Comedy Central Presents a Night of Stand Up with the Workaholics + Special Guests

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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!

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.

SET TIMES

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

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

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

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.”

KYLE NEWACHECK

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.
Cyrus Bezyan is a Sydney-based comedian and screenwriter. Cyrus has performed at the Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival and at Triple J RAW in which he was a 2014 National Finalist. In 2015 he performed a sell out season of his stand up show Reluctant Confidence Man at the Sydney Comedy Festival, launched the show Conspiracy Theories, a monthly ‘symposium’ at The Chaser’s Giant Dwarf Theatre and was invited to perform at the Splendour in the Grass Music Festival.
Cyrus has written on several TV shows and in 2014 he was a recipient of the ABC’s Fresh Blood initiative. He was also commissioned by the SBS to write and perform a story for their pod cast series True Stories. The series recently made the iTunes Best of 2015 list of which Cyrus’ story was the most listened to. In 2015 he was named by the Sydney Morning
Herald as one of Sydney’s rising stars of comedy.
In 2015 Comedy Central signed on Cyrus as a writer, performer and Digital Editor for Comedy Central Australia.
Widely regarded as one of the rising stars of Australian comedy, Damien has sold out shows around Australia. Damien’s material ranges from personal stories about his brother Will Power (a famous IndyCar driver) to impassioned and
absurdist political and social commentary. Having worked for years around Australia, from pubs
and festivals to large theatres, Damien has a wide range of material, winning over audiences with strong delivery, energy
and confidence.
2012 was an incredible year in comedy for Damien. He was selected by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to perform in their exclusive showcase of Australia’s best emerging comedians, The Comedy Zone.
Later in the year he was nominated for Best Comedy at the Sydney Fringe Festival for his solo show Monkeys in Space.
The following year, Damien completed a sold-out run of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and was nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer Award. As a result of his work in Melbourne, he was hand-picked to support Hollywood actor Jack Black’s group Tenacious D all around the country.
2014 saw Damien return to the festival circuit with a new live show, Keit, and gigging all over Australia. Highlights included supporting Doug Stanhope in Brisbane and Adelaide, performing a knockout set for Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House, and live-tweeting his brother Will’s IndyCar Championship win to an international audience of motoring and comedy enthusiasts, gaining attention from international publications including USA Today, NBC and Fox Sports.
Damien toured his raw, assured and Barry Nominated hour of Power – I Can’t Believe I Cared – to audiences around Australia and the world in 2015. Fresh from dates throughout South-East Asia, Edinburgh and the invitation-only ComedyTrain International Summer Festival in Amsterdam, Damien is set to take the 2016 festival scene by storm with his latest offering; Sell Mum Into Slavery.
*NOMINATED Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show –Melbourne International Comedy Festival
*NOMINATED Best Comedy at the Sydney Fringe Festival
*NOMINATED Best Newcomer at MICF

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.

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  • Mon 07 March
    7.00 pm
  • Wed 09 March
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The Spectrum Now Festival @ the Domain
The Domain, 1 Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW

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