussie’s including Nick Cody, Aunty Donna, Becky Lucas and Luke Heggie.
Speaking of Luke Heggie…
Luke Heggie returns with another harsh but apparently fair show about idiots. You can expect foul language and adult-ish themes.
If you are the kind of person who eats a banana with the string still on, you play competition frisbee, you wear velcro shoes despite being an adult with more than zero arms, you’ve changed your mind after a chef has begun cooking your meal, you’re in charge of a blog, your signature takes longer than 3 seconds to complete, you say “everybody” at the end of a lot of your sentences, you say “that’s a great age” about someone’s children, or you engage in unsolicited traffic direction, then do not come to this show.
I may or may not be in charge of a blog or three… so I guess this show isn’t exactly for me? Perhaps you’ll find me in the foyer in my velcro shoes, signing autographs while directing traffic. What do you think everybody?
Thanks to the Perth Comedy Festival, we have two double passes up for grabs to see Luke Heggie on May 18th at the State Theatre Centre of WA.
To be in the running for one of two double passes, just comment below letting me know…. if you were going to engage in unsolicited traffic direction anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
- Game of skill – the funnier the answer the better!
- Two winners each receive a double pass to see Luke Heggie on May 18th
- Entries Close May 10 (9pm WST)
- Winners have 24 hours to claim prize, otherwise we redraw
- Show tickets only
- Judged by a third ‘mystery’ party
Find out more at www.perthcomedyfestival.com
** We were gifted tickets for this giveaway ** I may or may not own Velcro shoes. I may have once played competition Frisbee. Hasn’t everybody?
Thanks to everyone that has entered so far. Due to tightened security the majority of your comments, especially for ‘guest comments’ will need to be approved before they appear here. Rest assured, we have all your entries.
I NEED to come to Perth. Off to check if there are cheap flights, so I can enter.
Please come to Perth Jane. You could be my glamorous plus one.
The turtle hatchings in Bundaberg, Queensland. It’s on my bucket list.
I believe my blogging friend Zita from It’s Time managed to see the turtles earlier this year and loved it.
Interesting question. I’m with you. I wouldn’t mind seeing Luke Heggie. I would join you in the foyer of his show. Don’t own any Velcro shoes but I could bring a Frisbee.
I think a group of us should band together in our velcros and have a frisbee competition in the carpark afterwards. LOL
I would happily sign up to direct traffic and the ‘mystery’ sound box at one of Adele’s shows, if it meant seeing her show. I missed getting tickets to her show when she came to Perth and I’ve been kicking myself ever since.
Nice one. I missed out on tickets as well. Almost had to switch of social media for the entire Aussie tour.
Too funny. The possibilities are endless. My first choice if I was going to partake in unsolicited traffic direction would be at the running of the bulls. I could have a lot of fun with that one.
I honestly don’t get the running of the bulls. Can you explain it to me? Have you been before? And if so, in what capacity?
In the next Fast & Furious film. Assuming there is going to be one. Because… hmmm I might get to be in the film and meet some of the stars.
I’m new to the F&F films. Still not sure they are my thing but they have an impressive star line-up.
Trying to think outside the square for this one. I keep thinking why I would want to direct traffic in the first place. LOL
My entry (hopefully for the win): In business class on a round the world trip because I desperately want to travel.
Nice one. I might join you.
I’d love to travel back to the UK to see family. Imagine their surprise if I was directing traffic in their street.
How cool would that be. I love a great surprise.
Amsterdam. I was nearly taken out minutes of arriving in the Dutch capital, with my Perthian ‘cars’ mindset obscuring my view of the herd of bikes about to trample me. Therefore, I would return, go Dutch, and instill some order!
My father was born in Amsterdam and I’ve always wanted to visit, so I may have to join you.
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Any supermarket,anywhere ?
Interesting choice Emma.
Perth Stadium for the Ed Sheeran concert. How cool is it that he is coming to Perth.
I know. Will definitely be getting tickets. Hopefully the stadium is actually open by then.
The great barrier reef. I’ve always wanted to snorkel there.
Nice choice Charlie. I hear it’s not as impressive as it use to be thanks to coral bleaching but it would still be an amazing experience.
Interesting question. My take on it would be on the other side of the world because I would love to travel.
I would love to travel more too Barb. Hope you are well?
Mars or the moon because of the view. LOL
LOL Tegan you are too funny.
Couldn’t imagine what it would be like going to school with Julia Morris. Has she always pulled those faces?
I would love to direct traffic in Italy. No real reason, other than I would love to go there.
Nice choice Susan. Thanks for entering.
A huge thanks to everyone that entered. In the end we had over 150 entries. Most of the ‘guest’ comments have gone straight to our spam folder. Rest assured we have them all and you are all in with a chance to WIN. We will select our winners this time tomorrow and notify them via email. Good luck everybody.