MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Josh Thomas - Surprise
BARRY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW NOMINEE - 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival
Australia got to know Josh Thomas in 2009 as the Gen Y team captain on the Network Ten's megahit Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation. We all felt we got to know him a little bit better when we watched him fall victim to an uncooperative meringue on episode one of Celebrity MasterChef. We saw him shine on Good News Week and take on whatever assignment the The 7PM Project set for him.
But there was something else that everyone else seemed to know about Josh that Josh didn't know about Josh… that was until he got a boyfriend. And Josh seems to be the only one who’s surprised.
Since winning Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2007, Josh has toured festivals around Australia including the Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Comedy Festival’s as well as curating the Brisbane Comedy Festival – and he’s only 23!
His live shows also quickly caught the attention of the international comedy world, leading to performances at a series of invite only festivals including Smithwicks Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, the Geel Comedy Festival in Belgium and Just for Laughs in Montreal.
2010 is proving to be an even bigger year for Josh. His stand-up show Surprise is an honest and personal look at his first serious relationship, and was nominated for a Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Now it’s Sydney’s turn to see what all the fuss is about.
Don't be surprised at all when this limited season sells out.
“Compellingly honest, relentlessly entertaining hour” The Age, 2010
"one of the hottest comedians around" Daily Telegraph
“Thomas’ timing is impeccable and his talent is obvious” Beat
Now on iTunes, Josh’s 2009 show - Things That I Have Said Before
Check out more Josh on Facebook (Josh Thomas Official Page) and Twitter (joshthomas87)
Venue: Sydney Opera House, Playhouse
Dates: 13 – 19 Sept, 27 Sept – 2 Oct (3 Oct option)
Time: Mon-Wed 7pm, Thu - Sat 8.15pm (except Sat 2 Oct 9pm), Sun 19 Sept 8pm
Ticket Prices: Preview (13 & 14 Sept) $32.90, Full $39.90 & Concession $34.90
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com or 9250 7777 or www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849
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