Get Ready to Laugh: Dave O’Neil & Brad Oakes Light Up The Art House This Summer!

by LukeAdmin

The Central Coast can gorge itself on big laughs this January, when Dave O’Neil and Brad Oakes inject some serious silliness into the Summer@ The Art House program.

Part of wave one of the Summer@ festivities, O’Neil will bring big belly laughs with his new show – Overweight Lightweight – and Oakes will impart morsels of wisdom with his comedy masterclass – The Art of The Laugh.

Fresh from a sell-out run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, O’Neil may call himself a lightweight but with over 30 years of experience, his cheeky brand of humour has made him one of the country’s most loved comedians.

O’Neil has appeared on numerous Aussie TV shows including: Hughesy, We Have A Problem, Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project, The Yearly, Agony, Utopia, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, The Panel and The Fat. He also has the honour of being the guest with the most appearances on ABC TV’s Spicks & Specks. A celebrated broadcaster, he’s tickled funny bones on Nova Radio on and off for years; and is also the creator of popular podcast The Debrief – with Dave O’Neil, where he drives comedians’ home from a gig and discusses comedy and their career.

Brad Oakes will join O’Neil onstage, uniting two of the biggest names in Australian comedy in one gig. With a career spanning two decades, Oakesis best known for his TV work on Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Totally Full Frontal and The Comedy Company.

The comic’s comic, Oakes has mentored and directed some of the nation’s freshest comedy heavyweights, including Tommy Little, Claire Hooper and Corrine Grant; and Coasties can also receive this worldclass mentorship when Oakes hosts his comedy masterclass – The Art of The Laugh.

The first workshop of its kind to grace the venue, this masterclass is proof of The Art House’s commitment to providing opportunities, pathways, and expertise in the creative and performing arts for everybody.

This once in a lifetime opportunity is suitable for adults looking to break into stand-up comedy and will cover everything from writing and delivery, dealing with nerves, crowd work and much more! Masterclass participants will get to attend Overweight Lightweight at no extra cost.

Overweight Lightweight and The Art of The Laugh Stand-Up Masterclass will tip the scales on January 12th and includes FREE preshow entertainment and sausage sizzle in The Art House Courtyard.

Don’t miss a huge summer of arts, entertainment and experiences, including Send For Nellie (direct transfer from Sydney Festival), David Campbell’s Good Lovin’ & More, with a few surprises that’ll have you slip, slop, slappin’ down to The Art House.

“Put simply, Dave O’Neil is a heavyweight comedian of the highest order.” – ★★★★ Theatre Matter

The Art House Presents

Brad Oakes – The Art of The Laugh Stand-Up Masterclass &

Dave O’Neil – Overweight Lightweight

Part of Summer@ The Art House Program

Friday JAN 12th – 3:30PM – The Art of The Laugh Stand-Up Masterclass with Brad Oakes – Restricted to Ages 18+

Friday JAN 12th – 7PM – FREE Preshow Entertainment Summer In The Courtyard – All Ages

Friday JAN 12th – 8PM – Dave O’Neil – Overweight Lightweight – Recommended Age 13+

Masterclass Duration: 4 hours

Ticket: $25.00 & includes ticket to Dave O’Neil – Overweight Lightweight

Overweight Lightweight Duration: 2 hours, with interval

Tickets: Adult: $45.00 | Encore Members: $38.00 | 02 4335 1485

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