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Apocalaughs Now August 2014

In an attempt to bring you the best in alternative stand-up, the team behind Apocalaughs Now has scoured the 25 corners of the globe and on Tuesday Aug. 19 have onehelluva belly tickling show lined up for you.


Presented by Magners Irish Cider, the latest line-up gives us the dubious honour of welcoming Messrs. Nick Page (UK) and Peter Berner (AUS) to our wacky, rainy season climes.


A former estate agent and the presenter of BBC TV series Escape to the Country, Nick Page got into comedy as the result of a bet — he’s still not sure he’s won. Described alternately as “the funniest thing I’ve seen all year” and “a very fine man”, this acclaimed Comedy Store regular has obviously got something right.


Peter Berner is also a bit of a TV hit, presenting the ABC series The Einstein Factor from 2004 to 2009. To add to this he hosts You Have Been Watching on The Comedy Channel. A regular on the Australian comedy scene since the 1990s, so accomplished is he that he’s even got a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to himself. Now that’s success, right?


As ever, there will also be comics from the local scene and this time round the performers will include Eoghan Quinn (IRE) and Jeremy Ginsburg (US). And travelling over all the way from Phnom Penh will be a rising star of the Cambodia comedy circuit, Sam Thomas.


Apocalaughs Now will take place at Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Q4, Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday Aug. 19. Doors are at 8pm. The entrance surcharge is VND250,000 and includes an icy cold Magners Irish Cider. For advance table bookings, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Apocalaughs Now is organised in conjunction with Comedy Club Asia


  • Comment Link Nick R Monday, 11 August 2014 03:13 posted by Nick R

    Here's the man live on stage in Sydney.

  • Comment Link Super Kev Monday, 11 August 2014 02:50 posted by Super Kev

    Good TV presenters or TV actors don't always make good comics. Steve Cougan being a case in point. Great as Alan Partridge but as a stand-up, pretty poor. Let's hope this Pete Berner guy is a better than that

  • Comment Link Lizzie Monday, 11 August 2014 02:46 posted by Lizzie

    Isn't that funny to see Pete Berner in Saigon. I can't get him as the guy from The Einstein Factor out of my mind. Just read up on him. Seems like he started off as comic.

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