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CIRCUS OZ’S NEW SHOW ‘BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE’ COMING SOON

Performer Olivia Porter. pic Scott Hone
Performer Olivia Porter. pic Scott Hone
Kyle Rafferty, Spenser Isherwood and Ben Lewis. Pic Scott Hone
Kyle Rafferty, Spenser Isherwood and Ben Lewis. Pic Scott Hone

Australia’s legendary, one and only rock and roll and animal free circus Circus Oz will be landing in Sydney soon.

Credited with revitalising a traditional artform in a uniquely Australian way, Circus Oz has influenced the development of circus arts around the world since its foundation in 1978. Circus Oz undertook its first and critically praised international tour in 1980 and has continued touring to over 100 cities and regions in 27 countries – in all playing to over 3.7 million people.

Their new show BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE is the first to have been created in their new custom circus home in Melbourne. The show will feature 12 fabulous performers- graceful men, strong women, incredibly intricate and innovative jugglers, lyrical and virtuosic unicyclers, hilarious flying trapeze artists, booty-shaking hip-hoppers, highly-musical-acrobats and highly-acrobatic-musicians.

Performed under the Big Top within a spectacular large-scale set inspired by an abandoned theatre in tatters, But Wait…There’s More promises to be punchy, exciting and a funny vaudeville-inspired show for humans of all ages.

The show will be presented at breakneck speed through cheeky impersonations, ridiculous knockabout and multi-skilled human physical exuberance. There will be a breath-taking amalgamation of tricks and ideas, including a satirical look at today’s culture of infobesity and consumer overload based around society’s focus on stuff.

BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE will be playing at the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter from the 30th December till the 24th January. Running time 2 hours including a 20 minute interval. For performance times check the website. Bookings ticketmaster.com.au or 136100.

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Featured pic – The Circus Oz Ensemble. Pic Rob Blackburn.

BUT WAIT…BEFORE YOU LEAVE THIS PAGE! CIRCUS OZ IS KINDLY OFFERING TWO LUCKY READERS A COMPLIMENTARY A- RESERVE DOUBLE PASS TO THE 7.30PM SHOW ON SATURDAY 2ND JANUARY 2016.  BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO EMAIL THE EDITOR-EDITOR.SYDNEYARTSGUIDE@GMAIL.COM AND DESCRIBE WHAT YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT CIRCUS OZ. WINNERS WILL BE ADVISED BY RETURN EMAIL- THIS OFFER HAS NOW CLOSED.

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CAM KNIGHT AT THE COMEDY STORE

Cam Knight, a big hit, at the iconic Comedy Store

Cam Knight is a man of definite views. Considering he is also a stand-up comedian, that serves him very well.

The scene for his latest ‘one-night laugh fest’ was the iconic Comedy Store at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. This venue, in its first incarnation at Jamieson Street in the City, was the home of such legends as Rodney Rude, Vince Sorrenti, Austen Tayshus and George Smilovici in the 1980’s.

But enough with the ancient history, Cam Knight is one of the current generation of young comedians having spent 5 years as the host of STAND UP AUSTRALIA on the Comedy Channel.

A big crowd of what looked like about 400 people ( I apologise if that’s over the safety limit for the venue and it gets in trouble with the authorities!) gathered to be greeted by Cam, with a glint in his eye, suggesting that all that was to come was tongue in cheek even if he suggested to the contrary.

After a polite request for members of the audience who had seen anything he’d done before, to act as if they hadn’t (if only stand-up comedy was that easy), Cam entered into his first topic of the night, what else but the alternate universe of Woy Woy where some druggie fisted him (a la Barack and Michelle Obama) and poor Cam could only respond by shaking his fist. It may not seem like a howler but it is enjoyable fare when a skilled performer like Cam can turn it into a whole routine.

Cam’s topics during the night included women wearing too much perfume (or as he calls them – stinky bitches), women wearing Chinese tattoos (which to him of course means “Do Not Enter”) and women wearing inappropriate clothing at BIG DAY OUT(is such a thing possible?). Do you see a theme here?

But Cam soon moves on to other topics like his beloved Adelaide where he grew up. He loves going back there for the main reason that he can leave. His slow motion version of an enraged 93 year-old Adelaide bowler certainly highlighted his comedic acting talents.

During the evening we found out that Cam proposed to his fiancée on Tamarama beach next to a giant fat man wearing a gas mask. Did I mention that it was during SCULPTURES BY THE SEA? And, naturally, Cam couldn’t help asking his fiancée, “Do you want to see my sculpture?” Always the comedian!

Yes, Cam has strong views (he regards horse racing as whipping with midgets) but his verve, confidence and charm ensured a night laden with belly laughs.

Cam Knight performed for one night at the Sydney Comedy Store, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park on Saturday 7th July.

Tony Laumberg

9th July, 2012

Sydney Stand-Up Comedy Reviews- Cam Knight, The Comedy Store, Sydney Arts Guide, Tony Laumberg.