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Civic Comedy Club


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Friday 16 September 2022, 8pm


The Playhouse

Civic Theatre

375 Hunter Street

Newcastle 2300

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Presented by Civic Theatre Newcastle & Big Dog Comedy

Join us for our monthly comedy night in the intimate setting of the Civic Theatre's Playhouse.

Line Up - 
Jenny Tian
Sarah Gaul
Concetta Caristo
Ben Kochan


Bringing a magnetic personality with boundless energy and depth to each of her projects, Concetta Caristo is one of the most exciting rising stars in Australian comedy. Most recently seen on Wil Anderson’s new ABC show Question Everything, SBS’ Celebrity Letters and Numbers, and Channel Seven’s Australia Now and Then, it’s clear that Australia is wanting more and more Concetta.

As a survivor herself, Concetta is an outspoken voice on Domestic Violence, with her interview for The Kids Helpline on Toxic Relationships reaching over 1.7 million views. She is the producer and host of I’m Brave & Beautiful, a comedy show fundraiser extravaganza which raises money for the domestic violence service, the Full Stop Foundation.

With her infectious demeanour and quick wit, Concetta is on the precipice of a unique kind of stardom that will have Australia head over heels.

Ben Kochan is a comedian who possesses a keen observational eye while maintaining a somewhat unhealthy commitment to being as silly as possible. Combine this with sharp writing and a phenomenal moustache, it’s a good time.

Ben was selected as part of the prestigious Comedy Zone at the 2019 Melbourne Comedy Festival, performed stand-up at Triple J’s Good Az FridaySplendour in the Grass, and supported Tom Gleeson and Wil Anderson. It’s quite the hot streak, and one that’s seen him become a favourite at comedy clubs around Australia.

Ben performed and sold out his first solo show “Nice Boy Seeks Kind Audience” at the 2019 Sydney Comedy Festival and followed it up with his brand new 2020 show “Ben Kochan Throws A Stool At The Audience”.

In 2021, Ben made his Melbourne International Comedy Festival solo show debut with “I’m Done It”. Jam-packed with a preposterous number of jokes per minute, Ben’s unique style of humour left audiences in stitches.

Ben has featured on Comedy Central’s show Little Nippers, on ABC Comedy’s Be Your Own Boss alongside Becky Lucas and Cameron James, and was a contibuting writer on ABC’s Question Everything hosted by Wil Anderson.

Ben Kochan, along with comedian and de facto partner Concetta Caristo are hitting the road in 2022 with their live show Funny As Sin – a show filled with stand-up and stories for couples, non-couples and everyone in between.

This Noodle Head™ is going places!

Recommended for 15+


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