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Country’s Top Comedian Coming To Your Favourite Local

One of Australia’s funniest comedians is coming to The Pub for a gut-busting session of incisive and derisive, cynical, and sardonic comedy at the beginning of next month.

Lawrence Mooney – renowned Aussie stand-up comic, radio broadcaster, and television host – will perform at The Airlie Beach Hotel in a once-in-a-lifetime show on Wednesday, May 3.

The seasoned stage performer has regularly toured the country to packed houses, been nominated for The Barry Award at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and won Best Show at The Sydney Comedy Festival, as well as being named as Best National Act at the Perth Comedy Festival and Best Comedy Act at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Called the funniest comedian in Australia by New Idea, Mooney is a familiar voice to Queensland audiences, having taken Triple M Brisbane’s breakfast radio show to number one and winning an Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) for Best Entertainment Presenter in a metro market.

And he’s no stranger to television: Mooney is well known for hosting Dirty Laundry Live that ran for three seasons on ABC, as well as his work on ‘Agony Uncles,’ ‘Agony of Life’ and ‘Modern Manners.’

To have him bringing the laughs at the Airlie Beach Hotel – when his touring circuit usually sees him fill up major theatres – is an extraordinary boon for the Whitsundays.

He’s been a regular on ‘The Back Page,’ and as a hand-picked host for the new comedy-driven footy show, Up The Guts, on Fox Sports following on from Friday Night Footy.

The regularly touring humourist will be joined on the Sports Bar Stage by Andrew Barnett, the Fox-Sports-famous comedian and presenter on Sunday Night with Matty Johns and The Back Page.

Barnett, with his relaxed, affable style which belies a razor sharp wit, has a comedic ability brimming with insightful observations and witty anecdotes – he’s an absolute crowd favourite wherever he performs.

With Mooney as the main act, he’ll be pulling material from his anti-self-help book, Embracing Your Limitations, coming fresh off the back of the Brisbane Comedy Festival – he’s ready to transform you through laughter.

“The world is full of self-styled gurus, Svengalis, mind coaches and horrific influencers. Are you sick of the world? Are you tired of your own bulls**t?” Mooney said.

“I’m here to help you to quit, embrace your inner loser and win at life.”

The Airlie Beach Hotel will turn into a barrel of laughs courtesy of one of the country’s top comedians in May – don’t miss your chance for a festival of laughter.

What: A Night of Comedy with Lawrence Mooney

When: Wednesday, May 3.

Where: The Airlie Beach Hotel

Aussie comedian Lawrence Mooney is coming to The Airlie Beach Hotel on May 3 for an evening of laughs

He’ll be joined by Andrew Barnett, the famed Fox Sports stand up comic

Mooney will be running through his playbook of hilarious jokes from his “anti-self-help” book

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