Rhys Nicholson

Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Rhys Nicholson – Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

May 9, 2022

The star of Rhys Nicholson has certainly risen, progressing from a struggling Sydney comedian, selling homemade bow-ties after shows and working at the evening’s box office, to hosting their own sold-out hour-long show at the same venue – it’s certainly been an impressive journey to witness. Their show was to be a triumph of navigating […]

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Gabi Bolt performs on stage at the State Theatre Sydney.

Review: Sydney learns to laugh again as the Sydney Comedy Festival kicks of at The State Theatre

April 29, 2022

The Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at The State Theatre was a sneak peek of some of the acts which will form the line-up of this year’s festival. With talent from around the world, each act was given 5 minutes to impress the crowd enough to get you to buy tickets to their show and provide […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Rhys Nicholson – Seminal (Performances to 26th August)

August 24, 2018

We’re coming to the end of the Edinburgh Fringe, though these are the only days I’m on ground for the event. It’s a bit of a strange time to be seeing and reviewing shows, because you know the performers have already been going at it for some three weeks. There’s fatigue, and as Rhys puts […]

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Aussies in Edinburgh: Rhys Nicholson on his new Fringe show Seminal

August 1, 2018

Aussie comedian Rhys Nicholson is on his way to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, and en route he kindly answered a Q&A for us about the show he’ll be performing there – Seminal. Here’s what he sent back, and everything you need to know about the show… Who are you, and what is your show? It’s me, Rhys […]

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Interview: Justine Clarke on her new children’s television show & album release

November 15, 2017

Justine Clarke is a legend of Australian stage, screen and music. She began her career at age seven and has since spent three decades working in the industry. Most recently you may have seen her in the miniseries Hoges or as Diane in the 2016 film Red Dog: True Blue. Now she’s about to release […]

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Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy Award nominees revealed for the 2017 ARIA Awards

October 4, 2017

Nominees have started rolling out for this year’s ARIA Awards, with the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories coming first out of the gate this morning. With the winners to be revealed at ARIA’s annual nominations event at the National Gallery in Sydney on October 10th, the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Award celebrations will […]

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MICF Review: Rhys Nicholson’s I’m Fine is flamboyantly astute (performances until April 23rd)

April 9, 2017

With a characteristically flamboyant style, Rhys Nicholson could be the best-dressed-in-show for the whole of the comedy festival. He has a theatrical sensibility to him, and subsequently can be the most melodramatic-in-show for the damn festival as well. As a result, Nicholson doesn’t keep a slow pace through his hour dubbed I’m Fine. Which is […]

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Sydney Fringe Comedy all set to bring the laughs for another year

July 14, 2016

The Sydney Fringe Comedy program is returning next month for it’s sixth year. The program presented by the producers of the Sydney Comedy Festival will run for a month, from the 30th August to the 30th September, and promises to showcase up-and-coming talent alongside some of the more established acts. With other 100 shows from […]

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Behold Rhys Nicholson to host Western Australian Screen Awards

May 31, 2016

Get excited, comedian Rhys Nicholson will host the 28th Annual Western Australian Screen Awards (WASAs). Described as wry and sarcastic, Nicholson won best newcomer at Sydney Comedy Festival 2012 and has supported the likes of Louis Ck (US), Amy Schumer (US) kathy Griffin (US) and Aussies Fiona O’ Loughlin and Wil Anderson. He seems ready as ever: […]

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19th Annual Barry Award nominees announced in Melbourne

April 12, 2016

Australian comedy legend Barry Humphries this week announced the nominees for the 19th annual Barry Award – an award named in his honour – as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The Barry Award is one of the world’s most prestigious comedy awards. Launched in 1998 as the ‘Stella Award’ it was renamed in […]

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2016 Barry Award Nominees to marry on Friday 15th April

April 12, 2016

Melbourne will be playing host to a celebrity wedding on Friday night. But this isn’t quite the stuff that celebrity gossip mags are made on. This wedding is a protest wedding! Comedian’s Zoe Coombs Marr and Rhys Nicholson will get married on Friday at the Festival Club in a wedding ceremony designed to highlight the […]

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