An Evening of Sit Down With BILLY CRYSTAL Hosted by Andrew Denton
Tickets on sale on April 18 for an evening of laughs, personal stories and the unexpected.
Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal will share the stage with celebrated Australian interviewer Andrew Denton in An Evening of Sit Down with BILLY CRYSTAL hosted by Andrew Denton, which is touring Australia in July and August.Tickets go on sale on Monday April 18 for what promises to be a hilarious and personal evening as Crystal provides his unique observations on the world around and reflects on his life and career so far. A stand-up comic turned television star, Crystal found fame as a movie funnyman with starring roles in blockbusters such as When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers and Analyze This. He was much loved as the acclaimed nine-time host of the Academy Awards, an achievement topped only by Bob Hope, who hosted the Oscars 19 times. Also an award winning author, Crystal's latest memoir, Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? was an instant NY Times best seller. Crystal last toured Australia, Melbourne, and Sydney in 2007 for his hugely successful play 700 Sundays, for which he won a Tony Award and Helpmann Award. This year, for the first time, he will perform shows in Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. "I'm absolutely delighted to be back in Australia. My experience with 700 Sundays was fantastic. Audiences were sensational and the people we met were unforgettable." "I'm also really excited to be working with Andrew Denton. He's very witty and incisive and we'll bring the best out of each other. The show will be spontaneous, funny and unpredictable. I tell stories, I perform, we show film clips. And yes, I will stand up. It's not only a conversation with Andrew, it's with the audience as well." One of Australia's best-known interviewers, Denton is a TV producer, comedian, Gold Logie-nominated television presenter and former radio host. As host of the ABC interview program Enough Rope, he has enjoyed funny, emotional and unexpected conversations with the likes of Bono, Bill Clinton, Jerry Seinfeld, Helen Mirren, John Travolta and Michael Parkinson. An Evening of Sit Down with BILLY CRYSTAL hosted by Andrew Denton is being produced and promoted by the Dainty Group. "It is a thrill to bring the humor, wisdom and wit of two of the world's great comedians and conversationalists to an Australian audience," Dainty Group founder Paul Dainty said. "I look forward to hearing the stories they tell, the laughter they provoke and the secrets they reveal."
Tour Dates:Sydney - Sunday 10 and Monday 11 July at Sydney Star Event Centre
www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 Brisbane - Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July at Brisbane Concert Hall, QPAC
www.qpac.com.au or 136 246
www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 Perth - Monday 25 and Thursday 28 July at Riverside Theatre, PCEC
www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 Melbourne - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 August at Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
www.artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100 Tickets and VIP Packages on sale 10am local time Monday April 18 For more information:
Dainty Group produces and promotes shows across Australia and New Zealand, the United States, United Kingdom, South East Asia and South Africa. Paul Dainty, founder of Dainty Group, is recognised by the highly acclaimed SportBusiness International Magazine as one of the world's 20 most influential promoters and recently ranked by Billboard as the 5th largest promoter in the world. Dainty Group tours have included Katy Perry, Michael Bublé, Bon Jovi, Eminem, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, George Michael, U2, Prince, Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Oprah Winfrey and many more. Sports entertainment tours have included World Wrestling Entertainment and Crusty Demons. Theatrical Productions have included Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Hairspray the Musical, The Rocky Horror Show and opening in Melbourne next month Singin' in the Rain.