‘America’s Funnyman’ Neil Hamburger returns to Australia in July for show in Ballarat

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‘America’s Funnyman’ Neil Hamburger returns to Australia in July for show in Ballarat

Hailed as 'America's Funnyman', Neil Hamburger (real name Gregg Turkington) is heading to Australia for some special shows in Ballarat, Melbourne and Sydney this year. 

Bringing along Dr El Suavo (Australia’s “wokest” parlour magician/social commentator), Neil Hamburger will take to The Eastern in Ballarat on Saturday, July 9; Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on Sunday, July 10; The Vanguard in Sydney on Sunday, July 17, as well as the St Kilda Bowling Club in Melbourne on Thursday, July 28.

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Neil Hamburger has worked every imaginable stage, from New York’s Madison Square Garden, to a show in pitch black darkness at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest. He played the Big Day Out in 2000. He has performed countless American, Australian, British, Irish, and Canadian tours, as well as in Norway, New Zealand, and the Ba-hamas, alongside acts ranging from Faith No More to Robin Williams.

His TV credits include Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Tom Green Live, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His Live At Third Man album was produced by Jack White in Nashville; an earlier Hamburger effort was included in SPIN’s “40 Greatest Comedy Albums Of All Time.” The feature movie Entertainment, a dramatic look at Hamburger on- and off-stage co-starring John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan, and Michael Cera, premiered at the Sundance and Locarno Film Festivals, and was released in 2015 to rave reviews.

His recent Drag City album of lavishly-produced song, Still Dwelling, featured a memorable trio version of Jesus Christ Superstar’s “Everything’s Alright” with Neil singing alongside Mike Patton and Jack Black.

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