Best of British Comedy – Fringe World 2020

The Best of British stand-up comedy showcase is back in Perth! Don’t miss out on seeing the BEST that Britain has to offer – all in ONE show! Larry Dean, Chris Kent, Eddy Brimson and Bob Franklin join Dan Willis for a hilarious showcase at this year’s Fringe World Festival.

Larry Dean is a double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo. You would have seen on Melbourne International Comedy Fest Gala, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Mock The Week and Roast Battle.

Chris Kent, the multi-award-winning Irish comedian from Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and BBC’s Young Offenders.

Eddy Brimson, as seen on Eastenders, Casualty, Silent Witness and Absolutely Fabulous.

Bob Franklin, award-winning Welsh comedian, writer and actor; seen in countless Australian television shows and movies including Shaun Micallef’s World around Him, The Mick Molloy Show, Thank God You’re Here, Talking ‘bout Your Generation, Please Like Me, Jack Irish, The Craic and Bad Eggs.

These huge shows will be MC’d by the UK’s hilarious Dan Willis – the comedy world record holder as the first comedian to perform six one hour shows a day at the Edinburgh Festival without repeating material.

Nominated Best Comedy Show – FRINGE WORLD 
“Best of British is one of the greatest nights of comedy on the International Comedy Festival calendar, for good reason. You’re getting exactly what you paid for: a top-class night of some of the best British humour.” Herald Sun ★★★★, 2016.
“Comedians of the highest quality” ★★★★★ Funny Tonne, 2019. 

Best of British is on at The Court from 17 January to 14 February (except 19 & 26 January). Check out the website for timings and to grab your tickets.

Troy Hawke: Tiles of the Unexpected – Fringe World 2020

2019 Fringe World Best Comedy Weekly Winner, Troy Hawke returns to Perth with his new show, Tiles of the Unexpected.

Troy is always on a quest to understand the simplest of things and shares his own conspiracy theories – including the Scrabble theory. Last year, our favourite 1930’s throwback investigator exposed Aldi’s links to the Illuminati. Now he is back in Perth to entertain Fringe World audiences with his exposé on Swedish furniture giant Ikea!

Troy Hawke was a total sellout in Perth and Edinburgh in 2019 so don’t miss out on your chance to see him!

“One of the most accomplished & enjoyably daft character comics on the circuit today” ★★★★★ Wee Review, 2019. 
“I promise it will be a highlight of your Fringe” ★★★★★ VoiceMag, 2019.
“The audience were absolutely beside themselves and I promise it will be a highlight of your fringe” ★★★★★ Voice Mag.

You can catch Troy Hawke at the Brass Monkey Hotel in Northbridge at 7pm each night from 2-16 February. Tickets are available from the Fringe World website.

No Swipe Singles Night

Sick of swiping, bored with speed dating and want to meet someone in a casual environment? Meet real people in real life, make friends and make a connection.

This relaxed singles event includes an ice breaker game that will have you mingling and help you to meet your perfect match! The winner will receive a drinks package to share with someone they want to know better.

The evening includes grazing boards, games and guaranteed good vibes! This event is open to all ages, but we expect most attendees to be 21-35. This event is on 24 October and takes place at Bark in Subiaco, a cozy relaxed bar with a homely feel.

For more information head over to the Facebook event or just simply grab your tickets from here.

Beer Snobs Quiz & Tap Takeover @ Bark

Are you Perth’s biggest beer snob? Do you know everything about craft beer? What year did Nail form? Can you name Rocky Ridge’s mascot dog? What the hell is a hop and why are they so tasty?

Well show us what you got at Bark’s Ultimate Beer Snobs Quiz! Test your knowledge and impress your friends all while getting your craft buzz on. The taps will be taken over by Golden West Brewing, and everyone receives a complimentary beer on arrival.

Convince your friends to give in to beer pressure and create the ultimate team of craft snobs (groups of 4-6 recommended). Win bragging rights and a bunch of prizes.

This one-of-kind event is on 10 October from 7pm. Entry is $10 per person, including a Golden West brew on arrival – unbeerlievable! Spaces are limited so reserve your tickets now and share the Facebook event to your crew.

Dan Willis: Australia, A Whinging Pom’s Guide

After a sell-out success at Perth Fringe World 2019, Dan Willis is coming back to Perth for one more show!

A Whinging Pom’s Guide is an insight into the funny side of Australia – through the eyes of a pom. Dan Willis shares his hilarious take on the weather, our fantastic sayings, the size of our spiders and of course, how well (or not) we are doing in the cricket! Prepare for side-splitting laughs every minute as he delves into Australian culture and compares it to English traditions. This show is enjoyed by Australian and English audiences alike!

‘Unpretentious, informal, belly laughs a minute stand-up. ★★★★’ ThreeWeeks (UK)
’55 minutes of side-splitting laughter. ★★★★★’ Plains Producer

This once-off performance is on at the Comedy Lounge at 4pm on 26 October. For more information, visit the Facebook event here or purchase tickets here.

Bar Bizu x Colonial Brewing Co. Beer & Food Matching Dinner

Bar Bizu x Colonial Brewing Co Beer & Food Matching Dinner

Join Bar Bizu and Colonial Brewing Co. as they team up to bring you the ultimate beer and food matching dinner! 

Enjoy six delicious courses of street style food, each carefully matched to Colonial Brewery’s famous brews. You will receive seven 185ml tasters including Draught Kolsch Ale, South West Sour, Small Ale, Pale Ale, IPA, Porter and Bertie Cider. View the mouth-watering menu below!

Don’t miss this once-off dinner! Tickets are $60 per person, and can be booked here.

To receive further updates on this event, you can follow it on Facebook.

Mother’s Day Outings That Aren’t Brunch

Want to treat your mum for Mother’s Day, but haven’t quite decided what to do yet? Want to do something which is not your usual brunch or breakfast? Need some inspiration? Check out this list of awesome things to do!

Perth Zoo
9:00am – 5:00pm
Mums receive free entry into Perth Zoo on Mother’s Day, so why not take the family for a day out? Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens and of course view the many unique animals on display. You could even prepare a delicious picnic to graze on while relaxing in one of the many park areas.

Mothers Day card and tea

Swan River High Tea Cruise
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Imagine enjoying all the usual high tea treats, but while cruising along the beautiful Swan River! Tea and coffee is included and mum receives a complimentary glass of bubbly so you really can’t go wrong!

Mother’s Day Breakfast – with Koalas!
8:00am – 9:00am and 9:30am – 10:30am
The Maze Family Fun Park is offering a buffet style breakfast and a chance to meet their cute and cuddly koalas! You could also spend the rest of the day at the park playing mini golf and getting lost in the mazes.

People on paddle steamer
Image: Paddle Steamer Decoy

Mother’s Day Jazz Cruise
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Does your mum love jazz? The Paddle Steamer Decoy is hosting a 3 hour cruise around the Swan River with live music from the Gumnut Stompers. Their musical preferences include the jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Jellyroll Morton, but they have a vast repertoire of old favourites.

Mother’s Day Mini Yoga Retreat @ Restful Waters
10:00am – 12:00pm
Prefer to do something relaxing? Treat yourself and your mum to a 2 hour session of relaxing Vishrant yoga, gentle movement and guided meditation followed by tea and light refreshments.

Fremantle Grazing Cruise
11:00am – 2:00pm
Treat mum to a fantastic 3 hour cruise around Fremantle. Relax while taking in the spectacular views and indulging in treats from the grazing table. Entry also includes a glass of bubbles, so what are you waiting for?

Dance Party on the PS Decoy

Quirky Events presents their first ever live music dance party on a boat! You can enjoy the sights of Perth on a balmy evening, while dancing along to all your favourite party songs!

Monty Cotton will engage and entertain you with his brilliant guitar skills and musical versatility which have made him one of the most sought after entertainers in Perth. He will cover a broad range of music styles including rock and roll, country, R&B and modern pop – guaranteed to get you to hitting the deck and dancing all night long!

Monty Cotton entertaining a crowd with his guitar skills
Monty Cotton will provide live entertainment

This Quirky Event takes place on the West Australian built Paddle Steamer Decoy. It is a unique entertainment venue that has been steaming along the Swan River for over 30 years, and has a licensed bar with a great selection of reasonably priced drinks to keep you afloat.

Paddle Steamer Decoy on the Swan River
Paddle Steamer Decoy on the Swan River at dusk

Tickets are $32 per person, or only $28 per person for a group of six – so get your crew together for a night to remember! Tickets can be purchased here or you can view and share the Facebook event here. Boarding from Mends Street jetty starts at 6pm, with departure at 6:15pm. If you prefer, you can choose to board at Barrack Street jetty from 6:40 – 7pm. We will return to Barrack Street jetty at 9pm, and Mends Street jetty at 9:45pm.

Experience the absolute best boat party entertainer, Monty Cotton, on Quirky Events first ever boat shindig!

Degustation Dinner Featuring Perth Produce & Margaret River Beers

Bizu x Black Brewing Co Dego Dinner

Quirky Events, Bar Bizu and Black Brewing Co have teamed up to bring you an epic degustation dinner.

Chef Marcello will create six delicious courses, prepared with local produce and each carefully matched to a tasty brew by Black Brewing Co. The beers will be presented by Matt, Black Brewing’s self-professed “booze slinger” and will include the Lager, Bao Bao Milk Stout and Apple Cider from their core range, plus three new, not-yet-released beers; Double IPA, Hefeweizen and Rosewater Lemonade Sour!

Chef Marcello kissing a fresh fish
Chef Marcello loves fresh produce!

Bar Bizu is a recent addition to the West Perth small bar scene. Their mantra is to “keep it simple” and they do exactly that with their chilled vibes, friendly service and modern tapas menu. This long table dinner will be in keeping with their theme as they will provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Bar Bizu Bar Scene
Bar Bizu is a popular venue in West Perth

Black Brewing Co is located in Wilyabrup in the Margaret River region. Their brews are inspired by their beautiful surroundings and created using fresh, local produce. Every season they make new and exciting beers and you will be able to taste the latest ones at this dego dinner!

Black Brewing Co beer range
Black Brewing Co Beers

Tickets are $70 per person, and bookings are essential. Please contact Bar Bizu on bar.bizu1303@gmail.com or (08) 9226 4666.

To receive updates on this event (and view the menu when it is ready), please follow my Facebook page and the Facebook event.

Perth Fringe World 2019

Leela Morgan and Adam Hall at Perth Fringe World Awards 2019
Myself and Adam at the Fringe World Awards

This year I ran the front of house for Adam Hall’s series of events at Fringe World 2019. Not only did two events get nominated for the Music and Musicals Award, but we won it for the Great American Songbook! Huge congratulations to the massively talented musicians Adam Hall, Adrian Galante and Bronton Ainsworth, and thanks to The Sewing Room for being such an accommodating venue. Once again Maree Laffan provided us with her exceptional photography skills and Greg Hall and Kylie Stirk assisted with putting together the sets. It was a crazy experience, but definitely a lot of fun! We will be working together again for Fringe 2020!