Tav A Laugh – Thursday, 4th Nov 2021
Comedy is back at Bangor Tav!
Thursday 4th Nov 2021 – 7:30pm showtime
Bookings Essential 95431866
Tommy Dean – Headliner
Raised in Arizona before moving to Australia in 1992, American stand-up star Tommy Dean occupies the top echelons of Australia’s headline comedy artists.
With his astute observational style and pleasantly soothing drawl, Tommy is consistently making him a standout favourite with theatre audiences, corporate clients, festival producers, TV and radio shows alike. His pin-sharp banter, genial manner and vast stock of hilarious routines with broad appeal, Tommy never fails to connect with and impress any audience.
Tommy’s impressive media CV includes appearances on Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Stand Up Australia, Rove Live and The Sideshow as well as multiple appearances on Just For Laughs Sydney’s Stand-up Series and Australia: Live – filmed for the Comedy Channel at the Sydney Opera House. He was booked to perform to an empty Sydney Opera House during Sydney’s first lockdown in a very special streamed event, Humour Us.
With a career that has him consistently booked as the go-to audience warm-up for cerebral comedy TV shows; including the very popular QandA, Gruen Planet, Gruen Transfer and the Prime Minister’s Australian of the Year awards ceremony, Tommy has performed in the leading comedy clubs in the USA, New Zealand, Europe and South East Asia and is an in-demand headliner across the Australian live comedy circuit.
Tommy can be heard regularly on ABC 702 radio, where he is a frequent guest on Richard Glover’s Thank God It’s Friday drive show – and an unexpected temporary move back to the US in late 2019 saw Tommy sending in a weekly ‘Letter from America’ for the show, which has proven to be a huge hit with listeners who adore his knack for interweaving the foibles of his adopted Australia with the dark reality of his home country.
This affable, ageless American with the rock god long hair and booming deep drawl is loved by young and old – to watch him find the funny in the mundane along with the bizarre of our day-to-day existences is always an absolute joy.
“Smarts, skill and wit” – The Age
“A consummate master of timing” – Australian Stage
“Tommy Dean is awesome” – Foxtel
Christian Elderfield – MC
The ridiculously talented Christian Elderfield is a UK comic whose electric stage presence and astute wit has thrilled audiences since he started comedy in 2011.
Having grown up in a small English village and discovering that his parents were cousin’s Christian decided to move away before the marriage proposals from family members started rolling in.
Christian is a very accomplished comedian with 4 Edinburgh festivals under his belt, 2 Adelaide Fringes, one Perth Fringe, and also an appearance on Britain’s Got Talent where he received 4 yes’s from the judges. He also runs a very successful monthly comedy night at The Quarrymans Hotel in Pyrmont, Sydney.
His stand up is a mix of wonderfully punchy storytelling, clever observations and a happy-go-lucky stage persona and this has got him through to many UK comedy competition finals including Comedy Cafe’s New act of the Year, Bath New Act of the Year, The London Comedy Store’s King Gong and the Golden Jester.
Christian has now settled in Sydney and is making waves on the comedy scene having hosted, headlined and featured at a number of established venues. The only thing lacking from this comedian’s repertoire is a valid visa.
“Fantastic, intimate, slap-dash comedy” ★★★★½ – The Adelaide Advertiser, 2017
“had the audience in fits of laughter” ★★★★– Weekend Notes, Perth 2018
“Elderfield has a fantastic stage presence, he engages with the audience just the right amount and his use of on the spot observational humour is a testament to his talent” – FringeFeed, Perth 2018
“jaunty style and subtle, knowing stance…astute wit” – Chortle, UK, 2016
“Edgy and Polished” – Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe, 2015
“Very funny” – Simon Cowell (Britains Got Talent 2013)
Alex Jae – Feature
Alex Jae is a stand up comedian, writer and actor based in Sydney, Australia. Alex is known for her unique style and ability to surprise audiences – juxtaposing her bubbly girl-next-door appearance with a darker, hilarious edge.
After climbing the Sydney comedy ranks, Alex has worked as a writer and featured cast member on Channel Ten’s Pilot Week and Saturday Night Rove, as a writer on Channel Ten’s Show Me The Movie!, as a panelist on Channel Ten’s Celebrity Name Game, has opened for comedians Wil Anderson, Greg Behrendt, Gareth Reynolds