Factory Espresso Comedy with Ellen Briggs and Akmal (CANCELLED)
Ellen Briggs is an author, comedy writer, and professional MC but where she is most at home is on the stage doing stand up comedy.
Ellen regularly performs as a comedian and MC at venues all over Australia, and has created a stand up comedy show called Women Like Us with fellow comedian Mandy Nolan that they tour all over Australia to packed houses and rave reviews. They set out to take a high quality stand up show into regional areas for audiences who often don’t get any entertainment, and four years later and over 140 shows down, the show is more in demand than they ever imagined. In 2018 they released their co-authored book,” Women Like Us” which needed a reprint in the first week! The pair have now started producing shows featuring other women under the Women Like Us banner to extend the reach that their successful brand has all over Australia and to further the opportunities for female comics in regional centres.
Movies, Sketch, Stand-Up, TV appearances, radio DJ and talk show host, improvisation and a published author, Akmal Saleh is one of Australia’s most respected, successful and accomplished comics. He displays an incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and non-offensive way.
Akmal’s popularity has increased considerably over the last 10 years due to his regular appearances on national television shows such as Rove, The Glass House and “Thank God You’re Here”. As a result Akmal has toured the country with numerous sell out tours including his “Hoot” and “Gullible” tours. Akmal wrote and starred in "All Aussies are Boofta" - a sketch comedy show which enjoyed three successful seasons and critical acclaim at the legendary Harold Park Hotel, the Parramatta Riverside Theatre and The Harbourside Brasserie
He has appeared at Festivals all around the world including Adelaide Fringe Comedy Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festivals, Vancouver Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Akmal's strength is his stream-of-consciousness ramblings and his interaction with the audience” The Age, Melbourne
"The Egyptian - born Saleh has a quick wit and extremely warm persona on stage, his informal banter with the audience makes you feel immediately at ease." Sydney Morning Herald
"Saleh's acutely observed look at life in the low-income, new Australian bracket was a hilarious delight, charmed the socks off the crowd." Telegraph Mirror
Friday 10 September 2021 - Saturday 11 September 2021 (UTC+10)
135 Kite St, Orange NSW 2800