Stitch in the ‘Swich comedy series comes to town

Every month see comedy talents on the Ipswich Civic Centre stage...
02 Mar 2022
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Comedian Anthony Lamond is bringing comedy to Ipswich with the monthly Stitch in the ‘swich series.

The series will feature up and coming comedy stars and well-known artists like Ipswich local and Great Australian Bake Off star Mel Buttle.

Stitch in the 'swich MC Anthony Lamond

April is set to include Bob Franklin, Jo Gowda and Neil Mahoney and will be held at Fire Station 101, with the rest of the shows scheduled to be at the Ipswich Civic Centre.

Neil Mahoney decided to change careers in his 50’s, and so embarked on a law degree. He is almost all the way through, and due to graduate soon, and still has no idea what he wants to do! He figured a lot of lawyers become comedians after a stressful few years of legal work, but he decided to cut the work stress part of that journey and try comedy anyway. What could go wrong?

While Jo Gowda is an Indian born Australian stand up comic and was a RAW comedy finalist in 2019 and 2020.  Jo will disarm you with her quick wit and cheeky sense of humour. She describes herself as Australia’s second best import (after cricket of course) and uses her humour to break barriers, shatter stereotypes and incite thought. You’ll find her humour relatable, amusing and sprinkled with dry wit.

And Bob Franklin is an award-winning comedian, writer, director, author and actor.

Stitch in the ‘swich – April - Ipswich Civic Centre - Bob Franklin

On Australian television, Franklin was both writer and performer on Jimeoin (1994), Shaun Micallef’s World around Him (1996), Small Tales & True (1998), Eric (1997), The Mick Molloy Show (1999) and Introducing Gary Petty (2000), in which he played the title role and received an Australian Writers’ Guild award nomination.

He made several television appearances and has also appeared in several Australian films, including The Craic (1999), You Can’t Stop The Murders (2003), Bad Eggs (2003), The Extra (2005), Macbeth (2006), BoyTown (2006) The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008), Three Blind Mice (2008) and Beneath Hill 60 (2010).

Comedians will be announced a few weeks ahead of the dates for the monthly series – but June is set to include Ipswich local and The Great Australian Bake Off star Mel Buttle, Brisbane based comic Bron Lewis and local comedian Fran Mulcahy.

Stitch in the 'switch - Mel Buttle - Ipswich Civic Centre

Shows are to run Friday nights once a month on the Ipswich Civic Centre stage.

Tickets are available online and at the door and are $25 per person, pre-bookings with groups of four or more will benefit with a $5 discount per person ($20).

Dining is also available pre-show in the Stars Dining area.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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