Clunes Comedy Gold

Throughout August



Elliot Goblet with Simon Rogers

Elliot Goblet

SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 2018 – The National Hotel

Dinner and Show – 7PM - $55

35 Fraser Street Clunes – 5345 3005

Elliot Goblet is one of Australia’s best-known comedians, having made numerous television appearances (Hey Hey It’s Saturday, The Midday Show and The NRL Footy Show to name just a few) as well as comedy festivals and stand-up comedy. Created by comedian Jack Levi, Elliot Goblet is one of Australia's most original comedy characters and is renowned for his deadpan delivery of classic one-liners.

Simon Rogers is a renowned Australian comedian, master of ceremonies and Theatresports legend. He's hosted Comedy Bites on 774 ABC Melbourne, the Conversation Hour with Jon Faine, Overnights Australia-wide and works on some of ABC TV's premier comedy shows. Simon loves the buzz of stand-up, performing regularly to live audiences around Melbourne and country Victoria.



Dave O'Neil with Brad Oakes

Comedy Gold

SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 2018 – The National Hotel

Dinner and show – 7pm - $55

35 Fraser Street Clunes – 5345 3005

Dave O'Neil is best known for his work on ABC TV having appeared on Spicks and Specks over 50 times. He has also appeared on Good News Week, Comedy Uplate, Randling, Adam Hills Tonight Show and more recently appeared on the Channel 10 show Hughsey we have a problem. He is regularly heard on ABC Local radio and spent years doing breakfast radio on 3RRR FM, NOVA FM and VEGA FM.

Brad Oakes has been doing comedy for over 30 years. He has been seen on such TV shows as Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Rove Live and the Jimeoin show. He has also worked a lot as a writer on shows like Full Frontal and the Russell Gilbert show and served as a live director for comics such as Tommy Little and Lehmo.


Sunday Stand-up with Monica Dullard & Evan Hocking


SUNDAY 12 AUGUST 2018 – Quigley & Clarke

Stand up - $25 cover charge – 2.30pm

52 Fraser Street Clunes – 0408 101 316

Monica Dullard is a talented stand-up comedian and MC who has performed extensively in venues across Australia and also the UK. She is a wiz at impro and is quick to find the 'funny' in the everyday stuff that brings us all together. Monica has performed in more than 10 solo shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and has had numerous guest segments on ABC radio & TV appearance.

Evan Hocking has risen quickly through the Melbourne comedy ranks in the last few years and has become a regular at sporting clubs, corporate fundraisers and comedy rooms around the country. With his punchy delivery mixed with observational humour and storytelling, ‘Hocko’ is your average knock about Joe who happens to be hilarious when he has an audience in front of him.


An evening with Mike McColl Jones

McColl Jones

SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018 - Drinks at the Gallery

Dinner & Show – 7PM - $40

54 Fraser Street Clunes - 0447 915 576

Enjoy a relaxed dinner with veteran comedy writer Mike McColl Jones as he shares his stories from the golden days of TV in Australia. McColl Jones (ahem OAM) will also unveil his show reel with some never before seen clips from his time as a writer for the likes of Kennedy, Newton, Sigley, Lane and Vizard. He continues to write daily topical comedy for radio and some local comedians. And if that’s not all – there will be six DVD sets to give away for a Trivia quiz on the night.


Mark Jackson and Peter Bosustow in the front bar

Mark Jackson

Friday 24 AUGUST 2018 – The National Hotel

no charge – no bookings necessary – from 4pm

35 Fraser Street Clunes – 5345 3005

Rounding off the Clunes (Funny) Words in Winter program, former Aussie Rules footballer Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson and Peter ‘the buzz’ Bosustow (1981 AFL mark of the year winner) make themselves at home in the front bar of the Nash, telling a few yarns and selling memorabilia. Happy hour from 5-6pm. UNO raffle jackpot $2 ticket or 3 for $5; 2nd prize meat tray (Longview Farm & Meats), 3rd prize fruit and veggie box (The Clunes Green Grocer) drawn at 6.10pm.