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Marcüs Ryan Cheeky

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Marcüs Ryan Cheeky

Patrons Pick Award 2023 Orlando Fringe

Best International Show 2023 Atlanta Fringe

Winner The Moth Storyteller Award 2018

Shortlisted Best Comedy 2018 Just For Laughs Montreal

Nominee Best Comedy 2017 Perth FRINGE WORLD

Join Australia's most travelled comedian for a cheeky sesh. What could go wrong? A fair bit actually!

The youngest of four siblings, Marcus used his wit, charm and dimples to get out of trouble. But it’s equally gotten him in a fair bit of strife too.

Wanna learn how to scam your way into VIP parties? Score upgrades on flights? Land luxury hotels and name drop your way to free perks? Then this show is for you!

Marcus has scored five-star resorts in Cancun and at the Olympics, airport lounge access, business class flights, backstage access at Bruce Springsteen concerts and used Britney Spears for free flights. He’s also gotten away with stealing a car, put ‘Uber Drugs’ body wrap on his mum's car as a prank, been kicked out of a Sinead O’Connor concert for dancing and banned from a state of Australia for being naked. He married a stranger at Burning Man (which may or may not be legally binding) and bribed his way out of jail in Colombia amongst other things he can’t remember right now for legal reasons. Oops!

We all love a cheeky pint or cocktail… which leads to a good sesh, which ends up in a good story, so why not join Marcus and share your stories of mischief or sit back and enjoy an hour of laughs from the vagabond of Australian comedy. There might even be a cheeky guest on the show and some drink specials.

Former star of ‘Neighbours’ & ‘Home & Away’.

As seen on Gruen Transfer, The Project, Amazon Prime.

Heard on Sirius XM, CBC, Nova, triple j, ABC, 3AW, BBC Radio.

Rob from the hair loss ads.

Marcus Ryan has toured comedy in 55 countries and six continents.

He is an award-winning comedian (Orlando, Atlanta, Perth, Melbourne, Montreal) and storyteller (The Moth).

He currently runs his chauffeur business and lives in a caravan on a farm with no running water or toilet.

Cheeky is a stand-up comedy show full of silly jokes and true stories from his travels. We'll tackle religion, family, online dating, international travel, sport, politics, language and love. 1806 is a sexy bar. Kim Kardashian may or may not be there.

Don’t come if you're easily offended. Or do. It might make for a cheeky viral clip!

Come along for a laugh and leave with some wild stories and naughty merchandise you don’t wanna miss!

Global sensation on TokTik & MySpace.

‘A born performer.’ ★★★★★ Fresh Air (UK)

★★★★ Time Out, Melbourne

'Hilarious.' ★★★★½ VueWeekly (Canada)

‘You won't be disappointed.’ The West Australian

‘With skill and deft timing, he hit the mark with fine observations on his global travels.’ ★★★★The Skinny (UK)

'Marcus Ryan’s stage presence is incredibly engaging. Ready to walk away from a show more inspired for life than when you walked in? This is the show for you!... A man from a mission that will leave you inspired!... Incredibly funny.' ★★★★ Perth Happenings

'Ryan has the sold-out audience in stitches from the get-go.’ ★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Audience participation, Drug references, Mild language, Political, religious or racial themes.


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