Look who’s back in town

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on October 14, 2017

HOWLING comedy act Doug Anthony Allstars will make a triumphant return to Albany in a fortnight, after unforeseen circumstances saw the cancellation of their May performance.

Doug Anthony Allstars shot to fame in the 1980s with their provocative brand of comedy and infamous live shows.

After disbanding in 1994 due to member Tim Ferguson’s battle with multiple sclerosis, the group reignited in 2014 to unleash their havoc and hilarity on the world once again.

Doug Anthony Allstars will be coming to the Albany Entertainment Centre on October 24.

“Albany is our favourite party town,” member Tim Ferguson said.

“A crazy nightclub, the non-stop mardi gras, that old hippy busker who only sings in whale song; when we want to rage like rutting bandicoots, we go to Albany.”

Dubbed ‘the rock stars of comedy’, Doug Anthony Allstars are renowned for singing offensive songs, getting arrested, provoking riots and their own sitcom, DAAS Kapital.

The group has starred in award-winning shows on the UK’s BBC, ITV and CH4, and made regular appearances in America on HBO, ABC and NBC.

Live television broadcasts of the AllStars’ performances in New York and London won the Best International Award two years running at the Tokyo Comedy Festival.

The new Doug Anthony Allstars WA return concert promises hilariously dark and joyously cathartic humour and song, and possibly a few mentions about Albany’s neighbour, Denmark.

“We are ripping out the front rows to create a mosh pit,” Ferguson said.

“And we are building a wall – Denmark will pay for it.”

When asked what the group has against Denmark hipsters, Ferguson said all would be revealed at the upcoming show.

“Evidence, plenty of evidence, and we’re not afraid to use it,” he said.

“We’re writing a song about Denmark hipsters; what rhymes with ‘gormless quinoa-nibbling pillocks’?”

Tickets to the October 24 performance can be purchased at the AEC Box Office or online via Ticketek.