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.