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Heathen Comedy Show - Sydney Atheists November Monthly Talk

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Strattons Hotel

249 Castlereagh Street, 2000 · Sydney

How to find us

Call Steve 0450 123 211

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Special Event

Heathen Comedy Show

Rather than a talk this November, Sydney Atheists are proud to present a very special event for those who don't take gods seriously.

Join MC Chris Wainhouse* with his three partners in comedy, Gary Eck*, Mat Wakefield* and Al Del Bene* (a US comedian) as they show hilarious irreverence towards theism. *For information about our performers, please see details below.

The evening's entertainment will begin at 7.30 and finish at 9.30pm with a fifteen minute interval.

Bookings are essential for this event. Please book by paying into the following Sydney Atheists St George Bank account with your name attached: BSB[masked] Account number[masked]

or alternatively book at Trybooking

Entry is: Adults $25.00, Students and Pensioners $20.00. Please pay for your ticket when you submit your RSVP

Dinner will be available between 6.00pm and 7.30pm with meals starting from $10.00. After the Comedy Show begins no food will be served, so please get there early.

Location: 2nd Floor 249 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW (

About the comedians

Chris Wainhouse is one of Australia’s most sought after comedians and star of the award nominated festival show The ANTI-CHRIS.

Truly a world class performer! You’ll never forget his comedy.
Known for his searing angular prose, Former Triple J Raw Comedy Winner Chris Wainhouse is touted by many as one of the best writers and performers in Australian comedy.
His sharp-witted and daringly clever act has seen him win the 1998 Comedian of the Year at the famous Harold Park Hotel in Sydney. Past winners include the Umbilical Brothers, Flacco, Carl Barron and Kenny Graham. Chris was also successful in taking out the Grand Final for the Triple J Raw Comedy Competition in Melbourne which earned him a trip to Edinburgh Comedy Festival.
Chris is a regular headline act at some of the world’s most prestigious comedy venues including Melbourne’s Comedy Club, ”The Classic” in Auckland and Jongluers in the UK. He also regularly headlines in Singapore, Jakarta, Malaysia and Hong Kong; a testament to his cultural diversity. Sharp witted and daringly clever Chris’s fresh brand of comedy is guaranteed to bring any audience undone.
Winner Of:
* Triple J Raw Comedy Winner (Queensland Final) 1999
* Triple J Raw Comedy Winner (Australia Final) 1999
* Harold Park Sydney – Comic of the year 1998
* The ANTICHRIS was Nominated for Perth FRINGE Festival 2014 - Best Comedy Show. “The Anti-Chris is in full throttle, no one will be able to stop him” The Music
What They Say…
Chris’s rapid fire wit and rapier delivery has audiences begging for mercy- Brisbane News
Excellent must see!- Courier Mail
Chris has more character than a Disney movie-Time Off Magazine
Gary Eck is one of Australia's most popular & versatile stand-up comedians whose sharp wit has been entertaining Australian and international audiences for nearly two decades. He is also an accomplished writer, actor and director.
Gary's career has taken him all round the world from Edinburgh to Paris to New York and London.
Gary has performed his stand-up accompanied by a Live Orchestra, emceed the Myer Spring Summer Launch with Jennifer Hawkins and appeared on numerous television shows including Rove, The Footy Show, Spicks and Specks and was weekly guest on Mick Molloy’s The Nation on Channel Nine.
Gary has also successfully ventured into film having co-starred and co-written the feature film You Can't Stop the Murders (Miramax 2003) and starred in the film Boytown alongside Mick Molloy and Glenn Robins. Gary has won the world's largest short film competition, Tropfest, with his short film entitled The Money (2004). A collection of Gary's shorts recently screened in a special one hour programme on the Comedy Channel entitled, Ecks Rated Shorts.
Gary has released a stand-up comedy CD, Gary Eck Live! And has been nominated for an ARIA award for comedy album The Hollywood Motel.
Perhaps, his biggest success thus far, was writing the massive international hit film “Happy Feet Two”, but don’t let that put you off! He is a powerhouse atheist comic that will have you keeling over with laughter.
Mat Wakefield is Sydney based comedian, who has been touted as “one of the rising stars of Australian Comedy” (The Laugh Garage, Sydney). His act largely consists of politically charged social commentary aiming not only to make his audience laugh, but also to think. His debut show at the 2013 Sydney Comedy festival - ‘Thought Crime’ not only sold out, but received excellent reviews…
"a genuine alternative way of thinking, reminiscent of comedy legend Doug Stanhope… he culminates every bit with an undeniable thread of logic, which causes a raucous of laugher consistently throughout his set. (Weekend Notes – Sydney Comedy Festival 2013).
Al Del Bene was the LOS ANGELES COMEDY AWARDS™ Comedian of the Year. Al broke into comedy in Boston at the age of 18 as a stand up comedian and head of the sketch-improv group Al & the Monkeys. Upon moving to NYC, Al quickly became a staple of the underground comedy scene there, as well as writing, directing & starring in his musical debut at The NYC Fringe Festival.
Al’s theater experience goes all the way from Beyond Therapy to playing Puck & Demetrius in A Mid Summer Night’s Dream. (Shakespeare, bitches) After bleeding NY dry of every last joke about how miserable living there made him, Al moved to sunny L.A. Where he took a huge apartment, bought a car and impregnated his wife in a very masculine way... Twice!
In Los Angeles Al became a regular at The World Famous Laugh Factory on The Sunset Strip, as well as running his own weekly show, Saturday Night Laughs, inside Hollywood's legendary Grauman's Chinese Theater.
His TV appearences include Tourgasm, Comics Unleashed, NESN Comedy All Stars, Jon Lovitz Presents and he was cut out of the film My Best Friends Girl. Al felt privileged to host 18 episodes of his own talk show and Ustream.TV's first original program, Show Interrupted.
He has travelled to Kuwait and Iraq, with the U.S.O. to perform for the troops. Al has performed comedy & music to over 100 sold out stadiums & arenas as a featured act on Dane Cook’s Isolated Incident &Dane Cook Live! Tours.
In 2012 Al was awarded Comedian of the Year by The L.A. Comedy Awards.

Friday December 12
In 2014 Sydney Atheists have presented some blockbuster events. Now yet another to finish off the year.....
Sydney Atheists are proud to announce that on Friday the 12th of December we will present "An evening with Jane Caro". Sydney Atheists attendees will have a unique opportunity to have questions answered by Jane. Please go to
To begin 2015, on Friday the 13th of February we will have another outstanding talk with a renowned speaker:
Science and the Rise of Atheism - Russell Blackford. Please go to