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D. C. Callan is Bluebottle

The Goons are one of the western world’s prime sources of the groan-worthy Dad Joke.

With lines like Ned Seagoon’s “We can’t stand around here doing nothing. People will think we’re workmen!”, it’s no wonder that Dad-type witticisms found new life.

To celebrate the gem that is The Dad Joke, The Goon Show LIVE! is appearing at the Penrith Gaels Club for two shows only over the Fathers’ Day weekend, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September 2018. The Saturday night show starts at 7pm, and the Sunday show is an afternoon matinee at 3pm.

Three ‘new’ original Goon Show episodes will be performed; Drums along the Mersey, The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (Solved) and The Internal Mountain.

For more details click here… or simply book tickets now.

Eric Sykes

Eric Sykes, another special person to Goon Show and British Comedy fans generally, was born on the 4th May 1923, 96 years ago today.

He was a comedy writer and performer, who was born in Oldham, Lancashire, UK.

After performing in Royal Air Force shows during World War 2, he wrote scripts for radio shows, including Variety Bandbox (1947) and Educating Archie (1950–4). He was the creator of his own BBC series Sykes Versus TV (1959–65, 1972–80), in which he he presented simple, innocent humour without malice and with a propensity towards physical jokes and slapstick antics.

He also co-wrote many Goon Shows alongside Spike Milligan.

His film appearances include One Way Pendulum (1964), Shalako (1968), and Theatre of Blood (1973). He has written, directed, and acted in short, silent comedies such as The Plank (1967) and Rhubarb (1970), and his television series include Curry and Chips (1969) and The Nineteenth Hole (1989).

Pick up some Goon Show LIVE! tickets here on the StickyTickets website… or read more about our 6th annual dinner and show.

Robin (Spike Miligan) Queree's head on a dinner-plate, with pickled herring2018 will be The Goon Show LIVE!’s 6th consecutive appearance as part of the Blue Mountains Yulefest season… and this one’s going to be CraZy!

Due to the demand for this show and the numbers of returning audiences, we’ve moved to a larger venue; the absolutely stunning Grand Ballroom at the Palais Royale in Katoomba.

To get you in the mood and help with your plans, we are offering special Early-bird tickets for only $99 per person, including booking fees.

Please note that these Early-bird tickets are only available online.

Once these tickets run out, the full-price tickets will be available for $130 per person, with some great group booking offers.

So get your family and friends together, and get in touch with your inner-Goon.

Perhaps there’s a Goon-Type in your family who’d love these tickets as a Christmas present.. go on, spoil them.

Read about the show here; or go right ahead and book your tickets now.