Wagga Comedy Fest will start with a bang with tonight’s Late Night Locals set.
Aidan Mungai, two time Canberra state finalist for RAW Comedy is first on up for the evening.
“I have been in Wagga for eight years and I have been doing comedy for three or four years now,” he said.
“The last couple years I have been trying to take it a bit more seriously.”
Mr Mungai’s humour revolves around personal experience, observations.
“How I see the world and how it’s slightly ridiculous comes into it,” he said.
The comedy scene in Wagga has been instrumental in helping Mr Mungai realising he can look at comedy as a career path.
“Before I lived in this city I didn’t even think about it,” he said.
“I thought it was something important people did, or you had to know someone to do it.
“Being in Wagga and seeing Dane Simpson have a crack at it made me realise anyone can do it.”
Varun Pushpan is also set to take the stage where he makes fun of his accent, his profession and his family.
“I turned to comedy after I came to Australia from India,” he said.
“I don’t understand the Australian accent properly so I misunderstood a lot of things.”
The biggest basis of his comedy stems from the situations he found himself in after moving to Australia.
Mr Pushpan was introduced to the Wagga Comedy Club after being he spent some time practising his public speaking at Toastmasters.
“I used to do comedy with Toastmasters, but the audience there is very different to the one here,” he said.
“A lot of my stuff is around sexual innuendos which they don’t tend to appreciate.”
Hosted by Dane Simpson, the lineup includes Aidan Mungai, Jamie Way, Luke Bernie, Michael Vincent, Oliver Hunter, Rochelle Bennett and Varun Pushpan.
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