Jonathan Atherton – Comedy Nights

Kingfisher Comedy Nights. An evening of stand-up comedy and loads of Kingfisher! Kingfisher Comedy Nights brings to town multilingual Australian, super talented Jonathan Atherton, star of the hit Lonely Planet series that appears in 140 countries on Discovery Channel. He has put together a magical India segment, complete with Munnabhai dialogues and an exciting medley of topical silver bullets. He has performed to sell-out crowds in London, Ireland, Amsterdam, Jakarta, Thailand, Malaysia, New York and the Australia comedy circuit. He has just returned from his 7th sell-out season at Singapore’s famous 1

Jonathan Atherton (actor, comedian, traveller, raconteur) is no newcomer to the entertainment industry. As a teenager he pursued an acting career. He made his debut in The Mango Tree, then went on to play television and theatre roles.

A brief stint as an articled law clerk dispelled any middle class notions that justice existed for all and Jonathan hit the road to spend many years hustling variously and precariously in Africa and Asia. After escaping political detention in Uganda, Jonathan returned to his film work in Kenya. He secured a major role in the HBO production Lion of Africa (starring Brian Dennehy and Brooke Adams) and pre-production work on “White Mischief”.

He then made his way to Thailand (via Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Burma) and established a translation service for working women who wished to solicit extra funds from departed foreign clients. Whilst in Bangkok, Jonathan was asked to do a walk on in Good Morning Vietnam. “Working with Robin Williams was a real trip. He’s a very positive person and encouraged me to think seriously about comedy…which is why I opened an Afro-Caribbean nite club in the South China Seas.”

Enjoy the evenings!

Schedule:

23.02.2007 – Trident Hilton, Gurgaon, India
24.02.2007 – Turquoise Cottage, New Delhi, India

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