Deadly Funny 2011
Deadly Funny has rapidly become one of the most anticipated comedy shows of the Comedy Festival. It features the best up-and-coming Indigenous Stand Up Comedians in Australia.
After a nationwide search that included comedy workshops and local showcases, the best performers were flown to Melbourne to compete for a grand prize of $2000 and the title of National Deadly Funny Champion 2011.
L-R: Justin Mulcahy, Tristan Savage, Auntie Rieo Ellis, Jason Tamiru, Derek Nannup, Warren Milera, Denise McGuinness, Dawn McGuinness, Sam Conway, Sean Choolburra, Stephen K Amos and Daniel Kearney.
In front of a sell-out crowd at the Melbourne Town Hall, seven competitors represented their State proudly showing all why they were selected as local champions at this prestigious comedy event.
The Competition began with the ever popular MC Sean Choolbura who set a deadly pace right at the onset. Daniel Kearney from NSW was the first act with Warren Milera from South Australia closing out the competitors.
Tristan Savage from Queensland performed admirably with Derek Nannup from Western Australia and Justin Mulcahy from Victoria getting heaps of laughs.
2010 Deadly Funny winner Denise McGuinness with daughter Dawn performed the feature spot. Denise’s performance was superb, showing all what it takes to be champion of Deadly Funny.
The Deadly Funny National Grand Final also took on an International flavor with the very popular Stephen K Amos treating the crowd to a comedy performance worthy of an International Comedy Star.
Special guest act Stephen K Amos (UK)
The judges had a very difficult time in selecting an over all winner(s), as everyone performed very well.
Congratulations to Tristan Savage (QLD) for taking the title of National Deadly Funny Champion 2011. Second place went to Derek Nannup (WA) with third place going to Justin Mulcahy (VIC)
Deadly Funny 2011 Winners: Justin Mulcahy (3rd), Tristan Savage (1st) and Derek Nannup (2nd)
Based on this year’s success, Deadly Funny Comedy Program will continue to offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders a deadly platform in Stand Up Comedy.
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Deadly Funny – Laugh Your Moom off!