Comedy is often quite simple. Man falls down, or chicken crossed the road. But all comedy shares a common feature – the delivery of usual, unexpected, ironic, or cleverly linked features in a single punch line where they usually wouldn’t (or often shouldn’t) fit together. Masters such as Bill Cosby and Arj Barer have made their mark for their ability to tell stories in their stand-up shows that tell relatable life stories of their own while making genius links to the absurd, obscure and preposterous with arguably hilarious outcomes.
But it isn’t as simple as just telling a story about your life in the hope that people will find you funny. It takes performance skill, delivery technique but most of all, it takes a life worth talking about!
On Friday night, 27th of June, Theatre Nuevo will be presenting its first ever Indie cinema, stand-up comedy & burlesque event on Sydney Rd, Brunswick. Along with a dazzling array of talent from the underground galaxy of stars one artist on the comedy bill seems set to shine perhaps more brightly than many.
Over a lifetime Peter Flaherty has seen, lived and experienced so much more than the average person, in almost every way, after life threw him a curve ball by way of slamming him into a coma, followed by long periods of rehab and a wheelchair from an a
4-wheel-driving accident. However, his determination and grit pulled him back up, literally, and have him a new lease on life, as well as a KILLER set of stand-up comedy material!
Now known for his multitude of bit parts on just about every television series made in Australia, countless commercials, radio voice overs and live performances, Mr Flaherty’s following of comedy buffs extends far and wide for his razor sharp wit, impeccable timing and comedic genius.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see Peter Flaherty live at Theatre Nuevo on June 27th, level 1/333 Sydney Rd Brunswick. Entry is just $15 for all shows, from 7pm. Buy online and avoid disappointment: