Damian Callinan in 'Swing Man' - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Date: 24 March - 16 April (not Mondays)
Time: 8.15pm (7.15pm Sundays)
Buy / Ticket: comedyfestival.com.au
'One of Australia's best character comedians' - Herald Sun
Callinan, a stalwart of the Australian comedy circuit, has enjoyed great success touring his recent solo offerings ‘The Lost WW1 Diary’ and ‘The Merger’ [currently in development to be made into feature film]. Damian returns to the dance floor following his previous dancetacular ‘The Cave To The Rave’ that earnt him the Edinburgh Foreign Exchange Award at MICF, but this time he’s taking his button braces up a notch.
Having set himself the task of learning an entire dance style from scratch in time for the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Callinan soon falls for the history, fashion and culture that is luring a new generation to the charms of vintage dance.
'Powerfully intelligent comedians like Callinan are rare... one of the country's best performers' - The Age
Damian’s refined talent as a character actor, his deft writing skills, insightful humour and surprising agility are brought together for this brand new comedy/dance/theatre hybrid. ‘Lindy hop’ on down to watch the award-winning comedian ‘Shag’ his way through his mid-life ‘Boogie Woogie’ crisis.
Follow Damian’s progress as he learns to Swing Dance on his blog: https://swingmandamiancallinan.wordpress.com