NY Events presents comedian Janelle Koenig with special guest comedian Andrew Wolfe
Janelle Koenig has been funny since – well – birth but her career in comedy started more than 17 years ago when she was discovered at the inaugural Jeez Louise Funny Women’s Forum.
She’s performed at festivals around Australia and the world, laughing her way around the country from Marble Bar to Moe and Broad Meadows to Broome. Janelle flits seamlessly from the comedy stage to corporate gigs, from screen and radio to buck’s nights and football club bashes, but Janelle knew she was really hitting her strides in February 2008, when she was hand-picked by NBC as one of only two Melbournian comedians to represent Australia in Last Comic Standing in Miami, Florida.
In 2010, Janelle relocated permanently from Melbourne to Perth, Western Australia. Here she shares the mic with local radio wunderkind Dave Ferrier on ‘The Rush Hour’ on Mix94.5, plus is the TV columnist for The Sunday Times newspaper and is a constant fixture on the local Perth comedy circuit and Fringe World scene.
Janelle has been Joel Creasey’s business partner for over eight years (nothing to do with finances - she just knows all his business), and has been Joel’s writer and director his last 6 shows. Janelle and Joel also completed Joel’s autobiography ‘Thirsty’, together, which was released in late 2017.
Along with comedy writing for Joel, Janelle has also written for Em Rusciano, Effie (Mary Coustas) and the incomparable Jimeoin.
In 2018 Janelle was selected as one of only four West Australian script writers to participate in a paid internship with Black Swan State Theatre Company. Over an intense six month process, Janelle’s comedic play ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ was performed to considerable acclaim, and is currently in development with a film maker.
Since 2018, Janelle has made a massive contribution to Australian television writing. She was the scriptwriter for the acclaimed Seven Network reality dating show Take Me Out, and was also the scriptwriter for the first ever (AND Logie nominated) ’Eurovision - Australia Decides’ plus the ‘Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019’, both screening on SBS.
Janelle has a combined social media squad of over 30,000 fabulous followers. To be fair - a couple of them are haters…but that’s ok. They keep her honest.
Janelle is a highly accomplished comedian and a mediocre guitarist. Her unique blend of honest stand-up, cheeky songs and sometimes far too personal tales about all aspects of her own life have made her a favourite amongst Australian audiences. She’s proud to consider herself a ‘real woman’ but keeps her skinny jeans ‘just in case’.
Arrive after 6pm, enjoy a meal and/or drinks in the bistro or at the bar (bookings are essential for the bistro).
All meals must be consumed prior to the show commencing.
Friday 15th November 2019
The Stirling Arms Guildford
117 James Street, Guildford
Show doors open 7:00pm
Show starts 8:00pm sharp
$30.50 per person
Group ticket specials are available:
Groups of 3-5 $28.50 per person
Groups of 6+ $25.50 per person
At the Door $35 per person (subject to availability)
Join us as we celebrate Christmas with Comedy