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Posted Friday, April 1, 2005
Sutherland District Trade Union Club (The Tradies)
Cnr Manchester Road North & The Kingsway
Contact: Betty (02) 9528 2193 or Linda (02) 95271563
Les Barker is a very talented comedian/musician and we are very fortunate to have him perform in an intimate mode performance at the Tradies so please keep this night free to come along.
Here are some comments about Les:
Comic Poet, Les Barker blends Edward Lear's nonsense, Stanley Unwin's word play, the surreal inconsequentiality of Reeves and Mortimer and the demotic robustness of Stanley Holloway monologues. - Martin Hoyle, Financial TimesAppearing with Les will be the ever popular, Sydney based talented young duo, Craig & Simone.
The man's a comic genius - Nick Beale, Folk Roots
He proved a masterful wordsmith, captivating listeners with his quirky verse and playful personality, touching on occasional tables, snails in a fast food restaurant and dachshunds with erections. His gallery of unlikely heroes included "Cosmo" the fairly accurate knife thrower! Arnold the Armadillo and Spot of the Antarctic. Truly a prince of the pun and sultan of the surreal - Jo Laval
Les Barker proves that poetry can indeed be entertaining, dazzling the audience at Artworks with poems from his huge range of published works. His cardigan clad, unassuming manner on stage as he peers shyly at the audience through spectacles, and his soft Manchester accent delivers the brilliant flow or words and ideas, leaving the listener gasping with laughter. - Gulf News, New Zealand
Hope to see you there!