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Canada’s freshest* export makes Sydney debut at Corridor

*We’re yet to find a fresher Canadian than the excellent Christophe Davidson.

He’s never even been to Sydney. He’s been here about four days, and until last night he didn’t know he was making his Sydney debut on Saturday. That’s pretty fresh. Seeing as Campfire Collective have been rocking Corridor bar on King St with comedy for the last three weeks, we wanted to go out with a bang on our last night this Saturday 7th May, so we’ve asked Christophe to give Sydney his awesome show – Where’s My Vagina. After seeing this show at Melbourne Comedy Festival we decided it was a crime if Sydney never got the chance to see it.

It’s less about vaginas than you might think (but there is a little bit about vaginas which is very funny). It’s a personal and poignant show about how growing up surrounded by females shaped him into a hilarious, sensitive man who would rather make love than war. That last bit was blurb as you can tell, but it’s 100% true, I’ve seen this man dance and its a sensitive life affirming thing to witness, as is this truly very funny comedy show.

So, please join us for the best value international comedy show this season.

Christophe Davidson in Where’s My Vagina
Saturday 7th May, 6pm
Corridor, 153 King St, Newtown
Tickets $10 at the door,
or reserve your tickets here as seats are strictly limited

“Amazing…somehow dirty and refreshing all at once.” -Montreal Main

Four and a Half Stars – Talk Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival

“Davidson’s gentle nature makes a refreshing change from the usual, aggressive, in-your-face style of stand-up.” Adelaide Now, Adelaide Fringe. This is a good point, because Christophe’s not one of those pretty male model comedians pretending to be sensitive so as to semi date-abuse you later. 

This review mentioned that by being about Christophe being in touch with his feminine side that the show risked “coming across all preachy and possibly a little bit gay”. Uh oh. Irony? I don’t know. Despite this massive credibility kicker to the reviewer, it said nice things like “In reality, Davidson is a real man with sound thoughts of not only what women want, but blokes too and the results are pretty much on the mark and consistently amusing to say the least. From Viagra to waif models and conceited hot chicks to why we should celebrate monogamy with greeting cards Davidson knows the power of the vagina, and he’s not afraid to muse upon it. Good one.” Steve Jones, DB Magazine.

christophedavidson.com

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The best in alternative comedy at Corridor closes this week – don’t miss out

Just one more week, four more nights of the best in alternative comedy at Corridor for Sydney Comedy Festival. Check out the final week’s shit hot show lineup. Each show is just $18 thanks to Sydney Comedy Festival’s FRESH! program. If you want it even  cheaper, on Friday and Saturday at 10:30pm there’s Corridor Club, a late night local laugh out for only $12 featuring a mash up of Corridor artists, and a few festival special guests. See below for details and booking info for all the shows at Corridor.

The Lemon Lime Time Funtacular Occurence Hour with Ryan Withers Right On
Tuesday – Saturday at 7pm
He was nominated for Best Newcomer at Melbourne Comedy Festival last year, he’s on FBi, and was recently named by Sydney Morning Herald’s Metro as the #1 Next Big Thing in comedy.
Click here for more info

Michael Workman:
Humans are Beautiful
Tuesday – Saturday at 8:15pm 
This show just won him the title of Best Newcomer at Melbourne Comedy Festival 2011.  The story of Michael, a dog and an art student, deconstructing war, fear and life itself, with lots of good jokes!
Click here for more info

Eric Hutton
I’m So Adorable and Quirky
Tuesday – Saturday at 9:30pm
An stream of consciousness feat of comic brilliance Hutton will also perform some of his hits. He’s supported Mark Watson, Wil Anderson, Jamie Kilstein and his dulcet deep tones have been heard on Triple J and other places.
Click here for more info

Corridor Club is on at 10:30pm Friday and Saturday night.

Corridor kicks off in sellout style at Sydney Comedy Festival

Lou Sanz

Lou Sanz smashes Sydney with sell out shows on her Sydney Comedy Festival debut

Newtown’s favourite neighbourhood small bar kicked off it’s Sydney Comedy Festival stint in style this week, packing the converted comedy sharehouse with sold out shows, smiles and sexy times.

Don’t miss Evin Donohoe in International Homewrecker and  Lou Sanz in Please Don’t Use My Flannel for That – A Memoir.

Lou will hit the wireless waves on 2SER’s The Friday Daily tomorrow with Kylar Lousikkian. Tune in on 107.3FM or visit 2ser.com.au and stream that shit.

Corridor is thrilled to be hosting Melbourne wunder-comedy-kind Tommy Dassalo who has been going buckwild in his show Buckwild at Corridor this week. He’s been doing comedy since he was 16 so he’s already an old hand. Tommy has written for the telly (Rove, Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation, TV Burp), appeared on the telly (The Librarians, Sleuth 101) and watched the telly (The Shield, Friday Night Lights, Dexter).

And don’t miss Saturday night late night comedy fix Corridor Club, the late night variety alternative club show featuring Corridor’s resident comedians and special houseguests from across the festival for a tiny $12. Saturday 23 April features Genevieve Fricker (RAW Comedy National Finalist 2011), Eric Hutton (Triple J) , secret guests and many more.

Corridor is Newtown’s hottest small bar hosting a brand new independent alternative comedy during Sydney Comedy Festival 2011. All tickets to all shows are only $18. Pair excellent new comedy with the best food, wine, cocktails and beer selection in Newtown. Visit corridorbar.com.au

Say Cheese (NOT!)

Rich Fulcher (c) 2011 by zakarij photography

Rich Fulcher (c) 2011 by zakarij photography

We’re way excited that one of our favourite photographers Zak Kaczmarek of zakarij photography will exhibit a collection of his amazing portraits of comedians at Corridor Bar during Sydney Comedy Festival. This one of Rich Fulcher from The Mighty Boosh is one of our faves. The collection includes Josie Long, Nick Thune, Jamie Kilstein, Paul Provenza and many more. Check it out at Corridor Bar from 19th April – 7th May.

Corridor Bar, Newtown’s newest alternative comedy venue

Corridor Bar, King St NewtownCampfire Collective is taking alternative comedy to Sydney Comedy Festival with a dedicated King Street hub. It’s all happening at Corridor, a kicking new small bar amongst the bustle of King Street’s top end (next to Mag Nation). Corridor is run by four young hospitality professionals who created Corridor to “give Newtown the kind of place we would want to drink at.” This hands on approach and the community philosophy there perfectly matched our handpicked program of alternative comedians seeking a dedicated stage, and Sydney Comedy Festival’s new alternative venue was born.

Celebrating the artistic community of Newtown’s past and present; the program at Corridor gathers Australia’s alternative artists under the one anarchic share house roof of this converted terrace.

The full program goes live next week so follow Campfire Collective on Twitter to get the lowdown plus updates on weekly drink and ticket specials and special guests.

There will be shows from FBi’s Ryan Withers; The Pedigree Syndicate, a collective of Eric Hutton, Triple J’s The Cloud Girls and Ben Ellwood, Nick Capper, Ryan Withers and Shane Matheson; plus Daniel Moore, the helmsmen of one of Sydney’s other great cult rooms A Mic in Hand, Melbournites Tommy Dassalo and Lou Sanz, the eccentric and essential Michael Workman, occasional radiohead and sometime Concrete Playground contributor Evin Donohoe, plus Seamus McAlary and Mikey Mileos.

Aside from 3+ shows every night, there will be more to choose from with an exhibition from one of Australia’s hottest comedy photographers Zak Kaczmarek, Sunday Crafternoons in the beer garden, Tuesday student specials, the riotous late night Corridor Club every Friday and Saturday with special guests; and of course Corridor’s own cocktail list, broad wine and beer selection, and light inexpensive nosh. Plus Corridor is home base of the festival’s Fresh program so all tickets are $18 with super special cheap Tuesdays only $12. Stay tuned as the full program goes on sale soon.

Hey, Corridor is great, but don’t just take our word for it. “cool little local…the sort of place Newtown needs – an alternative to the pubs” Time Out Sydney. “Cool yet unpretentious, very Newtown, and very inviting.” Lost at E Minor. “The appearance last week of Corridor is a welcome development.” TwoThousand.

www.corridorbar.com.au

www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au

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