One of Australia’s premier young comedians will perform at The Unicorn Hotel in Paddington, following the relaunch of weekly live comedy at the iconic venue last month. Originally from Newcastle, Rhys Nicholson is now a fixture in the Australian comedic scene, having regularly performed at the Sydney Comedy Festival and appeared on shows such as GayCrashers with Joel Creasey and SBS’ The Feed.
Infamous for his razor-sharp wit, Nicholson’s Monday night appearance (accompanied by rising comedy stars Becky Lucas and Emma Zammi) joins a weekly line up including Trivia Tuesdays and live music on Thursdays and Sundays from The Unicorn as it refreshes its offerings to bring back a quintessentially Australian pub vibe.
“We’ve heard that The Unicorn has worn many gowns over the years, from a punk spit pit to being a distinguished host to many a leather party back in the Oxford Street heyday. The stand-up comedy was the one that stuck out, that brought the most fond memories flooding back to our punters,” said The Unicorn Hotel’s part-owner, Kenny Graham.
“We felt it was the next obvious step in our mission to bring the mythical beast back to its former glory! The fine people from Happy Endings Comedy Club used to pack the place out in its previous run here and they have brought the magic back once again.” (ES)
Dec 5, 8pm. The Unicorn Hotel, 106 Oxford St, Paddington. $15 on the door. Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
BY EMILY SHEN