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NextFayze Comedy and Ben Sorensen

Cy Fahey Thinking Man's Bogan

NextFayze Comedy and Ben Sorensen

Cy Fahey Thinking Man's Bogan

Could God create a JD so warm he couldn’t drink it?

Described as an 'engaging presence' (Chortle, UK), three-time Deadly Funny National Finalist Cy Fahey has a weirdness and confronting sense of identity to his humour. But what else would you expect from a Malaysia-born Aboriginal that looks Greek? Performing comedy since 2008, every year he has written at least five minutes of actually good jokes and he has decided to bring together his greatest hits, despite never having a first album.

As a veteran comic (that you've never heard of) in his debut solo hour, Cy's Thinking Man's Bogan  puts his unique tongue-in-cheek spin on getting older, online dating and punching above your weight. No dark stories or personal journeys. Just a mic, punchlines and your laughter!

Thinking Man’s Bogan is for 16+, contains references to sex and drugs, but is ultimately a loving tongue in cheek reflection of a man trying to make sense of it all.

Cy Fahey’s Thinking Man’s Bogan is a non-stop adventure which delves into the philosophical side of what it means to be... well… him. Bogan by nurture but Grammar Nazi by nature, Cy will make you question whether the stereotypes really define us?

Cy hilariously weaves through some of the most perplexing questions of his life; ranging from the importance of spoons in a relationship, to screening Tinder dates… and whatever happened to the guy in the Solo commercials?  If you’ve ever wondered what a bogan is or isn’t, if you’ve ever met one or just want to see one wax lyrical about the modern world, this is the show for you!

Three-time Deadly Funny National Finalist and winner of the VIPA Award for Best Emerging Talent (2009), Cy Fahey’s first appearance at Melbourne International Comedy Festival was as a writer and performer for Ilbijerri Theatre's A Black Sheep (2009), which returned the following year. 2009 was also the year that saw him land the lead role in the theatre production Chopped Liver.

Cy has spent the last number of years honing his craft as a staple of the Canberra Comedy scene and is excited to finally be bringing his debut solo hour to Melbourne!

Tickets will sell fast, so please book ASAP!

Suitable for audiences 16+

This show contains: Strong sexual references, Drug references, Strong coarse language.


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