Stitch in the ‘swich – November
Friday 18 November 2022
Ticket - $25.00 ea
Group 4+ - $20.00 ea
Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre
MC comedian Anthony Lamond, brings comedy to Ipswich in the monthly Stitch in the ‘swich series – featuring Damien Power, Craig Quartermaine and Darren Hallesy.
A three-time nominee for Most Outstanding Show of the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Damien Power is the most exhilarating voice on the Australian comedy circuit, racking up numerous awards, nominations and rave reviews, and selling out rooms across the country.
Damien toured his raw, assured I Can’t Believe I Cared to audiences around Australia and the world in 2015. He took the 2016 festival scene by storm with Sell Mum Into Slavery, which was filmed as part of ABC TV’s Comedy Next Gen series. Damien is also a member of the “True Australian Patriots” – winners of the Director’s Choice award at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He stars in fellow True Australian Patriot performer Anne Edmonds’ show for ABC iView, The Edge Of The Bush, which is currently available to stream worldwide on Amazon Prime.
He also had his own segment – “Power to the People” – on The Project and featured in the ABC series Tonightly and Fancy Boy.
The 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival saw Damien nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for the third time in as many years, and win the Pinder Prize, an Edinburgh Fringe grant named in honour of legendary comedy impresario John Pinder. Utopia: Live in 3D played at the Assembly for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and at London’s Soho Theatre.
In the same year, Damien was selected to perform at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, appearing on All Access, hosted by Wyatt Cenac and filmed for the Comedy Network in Canada.
Damien returned to the stage with new shows Violent Chaos Anyone? (2018) Man Puts his Dreams in a Sock (2019), and 2021’s Regret Man, performing at all major Australian comedy festivals. He spent much of 2020 working on an pilot script for US production company Pretty Matches, loosely based on his family’s experiences in and around IndyCar (google Will Power) and recording the Neurotic News podcast with Dan Rath.
Damien is currently collaborating with multi-award winning beatboxer Tom Thum & rapper Sachém, on SPITSHINE, an old-school style late night live special, and bringing his new live hour Love Thy Neighbour? No Thanks. to Australian audiences in 2022.
Craig is a Comedian, Journalist, Writer, Radio and TV Presenter, who has appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Jim Jefferies show” Triple J’s One Night Stand Up and now Co- Host of “Movin to the Country” on ABC TV. Craig has worked with international acts like Hannibal Burress, Naseem Hussain and Jim Jefferies and was a 2016 National RAW finalist . He has performed around the world with Edinburgh award winning Comedian Brendon Burns in their acclaimed show “Race Off” Having performed” at the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy festivals. Craig’s politically charged ,socially conscience Comedy has taken him across the world and doesn’t take a backward step.
Darren first tried Stand Up at Amateur Nights at the Sydney Comedy Store in 1990, surrounded by many of the most famous comics we know and love today like Adam Hills, Akmal and Jimeoin. At 54, he still finds fart sounds highly amusing, looks at the world through the eyes of a grumpy dad, and can recite entire episodes of The Young Ones. A resident of Ipswich since the late 90s, Darren has worked as a journalist for over three decades, writing at Ipswich Life Magazine, The Queensland Times, and Local Ipswich News. He knows Ipswich and its people like the back of his hand, which gives him endless material. He was doing stand up for fun wherever he could find a gig for many years, but due to family and work commitments hasn’t performed for quite some time. This is his first live performance since 2015. It could be a triumphant return for Darren….or a complete disaster. Either way, he’ll make sure you have fun.