Aboriginal Comedy Allstars bring big belly laughs to Blacktown
Published on 09 March 2018
After sweeping the country with an historic 75-date tour last year, the Aboriginal Comedy Allstars are bringing their show to Blacktown.
Blacktown Arts is proudly supporting the only Western Sydney date on the tour at Blacktown Workers Club on Wednesday, 16 March 2018.
This all-Indigenous stand-up supergroup is Kevin Kropinyeri, Sean Choolburra and Andy Saunders.
Each comedian brings their unique perspective on life in modern Australia, while also giving a nod to the shared experiences of Indigenous people.
Kevin Kropinyeri describes the show as a ‘hilarious cultural education into Aboriginal Australia’.
“The Aboriginal Comedy Allstars are three entertainers at the top of their game,” said Mayor Stephen Bali MP.
“We’re pleased to support their show, and trust locals will experience a thought-provoking evening featuring the very best of Aboriginal comedy.’
“They say laughter is the best medicine. I’ve found no better way to express my innermost vulnerabilities and normalise them than through comedy,’ said Kevin Kropinyeri.
“I’m passionate about Indigenous advocacy, removing the stigma regarding mental health issues and imploring people to replace apathy with empathy, and making people laugh is such a great way to tackle such big issues.”
With sell-out shows and 5-star reviews, this show is fun, cheeky and thought-provoking.
The all-Indigenous comedy collective features:
With his brilliant physicality and quirky facial expressions, Kevin Kropinyeri is a one-man whirlwind. Kevin shares tales of growing up, marriage and the challenges of life as an Aboriginal Australian family man. He has appeared in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, ABC TV’s Comedy Up Late and NITV's Express Yourself.
As one of 12 children growing up in Townsville, Sean Choolburra's comedy comes from a wide variety of experiences. His ability to translate observations on everyday Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life into hilarious stories has made him a favourite on The Footy Show, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and NITV's Express Yourself. Sean chooses not to use profanity in his performances, creating his own unique brand of comedy which is suitable for audiences of all ages.
Andy Saunders has loved comedy from the day he could talk. Andy believes that the best way to change the world for the better is through laughter, and he uses humour to break down barriers and stereotypes. Andy has appeared on ABC's Comedy Up Late, NITV's Express Yourself, Just For Laughs Australia and major international shows from New Zealand to South East Asia.
The Aboriginal Comedy Allstars performance at Blacktown Workers Club is proudly supported by Blacktown City Council through Blacktown Arts.
Where: Blacktown Workers Club, 55 Campbell St Blacktown
When: 7.30 pm on Wednesday, 16 March 2018
Cost: $40 plus booking fee
Interviews and photo requests
Contact Kevin Kropinyeri on 0413 051 253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications Unit, Blacktown City Council
Angela Ranke – 9839 6564
Alan Gale – 9389 6409
(phones divert to mobiles after hours)