Peace Country Comedy Festival
September 14th & 15th, 2018
Chris Franklin is one of Australia’s premier comedy stars. He’s an Aussie bloke, a yobbo or a bogan, from his flannelette shirt to his double plugger thongs. His "Hoganesque" style of comedy appeals to every average Australian and touches on the delicate issues of beer, sport and relationships.
Chris started performing comedy in October 1997 and in just six months had won the prestigious Triple J Raw Comedy Award for Australia’s Best New Comedian. It didn’t take him long to rise to feature status. His accomplishments are outstanding and they include:
- National Winner - Triple J Raw Comedy Competition
- Grand Finalist - National Green Faces Competition
- Double Platinum sales for his hit single 'Bloke'
- ARIA Nomination Best Comedy Release for 'Bloke'
- ARIA Nomination for Highest Selling Single for 'Bloke'
- ARIA Nomination Best Comedy Release for 'Mullet Head'
Jean Paul Trinidadian born Jean Paul always had an innate sense of humour and he knew at an early age that a career in comedy was right for him. Since then he has travelled extensively across, Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, South Africa and the U.K., performing at such legendary venues as the Apollo in New York, the Comedy Store in London and at Place des Arts in Montreal at the Just For Laughs festival.
Jean has performed at both the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy festivals and recorded his performance for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. He has also been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the Tim Sims’ Award for up and coming comedians, a Gemini Award and a Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series and Special.
He has also proven his talent in TV and film. He portrayed a wide assortment of characters in the CBC special Thick and Thin, a recurring character on Global TV’s Da Kink In My Hair, appeared multiple times as a guest on the CBC’s Strombo Show and on CTV’s A Russell Peters Christmas Special. He was also proud to be featured in two films, Home Again and the comedy documentary A Universal Language where he travelled to Israel to shoot.
Lars Callieou has appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival and has a 1-Hour Comedy Special currently airing on The Comedy Network. He was just the third Canadian in history to make the Finals of both the San Francisco and Seattle International Comedy Competitions and in the spring of 2018 he Won ‘Best of the Fest’ at the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival for the second time. Lars has also been overseas to entertain the troops 3 times (Kuwait, IRAQ, Kyrgyzstan, Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and has a weekly comedy radio show on CJSR 88.5 FM that is a 2-Time nominee for a Canadian Comedy Award.
Lars has toured with the likes of Miss Joan Rivers, Jeff Foxworthy, Roseanne Barr and Bob Saget. He made his fourth appearance this April at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia and if you’re a fan of CBC he’s on the Debaters and CBC TV. He’s also appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Boston Comedy Festival, the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas and the Halifax Comedy Festival in… well… Halifax. It’s safe to say he’s become an overnight success in just 15 years.
Mick Neven One of Australia’s busiest Comedians, Mick is just as comfortable on-stage at the biggest comedy clubs and corporate functions in the city, and the smallest venues and sporting clubs in the country.
“Mick Neven’s stand-up is so slick…he’s seriously entertaining”, The Age 2012.
“He delivers a performance with punch, humour and a heart”, The Herald Sun 2015.
His material is observant, sharp and satirical, highlighting the foibles of modern life in a likeable and relatable fashion. Intelligent, hilarious and always good-natured, delivered with high-energy and a never-ending stream of punchlines that continually take his jokes to the next level.
With 14 years on the Australian Comedy Circuit under his belt he now Headlines at Comedy Clubs around the country, as well as throughout Asia, the US and the UK. He’s also worked with, learnt from and stolen jokes from the biggest names in the business.
He’s performed 3 solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, 7 Melbourne International Comedy Festival solo shows and travelled to the Middle East to entertain Australian, US, UK and Canadian armed forces serving overseas.
Mike McGuire Born and raised in Prince George and fresh from his first appearance of CBC’s The Debaters and second dvd taping ‘Name in Lights’ Mike McGuire is a person who takes a sideways look at current events, pop culture and his own Metis roots, traits and habits. If there are two ways to look at an issue he will find the silly in the ordinary. From racism to political correctness gone awry to his own issues, he will get you to laugh with him and at him, which is OK with him.