MICK FOLEY & BRENDON BURNS in GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!
RETIRED PRO WRESTLER AND FORMER WWE CHAMPION MICK FOLEY
PERFORMS HIS FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN STAND UP COMEDY TOUR
Following a triumphant hit out at the prestigious 2012 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Live Nation are delighted to present three-time WWE heavyweight champion Mick Foley together with award-winning Australian comedian Brendon Burns, in February 2013 for a first ever Australian tour with their brand new double-handed stand-up comedy show ‘Good God Almighty!’.
‘He can hold a room… as firmly as he could hold a wrestling rival.’ Chortle, UK
Tickets to Mick Foley & Brendon Burns’ ‘Good God Almighty!’ shows will go on sale 9am Thursday October 17. My Live Nation members can access tickets first during the pre-sale commencing 9am Monday October 15. Head to
www.livenation.com.au to register. Mick Foley, former pro wrestler and multiple New York Times bestselling author of five books, has finally taken to the stand-up stage, exchanging the world of headlocks, steel chairs and punches for stories, banter and punch lines. Alongside him, Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning Australian comedian, Brendon Burns, hardcore legend of the international comedy scene, is finally coming out as a lifelong wrestling obsessive. Live Nation proudly announces the mash-up to end all mash-ups as these two preposterous, outrageous sub-cultures collide in a heady mix of sweat socks, cheap pops and nostalgia, from the only men in the world that could kill for an hour and a half with stories about wrestling.
The unlikely pair met when Burns guested on Foley’s UK tour out of his sheer love of Foley’s wrestling and writing and they bonded instantly. Together they are dynamic and their debut Montreal season was a smash hit - expect hilarious real life stories from the man behind the mask who many may remember as Mankind, Dude Love and Cactus Jack. Foley finds that escaping the worldwide shadow of WWE and one infamous match in particular has proven to be the greatest challenge of his twenty-seven year career, but gains the insight that his rollercoaster ride through the world of professional wrestling has given him a unique insight into subjects as diverse as politics, pornography and the quest for world peace.
Burns, who has spent the past two decades as an ex-pat readily adopted as Britain’s most outspoken, cult comic, brings a ceremonious unveiling of twenty years of repressed, stockpiled wrestling material to Good God Almighty!, also admitting to being comedy’s No.1 wrestling fan. Since winning an Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2007, Burns has been unstoppable. He has released 9 comedy albums, 3 live DVD’s (So I Suppose This is Offensive Now received an unprecedented 6-star review), and aired a TV special on Comedy Central that earned him a 5-star review from TimeOut London. Burns made his US TV debut on Paul Provenza’s Green Rooms on Showtime as a regular contributor and panelist, and in 2010 he published his first semi-autobiographical novel, Fear of Hat Loss in Las Vegas.
Fresh from a sell-out debut Edinburgh Fringe Festival season, Foley is universally acclaimed as one of the most entertaining talkers in professional wrestling with his understated combination of wit and easy-going, understated charm that is sure to enthrall fans old and new from behind the microphone. The on-stage chemistry between Foley and Burns is immediate and electric, ensuring a thoroughly unique show not to be missed.
Warning! May contain references that some people find utterly baffling.
Praise for Mick Foley & Brendon Burns:
‘Foley draws in this massive audience with his abundant charisma’ The Skinny, UK
‘If you're interested in wrestling, you'll love it, if you're not, you'll like it’ Broadway Baby
‘The honest truth is often funny and never dull. And that's exactly what you get with Burns’ The Guardian, UK
‘The most jaw-droppingly awkward, painful, yet ultimately rewarding piece of stand-up we've ever seen’ Time Out London
ADELAIDE ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE MONDAY FEBRUARY 4
BRISBANE THE TIVOLI WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6
SYDNEY ENMORE THEATRE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9
MELBOURNE ATHENAEUM THEATRE MONDAY FEBRUARY 11
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY OCTOBER 17
For complete tour and ticket information visit: www.livenation.com.au