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Plenty of Wisecracks and Laughs

Plenty of Wisecracks and Laughs

Who: Col Elliot
Where: Soldiers Point Bowling Club
When: Sunday October 26, 2003

ONE man who is never short of laughs is COL ELLIOTT.

The popular Aussie comic will return to the Hunter region for a string of dates next month and promises to raise plenty of giggles.

For more than 30 years, Elliott has been one of Australia's favourite comedians.

With 13 gold and platinum albums and countless awards to his credit, the born story teller believes that the secret to his success is simply because he loves what he does.

``It's what I do, and I love my work,'' he said.

He has had thousands of Australians in stitches with his hilarious portrayals of alter-egos like CHOOKA THE ROADIE.

But whether it's stand-up comedy, political satire, conversational comedy or picking his guitar and singing one of his outrageous ditties, Elliott has what it takes to keep the laughs rolling.

His first taste of show business came during his days in the Navy when he worked behind bars in Singapore and Hong Kong.

He left the Navy in 1972 and admits that he wasn't quite prepared for what life had to offer.

``I left the Navy with a basic knowledge of bingo, I could ask for a beer in five different languages and track a submarine.

``That didn't exactly give me many options in the middle of Melbourne in 1972.

'' Elliott's transformation into show business came in 1973 when he needed tyres for his old car.

He entered and won the finals of the television program KEVIN DENNIS NEW FACES.

Now, 30 years later, Elliott is still out sharing a laugh.

Catch Elliott when he appears at CESSNOCK RUGBY LEAGUE SUPPORTERS CLUB on October 17, HEXHAM BOWLING CLUB on October 18, WEST LEAGUES CLUB on October 19, BELMONT 16FT SAILING CLUB on October 24, PHOENIX SPORTS CLUB on October 25 and SOLDIERS POINT BOWLING CLUB on October 26.

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