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.

Lou Conran: Maybe Baby – Fringe World 2020

Lou Conran makes her Perth debut at Fringe World 2020 with her new show Maybe Baby. She tells us the tragic true story of losing her daughter five months into her pregnancy and brings light and humour to this taboo subject.

Lou opens up a conversation about her experience and puts a cheeky spin on the events leading up to the loss, all while delivering a powerfully emotive, yet hilarious show. She feels the most important thing is that the audience are encouraged to relax and have a laugh. “Baby loss is something which so many experience and we need to talk about it, to acknowledge those babies,” she says. “Comedy can make things more accessible. If you can ease people in with a laugh, you can say more. You have them listening.”

“Don’t be deterred, for she has deftly navigated a way through the sensitive subject, finding the funny” ★★★★ Chortle.  

“A must see!” ★★★★ Fest Magazine

Lou is performing at the Brass Monkey Hotel in Northbridge at 5.45pm each night from 2-16 February (except 5 & 12). Tickets are available from the Fringe World website.

British Comedy at Perth Fringe Festival 2019

Best of British Productions is bringing their most talented comedians to Perth for a series of stand-up shows during the Fringe World Festival.

British comedians Dan Willis, Carey Marx, Mandy Knight and Troy Hawke
Clockwise from top left – Dan Willis, Carey Marx, Mandy Knight, Troy Hawke

Best of British is a showcase of the finest British comedians, many of whom appear regularly at the top comedy clubs in the UK. This year’s exclusive line-up includes Mandy Knight (recent winner of UK Comedy’s “Comedians Comedian- MC of the Year”), Carey Marx (two-time winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival), Milo McCabe (two-time nominee for Best show at the Edinburgh Festival) and Dan Willis (comedy world record holder as the first comedian to perform six one hour shows a day at the Edinburgh festival without repeating material).

PLUS… there will be a different surprise guest every day (previous years have included Sarah Millican, Jimeoin, Russell Kane and Jimmy Carr!)

Tickets are available here: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/best-of-british-fw2019

Dan Willis
Dan Willis – our favourite whinging pom

Dan Willis is also performing his own solo show, Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide. He moved here a few years ago and it took him a while to adjust to our laid-back way of life; therefore he has many hilarious and unique stories to share. This will be a favourite amongst all the ex-pats as I’m sure they will be able to relate! Tickets can be purchased here: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/australia-a-whinging-poms-guide-fw2019

The Ashes Comedy Showdown

For something a bit different, try The Ashes: Comedy Showdown. A bunch of Australian and British comedians go head to head in a test series to prove which country is funnier. You don’t need a knowledge of cricket to watch this, you just need to enjoy a bit of healthy competition! This was nominated for Best Comedy Show at Fringe World in 2016 and is sure to be a hit again! Tickets to all five parts are available here: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/the-ashes-comedy-showdown-fw2019

Troy Hawke
Troy Hawke

Milo McCabe is making his debut in Perth with his critically-acclaimed character stand-up show 1001 Moments with Troy Hawke! Troy is on a quest to understand the simplest of things and shares his own conspiracy theories – including the Scrabble theory (you have to hear this!) He was awarded the British Fringe Guide Top Recommended Shows of 2017 and 2018 so you know this will be an un-missable show! Get your tickets here: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/milo-mccabe-1001-moments-with-troy-hawke-fw2019

I know that’s a lot of options, so if you aren’t sure what to see, Best of Fringe: Early Show is perfect as it showcases several fantastic comedians in a mini-gala. As it is on early, you will still have time to buy a ticket to see your favourite act in full that evening! This has been a sellout at Adelaide Fringe & Melbourne Comedy Festival from 2008 – 2017, so don’t wait too long to get your tickets from here: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/best-of-fringe-early-show-fw2019