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Comedian to poke fun at Rockhampton in online show


A local comedian is taking to the virtual stage tomorrow night to argue why Rockhampton should be Australia's next tourism hotspot.

Seven comedians will take part in a live-streamed comedic debate including Clint Lennox, who is expected to playfully 'roast' the region.

The project called 'Remotely Funny' was created during the pandemic shutdown to provide more opportunities for performers in rural, regional and remote areas.

Organiser Jodie van de Wetering says they've decided to continue the show to boost exposure for regional comics.

"It is about providing opportunities for comedians who are in parts of the state where there isn't necessarily a local comedy club or any way to be a working comedian in a physical space, but you can still be part of these online shows," Ms van de Wetering says.

Other towns battling it out for best tourist hotspot include Ipswich, Mackay, Gympie, Adelaide, Warwick, and the Gold Coast.

Ms van de Wetering says it won't just focus on poking fun.

"Unfortunately, you ask comedians to tell you why their hometown is so great and they just roast the place.

"But it will be some reflections on living in different parts of Queensland from comedians right across the state," she says.

To watch the free event via Facebook or Zoom, head to the Remotely Funny Facebook page.

[Image: Clint Lennox by Ian Westly, supplied]