Get your mitts on Canadian comedy gold
The Kimberley is set for a night of wacky mechanical mayhem and comedy chaos as Canadian funny man Marty Putz pulls in to Broome this week.
Putz’s international act, Marty’s Party, is presented by the Shire of Broome and will be at Broome Civic Centre Friday at 6.30pm, a far cry from his previous appearances on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show, the BBC’s Friday Night Live and Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
His family friendly acts include an assortment of gadgets such as anti-gravity cloaks and a human baseball on show as part of the Country Arts WA 2017 and Healthway’s Shows on the Go touring circuit that travels to regional areas.
Healthway acting executive director Maree De Lacey said the goal of the program was to promote the healthy message of Act-Belong-Commit.
“Healthway is delighted to partner with Country Arts WA to support the Shows on the Go tour for 2017, which promote positive mental health through the Act-Belong-Commit she said.
“Inventive and exciting shows like Marty’s Party give regional families a terrific opportunity to get together, enjoy great entertainment and celebrate what it means to Act-Belong-Commit.”
CA WA executive director Paul MacPhail said the program aimed to promote local acts and maximise the benefits of visiting performers.
“Our Shows on the Go touring program continues to grow in size and scope,” he said. “Country Arts WA co-ordinates the tour on behalf of the local presenters who book the show for their community — local presenters can then focus on building their local audience and maximising the value of the visiting performances with workshops and bespoke presentations. ”
Putz has been named Comedian of the Year and Entertainer of the Year by the National Association Campus Activities, grand final winner for the Yahoo Short Film Contest, Comedian of the Year by the Canadian Organisation Campus Activities and received a Gemini Award for excellence in television.
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