Stand-up Comedy Workshop

CIRS Comedy - Mick Neven

Mick Neven

Think you’re funny? Find out just how much more amusing you can be when the Funny Coast comedians teach you some tricks of the trade in a 2 hour stand-up comedy workshop in Rainbow Beach Community Hall on 9 May 2023.

It’s FREE but there are only ten spots available so call us on 5486 3355 to put your name down on the list at the CIRS office today.

To prepare for the workshop, Funny Coast recommends that you collect some funny stories about things that have happened to you or situations that you heard about, write them down and bring them as your comedy material.

At the workshop you will be given tips and training to fine-tune your delivery technique. If you are one of the lucky ten who get to do the workshop, you get to find out who else thinks you’re funny at the open mic event to follow in the hall at 7pm.

The workshop will start at 4pm and finish at 6pm, followed by the open mic show from 7pm to 9pm. There will be food and refreshments on sale to raise funds for community groups.

The comedy workshop and the open mic night are free of charge and open to Rainbow Beach residents of all ages. This project received funding assistance from Gympie Regional Council’s Community Grants program.

About the comedians …

Nicky Wilkinson 

Nicky Wilkinson was a regular on the stand-up circuit in the UK after reaching the finals of prestigious comedy competitions ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ and ‘New Act of the Year’ in 2013, and now lives in Australia. She has a warm, likeable, down-to-earth style of comedy that instantly puts audiences at ease. Her impressive stage presence, witty charm and considerable comedy performance experience are ensuring she moves quickly through the comedy ranks here in Australia, making her ‘one to watch!’

In 2022, she was selected by Mary Tobin to be a part of the hugely popular ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ show at both Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Nicky is also one half of multi-award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools.

“Bright, effervescent and pleasantly filthy” – The Advertiser

“Charming & charismatic” – The Wee Review

“Relatable, down to earth humour” – This is Radelaide

“Effortless likeability & excellent comic timing” – Chortle

Mick Neven

Since 2003 when he first stepped on stage at the Gold Coast Arts Centre ‘Legends Of Laughter’ open mic competition (third place and $300 in his third gig ever), Mick has been making people laugh with his mix of clever joke writing and laid back charm. His material is observant, sharp and satirical, highlighting the foibles of modern life in a likeable and relatable fashion. Intelligent, hilarious and always good-natured, delivered with high-energy and a never-ending stream of punchlines that continually take his jokes to the next level.

Mick has headlined every major Comedy Club in Australia, along with regular tours through Asia, Canada and the UK. He’s written and performed five solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, ten solo shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, he’s a two-time winner of the Best Comedy Show Weekly Award at Fringe World Perth and completed three tours of duty with Forces Entertainment, performing shows for Australian Defence Force personnel serving in the Solomon Islands, the UAE, Bahrain and Iraq.

In August 2020 with borders closed and live comedy work hard to come by, Mick co-founded Funny Coast Comedy, a Comedy Production Business based on the Sunshine Coast. Beginning with one regular monthly show, Funny Coast Comedy has grown rapidly, and in the last 12 months has produced more than 60 live comedy events around the Sunshine Coast and South-East Queensland, including stand-up comedy workshops and corporate events.

“Mick is one of the best writers on the Comedy Circuit. Every time I work with him, he pulls out new jokes that I wish I’d written” – Dave O’Neil, Comedian and Television Personality

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