Scarborough comedian Colin Ebsworth can’t wait for Fringe World run

Comedian Colin Ebsworth. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Comedian Colin Ebsworth. Photo: Martin Kennealey

SCARBOROUGH comedian Colin Ebsworth says Perth Fringe World audiences will hear his best work yet.

The 25-year-old former Churchlands Senior High School student has had to whittle down three hours of content for his Jokes Magotes shows in Perth and Fremantle, as well as Scarborough on February 8 as part of Summerset Arts Festival.

“This show is really fast paced,” he said.

“It’s definitely the best work I have ever come up with.

“I’m really happy.”

Ebsworth started comedy as a 17-year-old and was a Raw Comedy national finalist in 2013.

He is a prolific writer and found it difficult to cut his show down to one hour but the result is described as “hyper silly social commentary”.

There is a lot of excitement for Ebsworth ahead of his 13 shows, who will perform to much larger audiences than at last year’s Fringe World.

“The shows are going to be six times the size of any previous show I’ve done,” he said.

“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Despite working harder than ever and holding plans to take his comedy to Sydney, Edinburgh and the US, Ebsworth joked he still had not decided if this was his chosen career path.

“Some days I think maybe I should just get a job,” he said.

But the hard working comedy “super dork” relishes the opportunity to give people a great night out.

“All your job is is to make people laugh,” he said.

Ebsworth will perform at the Hellenic Club of WA in Perth from January 27 to 31 and February 19 to 25 (excluding Tuesdays), Scarborough on February 8 and Fremantle on February 16 and 17.

Ticketholders from his first week of shows in Perth can attend his final week of performances for free.

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