The September school holidays are fast approaching, and as always the dilemma builds; how should we, as a family, spend our time together? We could go educational, and fill the time with trips to museums and tour groups, which none of us would honestly enjoy, or take a run at winning ‘funniest parents ever!’ and just make our way from theme-park to theme-park. Maybe, the best use of our family quality time would be some sort of middle ground, a little bit of learning, with plenty of fun for everyone – from live stand-up comedy from legends of the mike, to workshops and hobby stores.
Laugh until you cry with a night of raucous comedy under the stars. Live art in the park – watch as mystery doors come to life throughout Kings Beach. Get your hands a little dirty and recycle your old toolbox into a new herb garden. Be inspired by the culture and history of stories told through dance. Be part of the interactive live beachside artscape, through film and photography. Learn how to create the perfect pizza with award winning Italian chefs. Move with the good vibrations of streetside buskers as they deliver lyrical treats and so much more. Continuing to grow year after year, the grassroots Sunshine Coast community is the life blood of the Caloundra Fringe Festival.
For me, comedy is the ultimate in entertainment and everyday life distraction, and this year, as part of the Fringe Festival, The Loudmouth Comedy Festival brings Jimeoin, one of the hottest stand-up comics of this generation, to Caloundra, plus a festival line up of Queensland comedians in a boisterous night of fun under the stars. Jimeoin is one of the best-known faces of international comedy in Australia. He has sold out shows all over the world, he regularly features at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has written and starred in successful feature films and TV shows. A prolific writer, with an exceptional audience rapport, Jimeoin is known and loved for his brilliantly funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of everyday life.
Jimeoin is supported by a festival line up of some of the finest of Queensland’s own comedians, including Matt Okine. Matt was awarded the 2015 Directors Choice at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013. Matt also currently co-hosts Triple J’s Breakfast Show. There will be a full announcement of comedians in the lead up to the show.
The Kings Park precinct in Caloundra will be set up for a high energy rock and roll night of comedy on the eve of the Caloundra Music Festival on Thursday, 1st October. Food and alcohol will be served on site and early bird tickets are available. Now for just $39.00 this is an event for friends and the whole family. Bring a blanket, stand at the bar or take one of the seats available around the perimeter of the grounds, with special needs accommodated for. Don’t miss the best comedy show to ever hit Caloundra.
If Comedy isn’t your bag there’s still plenty at the festival this year to entertain everyone, from Grandma to the dog. For more information on events and acts as they become available, check out The Caloundra Fringe Festival’s website.