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Comedy feast will have guests laughing for hours

By Kimberley Price

BE PREPARED for a night full of laughter and tears of joy when the Echuca-Moama Comedy Feast arrives next Friday.

The event will feature Dave O’Neil and Richard Stubbs as the main acts and Des Dowling as MC.

The trio will have you in stitches all night as they deliver their relatable and cringeworthy skits at Rich River Golf Club.

Des said he was looking forward to the event.

‘‘I’m very excited to come back to Echuca,’’ he said.

‘‘It will be about the umpteenth time I’ve been there.

‘‘The first time I visited was on school camp and I still remember we were split up into groups named after paddlesteamers and I was in ‘Pevensey’.

‘‘But I love it up there.

‘‘I have a lot of friends that way and I’m a country boy myself so it’ll be great.

‘‘I do a lot of work with Dave O’Neil so it’ll be great to go on a road trip with him.’’

Des has become a big name in the industry with regular live shows and has featured on radio and television.

‘‘I was originally a journalist in a country town and then I moved to the ABC,’’ he said.

‘‘I’d wanted to do stand-up comedy for a long time and I believe that for comedians, you’re drawn to it.

‘‘It’s like an itch you have to scratch.

‘‘So I began going to a lot of stand-up shows around Melbourne and after a few years I had my first gig.

‘‘During my set I talk a lot about relationships and families, partners, children and of course myself.

‘‘I think that Dame Edna quote is very true ‘if you can’t poke fun at yourself, you could be missing out on the joke of the century’.’’

Joining Des on stage will be Dave O’Neil, who is a household name from his regular guest appearences on television shows like Spicks and Specks and Hughesy, We Have A Problem.

Richard Stubbs will also be taking to the Comedy Feast stage. The veteran and very successful, radio host will deliver a quick-witted and hilarious skit which he has become famous for.

Join Des, Dave and Richard at the Rich River Golf Club on Friday, November 2 from 7pm.

Tickets are $47 per person or $467 for a table of eight people.

For information and to book your seat visit emcf.com.au or facebook.com/echucamoamacomedyfeast