Reef Gateway Comedy Gala
The Whitsunday Reef Festival and Reef Gateway are upping the anti this year for the Comedy Gala, featuring two Melbourne based comedians – Geraldine Hickey and Nick Capper with the event MC’d by the multi-faceted Mel Buttle.
Geraldine Hickey (Comedian/Broadcaster)
Co-host of Melbourne’s RRR ‘Breakfasters’ and a stalwart of the Melbourne Comedy scene. Geraldine has had a cracking year so far with a sell out run of show ‘Plucky’ at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, appearances on “The Oxfam Comedy Gala’ and ‘Upfront – The Queens of Comedy Gala’ both on ABCTV.
She also received a special mention for the peer voted ‘Piece of Wood’ award at this years Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Geraldine has an unselfconscious charm and a superb skill for finding the funny in true stories. She has been described as a ‘deceptively cheery dame who’ll quietly take out your innards’.
Nick Capper is a NSW born, Melbourne-based stand-up comedian with over 10 years’ experience. Nick has been seen on Comedy Up Late on ABC TV, Gocsy’s Classics on Comedy Central and heard on Triple J. He regularly hosts Triple R’s Breakfasters program, has appeared in the web series Bruce from Wilfred co-creator Tony Rogers and is a regular on popular comedy podcast Little Dum Dum Club as well as his own podcast The Phone Hocks with Mike Goldstein.
Nick Capper is the sort of comedian who is comfortable in chaos…but don’t be fooled – he may have you on the edge of your seat wondering if he knows what he’s doing but as a comedian who has been in the game for almost ten years that loose, laid back, flying by the seat of your pants style is all part of the game.
Nick also sold out his entire Melbourne Comedy Festival run in 2018. “Nick Capper is the real deal, he has funny bones and a wild imagination that spins amazing stories” – Anne Edmonds.
You may also have seen Mel on ABC TV’s The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Tractor Monkeys, Back Seat Drivers or It’s a Date, as well as Network Ten’s The Project or This Week Live. Mel is also a regular on NZ’s TV3 weeky program 7Days.
In 2015, Mel found out she can have her cake and eat it too scoring the job of co-host on the Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel alongside her friend Claire Hooper and judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran. Bake Off returned for its third season in 2017.
Doors Open 7.30 for 8 pm show, Bistro open from 5.30 pm for great meals before the show
- Tickets available on www.whitsundaytickets.com.au or at the Reef Gateway Hotel
- Cost – $30 pre-purchase or $35 at the door
Don’t miss out on this fabulous event, book your tickets online NOW.