King Valley, VIC
9 December 2018
What an amazing event we had Brown Brothers, the perfect end to 2018. A massive crowd brought a “can do Wanga” attitude, and when I say “Wanga” I mean Wangaratta.
We had a bit of a rain dump before the event and at the conclusion as well, which just goes to show that ALL the gods stopped to watch Luke McGregor, Celia Pacquola, Pete Rowthron, Fiona O’Loughlin, Danielle Walker and Tom Gleeson perform killer sets.
My highlight was drinking a bottle of B.B Tempranillo with Pete Rowsthorn on the tiny airplane returning to Melbourne without once realising we were flying through an electrical storm. Wine was our pilot that night.
We will be travelling to some new wine regions in 2019 so tell your friends to keep an eye out.
Have a great Christmas and New Year, hope to see you all again in 2019….
Adored for his role as long-time-suffering husband and pants-man Brett Craig on “Kath & Kim”. Pete Rowsthorn is one of Australia’s most loved comedians. With three decades of stand-up under his belt, Pete is about to unleash his high energy and fast-paced comedy on the King Valley.
One of the brightest stars in Australian Comedy, so hot right now! WINNER of the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer – 2018, star of ‘Utopia’, a regular on ‘Have You Been Paying Attention’, and Logie nominated for her role in ‘Rosehaven’ alongside Luke McGregor.
Tom Gleeson is in every Aussie comedian’s Top 5. A true master of the craft, he remarkably gets better each year, a phenomena that ensures other comics sneak in the back of his always sold out shows. He’s performed at every major comedy festival in the world and has been nominated for a Helpmann three times. A sure fire, killer stand-up at the top of his game.
A slightly deranged girl, known for her dark and twisted everyday observations and stories. Winner of the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Danielle also appeared as ‘Ranger Danny’ alongside stars Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney on the show everyone is talking about – “GetKrack!n” for ABC TV.
Writer, actor, and one of Australia’s favourite comedians. Luke is also co-creator, co-writer, and star of the smash hit sitcom ‘Rosehaven’ with Celia Pacquola for ABC TV, for which Luke won the award for Most Popular Actor at the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards! The third season of Rosehaven aired on the ABC in 2019. Also a regular on ABC’s ‘Utopia’. Tasmania’s prodigal son returns for Grapes of Mirth!
Comedy Royalty, one of the most in demand comedians in the country. A late starter, but with an award-winning career of almost 20 years; Fiona plays to packed houses in venues and festivals across the globe. Winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s (MICF) ‘Best Newcomer’ award in 2001 and ‘Piece of Wood’ award in 2006. She’s also the Queen of the Jungle, having won Network Ten’s “I’m a Celebrity….Get Me Out of Here!”.
The “Merric” from Merrick and Rosso. Mez, as he is affectionately known, has worked at almost every radio and TV station in the country. You might have seen him recently getting smashed in the face on SAS Australia, Australia’s REAL reality show. Mez loves wine, so much so that he’s a qualified sommelier, with dreams of retiring to a big Chesterfield, smoking a cigar and drinking Cabernet.