BESPOKEN WORD Storytelling & Comedy Soirée

March 14, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
$12 Online and $18 at door

BESPOKEN WORD Storytelling & Comedy Soirée

Presented on the 2nd Wednesday of every month!

The Petersham Bowling Club’s downstairs Theatre echoes with sounds of brilliant storytelling in 2018 as hosts Kate Iselin & John Knowles bring you a tasty assortment of comedians and storytellers. There’s something for everyone’s palate.

Wednesday March 14 Guests include Dean Haglund, Jon Williams & Sophie Long!

Bespoken Word brings together Sydney’s most interesting and exciting writers, entertainers and comedians for an evening of hilarious true storytelling!

The first half of the evening, hosted by Kate Iselin, sees our special guests telling short, pre-written stories on a specific theme. The second half of the evening, hosted by John Knowles, is a live episode of his successful Comedy Festival show and ABC702 Radio Afternoon segment ‘I Can Top That!’. John and three guests take the stage to tell completely true yet totally unprepared stories inspired by topic suggestions from the audience.

The stories told at Bespoken Word can be shocking, others embarrassing, insightful, sweet or just plain hilarious. It’s a smorgasbord of real life adventures and raw revelations with an emphasis on vulnerability, confession and laughter. Staged at the cosy Petersham Bowling Club, known for its welcoming community and artsy offerings, Bespoken Word aims to create a friendly modern version of traditional parlour entertainment.

March 14 GUESTS:

Sophie Long – Sophie is an internationally trained writer and performer (The Second City Chicago, iO Theatre, UCB). She has performed sketch & improv in Chicago and Sydney and appeared in Theatresports, The Sydney Fringe & Chicago Improv Festivals. In 2016 she wrote for the web series A Shared House, and was a lead actor in the web series I Know You Are. In 2017 she was chosen to be part of the Sydney Comedy Festival’s FRESH program for the best emerging comedians. ‘Gloriously dark humour.’ – The Sydney Morning Herald

Jon Williams – Jon is an improviser, writer, puppeteer, voiceover artist and Scriptwriter. He has been the funniest guy in the room for so many shows and events, its crazy to start listing them, but a few are PULP, The Game is Afoot!- An Improvised Sherlock Holmes Mystery, LAB- RINTH and BLANK the Musical. Jon is a Theatresports Champion having won the Cranston Cup with his team The DlsleXia MEN. Jon also teamed up with Matt Foster and John Knowles when representing Australia at the World Theatresports Championshoips in Atlanta USA.

Dean Haglund – Deanis a Canadian born actor, known for the role of Richard “Ringo” Langly, one of The Lone Gunmen on The X-Files. Haglund is also a stand-up comedian specializing in improvised comedy (formerly with Vancouver TheatreSports League). In addition to The X-Files, he played the voice of Sid in Tom Sawyer. He is the inventor of the ‘Chill Pak’ a commercial external cooling product for laptop computers. Dean is an accompished visual artist who now works and exhibits in Sydney.

Past guests on ‘I Can Top That!’ include: 
Dan Ilic, Steve Philp, Larry Orkin, Simon Kennedy, Peter Berner, Julia Wilson, Lou Pollard, George Catsi, Bec DeUnamuno, Tommy Dean, Madeleine Culp, Rowan Thambar, Christina Van Look, Jane Simmons, Dean Haglund, Gary Eck, David Bloustien, Daniel Cordeaux, Liz Hovey, Kate Iselin, Emilia Higgs, Dane Hiser, Marko Mustac, Danny Giles, Elisa Cristallo & Peter Green 

If YOU have a story to tell, let us know after the show!

Tickets Online $12.00 / $18.00 at the door (subject to availability)