Witness two ʻmust seeʼ artists of outrageously funny proportions combining their talents into one incredible show for your pleasure! Acts of Absurdity is a thrilling fusion of the most unique, ridiculous and bizarre acts you’ll ever see. Starring award winning, five star internationally renowned physical comedian Daniel Oldaker aka “Dandyman" (La Soireé - Sydney Opera House, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melb. Int Comedy Fest) and the inimitable variety star Rani Huszar, “Foxy Moron" as seen on ABC’s “Live at the Memo” & “The Sideshow” and the world hit show La Cliqué. Acts of Absurdity takes variety to a whole new level with bite sized morsels of masterful magic, chaotic clowning, preposterous physical feats, musical mayhem, hilarious hi-jinks and much much more! Oldaker & Huszar have captivated audiences for the last 20 years in over 30 countries around the world with their ridiculous sense of humour, endearing charm, unique and offbeat physical theatre. Don’t delay: buy a ticket today and prepare yourself for a night of wondrous regale.
Two versions of this show are available: Adults Only & Family Friendly
“a wonderfully peculiar show that has a little bit of everything, put on by some world-class performerS" Jeniffer Brown - Rip It Up (Fringe World, Perth) "I laughed harder and longer at one act this evening than I have anything else I have seen this fringe“ !!!!! Charissa McCluskey-Garcia - Clothesline (Fringe World, Perth)
"marvelously joyous, incredibly funny, chaotically clever and enormously engaging" Susie Lyons - Arts and Cultural Manager (Portland Arts Centre)
Rani Huszar “Foxy Moron” is one of Australia’s Funniest Comediennes of Physical Comedy, who has toured the globe to over 30 countries, she is a fantastic tour de force of fabulousness. Huszar hoodwinks, mesmerizes and baffles her audience with pizzazz as the outrageously funny plot unfolds. She’s starred on FOXTEL’S “Live at the Memo” & ABC’s “The Sideshow”, has performed in world class variety shows like “La Clique” in Edinburgh, Melbourne and Adelaide. Huszar is one of those artists that you watch and just can’t keep your eyes off, with a multitude of superb skits, bits and routines there is never a dull moment in her shows that are anywhere from 5min variety spots to full 45min stage shows.
Every show combines her unique and special blend of physical comedy with magic and hilarious audience interaction to create an unforgettable experience.
“Super sensation” The Mercury
“Splendid stupidity at it’s finest” West Australian
“A great fun evening of Absurdity” The Clothesline ★★★★★
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE La Cliqué (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Big Top Bob with Bob Downe (The Famous Spiegltent, Melb. Int. Comedy Festival), Hot lips Variety Show (Malmo, Sweden), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Art Versus Entertainment, The Great Gondos), Port Morseby Sing-Sing Festival, Edmonton Street Theatre Festival, Stunt Performer in "First Strike" with Jackie Chan), Stunt Performer in "Ghost Rider " starring Nicholas Cage
Welcome to the wonderful and ridiculously funny world of Daniel Oldaker One of Australia’s Finest and funniest circus and physical comedy artists, a five star, Award-Winning master and maestro of the absurd who draws on many years of performance experience in over 30 countries. Daniel has trained with world class physical comedy mentors and performed at many of the most highly regarded festivals and venues around the globe.
Whether it's performing outrageous circus inspired antics with his signature character "Dandyman" or juggling cases as "The Bellhop" he is no stranger to the stage and creates absolute fantabulous fun every where goes.
Available for 5 minute variety style spots to full length 45 minute shows on stage or in the street arena.
He is also a very competent MC/Compère and has presented for many Variety/Cabaret shows, Community Events and corporate engagements.
"Daniel Oldaker maximises the subtlety of live performance, often using little more than his eyebrows to get huge laughs from he audience" ★★★★★ Winnipeg Press “Oldaker is a master of object manipulation" ★★★★ Herald Sun
“Presented with exceptional energy, the show demonstrates Oldaker’s live performance skills while constantly subverting the conventions of comedy and circus, withdrawing the predictability to offer a genuinely unique Festival experience” Jonathon Rivett - The Punn
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS Best International Act - Busan International Comedy Festival Patrons Pick - Winnipeg Fringe Festival Nominated Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award - St Ambroise Festival, Montreal Green Room Award - Choose Your Own Variety With Ali McGregor Produced by Melbourne Arts Centre (Collaborating Artist) Green Room Award Nomination for Best Cabaret Show - Acts of Absurdity
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE Busan International Comedy Festival (Sth. Korea), Brisbane Festival, La Soireé (Sydney Opera House), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Art Versus Entertainment, Dandyman, Live Flavor, The Great Gondos, Agogo Agogo, Mnuh), La Cliqué in The Famous Spiegeltent (Edinburgh, Melb., Adelaide), Lainsuojattomat Festival (Finland), Canal City (Fukuoka, Japan) Festival Internacional De Artistas De Rua Da Bahia (Brazil), Indianapolis Fringe (USA), Hotlips Variety Show (Sweden), Featured Extra in Paul Hogan's "The Very Excellent Mr Dundee", Ali McGregor’s Variety Hour (Hamer Hall), ABC’s “The Sideshow."
If you are seeking an MC or host for your event, Daniel is the natural choice. Whether it’s a company event, private party or full-scale stage show, Daniel has the gift of the gab with the skills to compliment.
SOME EVENTS INCLUDE
* Moocaboola Festival (Hunters Hill Council) * Carols by the Lake 2017,18 (Moreland Council) * Springvale Snowfest (City of Greater Dandenong) * Brisbane City Council (Christmas Tights) * Aus. Day Celebrations (Dandenong Council) * Mulgrave Fun Day (Monash City Council * Hi-Fi Bar, Melb. Int. Comedy Festival * Big Top, Hoopla Festival, Sydney * Commonwealth Bank, Twin Waters Resort * Hyundai Christmas Party, Hyatt, Melb. * Christmas Spectacular, Moonee Valley * Regal Tent, Adelaide Fringe Festival * Nat. Inst. of Circus Arts Variety show * National Circus Festival 2015,13,11,09,07 * TV Presenters Course, Brave Studios
“Daniel was a wonderful MC at our community event, he was engaging, funny, and entertaining, and the audience loved him!” Marina Lysenko, City of Greater Dandenong Festivals & Events
“Daniel the Dandyman came highly recommended. Now it’s my turn. Hire Daniel! He is awesomely funny, very professional, a pleasure to work with and in a league of his own being a cut above the rest- he’s the bestest” Adrian Black, Events Co-ordinator Hunter’s Hill Council
"Thank you so much for your excellent work! You are so talented with engaging with the community and filling in the stage. It was absolutely a pleasure working with you. Julie Day, Moreland City Council
"Daniel's show at the Kids ArtyFarty Festival this year was fantastic, in a festival full of nonstop action, performance, activities and giant slides, he had the audience absolutely glued to his every move and loving every minute of it! I can't wait to have him and his fancy little pink straw bowtie back with us again next year!" Roland Fraval, Festival Coordinator, Banyule City Council
“We absolutely loved having Varietyville delighting the crowds at the Joondalup Festival. Daniel Oldaker is a delightful and quick witted MC with the perfect mix of humour, charm and professionalism.” Nicole Warren, Principal Arts Officer, City of Joondalup
Daniel Oldaker took to the stage at the Monash City Council’s children festival, Mulgrave Fun Day. Daniel’s professionalism and engaging nature kept the children and adults alike entertained as the MC. Daniel’s personable nature makes him a great performer that is able to communicate and captivate an audience. The main stage never lost its audience and this was due to the performing skills and comedic skills of the MC. Daniel kept the stage live and flowing and was a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with Daniel in the future. Monash City Council
Public relation professionals Nosey Parker and Sticky Beak are here to save the day. They like to nose what's going on, From comedy rap songs to mind boggling magic they masterfully transform any event into a fun-filled fantasia. Recently they were hired at the Hamilton Island Airport where they received an overwhelmingly positive response from both guests and staff. Don't delay book them today for highly trained pop-up entertainment that is original and absolutely undoubtedly funny.