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BESPOKEN WORD & 'I Can Top That!' APRIL 11

Petersham Bowling Club
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BESPOKEN WORD Storytelling & Comedy Soirée

The Petersham Bowling Club's downstairs Theatre echoes with sounds of brilliant storytelling in 2018 as hosts Kate Iselin & John Knowles bring you a tasty assortment of comedians and storytellers. There's something for everyone's palate.
Check out this short clip from a past show: https://youtu.be/Rt9XH2Yl2AE

Wednesday March 14 Guests are Umit Bali, Christina Van Look & Alan Glover!

Bespoken Word brings together Sydney's most interesting and exciting writers, entertainers and comedians for an evening of hilarious true storytelling!

The first half of the evening, hosted by Kate Iselin, sees our special guests telling short, pre-written stories on a specific theme. The second half of the evening, hosted by John Knowles is a live episode of his successful Comedy Festival show and ABC702 Radio Afternnoon segment 'I Can Top That!'. John and three guests take the stage to tell completely true yet totally unprepared stories inspired by topic suggestions from the audience.

The stories told at Bespoken Word can be shocking, others embarrassing, insightful, sweet or just plain hilarious. It's a smorgasbord of real life adventures and raw revelations with an emphasis on vulnerability, confession and laughter. Staged at the cosy Petersham Bowling Club, known for its welcoming community and artsy offerings, Bespoken Word aims to create a friendly modern version of traditional parlour entertainment.

Umit Bali - Umit is a Fijian-Indian comic that grew up in the suburbs of Australia. His infectious enthusiasm and hilarious take on life make him a favourite with audiences and other comics on the professional stand-up circuit. His unique life experiences and whimsical perspective will make him a wonderful guest in ‘I Can Top That!’

Alan Glover - Alan is an actor, writer, presenter and stand-up comedian. He began his professional laughmaking career at Sydney’s Comedy Store in 1983 and has appeared at London’s Comedy Store, San Francisco’s Punchlines and many countries including New Zealand. Alan runs his own comedy festival in Wollombi He presnts a radio program and also performs in a Classic radio comedy serial called ’Raiders of the Lost Aardvark’.

Christina Van Look - Christina is a stalwart on the Australia comedy circuit, spearheading a show called ‘The Funniest Comedians You’ve Never Heard Of’. She has delighted audiences from Melbourne to New York, London to Toongabbie. Her humour varies from hilariously self-deprecating to bitingly sardonic but her punchlines are delivered with a relaxed smile that makes her a favourite wherever she performs.

Past guests on 'I Can Top That!' include:

Dean Haglund (X-Files), Jon Williams, Sophie Long, Ann Vriend, Dan Ilic, Steve Philp, Larry Orkin, Simon Kennedy, Peter Berner, Julia Wilson, Lou Pollard, George Catsi, Bec DeUnamuno, Tommy Dean, Madeleine Culp, Rowan Thambar, Christina Van Look, Jane Simmons, Gary Eck, David Bloustien, Daniel Cordeaux, Liz Hovey, Kate Iselin, Emilia Higgs, Dane Hiser, Marko Mustac, Danny Giles & Peter Green

If YOU have a story to tell, let us know after the show!

Presented on the 2nd Wednesday of every month!
Tickets Online $12.00 / $18.00 at the door (subject to availability)