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Australia’s Funniest Descend On Adelaide For The 2012 Fringe

With Wil Anderson, Charlie Pickering, Sam Simmons, Tom Gleeson, Judith Lucy, Frank Woodley, Claire Hooper, Peter Helliar, Dave Thornton, Hannah Gadsby, Kate McLennan, Michael Chamberlin, Michael Workman, Tom Ballard and Tommy Little all bringing brand new shows to town you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Whether you like your comedy absurd, political, personal or just downright hilarious, you’ll find it at the 2012 Fringe.
 
With Wil Anderson, Charlie Pickering, Sam Simmons, Tom Gleeson, Judith Lucy, Frank Woodley, Claire Hooper, Peter Helliar, Dave Thornton, Hannah Gadsby, Kate McLennan, Michael Chamberlin, Michael Workman, Tom Ballard and Tommy Little all bringing brand new shows to town you’ll be spoilt for choice.

But you’ll need to get in quick! Particularly for the likes of Judith Lucy and Frank Woodley – with two of Australia’s most acclaimed comedians, and Fringe veterans, coming to the festival for one night only.

The 2012 Adelaide Fringe – on sale from December 10.
 
 

FRANK WOODLEY – Bemusement Park
 
In 2012 one of Australia’s most visually compelling comedians returns to the Fringe to yet again wow audiences in his unique, song singing, limb flinging Woodley way.
 
Frank is built from funny, it’s in his bones. Wide-eyed, he weaves physical comedy, whimsical songs and stand-up into a hilarious, slapstick, drop down hour of fun. Don’t miss this brand new show FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.
 
 “one of our greatest comic talents…at once dapper and goofy, Woodley marries classic comedy schtick with clever, modern material” The Age
 
Venue: Thebarton Theatre
Address: 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville
Date & Time: Fri 24 February, 7.00pm
Ticket Prices: Full $42.00, Concession $38.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
JUDITH LUCY – Nothing Fancy
 
Adelaide, the wait is over. Judith Lucy is back, opening this year’s Fringe with her much anticipated show – for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
 
2011 saw Judith on a quest to discover something to believe in, she even turned it into a TV show. Pretty fancy.  In 2012, one of the country’s most popular comedian is coming back to stand up… with Nothing Fancy. No singing, no dancing, just gags about everything from meditation to beards.  And maybe some talk of party pies.
 
 “Lucy is one of our finest comic talents” Sydney Morning Herald
“There were times when Lucy could have gone to the bar for a glass of red and we'd still be laughing when she got back.” The Age
 
Venue: Thebarton Theatre
Address: 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville
Date & Time: Fri 24 February,8.45pm
Ticket Prices: All Tickets $44.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
WIL ANDERSON – Wilarious
WINNER – People’s Choice Award 2010 & 2011 Melbourne Comedy Festival
 
For world class comedy that is intelligent, current and engaging, you can’t look past Wil Anderson.
 
Widely regarded as the best stand up comedian in this country, when Wil’s not hosting ABC TV’s Gruen Transfer or Gruen Planet, he’s touring his live shows both here and abroad. This is his 17th show and it’s bound to be a ripper.

“rapid-fire comedic delivery, keen intellect, and microscope-like powers of observation” Herald Sun 2011

“simply extraordinary…unmissable” Daily Telegraph 2011

Venue: Garden of Unearthly Delights
Date & Time: Mon 5 – Sun 18 March, 8.30pm
Ticket Prices: Fri/Sat $38.00, Full $34.00, Previews (5, 6 & 7 March) $32.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
SAM SIMMONS – About The Weather
WINNER – Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe 2011
NOMINEE – Best Comedy, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe 2011

 
A man is standing next to another man, they have nothing in common and nothing to speak of, maybe they can talk about the weather.
 
After a year that saw him nominated for comedy’s equivalent of an Oscar – the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award – and take home Best Comedy at the Adelaide Fringe, Australia’s own maestro of suburban absurdism, Sam Simmons, returns fresh from a West End run with a new hour of sublime joy, magnificent stupidity and spectacular facial hair.
 
 “a breathlessly inventive psycho-comedy” ★★★★★Independent
★★★★★ Telegraph
 
Venue: Garden of Unearthly Delights
Date & Time: 17 February – 18 March, 8.30pm
Ticket Prices: Fri/Sat $30.00, Full $28.00, Concession $24.00, Mon/Tue & Previews (17, 18, 19 & 21 Feb) $20.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
TOM GLEESON – Good One

“The truth is his show is comedy gold.”Adelaide Advertiser
“He effortlessly converts energy into comedy.”Herald Sun
“He kept a full house roaring for nearly an hour.”Time Out

Adelaide loves Tom Gleeson. For the past two Fringes, Tom Gleeson’s seasons have completely sold out.
 
Last year, the season sold out before the Fringe even kicked off.
 
This year he is back with a brand new show in a brand new venue. Buy a ticket. Good one.
 
Venue: Garden of Unearthly Delights
Date & Time: 17 February – 18 March, 8.45pm
Ticket Prices: Fri/Sat $30.00, Full $28.00, Concession $24.00, Mon/Tue & Previews (17, 18 & 19 Feb) $20.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
CHARLIE PICKERING – Rodeo, Burqa, Circumcision
As seen on The Project & Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation
 
Long before appearing on Network 10’s The Project & Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, Charlie was touring internationally, winning awards and selling-out houses. Now he returns to the Fringe with this cracker of a show. Don’t miss this rare chance to see Charlie away from the television screen and performing in his natural habitat for TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
 
“his rolling intelligent routine is a mark of a comedian in complete control”
Herald Sun 2011
 
Venue: Garden of Unearthly Delights
Date & Time: 10 & 11 March, 7.00pm
Ticket Prices: All Tickets $35.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
CLAIRE HOOPER – The Work
 
Claire Hooper took a break from stand-up in 2011 to focus on her Sydney breakfast radio show but in 2012 she returns with her much anticipated show The Work. From comedy performed completely in silence to shows that end with her dressed as a horse, Claire Hooper is always pushing boundaries with an infectious sense of adventure. 2 NIGHTS ONLY!
 
“marvellously entertaining” ★★★★ Chortle
★★★★ The List (UK)
 
Venue: Garden of Unearthly Delights
Date & Time: 16 & 17 March, 9.45pm
Ticket Prices: All Tickets $35.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
KATE McLENNAN – Homeward Bound
WINNER – Best Comedy, Melbourne Fringe
 
This show was the talk of the Melbourne Fringe in 2011. Kate returns to the Fringe with this brand new show about breaking up, moving home and letting go.
 
In equal parts hilarious and moving, Kate blends standup, compelling characters and storytelling. This is a show for anyone who has a family…and that’s everyone.
 
Don’t miss this stunning show from the 2011 recipient of the Kit Denton Fellowship (a grant in memory of Andrew Denton’s father).
 
 “warm, funny, and surprisingly moving” Skinny Fest (UK)
“make time to check out her show. You won't regret it” Adelaide Advertiser
 
Venue: Garden of Unearthly Delights
Date & Time: 5–18 March, 8.30pm
Ticket Prices: Full $24.00, Concession (N/A Fri & Sat) $20.00, Tuesday & Previews (5 & 6 March) $20.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
PETER HELLIAR – Snazzy
 
For his Confirmation Pete wore a yellow sweater and a thin purple leather tie. His Nan said he was the Snazziest boy there. Now that he’s older Pete has realized Snazzy is not just about the threads, it's an attitude.
 
Pete has been one of Australia’s favourite comedians since he appeared on our screens on Rove back in 1999.
Now older but probably no wiser, Pete will be back in Adelaide with his snazziest show yet for one week only.
 
“impressive and hilarious” Herald Sun 2011
“his spirit on stage is infectious and joyous…riotously funny” TVNZ 2011
 
Venue: Garden of Unearthly Delights Date & Time: 28 February – 4 March8.30pm
Ticket Prices: Fri/Sat $35.00, Full $32.00, Preview (28 Feb) $25.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
TOMMY LITTLE – A Fistful of Apologies
 
“Just remember, no matter how wrong you are, you stick to your guns.” Tommy long suspected his dad knew these weren't the wisest of words. The result is a life that is rarely well directed but always funny.
Labeled the future of comedy by Melbourne’s Beat Magazine Tommy has every young comics dream gig, hosting his own comedy talk show on Melbourne’s Channel 31 (the same slot held down by Rove). It may not be prime time but it is the ultimate playground and the networks are taking notice with regular appearances on Channel Ten’s THE PROJECT.

“hilarious…buoyantly fun, slightly twisted” Beat Magazine 2011
 
Venue: Garden of Unearthly Delights
Date & Time: 17 February – 4 March, 8.30pm
Ticket Prices: Fri/Sat $24.00, Full $20.00, Mon/Tue & Previews (17, 18 & 19 Feb) $15.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
DAVE THORNTON – The Some Of All The Parts
As seen on The Project.
 
Success is like a tan – people can usually tell when it’s fake. Dave was invited to inspire a class of 12-year-olds; picking a stand-up comedian may have been a mistake.
 
From regular appearances on Network Ten’s The Project, to rave reviews in Edinburgh and sold out shows in Johannesburg, the world is sitting up and taking notice of Dave Thornton. . Get with the world – see his latest show.
 
“don’t miss this” ★★★★★Scotsman
“quick-witted and fluent in his funniness” Adelaide Advertiser
 
Venue: The Rhino Room
Address: 13 Frome St
Date & Time: 21 February – 3 March, Tue-Sat 7.45pm
Ticket Prices: Full $23.00, Tue/Wed $18.00, Preview (21 & 22 Feb) $18.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
HANNAH GADSBY – Hannah Wants A Wife

Who wouldn’t want a wife?  They do things for you.  If Hannah had a wife she would be wearing smarter shoes.  If that wife were Liz Hurley then she would have had a facelift and a spray tan too.
 
After returning from six months in the UK and a stellar season at the Soho Theatre, Hannah Wants A Wife, is the brand new show from one of Australia's most ladylike comedians. Man it will be good.
 
“genuinely funny” Adelaide Advertiser
 
Venue: The Rhino Room
Address: 13 Frome St
Date & Time: 21 February – 4 March, Tue-Sat 8.30pm, Sun 5.00pm
Ticket Prices: Fri/Sat All Tickets: $30.00, Full 28.00, Concession & Tuesday $25.00, Previews (21 & 22 Feb) $22.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
MICHAEL CHAMBERLIN – Joy & Despair
As seen on skitHOUSE and The Mansion.
Have you ever been on a few promising dates only to be stood up? Have you ever moved cities only to have to move back not long after? Have you ever won an argument only to realise at the end your fly was undone? Michael Chamberlin has.

One of Australian comedy’s most acclaimed and sought after writers, Chamberlin will feature at the Fringe, with an act that has no middle ground.
 
He’s has written for Rove, Adam Hills and John Cleese. When he writes for himself, he shouldn’t be missed.  Do yourself a favour. Buy a ticket.
 
 “Simply put – this guy is funny” Adelaide Advertiser
 
Venue: The Rhino Room
Address: 13 Frome St
Date & Time: 13–17 March, 6.30pm
Ticket Prices: Full $22.00, Concession & Preview (13 March) $18.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
MICHAEL WORKMAN – Mercy
WINNER – Best Newcomer Melbourne International Comedy Festival
 
After being crowned Best Newcomer at the 2011 Melbourne Comedy Festival and taking home the 2011 Sydney Fringe Award for Excellence, Michael Workman will bring his highly acclaimed show Mercy to the Fringe in 2012. Inventive, emotional, wonderful and surprising Mercy is a comedy set in Cuba in the 1960s about family, love and strength.
This will mark Michael’s first Fringe, it’s sure not to be his last.

Venue: The Rhino Room
Address: 13 Frome St
Date & Time: 6–10 March, 6.30pm
Ticket Prices: Full $22.00, Concession & Preview (6 March) $18.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 
 
TOM BALLARD – Doing Stuff
As heard on triple j breakfast
 
After rave reviews and a year of watching Q&A, Tom returns to Adelaide for his first Fringe (!) with a brand spanking new show, about doing stuff to help things.
 
As a regular on The Project, Spicks and Specks and Can Of Worms, co-host of triple j’s Breakfast show, and a truly gifted standup touring everywhere from Edinburgh to Alice Springs, Tom Ballard is one of Australia’s most exciting young comedians.
 
Don't miss his new show; it is guaranteed to fix you.
 
“funny as hell” ★★★★★ Time Out
“consistently, acutely hilarious” Herald Sun
 
Venue: The Rhino Room
Address: 13 Frome St
Date & Time: 21 – 25 February Tue-Sat 7.15pm & Fri 8.30pm
Ticket Prices: Fri/Sat $27.00, Full $24.00, Concession $22.00, Preview (21 Feb) $18.00
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au or 1300 FRINGE (374643)
 

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