Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Comedy Roadshow Is Rolling into Town

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Comedy Roadshow Is Rolling into Town

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IT'S time for Coffs Harbour to enjoy some of the best in international comedy. The 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow hits town for two nights only, on June 17 and 18 at the Jetty Memorial Theatre.

The Roadshow includes more than 100 performances in more than 60 Australian towns, covering a distance of more than 25,000km.

Now in its 16th year, the Roadshow presents fresh-faced and well-known comedians from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

With a mix of local heroes and international stars as well as the hottest new discoveries of the Festival, all your comedy bases will be covered.

This year Coffs Harbour comedy fans will be entertained by renowned and respected comedians Elbow Skin, Tiff Stevenson (UK), Harley Breen, Neel Kolhatkar and Rhys Nicholson.

Meet the comedian

WINNER 2011: "Piece of Wood" Comic's Choice Award Melbourne International Comedy Festival

WINNER 2010: Spleen Comic of the year

WINNER 2007: Tron Best Newcomer Edinburgh Fringe

Harley Breen has blown away audiences from Melbourne to the sweaty stages of the Edinburgh Fringe. Regularly headlining around Australia, Harley has won over a legion of fans with his accessible and relatable comedy.

Consistently unpredictable, Breen's sets seamlessly move from side-splitting material about the foibles of being a new-age dad to dodgy tales of his beloved old Kingswood; all without missing a beat. A true professional, Breen always leaves the crowd wanting more.

Harley performed his seventh solo show "Some Kind of Something" at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year to sell out crowds and many would say that the festival just wouldn't be the same without him. This includes his peers, who awarded him the Comic's Choice Award in 2011. Harley is also one of a select handful of comics chosen to tour around Australia as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow. …

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