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2024 Comedy Gold in Katanning

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Don't miss a night of laughs when Comedy Gold comes to Katanning bringing Craig Quartermaine, Em O'Laughlin, Jarryd Goundrey, Chris Schinn M.C

Friday 23 August 2024 doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

$25.00 per ticket

Katanning Town Hall, 22 Austral Terrace

This show is rated 15+ Contains some strong language and sexual connotations. 

Craig Quartermaine

Unstimulated with a job driving trucks in the mining industry and a former life as an apprentice chef, Craig Quartermaine opted for a career change in his late twenties. Applying for and winning a broadcasting scholarship with ABC Radio set the proud Nyoongar man on a new path, from where he was selected to contribute to the second season of Australia’s first Indigenous sketch comedy show, ABC TV’s hugely popular Black Comedy. From here Craig went on to become the Western Australian correspondent for the National Indigenous Television network, NITV.

While his media career was burgeoning, Craig was quietly hitting the open mic rooms of Perth, developing a passion for stand-up comedy that quickly led to him making the national finals in Australia’s most prestigious comedy competition – triple j’s RAW Comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Shortly after this milestone achievement Craig headed off to play London’s West End before making his triumphant Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with the spectacularly received Race Off, where he introduced the Australian race dynamic to the world. This set him on his way to a huge European tour and catching the eye of comedy heavyweights such as Hannibal Buress, Chris D’Elia, Nazeem Hussain and Jim Jefferies, all of whom have chosen Craig to open for them in packed out theatres and arenas across the country.

On his return from the UK, Craig relocated to Sydney where he was employed by ABC TV to write for and appear on the successful first season of their new ‘tonight show’ style program Tonightly. In 2018 he performed on triple j‘s first ever ‘One Night Stand-up’ at their One Night Stand concert for 20,000 people in St Helen’s, Tasmania. The clip of his spot, posted by ABC Comedy went viral, amassing over a million views in 48 hours and ultimately around 10 million views from around the world, with everyone from Danish housewives to American ranchers becoming instant fans. Craig currently broadcasts for ABC radio and has hosted both national and local shows across the network.

His take on race, politics or Australian nuances is not always comfortable, but Quartermaine takes pride in making you laugh when you really think you shouldn’t. Unique, with a biting perspective about life as an Indigenous Australian, Quartermaine’s dark wit sneaks up on you right before it smashes you in the face.

The accomplished journalist and TV writer is affectionately described by UK comedy bible The List as a ‘charming ball of rage’… don’t let the smile fool you and don’t let the laughs scare you.

Quartermaine’s is the most perfectly delivered punchline you’re likely to see at the Fringe. The Wee Review (UK)

A once in a lifetime show that if you miss, you may never forgive yourself… Quartermaine destroys the crowd with incisive material that can’t be disputed... Australia Times

Quartermaine gives as good – and often better – than he gets Chortle (UK)

Em O'Loughlin

Em O’Loughlin is a multi-award-winning comic, MC, actor/voiceover artist and writer who sings…not just in the shower! She has performed throughout the US, in the UK and everywhere from Central Australia to Kangaroo Island.

But it doesn’t stop there.

In 2001 Emily, was the first ever woman to win the National Raw Comedy Competition. In 2002 she came 2nd nationally in the Greenfaces comedy competition. Then, she went on to work as a support act for Puppetry of the Penis 2001 & 2003. One should never work with children, animals OR genitals! Soon she was filling in for the breakfast crew on Adelaide’s MMM Radio. Then she took on the blousy role of Caprice Cerise in the Aussie feature movie The Honourable Wally Norman directed by Ted Emery of Kath and Kim fame. She showed up next in Macleod’s Daughters where she played Constance, a lovely rural woman with a penchant for a tipple and a bawdy eye.

In 2013 Em took up theatre and won a Lyrebird Award for her performance and has performed around the world from Europe to New York and Hollywood.

As a motivational tour de force Emily has channeled a gob-smacking weight loss of 85kgs into her comedy and bought laughter and warmth to people across the world. She has literally stared the “grim reaper” in the face and come out laughing! She is inspirational to the inspirational.

Em has performed in Life After Dick (as an ex-Puppetry of the Penis supporter) for the 2006 Melbourne Int. Comedy Festival, and then toured W.A. and regional Victoria. Emily launched her first solo show LifeSpam as part of the 2007 Melbourne Fringe. “Brilliant storytelling” was one critic take on this show. Next saw her in The Middle Ages as part of the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the following year she trotted out her sell out show How I Made My Arse Look Smaller Simply by Pulling My Head Out of It. After Melbourne Comedy Festival and Perth’s Wild West Comedy Festival 2011 Em spent a big chunk of the year on tour to the US with her new show Em O’Loughlin was a Big Fatty Boombah in both Hollywood and New York.

Jarryd Goundrey

Jarryd Goundrey is Australia's Least Decorated Soldier.

After serving in the Australian Army for seven years as an infantry soldier and then leaving to work in a restaurant as a decorated chef, Jarryd is now on the road, hustling as a comedian. One of the biggest loves in his life is a country bakery and a true-blue Aussie Vanilla Slice.

He has since been diagnosed with a stomach condition that forces him to give up dairy altogether. So, he is packing up his things and touring the country, looking for Australia's best Vanilla Slice while entertaining the masses.

Jarryd has amassed over 17 million views online for his storytelling and military humour, has a top 100 Podcast, and is a regular at all the comedy clubs across Australia.

His show Incoming sold out its run at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), and his show Good Lord! sold out the Adelaide Fringe and MICF in 2023.

Jarryd has supported Jimeoin, Dave Hughes, Kitty Flanagan, Joel Creasey, Tom Ballard, Dave O'Neil, Damian Power, Mark Normand, and many more.
Come see why.

"Next big thing." Joy FM
"The audience was enthralled." Adelaide Advertiser
"Stage presence and dynamism." WinningAtFailing
“Extremely Clever” ★★★★1/2 Eventalaide
"11/10 would recommend." FringeFeed

Chris Schinn M.C

Chris Schinn, Creator of hit show "Comedians Vs Rappers", Chris has been wowing audiences since 2012. where he performed at Falls Festival, Southbound, Rottofest, Melbourne International Comedy Fest, Fringeworld, and countless gala shows.

Doors open at 6.00pm with the show commencing at 6.30pm.

BYO finger food and nibbles.

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