Factory Espresso Comedy with Damian Callinan and Sam Simmons
Fri 30 September at 6:30 pm
One event on Sat 1 October 2022, at 6:30 pm
Sam Simmons – Star of ‘Last One Laughing’ (Amazon Prime) & Wakefield (ABC)
Damian Callinan – Star of ‘The Merger’ (Netflix) & SkitHouse (Ebay DVD’s)
Damian Callinan is an acclaimed comedian, actor & writer. A three-time nominee for Most Outstanding Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, TV & film audiences may recognise him for his roles in Skithouse, Spicks & Specks, Rosehaven, Backyard Ashes & The Merger, the beloved film adaption of his award-winning solo show of the same name. The dual AACTA nominated film about a country, Australian Rules football club who recruit refugees to make up the numbers, was awarded Best Film & Screenplay at the 2019 Ozflix Independent Film Awards and is now enjoying an acclaimed second life on Netflix. Callinan’s prolific output of theatrical live shows including The Lost WW1 Diary, Swing Man & The Wine Bluffs, has seen him forge a reputation as ‘one of the best character comedians in the country’ (Herald Sun) Callinan’s cult Bodgy Creek Community Podcast recently took out the Silver Medal for Comedy at the Australian Podcast Awards & his debut children’s fiction book, Weird School has recently been published by Penguin Random. His brand-new solo show, Double Feature, based on his mother’s 1946 diary, stole hearts at the 2022 Melbourne Comedy Festival and will tour nationally in 2023.
Sam Simmons (was last in Orange 3 years ago and he destroyed!) He is one of the most daring and unconventional comics in Australia, completely original and vastly absurd, he has one foot firmly planted into the soils of reality, and the other rooted deep in a determination to redefine silliness.
Sam’s career has been forged on stage with high energy and relentlessly inventive stage shows that stretch definitions beyond recognition. Sam was nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award before he won it in 2015 for his show, Spaghetti For Breakfast, winning in the same year he won the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award (after two nominations).
In 2012 Sam assembled a wonderful cast of Australia’s pre-eminent absurdist’s for Problems, a four-part journey through the cream brick Neverland that is the Australian suburbs. Problems aired in Australia on ABC1, throughout the UK on UKTV’s Dave network. He returned to the ABC in 2018 starring as Lukas in Series 1 and 2 of the hit comedy series Squinters. Currently Sam is showing off his acting chops in the brand new original ABC drama Wakefield.
$55pp which will include Canapés & 90 minute Show with half time break. Please advise of any dietary requirements prior to show
Friday 30 September 2022 – Saturday 1 October 2022 (UTC+10)
135 Kite St, Orange NSW 2800
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