Date Venue Status
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 Lizotte's, Newcastle - (8:30pm) All Ages
Thu 17 Aug, 2017 Laycock Theatre, Gosford - (8pm) All Ages
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 The Street Theatre, Canberra - (8pm) All Ages
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 Sharks Club, Gold Coast - (8pm) All Ages*
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 Villa Noosa Hotel, Sunshine Coast - (8pm) 18+
Sat 02 Sep, 2017 Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong - (8pm) All Ages
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong - (8pm) All Ages
Fri 08 Sep, 2017 Bendigo Bank Theatre at The Capital, Bendigo - (8pm) All Ages

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Comedian, writer, actor and internet sensation Neel Kolhatkar spent the first half of the year performing his new stand-up show across the country to sold out crowds at Perth’s Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. Now it’s regional Australia’s turn to catch this  young comedy superstar live on stage!

★★★★★ ‘You need to see Neel Kolhatkar...he will have you wishing the show hadn’t been only an hour’ - Broadway Baby (UK)

★★★★★ ‘One of the best young comedians that Australia has to offer’ - Weekend Notes

★★★★★ ‘clever, incisive and outright hilarious’ - Theatre People

Neel’s insightful, hard-hitting and at times scathing commentary on topics ranging from youth, media, gender and race, coupled with his array of character voices, impressions, crowd-work and charismatic stage presence has charmed audiences across the globe. Neel is making waves overseas, with runs at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and performing by invitation as a part of the New York Comedy Festival.

Neel’s regional tour kicks off on Friday 11 August at  Newcastle’s Lizotte’s, going on to The Street Theatre in Canberra, Gold Coast’s Sharks Club, Sunshine Coast’s Villa Noosa Hotel, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, and Illawarra Performing Arts Centre before wrapping up at Bendigo’s Capital Theatre on Friday 8 September.

★★★★★ ‘The transition from camera to live audience came seemingly effortlessly to the Sydney based comedian, whose radiant charisma and unapologetic sense of humour left nothing to be desired.’ - This Is Radelaide

★★★★½ ‘Fearless and feisty, Neel Kolhatkar’s is a voice that everyone can resonate with, the only setback is the hour not lasting long enough..’ - In Review

After winning the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national Class Clowns Competition at fifteen, Neel was invited (in both 2010 & 2011) to perform at the Festival’s Teenage Gala – a showcase of Australia’s best comedians aged 20 or under, and in 2013 was again handpicked by the Festival directors as the youngest of five comics to perform as part of The Comedy Zone - featuring the finest up and coming comedians in the nation.  

Neel skyrocketed to Internet fame in 2013 with his viral impressions video Australia In 2 Minutes.This has since been superseded by his popular and provocative short films - in particular Modern Educayshun – which has amassed over  7.5 million views on YouTube alone. Neel has also released his debut, self-produced stand-up special on YouTube, which is soon to be followed by his 2016 live special filmed at Sydney’s Metro Theatre. A main cast member of the digital Emmy award winning TV show #7DaysLater, Neel has also written and performed for SBS’s Stand-Up At Bella Union, The Comedy Channel’s No Laughing Matter, Just For Laughs Stand Up Series, ABC TV’s Mediacrity, and SBS’s Comedy Runway pilot Tip Rats.

Neel's shows always sell out so make sure you get your tickets early!

Tour Dates

Gold Digger (State Theatre Centre of WA), Perth (18+*)
Tue 24 Jan – Sun 29 Jan | Show starts: 7pm
All dates exc. Thursdays

Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide (All Ages*)
Fri 17 Feb & Sat 18 Feb | Show starts: 9.15pm

Mardi Gras Comedy Gala (Enmore Theatre), Sydney (All Ages)
Tue 28 Feb | Show starts: 8pm

Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane (All Ages)
Sat 4 Mar | Show starts: 7.45pm

TAXI RIVERSIDE (All Ages*) / Melbourne Town Hall (Cloak Room), Melbourne (All Ages)
Thu 30 Mar – Sun 23 Apr 
All dates inclusive
Show starts: 9.45pm (Tue-Sat) / 8.45pm (Sun) / 6.30pm (Mon)

Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages*)
Sat 6 May | Show starts: 7.15pm

Lizotte’s, Newcastle (All Ages)
Fri 11 Aug | Show starts: 8:30pm

Laycock Theatre, Gosford (All Ages)
Thu 17 Aug | Show starts: 8pm

The Street Theatre, Canberra (All Ages)
Sat 19 Aug | Show starts: 8pm

Sharks Club, Gold Coast (All Ages*)
Fri 25 Aug | Show starts: 8pm

Villa Noosa Hotel, Sunshine Coast (18+)
Sat 26 Aug | Show starts: 8pm

Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong (All Ages)
Sat 2 Sep | Show starts: 8pm

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong (All Ages)
Sun 3 Sep | Show starts: 8pm

Captial Theatre, Bendigo (All Ages)
Fri 8 Sep | Show starts: 8pm

* U18s must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian

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