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Flat Stick

Brew Dudes

Flat Stick

Brew Dudes

Hate craft beer? Then this show is for you! Love craft beer? Then get a ticket you dork! Join us as comedians Nick Capper and Brett Blake divide the heroes from the tossers with a range of beer tastings and hop-based activities that will provide knowledge and hilarity of the world's greatest liquid. Who are we kidding – this show will probably end in chaos, but who cares? Come rip the top off a few cold tins with us and get amongst it!

Different beer each week!

Nick Capper is a comedian who is comfortable in chaos. He may have you on the edge of your seat wondering if he knows what he’s doing, but don't be fooled – having been in the comedy game for over ten years, his fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants style is all part of the charm.

Nick is known from his appearances on ABC's Comedy Up Late, Comedy Central and Gocsy's
. He's also a podcast regular as heard on Ari Shaffir's 'Skeptic Tank', 'The Debrief' with Dave O'Neil, and 'The Little Dum Dum Club'. He also hosts his own smash-hit podcast 'The Phone Hacks'.

'This guy Nick Capper is hilarious... he's just really funny!' Ari Shaffir

'He creates a peculiar take on reality that has quirky appeal and images you’ll remember.' Chortle (UK)

Self-identifying bogan genius Brett Blake is a whip-smart, high-spirited stand-up who has performed widely across Australia and the UK.

A regular sell-out at the Melbourne International Comedy and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Brett also starred on Common Sense for Network 10, has a hand in Melbourne’s Comedy at Coopers Inn, is a regular visitor to 'The Little Dum Dum Club' and shares the reins on 'Worst First Dates' podcast with Kelly Fastuca and currently co-hosts the bonkers double-dare fiesta that is 'Flat Stick' with Nick Capper.

His unpretentious look belies vulnerability and willingness to explore complex issues on stage. His material runs the gamut of living with dyslexia to truck licenses and he is the only comic who physically built the venue he performed in at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Still mullets run deep.

'Punchy and relevant insight… peppered with clever jabs at Australian culture.' The Age



Strictly for audiences 18+

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