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April 23, 2010

Cracker Night 2010 / Eddie Ifft

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Cracker Night Sydney 2010

The comedy has begun… We saw Tom Green last Friday at the Enmore Theatre. This week, on Tuesday night (20.04.2010) we went to the Sydney Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala – Cracker Night, featuring a variety of performers from the festival. You don’t actually know who is performing until you’re there on the night.

Here’s who we saw… (In order of appearance)

MC: Tom Gleeson

The Kransky Sisters
Dom Irrera (US)
Michael Workman
Dave Bloustein
Jackie Loeb
Peter Berner
Eddie Ifft (US)
Princess Cabaret
Fiona O’Loughlin
Daniel Townes
Daniel Moore
Jason Cook (UK)
Alonzo Bodden (US)

Had some great laughs for sure, from every act, a nice variety of styles, very quick/short sets, an excellent way to discover some new comedians. I tend to prefer the UK/US comedians, but certainly got some great laughs from the Aussies too. Perth ‘goth’ comedian Micheal Workman had a great style. I love the way Daniel Townes pays out on Aussie, bogan, bra-boy culture. We really liked UK comedian Jason Cook, with his frantic style. I think we might go see him as part of the ‘Bulmer’s Best of the Edinburgh Festival’ show, with two other UK comedians, if there are still tickets.

Cracker Night was held across four venues on the same night; Enmore Theatre, The Metro, Factory Theatre and Parade Theatre. We wanted to go to the Enmore Theatre one, but tickets sold out way in advance, so we ended up at the Parade Theatre one, at N.I.D.A in Kensington, first time there, it’s a nice big space, very modern.

Here’s the full details of who played which Cracker Night, a few doing more than one venue on the night.


Eddie Ifft

Eddie Ifft

Last night, Wednesday night, we were back at the Enmore Theatre in the tiny little ad-hoc Yalumba Wine Bar venue, to see US comedian Eddie Ifft with his ‘Things I Shouldn’t Have Said…’ show.

Having seen him the night before at Cracker Night, we heard quite a bit of the same material again, but the rest of his show was great, many laughs, I dig his style. We’ve seen him a bunch of times now.

A bit of an odd venue, very bright, small and hot, small crowd took a while to get into his style.

Have had some great laughs, but nothing has got me to the point of laughing till I hurt yet, lots more comedian’s shows coming up.

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