Birdies blush

From the United Kingdom to Sandy Creek in the Barossa Valley, the Fringe has hit the target, with four world-class comedians performing at Gawler Golf Club on Saturday night, which left the audience with a taste for laughter.

It didn’t matter if members had a good or bad day on the greens last Saturday, the evening entertainment left everyone laughing, with any double bogeys now lost, deep in the memory banks, replaced by hilarious recollections.

LOL: Comedians who had the crowd laughing at the Gawler Golf Club were top,  James Dowdeswell (left) and Terry North with Katerina Vrana and Vladimir McTavish.

LOL: Comedians who had the crowd laughing at the Gawler Golf Club were top, James Dowdeswell (left) and Terry North with Katerina Vrana and Vladimir McTavish.

For the price of admission, patrons had not one, not two but four comedians, which included a Scotsman, two Poms and a Greek lady who lives in London, as well as being fed a fine meal.

The humour was fast and furious and a little “risque” at times, with some subtle and not so subtle material, which had the audience in “stitches”.

Terry North dressed for the part as MC, fresh from performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival last year with his show “Fairway to Heaven”, and on this occasion gave some insight into parenthood, while keeping the golfing theme.

Well known as the “Count” from Ricky Gervais’ television comedy “Extras”, James Dowdeswell gave a great performance, as he mocked his computer nerd looks to the hilt, while also alluding to his karate skills – or lack of.

Recently arrived off the long flight from London, Greek comedian Katerina Vrana made the most of her heritage as well as her womanhood. If any man is in doubt what women want – Katerina had all the answers.

And to round out the show, even more jet-lagged than Katerina, Scotsman Vladimir McTavish held nothing back, as he confirmed the drinking habits of his countrymen, while taking the Micky out of all and sundry.

Like all good comedians, the humour was localised, with Gawler, Barossa and Sandy Creek included in many of the jokes, with the Aussie accent and pronunciations, as well as their own, thrown into the mix.

Physical attributes of the entertainers were high on the agenda of the comedic menu, with the main victims of the night the comedians themselves and their families. An enjoyable evening was had by all, entertained by four world-class comedians.

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