Hansen to bring laughs to Geelong

Andrew Hansen. (Supplied) 280561_01

Ash Bolt

Geelong will be a hive of laughter net week, when LGF Comedy brings stand-up comedy to the Geelong West Town Hall.

The Geelong-based stand up comedy will present Punchlines on Pako at the hall on Saturday, May 14, with The Chaser’s Andrew Hansen headlining the show.

Hansen said he was excited to be performing live in Geelong for just the second time in his career.

“People are always coming up to me more from The Chaser and I thought I’m the only one of us talented enough to do a one-man show, so why not?

“I’ve only been on stage once in Geelong before – it was in 2008 when The Chaser was touring around Australia … but I’m excited to come back.

“It will be a fun show full of fast-paced stupidity.”

Hansen said his set, which he has been touring around the country’s various comedy festivals, was based on the idea that “everyone else is wrong”.

“The one thing we can agree on is that everyone else in the world is wrong about everything,” he said.

“I have a list of one million things that I think everyone else is wrong about and I’ll explain them all in detail.

“I’ve been touring my show for a while now, so by the time we get to Geelong, it will be honed – Geelong will be getting the champagne version.”

Along with Hansen, the show will feature a collection of local stand-up comedians, including Tim Young – fresh off his debut solo show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Luke Massey, Tosh Walker, Stevie Stix and Tait Middleton.

The show will mark one year since LGF Comedy hosted its first show in Geelong and Young said he hoped to see the shows continue to grow.

“We wanted to get a good show and get good comedians to come down to Geelong, while also giving local comedians an opportunity to perform,” he said.

“The last show we did we had Harley Breen and before that with Comedy Festival Outta Town show we had 300 people come along, so it’s going well.

“We’re hoping to keep growing and hopefully next year we’ll be able to shows every month with big names headlining.”

Young said he hoped Geelong comedy fans would come along to support local comedians and enjoy a laugh.

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