Grapes of Mirth
Grapes of Mirth Grapes of Mirth

Orange Showground,
Orange, NSW

Grapes of Mirth returns to the beautiful region of Orange, and not a moment too soon!

Join Host Merrick Watts and his funny friends; comedy, wine, food, music – everything you could possibly wish for.

Buy Tickets

$70.00 – $79.50 + Booking Fee

When

12pm

Saturday, Dec 5

Where

Naylor Pavilion, Orange Showground, Leeds Parade, Orange NSW

What’s Pouring

  • Cumulus Wines
  • See Saw Wines
  • Pioneer Brewing Co.

What’s Cooking

  • Beef Brisket Burger
  • Gourmet Hot Dog
  • Mushroom Burger
  • Specialty Vietnamese
  • Gourmet Cheese Boxes

Lineup

One of the biggest stars of Australian comedy, Nazeem Hussain, is a much loved television and radio personality. His Netflix special ‘Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy’, filmed in Montreal at the Just For Laughs Festival, started streaming globally in 2019, introducing Nazeem to a legion of new fans, and critical acclaim. Star of ‘Orange Is The New Brown’ and survivor of ‘I’m a celebrity get me out of here’, Naz is one of the most likeable comedians in the biz. Super funny, utterly engaging and adored by punters and comedians alike. Don’t miss his set!

Nazeem Hussain

Hailing from Sri Lanka, Dilruk is one of the most in-demand headliners on the Australian comedy scene. In 2018, Dil received one of the highest accolades in Australian entertainment – the Graham Kennedy Award for ‘Most Popular New Talent’ at the 2018 Logie Awards. You may also recognise him from ABC TV’s very popular and award-winning ‘Utopia’, Channel 10’s ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’, or Amazon Prime’s 2020 stand-up special. From Montreal to Edinburgh, and everywhere in between, Dil is one of our favourites, and soon to be one of yours!

Dilruk Jayasinha

A former journalist, mother of two teenagers and one of the most exciting new voices on the Australian comedy scene, say hello to Chris Ryan! WINNER of the Best Newcomer award at the Sydney Comedy Festival in 2019, Chris is in red hot form with her laconic take on everything from romance to passive aggressive co-workers.

Chris Ryan

Over the course of the last 15 years, Justin has won awards for his solo stand up comedy shows including the Director’s Choice Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. In 2011, The Arts Monthly announced that Justin was the Comedian of the Decade. In 2019 he won Best Comedy at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for the play Three Dances for John Tilt Animus which Justin wrote, directed and starred in.

Justin Hamilton

Actor, writer and podcast guy, Cam is a quickly rising comedian. You might have seen hin on SBS ‘The Feed’, Comedy Central ‘Share This’, on the ABC’s ‘Utopia’ or ‘Be Your Own Boss’. Named one of the “Funniest Aussie comedians to follow on social media” by the Herald Sun and “The most obvious Next Big Thing” by Time Out Sydney.

Cameron James

With a reputation as one of the best young comedians in the country, Bec showcased her comedy on the ‘Lockdown Comedy Festival’ stand-up series for Stan. She’s the co-host of the brilliant and widely popular ‘Ladies Guide to Dude Cinema’ podcast. With effortless ability and hilarious honesty, Bec delights with anecdotes about her life, observations on society and stories about her family.

Bec Charlwood

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.

Merrick Watts

DJ Pedro Moshman is no ordinary DJ, there’s a reason why we take him around the country to all our Grapes of Mirth events. His ‘DJ Super Powers’ allow him to know what song to play, when to play it, and whom to play it for! The end result? Entertainment between comedy acts, and a dance party to finish off the day.

DJ Pedro Moshman

Experiences

Plenty of space for everyone!

This year we’ve moved to the showground, to ensure that everyone has plenty of space to remain socially distanced. So, bring your chair or picnic rug, grab your spot, and set yourself up for a day of laughs and wine.

Food glorious food

No shortage of food suppliers this year, with a couple of our favourite locals, Factory Espresso getting involved, Pho Orange, and Enjoy Orange Getaway Packages.

Plenty of wine to choose from

This year we’ll be joined by two Orange wine producers, Cumulus High Altitude Vineyards, and See Saw Organic Wine. Well have everything from Rosé, to Sparkling Prosecco, and your cool climate favourites of Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

DJ Pedrom Moshman

Pedro is back! We’re brining our travelling DJ with us, and although dancing might be restricted, his sweet tunes will keep our ears entertained throughout the day between comedy sets.

Our Partners

Five Four Entertainment
See Saw Organic Wine
Cumulus High Altitude Vineyards

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