Frank Woodley to Headline Five Shows in Honor of Adelaide Comedy's 14th Year, 7/16-20
One of Australia's most beloved physical comedians - of Lano and Woodley fame - Frank Woodley returns to Adelaide to celebrate Adelaide Comedy's 14th year.
Over five nights at The Marion Hotel, The Tea Tree Gully Hotel, The Arkaba and The Rhino Room, Frank will perform live stand up in the unique song-singing, limb flinging Woodley way.
Earlier this year Frank wowed Adelaide Fringe audiences with his adorably daggy show, Fool's Gold, went on to sell out houses in Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Ten Days on the Island, Perth International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.
These shows will feature a range of Frank's favourite routines mixed with some new gags, songs and general silliness.
An list of hilarious local and interstate comedians will support Frank at each of his shows around Adelaide.
Wed 16th July | The Marion Hotel | 8pm | $20
Thurs 17th July | The Tea Tree Gully Hotel | 8pm | $20
Friday 18th July | Rhino Room | 8pm | $25
Sat 19th July | Rhino Room | 7pm | $25
Sun 20th July | Arkaba Hotel | 4.30pm | $20
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After 20 years in the much loved, Perrier Award-winning duo Lano and Woodley, Frank said Good Bye to being one half of a double act in 2006 with a national tour that took in 34 markets and sold more than 125,000 tickets.
Since hanging up his hat, Frank has been busier than a bee (bees are allegedly flat out). His smash hit solo show Possessed played across Australia and the Edinburgh Festival with packed houses and rave reviews. In addition, his animated short, Chicken of God, received an AFI nomination and he won the coveted Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for his role of Candide in the Malthouse Theatre production of Optimism.
Frank was also a regular guest on ABC TV's music quiz show Spicks and Specks and Network TEN's Good News Week and an audience favourite on Thank God You're Here.
Australia's most visually compelling comedian was never far from the stage - doing live stand up in the unique song singing, limb flinging Woodley way. It was no surprise that Frank's 2010 solo tour, Bewilderbeest, quickly sold out around the country, firmly cementing him as once of one of Australia's most-loved comedians. In 2012, Frank was back on stage with his new showBemusement Park.
2012 also saw the much anticipated debut of Woodley on ABC TV. Created by, written, produced and starring Frank as the title character opposite Justine Clarke and newcomer Alexandra Cashmere, Woodley is a romantic comedy filled with virtuosic physical mayhem. It also resulted in Frank receiving an AACTA nomination for Best Performance in a Television Comedy.
In 2013 Frank premiered a more daring stage show, this time alongside Simon Yates from acclaimed physical troupe, acrobat, withInside. This Kafkaesque piece put the two clowns in prison and premiered at the 2013 Sydney Festival before touring to Adelaide and Melbourne.