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Australians Sam Simmons and Steen Raskopoulos nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Australians Sam Simmons and Steen Raskopoulos nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards

August 21, 2014 |

The nominees for Best Comedy Show and Best Newcomer in the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards have just been announced. A big congratulations goes to Australians Sam Simmons who, after winning the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer earlier this week in Australia has been nominated for Best Comedy Show, and Steen Raskopoulos who has been [...]

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Sam Simmons Wins 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer

Sam Simmons Wins 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer

August 19, 2014 |

Sam Simmons has won the 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer for his show, Death Of A Sails-Man.  Also nominated, Ronny Chieng, The Boy With Tape On His Face and Tom Gleeson. Congratulations to Sam Simmons and to all nominees! The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines [...]

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Rove Joins The Project as Guest Co-Host

Rove Joins The Project as Guest Co-Host

July 15, 2014 |

Network Ten has announced that Rove McManus will take a seat at The Project as a special guest co-host from Monday, August 18. After co-hosting The Project in May, Rove jumped at the opportunity to return to Melbourne to join his long-time friends and former colleagues, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar. Currently based in Los [...]

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2014 Helpmann Award Nominees Announced

2014 Helpmann Award Nominees Announced

July 15, 2014 |

The nominations for the 2014 Helpmann Awards have been announced. This year’s nominees in the 41 categories, come from a wide range of disciplines, reflecting and celebrating our diverse and rich theatrical Australian landscape.       Nominees for BEST COMEDY PERFORMER: Artist: Ronny Chieng Production: Chieng Reaction Presenter: Century Entertainment Artist: Sam Simmons Production: [...]

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The Birth Of The Corporate Gig

The Birth Of The Corporate Gig

July 4, 2014 |

This clipping from the Sydney Sun marks the point in Australia when comedians and “celebrities” started getting more gigs than politicians: about 101 years ago. It’s pasted into a scrapbook that was kept at the Tivoli Theatre in Melbourne, and is now in the collection of the State Library of Victoria. Kaz Cooke found it as [...]

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Australian Comedy Amongst Rose D’Or 2014 Nominees

Australian Comedy Amongst Rose D’Or 2014 Nominees

June 17, 2014 |

ABC2 comedy Please Like Me has been nominated for a prestigious Rose D’Or Award in Berlin. The Josh Thomas comedy is the only Australian show nominated this year. It will compete against Toast of London and Yonderland, both from the UK. Please Like Me, which returns to ABC2 and Pivot in the US in coming [...]

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Adams Management to join forces with Creative Representation and Token Group

Adams Management to join forces with Creative Representation and Token Group

May 21, 2014 |

21 May, 2014 Adams Management to join forces with Creative Representation and Token Group After 14 years of running the boutique artist management company, Adams Management, Director Liz Adams is joining Creative Representation. Adams Management currently represents some of Australia’s finest media personalities including Kate Langbroek, Clare Bowditch, Matt Tilley and comedians Dave O’Neil and [...]

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Learn To Live Australia’s Second Annual Comedy Gala Approaches

Learn To Live Australia’s Second Annual Comedy Gala Approaches

May 20, 2014 |

LearnToLive is a humanitarian organisation that provides healthcare and education to communities world wide through the promotion of self sustaining practices. Last year’s LearnToLive Comedy Gala raised almost $15,000 towards healthcare clinics and sustainable water projects in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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The 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival Award Winners Announced

The 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival Award Winners Announced

May 19, 2014 |

Congratulations to the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival award winners, David O’Doherty, Ronny Chieng, Luke McGregor and Sam Simmons! Best International: David O’Doherty Best Local: Ronny Chieng Best Newcomer: Luke McGregor Directors Choice: Sam Simmons

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Australian Comics Heading to Edinburgh

Australian Comics Heading to Edinburgh

May 16, 2014 |

Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows are on sale and there’s no shortage of Aussie comedy in 2014. Some of the Festival favourites heading to this year’s Fringe include Dave Hughes, Sam Simmons, Hannah Gadsby, the Axis of Awesome, Justin Hamilton, Cal Wilson, Rhys Nicholson, and Sammy J as well as the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s [...]

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