Have you noticed your life has been a little less scared, a little less weird and a little less… little over the past decade?
That’s probably because the Scared Weird Little Guys, those insanely talented dudes who made the whole country LOL, haven’t performed in Brisbane for nearly 10 years! Well, Merry Christmas punters because that’s all about to change! Clear the diary for March, because, they are back!
The Scared Weird Little Guys , or ‘The Scaredies’ (as they are affectionately known) were a part of Australian culture for over 20 years, performing thousands of gigs all over the country as well as tours of the US & UK. They have appeared on almost every live Australian TV Show you can think of including Hey Hey Its Saturday, The Micallef Programme, Rove Live and even Sale of the Century (appearing in the gift shop – a career highlight!).
The boys – John Fleming (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Rusty Berther (vocals, guitar, banjo) – performed their last show in Brisbane in 2011 but in March 2019 they are BACK for a special REUNION EVENT at the Brisbane Comedy Festival.
Presented by Christopher Wayne Entertainment (The Naked Magicians, Two Man Tarantino), the Scared Weird Reunion Show will feature a selection of their Greatest Hits (for which they won a ‘Best Comedy Album’ ARIA award in 2004), including such classics as ‘Deadly Animals (Come to Australia)’, ‘Queensland’, ‘Underwear Song’ & ‘Sex and Drugs and Leg Spin Bowl’ as well as a fistful of new stunts, jokes and songs, which sound a bit like the old stuff… only funnier.
Christopher Wayne says, “Growing up, I recall sitting with my family watching these guys on TV. I still remember the first time I saw them perform on Hey Hey It’s Saturday! The Scared Weird Little Guys are Australian comedy legends and this show is going to be great for their old fans and introduce a whole new generation to their comedic genius!”
As for the Scaredies themselves, Rusty is pumped to be bringing their show back to the Brisbane Powerhouse, “Brisbane was always my favourite city… in Queensland… apart from Toowoomba.”
The Scared Weird Reunion Show is on March 7 at SunPAC, Sunnybank and then at the Brisbane Powerhouse from March 8 to 10. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for fans and the uninitiated, alike!
Tickets and info at www.brisbanecomedyfestival.com