COWRA COMEDY FESTIVAL IS HERE!
Dear <<First Name>>,
It’s finally here! The Cowra Comedy Festival kicks off on Thursday with Funny Mummies Comedy Gala (while many students from our local schools are watching Mr Snotbottom!) and then a great line up of great comedy! Something for everyone. Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, Sean Choolburra has been forced to postpone his show this Friday night to a new date in February. Check out the full line up below or on the website. And remember, it’s free for all Cowra residents! Book now!
The much-anticipated film, Mrs Harris Goes to Paris has it’s final screening tomorrow morning - Wednesday. Audiences have been flocking to this and roaring with laughter!
Thank you to all of those that attended the first of two fundraiser events for those impacted by the floods we held last Sunday - it had a great vibe and was a fun family event. This Sunday we welcome CJ Stranger to the stage with support act Eli Standford. Tickets are free but donations are requested. We hope you will get behind this effort to help others in the community.
We look forward to laughing with you this week at Cowra Civic Centre!
Cowra Civic Centre
Get out of the house,catch up with family and friends, and just have a good laugh and great night out with these comedy events as part of our first ever Cowra Comedy Festival! Tickets are free for all Cowra residents!
FUNNY MUMMIES COMEDY GALA
Cowra, please welcome to the stage Jenny Wynter and Bron Lewis! Two Hilarious Mamas. One Rocking Show. Don't miss this amazing line-up of some of Australia's funniest comedians who also happen to have birthed loin fruit. You'll cackle, you'll shriek, you'll make like Patrick Swayze and have the time of your life. Gather a group of your favourite gal pals and celebrate a morning or night out your way: with quality gal time and laughs!
Please note the following performance times have changed:
Thursday 24 November at 11am (Cowra Bowling Club)
Thursday 24 November at 6:30pm (Cowra Civic Centre)
(Cowra Civic Centre)
Immigrants and racist?! Whaaa !? An hour of unabashed comedy that will leave you crying with laughter and questioning everything you know about immigrants and cultures as it attempts to break all stereotypes. Food, culture, taxis, boats, nude beaches, Chinese bat soup. Nothing is off limits.
From the line-up of this popular show, which has been a part of all major Australian festivals and was also covered by SBS News, we bring to you RAW Comedy Nationals Runner-Up Delhi Buoy and RAW Comedy SA Finalist Paul da Black.
Thursday 24 November at 8pm (changed from 7:30pm)
Friday 25 November at 6:30pm
WHO LET THE DYKE OUT?
(Cowra Civic Centre)
Loz Budden never thought anything about those weird feelings she sometimes had around women. She grew up in the 80s as a tom boy, married, had two kids, and then?... Who Let the Dyke Out? is an hilarious and revealing show about growing up and growing up again. It’s raw, it’s funny, it shows how when life gives you lemons you don’t just make lemonade – you make tequila shots and get hammered. It’s a coming out story that can only be told by this little Butch Dyke. You will laugh, you will cheer and then after the show you’ll want to buy her a beer.
Friday 25 November at 9:30pm Saturday 26 November at 6:30pm
ARE YOU PULLING MY LEG?
(Cowra Civic Centre)
With Madeline Stewart, Robyn Reynolds, Bea Barbeau-Scurla, Jamal Abdul and Sam Kissajukian
Five comedians. A thousand laughs! Showcasing some of Australia’s funniest comedians with disability or chronic illness, this accessible comedy event boasts an hilarious line-up of award-winning performers with entertaining and uncensored insights into disability and oh so much more!
With razor-sharp wit and undeniable charm, each comedian offers the audience hilarious and uncensored insights into disability. From awkward encounters to side-splitting observations that cut to the quick, no subject is off limits. Their impressive comedy material also ventures much further than disability, highlighting the many facets of their lives, relationships, experiences and personalities.
Saturday 26 November at 8pm
FILMS THIS WEEK
MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS
PG - Occasional mild coarse language | 115 mins | $14*
Hold onto your dreams, you never know where they’ll take you! In partnership with the House of Dior, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.
Wednesday 23 November at 10am
PG – Mild themes | 112 mins | $14*
A timely biopic of the trailblazing female Māori leader, Dame Whina Cooper, whose extraordinary life saw her break gender boundaries, champion innovation, and fight for the recognition of her own culture, all the while staying true to her heart and her beliefs. For nearly a century, she never stopped asserting the rights of her people – land rights, women’s rights, education rights – and striving for unity between Māori and Pākehā. Whina charts the tumultuous personal journey and unshakeable inner strength that led Whina Cooper to become one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most formidable leaders.
Sunday 27 November at 5pm
Wednesday 30 November at 10am
FUNDRAISE FOR THE FLOODS
This event is raising funds for individuals and businesses impacted in our community by the floods. Tickets are free but donations are being requested at the door – cash or card. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Support Eli Stanford
CJ Stranger is rapidly carving out a distinctive place in the Australian music landscape with his unique blend of indie rock and alt-country. He released critically acclaimed and Top 10 album ‘Hey Stranger’ in 2020 and now returns in 2022 with new music. Recently performing in the Australian and New Zealand 2022 tour of The Girl from the North Country (the award-winning Broadway musical featuring the music of Bob Dylan), this is his first time performing at Cowra Civic Centre.
Opening the afternoon will be upcoming Orange singer-songwriter Eli Stanford. Surrounded by music all his life, he has a soulful voice that shines through on his latest release “Perfect Vision”. One of his major influences is Bill Withers and that groove reverberates through what Eli puts into his performance as his “music means everything to him”.
Sunday 27 November at 2pm
THE WOMAN KING
M – Mature themes and battle violence | 135 mins | $14*
★★★★ "A spectacular, action-filled epic" BBC.COM
Inspired by true events. The remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Faced with a new threat, Gen. Nanisca trains the next generation of recruits to fight against a foreign enemy that's determined to destroy their way of life.
Sunday 4 December at 2:15pm
Sunday 4 December at 5pm
Wednesday 7 December at 10am
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
M - Mature themes and violence | 161 mins | $14*
Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje, fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
Friday 16 December at 7pm
Saturday 17 December at 11am
Saturday 17 December at 3pm
Sunday 18 December at 5pm
Wednesday 21 December at 10am
WORLD BY STORM
(Cowra Civic Centre)
We are sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances Sean has been forced to postpone. Sean is looking forward to coming to Cowra on the new date Friday 17 February at 7:30pm.
Sean Choolburra has had a career and life unlike any other. With the skills to back him, he established himself in the world of dance, became one of our First Nations’ leading comic geniuses, and could entertain a microphone stand if he had to. But he doesn’t have to. A comedian, rap singer, dancer & hip-hop didge player, this is the story of Sean Choolburra. Hailing from Townsville, Sean’s ancestors are Gu-Gu-Yalanji, Kalkadoon, Kandju and Bwgcolman from around Townsville and Palm Island. He has toured throughout Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the USA and the UK. “Truly gifted; he can sum up a whole situation in one facial expression” Australian Stage
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