Comedy Central Presents a Night of Stand Up with the Workaholics + Special Guests
Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck host two hilarious nights of stand-up comedy with local Aussie acts Michael Hing, Susie Youseff, Mel Buttle, Cyrus Bezyan, Sam Campbell and Damien Power.
Hey Workaholics fans! Can’t wait for the big night? Contain your excitement, kick back and set those eyeballs on some sweet clips from Workaholics!
Comedy Central’s hit series Workaholics has wowed the world – and the geniuses behind it are coming to Australia for the very first time to host two hilarious comedy galas with some of Australia’s best known and emerging comedians.
From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, Workaholics is a single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day … even if they don’t know what day it is. Exclusively Spectrum Now Festival, the co-creators, stars and director of the hit series – Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck – leap from the television to the stage to host two hilarious nights of stand up comedy in the Big Top @ The Domain.
7.00pm Doors Open
7.30–7:45pm Workaholics Welcome!
7.45-8.35pm Stand-up comedy with Michael Hing, Susie Youseff, Mel Buttle, Cyrus Bezyan, Sam Campbell, Damien Power
8.35-8:45pm Workaholics Close Show
Blake Anderson is most noticeably recognized for his role as Blake Henderson on the hit COMEDY CENTRAL show “Workaholics.” Already a growing success, it ended its summer run with an average of 2 million viewers tuning in per show, as well as having established itself as the highest-rated series in its timeslot among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34.
After growing up in Northern California, Anderson moved to Los Angeles and performed with the nationally renowned improv groups The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade. He also toured the country as part of the National Lampoon Lemmings.
His sketch-comedy group, Mail Order Comedy, has headlined sold-out comedy shows all over the nation. He acts in, writes and produces all of Mail Order Comedy’s material, including “Workaholics.” As well as touring the country and performing stand-up at numerous famed venues, Anderson has also appeared in such popular shows as NBC’s “Community,” Fox’s “House M.D.,” and HBO’s “Entourage.” Anderson’s next role will be as the voice of the character Dagda in the upcoming Fox Animation film, “Epic,” which opens nationwide on May 24, 2013.
Adam Devine is best known for his role as Adam DeMamp on COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit comedy “Workaholics.” Already a growing success, the show ended its summer season with an average of 2 million viewers per show, establishing itself as the highest rated series in its timeslot among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34.
His sketch-comedy group, Mail Order Comedy, has headlined sold-out comedy shows all over the nation. Devine acts, writes and produces all of Mail Order Comedy’s material, including “Workaholics.”
Devine recently starred in the Universal comedy “Pitch Perfect,” which follows the competitive world of collegiate a cappella and also stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Rebel Wilson.
Devine also performed in the “New Faces” show at the Montreal Comedy Festival, shortly after which, he was cast opposite Jon Heder and Diane Keaton in the Warner Bros. movie “Mamma’s Boy.” He appeared on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Live at Gotham” and on TBS’ “Frank TV” and ABC’s “Better Off Ted.” Additionally, Devine was a recurring guest-star on ABC’s “Samantha Who”
Anders Holm is known for his role as Anders Holmvik on the hit Comedy Central show “Workaholics.” Already a growing success, it ended its summer season with an average of 2 million viewers per show, establishing itself as the highest-rated series in its timeslot among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34.Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Holm attended the neighboring University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with a history degree and was a varsity member of the swim team.Upon graduating, Holm moved to Los Angeles and was soon writing and performing for the sketch-comedy groups Second City LA and Upright Citizens Brigade. He also toured the country as part of the National Lampoon Lemmings. Holm has contributed as a writer’s assistant on Fox’s “Bones,” the head writer’s assistant on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and he acts, writes and produces all of Mail Order Comedy’s material, including “Workaholics.”
Respected for his diversity as a director, editor, producer, and writer, Kyle Newacheck displays his true passion as director of the hit Comedy Central show “Workaholics,” on which he also appears as Karl Hevacheck. The show ended its summer season with an average of 2 million viewers per show, establishing itself as the highest rated series in its timeslot across all of television among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34.
Originally from Northern California, Newacheck graduated from the Los Angeles Film School with a degree in editing. His multifaceted talents opened many avenues, but his desire for comedy prevailed.
Newacheck currently directs, edits, and produces all of Mail Order Comedy’s material, including “Workaholics.” He has also directed an episode of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” as well as an episode of “Community.” Most recently, he directed the music video for Childish Gambino’s “Heartbeat,” which received an MTV Video Music Award nomination for best hip-hop video.
The Big Top concert series is a licensed, all ages (16+ recommended) event. Spectrum Now Festival recommends parents/guardians should consider whether the Big Top concert is appropriate for their child and recommends that any children under 16 years of age who attend the Big Top are accompanied by their parent or guardian. Persons who are 18 years of age or older and wish to purchase alcohol MUST have valid photo ID (passport, Australian driver’s license, proof of age card). Spectrum Now Festival @ The Domain welcomes and caterers for all ages, is family friendly and free to attend outside of the ticketed Big Top events.
Mel Buttle is a hilarious bundle of contradictions, and she’s a package that is rapidly making herself felt in all mediums, right across the country.
In 2010 with her first ever solo show, Mel was the talk of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival even scoring a nomination for Best Newcomer. From then on, Mel has continued to take her comedy all over Australia appearing at all of the major comedy festivals, visiting the regions on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and supporting the likes of Steven K Amos, Wil Anderson, Aziz Ansari and Josh Thomas on tour.
With her comedy going from strength to strength, in 2012 she walked away from the Sydney Fringe Festival with their Best Comedy Award for her show Mel Buttle, Stop It You Are! and in 2013 she picked up the Directors’ Choice Award in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for How Embarassment.
With credits piling up, Mel is a sought after writer with a weekly column in The Courier Mail, having written for ABC’s The Drum, ABC3’s You’re Skitting Me, ABC2 and Pivot TV’s Please Like Me, and being a full time writer on Network Ten’s This Week Live in 2013.
Mel has been heard across Australia’s airwaves with Mel’s Strongly Worded Letters becoming a regular segment on triple j’s Breakfast with Tom and Alex. You also may have heard her as a regular panel guest across 612ABC and various programs on Nova Networks across the country.
Australia has seen Mel on their television screens with appearances on Network Ten’s The Project and as a weekly guest on This Week Live, ABC TV’s Tractor Monkeys or Back Seat Drivers and one of her proudest achievements to date has been to score three tweets on ABC TV’s Q&A in three straight weeks. Now in 2015 Mel has her cake and is eating it too as co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel alongside her friend Claire Hooper and judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran.
Meanwhile, Mel’s fans follow her embarrassed misadventures through modern life on her hit Twitter feed which boasts over 12,500 followers.
Michael Hing, triple j and Good Game (ABC2) host, has had a massive 12 months. He performed sold out shows at comedy festivals across Australia, was asked to support Marc Maron on his Australian tour and also played over 100 hours of Fallout 4 on Survival Mode.
Sam Campbell is a comedy guy based in Sydney. His style is pretty loose and original. Sam has a regular segment on Triple J every Thursday, starred in the web-series Dayne’s World, featured on The Checkout on ABC and is part of the YouTube collective Skills in Time. In 2015 he won the Best Newcomer award at the Sydney Comedy Festival and was nominated for the same award at the Melbourne one for his live show Cambo’s On Top.
Susie Youssef is a Sydney-based comedian, actor, writer and improviser who performs regularly at the Giant Dwarf Theatre and the Sydney Comedy Store. She was part of the ensemble cast on ABC TV’s How Not To Behave and guest starred on The Chaser’s Media Circus, The Checkout and Channel 9’s Here Come The Habibs. She is a regular radio guest on 702 ABC and Triple J. Since 2006, Susie has performed at the Melbourne & Sydney Comedy Festivals in ensemble casts and made her solo comedy debut in 2014. She played the lead role in the Hayloft Project’s award-winning black comedy The Boat People. She has performed at local and international festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Secret Garden, Improvaganza in Edmonton and The Del Close Marathon in New York.