Austen Tayshus 36th Australiana Anniversary Tour
4pm | Sonic Bar | Aust Day | January 26
An Australian comedy legend for over four decades - Austen Tayshus - will perform live in a free show in the Sonic Bar at Richmond Club on Australia Day.
Austen will be joined on stage by comedy newcomer David Poltorak in delivering a show not to be missed.
The legend who is Austen, is best known for the iconic 1983 comedy single "Australiana", a spoken word piece filled with Australian puns; it is Australia's best-selling single ever.
Alexander "Sandy" Gutman, took the stage name "Austen Tayshus" based on the word "ostentatious" back in 1981. The tall, moody, irreverant man, dressed in black, wearing black sunglasses and with a razor sharp wit, began his stand-up comedy career at Sydney's Comedy Store.
His hit single Australiana gained widespread recognition in 1983, featuring the well known lines
"...my mate Boomer rang" - boomerang
"...do you wanna game of Euchre, Lyptus?" - eucalyptus
"...how much can a koala bear?"
David, better known in his previous life as mild mannered Sale of the Century quiz grand champion - holding the world record for winnings on a TV gameshow in 1986, decided after 30 years it was the right time to give his fledgling comedy career another crack.
He's always enjoyed making people laugh, with him or at him, he's not fussed.
Join us for The Australiana Tour at Richmond Club, Australia Day, January 26, from 4pm.
Members are advised, this is a live, stand-up comedy show. It may not be suitable for those aged 18 years and under, as some language may offend some members. Please use your own discretion if attending.
Australia Day Party Richmond Club features:
11am-3pm: Free kids facepainting
Also, win a Ziggy Twin Barbecue valued at $499, Aussie hamper pack prize for best Aussie-themed dress up valued at $300, special Straya Cocktails, Mega Screen all day action of Sydney's Australia Day events and fireworks on our huge 4-metre screen.
All day: Villaggio's flavours of Australia pizzas
All day: Mega 4m screen TV action of Sydney's Australia Day events + night fireworks
2.30pm: Free members Great Aussie BBQ raffle - $1200 worth of trays to giveaway
4pm: Free show: Austen Tayshus Australiana Anniversary Tour, with special guest David Poltorak, in the Sonic Bar.
Details: 4578 1144.