After two years of hybination the owners of The Esplanade Hotel felt it worthwhile to open the doors of their much loved Gershwin Room in support of the inaugural St Kilda Art Crawl.
People gathered from all over the city to be part of this auspicious weekend celebration which included photographic memorabilia from the ’80’s, rock’n’roll and an afternoon of comedy by the St Kilda Comedy Club.
Throughout this St Kilda Art Crawl I’ve been high tailing it all over the place. But what an extra special performance that I managed to immortalise in X. Only at the Espy, espy, espy…more to come when we edit the vid!
MC Brad Oakes, Pommy Johnson, Dave O’Neil, Bob Franklin, Elliot Goblet, Chris Wainhouse, Christine Basil, C J Fortuna, Wayne Deakin, Michael Shafar. Supported by Mark Hughes and the Temple of Blues PLUS MORE
Remember back in the day when the Espy hotel was in full swing? Back when stand up comedy ruled the Gershwin room every Sunday afternoon?
A glorious mix of new and seasoned comics would strut their stuff in front of a packed enthusiastic crowd.
Back in the day when Hughesy was on the dole, Rove was in a double act with his old mate Duff and Pommy Johnson’s song Psycho Chicken could be heard bellowing through the sacred hall to an eruption of applause; the punters getting drunk off laughter alone.
Those were the days. It was a comedy show with a rock’n’roll vibe. Espy comedy was the best thing in town.
Imagine if ‘back in the day’ was back tomorrow or more specifically back on Sunday the 24th of September at 2pm.
That’s right the Hotel along with the St Kilda Arts Crawl and St Kilda Comedy Club are opening the doors to the Gershwin room.
For a one off special event bringing back the glory days of comedy in Melbourne.