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Marina, CA 93933
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Sure, it’ll have some of today’s premier up and coming comics from the area and beyond performing their very own brand of fantastic humor. Of course, it will boast hilarious jokes and be held in an amazing venue! And yes, it will enhance your quality of life and probably make you a more positive and happier person, but can we honestly put all that in the name of a comedy show? Is there even a word for all that? Who cares?! The point is this show’s potential is limitless. It could quite possibly be the greatest comedy show of all time and if it’s not, it will at least be funny enough.
Gruen has spawned the spin-offs Gruen Nation, the sports themed Gruen Sweat and Gruen Planet. In 2013 Wil returned to host a series of Gruen Nation and Gruen Planet which was once again the number 1 entertainment show on the ABC network, a record fifth year in a row. In 2012 Gruen Planet was nominated for a Logie, and in May 2013 Gruen Sweat won the prestigious Rose d'Or, Europe's equivalent of the Emmys.
But it’s on stage where Wil is in his element: 2012 saw Wil busy touring his hit live show Wilarious to sold out venues around Australia, earning rave reviews and winning his third consecutive Bulmer's People’s Choice Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, not to mention being named one of comedy’s hottest acts by none other than John Cleese.
2013 saw Wil’s most successful tour yet, with GoodWil being seen by over 50,000 people including audience across North America in Vancouver, Montreal, LA, New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, DC, Cleveland and Denver. GoodWil was awarded a Fringe Award for Best Comedy during the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and enjoyed a sell-out 21-night run at the prestigious 1600-seat Princess Theatre during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where it received a five-star review from the Herald-Sun. It was later performed everywhere from a a log-cabin in Alaska to a two-week sold-out season at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London.
Read this recent interview with Australian comedian and TV personality, Wil Anderson, on Stand Up Santa Cruz.
Also appearing: Chris Garcia and Shanti Charan.