Surly Comedy Club presents a collection of big ticket and well known comedy acts from around Australia. Come have a laugh, y’all!
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Matt Okine – The multi talented comedian, actor & presenter Matt Okine is one of Australia’s favourite award winning comedians. Okine has scooped some major accolades in the past few years, including an ARIA and the prestigious Director’s Choice Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his intrinsically personal show, The Other Guy. Following the success of this live stand-up show the popular TV channel Stan announced The Other Guy as one of the new original productions for 2017.
Matt had a huge year in 2015 taking home the ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release for Matt Okine; Live at the Enmore Theatre, collecting a nomination for Best Comedy Performer at the Helpmann Awards, and receiving a nomination for Best International Show at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In previous years Matt has accrued the Best Newcomer Nomination at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Sydney Comedy Festival Best of the Fest (Local) Award in the same year, and the 2012 Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (which he shared with Ronny Chieng). Okine performs sell out national tours of his live shows year in, year out, and has gained much popularity on the festival circuit with featured annual performances at the Australian and New Zealand Comedy Festivals, as well as appearing at JFL Montreal and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has toured in London, Singapore, Hong Kong & India, and has supported international acts including Dave Chappelle, Aziz Ansari and Chelsea Handler. Matt has also made appearances in several TV shows including ABC TV’s It’s a Date and Dirty Laundry Live, SBS’s Legally Brown, Ch 7’s Orange Is The New Brown and Ch 9’s Doctor Doctor.
Matt spent 3 years co-hosting Triple J’s hugely successful Breakfast Show before hanging up his headphones to go into production on his television adaption of his award-winning semiautobiographical stand up show The Other Guy for Stan. He co-wrote and starred in the show which aired in 2017 and later that year earned him an AACTA nomination for the Subscription TV Award for Best New Talent. Matt’s debut novel Being Black N Chicken, and Chips has just been published by Hachette Australia. This heart warming coming of age novel is based on his 2012 live show which earnt him his Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Matt has just finished filming season 2 of The Other Guy which will air later this year on STAN and he continues to appear at various events and festivals around the world.
Steve Philp– Finalist for Time Out comedian the year. More recently Steve has been revving up and humouring TV studio audiences as the warm up guy for TV Show’s such as CH 10’s Ready Steady Cook, CH 7’s Battle of The Choirs , CH 10’s hit “So you think you can Dance” and Ch 9’s NRL Footy Show. But Steve’s big break came in 2008 when he was selected as one of 14 Australian comedians to travel to Miami and compete in NBC’s top rating show “Last comic Standing” in which he made the Quarter finals and got to perform to a sold out Miami improv and an American TV audience of well over 2 million. This has led to Steve appearing on Australian TV this year with a comedy spot on Ch 9’s NRL Footy show which has led to him becoming a semi regular appearing on numerous Footy show sketches.
Steve also appeared on SBS’s new Sports quiz show The Squiz as a panelist and more recently appeared on The Best of The Footy Show Comedians DVD Vol 2. Steve also has been seen in several TV commercials of late including a national Pizza hut campaign and Castrol.
Steve is quickly is one of most in demand comedians in Australia with his all round appeal and style.
‘A Natural…one of the funniest acts of the night’ – Sun Herald
Cameron James is a quickly rising comedian, actor, writer, and podcast guy. His laid back, confident demeanour combined with seamless crowd work and instinctive smooth improvisation style has gained him a reputation as one of the most exciting and hilarious performers on the circuit today.
He can currently be seen being funny in Comedy Central’s popular “Share This” web series, which he writes and stars in alongside fellow comic Becky Lucas. The pair also o-write, co-create and co-starred in Be Your Own Boss as part of the Fresh Blood series on ABC. The are currently working on an upcoming project together. His face has also appeared on the ABC’s hit show Utopia, and you can hear him on his chart topping podcasts Mike Check and Total Reboot.
Accolades include an acclaimed 1 hour comedy special airing on ABC’s “Comedy Next Gen”, he was National Runner-Up in Triple J’s 2012 Raw Comedy and alongside credits on ABC sketch show “How Not to Behave” currently serves as head comedy writer on SBS’ “The Feed”. Cameron has also made multiple appearances on Triple J and has experienced sold out runs at Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival, Bondi Feast and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his solo shows.
Named one of the “Funniest Aussie Comedians co follow On Social Media” by the Herald Sun, Cameron James is known for being a charming troublemaker with a reputation for being able to neatly deliver the art of observational and confessional material in both an intelligent and amusing approach.
He’s supported comedy legends such as Wil Anderson, Tom Green (Can), Ari Shaffir (US), Tony Hinchcliffe (US), Akmal, and has been hand picked to perform for over two thousand people at Splendour in the Grass for multiple years running.
Bec Charlwoodis a rising-star of Australian comedy. Engaging, effortless and telling stories with hilarious candour, Bec has established herself as one of the most exciting new voices on the scene and a favourite at comedy clubs across the country.
Originally from Perth and now based in Sydney, Bec has performed stand-up at major festivals including the Melbourne International Comedy, Sydney Comedy Festival, and Perth Fringe World.
She was hand-picked to be the opening support for Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharaoh at the 2019 Sydney Comedy Festival, had performed stand-up at Splendour in the Grass, and was a feature act on Rove McManus’s live variety show “The Popular Experiment”.
Bec is also the co-host of “The Ladies Guide to Dude Cinema Podcast” with her best mate and fellow comedian Alex Jae. Together they review movies that dudes just can’t believe they haven’t seen before. So, while there’s a chance you haven’t heard of Bec yet, she’s pretty good at comedy and destined for big things.
Frida Deguise– It’s not easy being a mother of four, Lebanese and Muslim. For Frida Deguise, this is just her normal life. She is funny and outspoken about all the things that make her comedy unique. Being a Muslim woman, wearing a Metallica shirt and making fun of hiding explosives in her hijab, sure got a reaction! Honoring the title of Australia’s only female Islamic comic wearing a hijab, Frida pushes the boundaries of perception, shows her world with HER rules. Her over-the-top bravado is balanced with brevity. Her controversy will make you explode with laughter.
Having toured on the annual comedy hit show ‘A Very Woggy Xmas Gala’ with Joe Avati, Turkish Australian comedy sensation Tahir, better known to most as ‘Habib’ of Fat Pizza, and Gabriel Rossi Frida Deguise really is the soul of wit.
Some Saturday nights Frida performs her one-woman footy dance wearing her Manley Guernsey, but you’re not lucky enough to see that!
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