Dear Port Fairy Folk Festival Friend,
We would like to congratulate all artists who picked up an ARIA last night, and we are delighted that 2018 festival artists All Our Exes Live In Texas were awarded Best Blues and Roots Album for “When We Fall” and Slava Grigoryan awarded Best Classical Album for “Bach: Cello Suites Volume 1" ... And now for more festival news…
It is with grins from ear to ear that we welcome festival debutantes The Doug Anthony Allstars for two special events in 2018; one family friendly session with this dynamic trio and then in the late evening they will be unleashed!
Brace yourselves for a freshly concocted, gloriously funny barrage of comedy brilliance from three (still) living legends of international comedy who are renowned for putting their cryptic and hilarious spin on the world, music and life.
In the 80's & 90's, the Doug Anthony Allstars took the comedy world by storm with their infamous live shows and TV appearances. Willfully provocative, psychologically manipulative and gleefully tasteless – DAAS kicked political correctness out the door and gave it a damned good thrashing outside. In a frenzy of mob-rule chaos, three men became the rock-stars of comedy, generating unprecedented excitement and adoration and inspiring a whole new generation of comedians. Then in 1994 the Doug Anthony All Stars broke up and the world was safe again...
Fast forward to 2013: Paul McDermott & Tim Ferguson teamed up with their mentor Paul ‘Flacco’ Livingston and began to unleash a new brand of havoc and hilarity upon a nervous world. They were older, they were sicker, they were angrier, and they were better than ever.
Then in 2016, following sell-out shows Australia-wide, DAAS made a triumphant return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, playing to packed houses and picking up the coveted “Spirit Of The Fringe” award. They headed to London’s Soho Theatre for more sold out shows and a tsunami of critical acclaim. In 2017, making a mockery of the term “swansong”, DAAS returned the Edinburgh Fringe for a full season, where fans – both old and new - arrived in droves, and comics of the ilk of Eddie Izzard and Dawn French came to pay homage. They cemented their legend status with a final sellout UK show at legendary rock venue the Shepherd’s Bush Empire before a star studded audience.
For 30 years, this notorious Australian musical comedy trio have smashed the international comedy scene, astounding audiences with outlandish flights of imagination, impeccable timing and superlative singing. In short, they are the world’s most hilarious life-changing experience. You need to see this show before you die.
WARNING: Sexual Images, Violence, Magic, Extreme Conservatism, Dogs, Uncensored Whistle Song, Wheelchair Dancing
“Funny, moving and profound.” - EVENING STANDARD, UK
“Proper, from-the-gut, I-can’t-believe-they-just-said-that laughs!” - LONDON TIMES
“Political correctness flies out the door in this gloriously rude, crude show” - EDINBURGH GUIDE
“It’ll make you howl with laughter, punch the air with defiance and break your heart twice.” ★★★★★ - METRO, UK
“Their show was one of the greatest things I have ever witnessed” - THE SCOTSMAN
These monster gods of Australian comedy are making their long awaited Port Fairy Folk Festival debut, and we look forward to you being a part of this howlingly funny, hilariously dark, joyously cathartic, and internationally renowned performance which has been hailed as their best show ever.
Early Bird tickets on sale until 8 December 2017. Book now (as they say in the classics) to avoid disappointment …
The Program Team x