These include fellow Australian Comedian of the Year Award winners Pommy Johnson and Steve Hughes, Time Out Comedy Award Winner Julia Morris and Perrier Award nominee Sarah Kendall.
The club recently moved back to its original venue on Putney High Street which re-opened as a Walkabout just after Xmas, and has been very busy ever since.
Resident MC Pete Jonas, from Melbourne, says the venue is now much improved, as the Walkabout brought much needed refurbishment to the place. “The dunnies are much better now,” he pronounced.
On Australia Day, The Comedy Tree features one of Australia’s much loved female stand ups. Described as “effortlessly hilarious” by The Age in Melbourne, Kitty Flanagan moved to the UK in 2001 to further her comedy career. Well known for sketch comedy as well as stand-up, Kitty has appeared in several successful TV shows both in Australia and the UK, most notably Full Frontal in Australia and ITV’s The Sketch Show here in the UK.
She has also made numerous TV stand-up appearances, including The World Stands Up on Comedy Central in the US. Now based in London and a regular on the top UK comedy circuit including the prestigious London Comedy Store, she also manages to travel the world performing in festivals and comedy clubs everywhere from Paris to Berlin, Dubai to Tokyo, and Albury Wodonga to Blacktown.
Joining Flanagan on Saturday’s bill is fellow Australian Matt Dyktynski. Matt is recognised by many Aussies from his TV and film work, where he starred in two major Australian TV series – as Barry Gold in Shock Jock and Robert Anderson in Raw FM. In his most recent feature film, Dyktynski appeared alongside Toni Collette in Japanese Story, which won nine Australian Film Institute Awards including Best Film.
Australia Day Comedy at The Comedy Tree will take place on Thurs 26 Jan at The Walkabout Putney (14-16 Putney High Street, SW15 1SL). The show starts at 8:30pm after a happy hour from 8pm. Entry is only £7 and the Walkabout has a late bar and DJ afterwards until 1am. Tickets are available from www.thecomedytree.com or 020 7938 4355.
Courtesy of The Comedy Tree we have two double passes to their Australia Day gig.
For a chance to WIN a double pass just tell us which Walkabout venue the show will be at?
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