“There’s no way with words to show just how proud we all are of Demi. She’s a genuinely unique and original performer, and it’s great to see recognition where it’s due,” Adelaide Comedy promoter Craig Egan said.
“So You Think Your Funny is the most prestigious stand-up comedy competition in the world, so for Demi to win representing Australia is tantamount to Phar Lap growing a winged-keel and winning the world series baseball with a cricket bat! It’s a huge deal!
“The first time we saw her get up on stage at the Rhino Room, we knew she had something special, and in just a few short years she’s developed into an exciting and respected voice in Australian stand up. And she’s bloody funny, what more could you ask for? We’re planning a big party for her return, that’s for sure.”
Previous winners of So You Think Your Funny include global superstars Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan and Lee Mack.
The magnitude of the win was not lost on Demi, who tweeted from Edinburgh: “All I can say is that I’m genuinely surprised that I won and thanks to all the people from Adelaide and Melbourne who helped prepare me for the experience,” Demi said.
Comedy fans can join Demi at her official welcome home show on Sunday 8 September at the Arkaba Hotel from 4pm. Bookings at AdelaideComedy.com.
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