11. July 2020 - 20:30 till 22:30
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Kyogle Comedy - Featuring Jonathan Atherton! | Saturday, 11. July 2020

Kyogle Comedy is BACK... this time, featuring Jonathon Atherton! **50 TICKETS ONLY**



After such an overwhelming response to our first show 'Fabulous, Funny & Female', Larry Laughs Loud's Vanessa Larry Mitchell returns to the Kyogle Bowlo to host the next instalment of loud laughs!



Featuring International Comedian Jonathan Atherton, supported by local Kyogle CWA favourite Odette Nettleton, The Comedy Commune's John Peacock and Lennox Head's favourite skit writer Paul Mamone....... and hosted by Vanessa Larry Mitchell!



Jonathan Atherton (actor, comedian, traveller, raconteur) is no newcomer to the entertainment industry. As a teenager he pursued an acting career. He made his debut in The Mango Tree, then went on to play television and theatre roles, including hosting the Lonely Planet series on television, acting in Warner Roadshow productions and performing in innumerable corporate functions. Fluent in at least 10 languages, Jonathon has worked and studied in most parts of the world.



A brief stint as an articled law clerk dispelled any middle class notions that justice existed for all and Jonathan hit the road to spend many years hustling variously and precariously in Africa and Asia. After escaping political detention in Uganda, Jonathan returned to his film work in Kenya. He secured a major role in the HBO production Lion of Africa (starring Brian Dennehy and Brooke Adams) and pre-production work on White Mischief.



He then made his way to Thailand (via Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Burma) and established a translation service for working women who wished to solicit extra funds from departed foreign clients. Whilst in Bangkok, Jonathan was asked to do a walk on in Good Morning Vietnam. “Working with Robin Williams was a real trip. He's a very positive person and encouraged me to think seriously about comedy...which is why I opened an Afro-Caribbean nite club in the South China Seas.”



A year in Japan teaching English and doing radio voice-overs in silly American accents, six months in Indonesia ‘to check it out’, and a year or so bouncing between the Philippines, Hong Kong, Laos, Thailand and Taiwan and Jono is back in Oz. Since the beginning of 1995 his flirtation with comedy has become a full blown affair.



Jonathan has also performed voiceover work for many major companies, and has been a guest announcer on Triple J, and B105 in Brisbane.



A veteran of comedy, his style is clever and adaptable, and he is an expert at reading an audience, then bringing them together. Despite his intellectual bent, Jonathan is able to converse with any crowd confidently, and is always a pleasure to watch.



His years of experience as a presenter, and comedian at venues across Australian and the world, make him a very capable performer, able to deal with any situation.



Join Jonathan, Odette, John, Paul and Vanessa..... and get along to support live comedy and your local Bowlo!



Tickets available via www.stickytickets.com.au