Kill or die: that's stand-up

“Stand-up comedy is all about stage time,” Byron-based comedian Mandy Nolan (pictured) reckons.

“I’ve been doing it since I was 17. Now I’m 42. That’s 25 years of working as a stand-up. I didn’t get any good until I was 30, so I view the first decade or so as part of my run up. Those years were crucial in helping me develop the routines I have now. It’s where I crashed and burned and then got back up and found my feet. Open mics for comedians are the equivalent of practising scales for piano players. It’s what helps you hone your craft and make you a better comic.”

Mandy Nolan is the MC of the next Uni Bar Comedy at Southern Cross Uni next Wednesday, April 7.

Open mics provide comics an opportunity to test their material and get that valuable stage time.

And it’s not just for new comics either.

Sean Choolburra is also coming to take advantage of the open mic night to try some new gags. Those who caught Sean last month were not the first to fall under his comic spell. A trained dancer who once worked with the prestigious Bangarra troupe, Sean brings his dance stylings to the forefront and has audiences in raptures with his moonwalking Michael Jackson tributes.

Mandy Nolan is MC. Sean Choolburra is special guest. Eight new comics will grace the stage.

The laughs start at 7pm.


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