The night of Tuesday the 13th of May saw a small group of lucky comedy fans meet at the Quarrymans Hotel in Pyrmont to attend the annual 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival Secret Show. The catch: they were to head off to the show with no idea of where it was held, or who was to perform.
After the initial meet-up they were soon led to the show’s location: the Tall Ship James Craig. And, to top it off, were joined by a star-studded line up for the evening: Tom Gleeson, Rhys Nicholson, El Jaguar (MEX) and MC Merrick Watts.
The lucky group were in for a cosy hour of non-stop laughs in the hull of the ship – otherwise not known as perhaps the most traditional space to play host to a night of modern comedy.
On the venue:
Sydney Heritage Fleet is a volunteer based not-for-profit and community oriented organisation. The Fleet relies heavily on its volunteer members who come from diverse backgrounds but are cohesive in their commitment and dedication. They comprise the officers and crews of the ships, the trained guides who share the treasures with visitors, the shore-based volunteer workers in the office, the library, the boat restoration workshops and at the site at Rozelle Bay. This magnificent group, all volunteers, make the Fleet “happen”.
There are only four operational barques from the 19th Century still capable of sailing . James Craig being the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, and is the only of the four which regularly carries members of the general public to sea. The Fleet is funded through donations, membership subscriptions and income from vessel charters and tours. James Craig and several of the other vessels are available for harbor charters. James Craig can also be hired for functions alongside her berth. For further information, please contact Sydney Heritage Fleet on 02 9298 3888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sydney Comedy Festival would like to extend a HUGE thanks to the volunteers at the Sydney Heritage Fleet for providing the use of such a special space for our 2014 Secret Show – it would not have been possible without them!
For more photos of what went down on the night head to our Facebook page for the full album here!
(all photos by Anneliese Nappa)