Tuesday night saw my boy and i in the city on a mission to see some comedy. We ended up at the old Melbourne Gaol seeing Eric Hutton in Jokey Joke Time.
"Eric Hutton’s been plying his slightly strange - at times funny - style of stand-up for several years on the Sydney comedy scene, and has been based in Melbourne since mid-2008.
He’s impressed some medium-sized cheeses in the business and been threatened three times after gigs. This has led to invitations to appear on The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up Australia and on Triple J radio, filling in with Sam Simmons for industry mega-men Roy and H.G.
At the 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Eric appeared in Sam Simmons’ award-winning show Where Can I Win A Bear Around Here?, and performed in the ensemble show The Zinger Machine. He’s supported London Comic of the Year Mark Watson’s Sydney shows at the Factory Theatre, and performs regularly in Sydney and Melbourne."
I really enjoyed the show! There were a few technical difficulties during the performance but it was opening night. Eric took it all in his stride and kept the laughs coming.
Doing stand-up must be so tough. I've decided it's something I could never do. Especially in the beginning, when you are really have to work hard to prove yourself and get your name out there, as with any new artist or creative person, or just every young person I guess!
Eric Hutton is definitely worth heading out into the cool Melbourne nights to see. I encourage you all the get out and support some new up and coming comedians. If anyone has any recommendations I would love to hear!
7- 25 April
77 Russell St, Melbourne
Group (4 or more) $14
Tightarse Tuesday $14
Ticketmaster 1300 660 013
& at the door