Wil Anderson has created a new stand-up show every year since 1998 and his new work, Critically Wil, comes to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for one night only on Saturday April 8.
Last year’s show, Fire at Wil, saw critics and audiences (and Mediaweek) nominating it his best yet.
2016 was a big year for Anderson – he also returned as host and executive producer of ABC TV’s most popular show Gruen, dashed off to the US as a return headline act at LA Podfest with his podcasts TOFOP and Wilosophy, started a new AFL podcast with his TOFOP co-host Charlie Clausen called 2 Guys 1 Cup…and finally got to celebrate his beloved Western Bulldogs break their 62-year premiership drought and win the AFL Grand Final.
Having spent the last few months of 2016 at his second home in the US, with shows from Alaska to LA, 2017 will see Anderson kickstart the new year back in Australia doing what he does best – on stage, telling jokes into a microphone.
Having filmed a comedy special for Stan that will be available during 2017, Anderson revealed last week he saw an edit of the performance – indicating it might not be too far away from release.
Anderson has been promoting his new shows across radio and television this week and some shows have already sold out (Canberra).
Anderson has also been teasing fans about a major announcement soon about a new project.
Anderson is easing back into his podcast routine too and he put up a new TOFOP last weekend. Anderson will be recording a TOFOP in front of an audience during the Melbourne Comedy Festival with tickets yet to go on sale.
Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Dates: Saturday 8 April, 7pm & 9:15pm
Tickets: $65.90 ($55.90 conc)
Bookings: sydneyoperahouse.com or ticketmaster.com.au
Presales have been under way this week with general public tickets on sale Friday.
An added bonus for the Sydney show is that Justin Hamilton is the support act.
Other dates around Australia for Critically Wil:
• Adelaide Fringe Festival, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Monday March 6-Sunday March 19, 8:30pm, $35-$47
• Brisbane Comedy Festival, Brisbane City Hall, Friday March 24-Sunday March 26, 8:50pm (Sunday 7:50pm), $47-$49
• Ten Days on The Island, Spiegeltent Hobart, Tuesday March 28, 7pm, $35-$40
• Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Comedy Theatre, Wednesday March 29-Sunday April 23, 8:45pm (Sundays 6pm, Friday April 7 9:30pm), $34.90-$54.90
*April 15 and 22 April 9pm at Arts Centre Melbourne State Theatre, $54.90
• Perth Comedy Festival, Regent Theatre, Friday May 12-Saturday May 13, 7pm (extra show Saturday at 8:45pm), $54