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Coriole, McLaren Vale 2019
Merrick Watts on
Hey Bad Seeds!
What a weekend! A massive thanks to everyone at Coriole who helped put on this event; amazing food, wine and atmosphere - and to everyone who joined us on Sunday. You guys are amazing! A terrific blend of comedians made for a great day.
Cal Wilson - delightful and edgy; was hilarious, kicking off the day. Love her. Sam Taunton a Newbie to Grapes of Mirth won over the crowd immediately and showed why he is part of the next generation of young guns.
The second bracket saw Sam Simmons get so weird it was brilliant. He removed his shorts and shocked and delighted us all. Little did we know this was merely a warm up to his "photobombing" of a Channel 7 live cross where a magician was trying to explain magic, not realising that the true magic was Sam standing behind him looking like a weirdo! Gold! Ivan Aristaguieta rounded out the second bracket. This was Ivan's first GoM but not his last. Hysterical. Ivan is from Venezuela and loves this country so much that the government is sending him on a tropical island holiday at Manus.
Golden Ticket Winners
The last bracket started off with Nikki Britton. I adore Nikki and think she is on a fast trajectory to stardom. On Sunday she showed 900 other people why! Superb form.
Tom Gleeson. The End. So little needs to be said about this man that I could leave it at that. Tom is a stand-up weapon. One thing I love is how much he loves doing these gigs. Like you and I, Tom "gets it" and loves what Grapes of Mirth is all about.
Sunday was a great showcase of these comedians material, but to be completely honest it's probably not what you would see as part of their Fringe Shows, which are full, well rounded 1 hour "shows" and are completely different. This is why I highly encourage you to go and see their solo shows during the Fringe festival, you will see "same, same but different" and won't be disappointed. We had lots of people asking about these guys remaining festival shows so we have included the details in this message.
Again, thank you all so much for helping us create a wonderful day. Sun, rain, wine, laughs and perineums...we had it all. Till next time amigos!
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