Bogan to visit Mandurah

Chris Franklin will perform in Mandurah next week.
Chris Franklin will perform in Mandurah next week.

Bogan comic Chris Franklin the singer and writer of Bloke, a parody of Meredith Brooks� feminist anthem Bitch, is heading to Mandurah for the launch of a new comedy night at Cobblers Tavern.

Mandurah is an area that Chris is familiar with � he lived in Port Kennedy when he finished his stint as a chef in the Navy.

�I worked as a brick paver then, so there would be a few driveways around Mandurah that I�ve built,� he said.

Chris has worked in a range of industries and fell into stand-up comedy by accident.

�The comedian thing just happened,� he said.

�I was forced on stage by a stand-up comedian who had been on TV.

�That was 15 years ago.�

Since Bloke made platinum in 2000, Chris has released other songs.

�But I think everyone�s figured out I can�t actually sing by now,� he said.

Chris recommended people should try becoming comedians.

�People say stand-up is the hardest job in the world; it isn�t, it�s the easiest,� he said.

�I�m lazy and I get to do a job where I work four hours a week and get to enjoy a beer at the end of it.�

Stand-up comedian Mike Goldstein � Mike G � will be MC.

Mike G is a young talent on the international comedy circuit. He has performed in Asia, South Africa and the UK.

Peter Helliar describes Mike G as �one funny dude.�

Chris Franklin will be the headline act at Vulture Comedy Club�s opening show at Cobblers Tavern on July 15.

The show runs from 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

Tickets are $15 + booking fee via or $20 at the venue.