download the festival guide

SHOW INFO • SCHEDULE • VENUE MAP AND MORE!

MARCH 18-24 • 2019

LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA

Lars Callieou

'How To Provoke A Shark'

THURS MAR 21
FRI MAR 22
SAT MAR 23
6.00pm

Room 2 - 'Comedy Central'

Albert Hall, Launceston

get tickets

'How to Provoke A Shark' - A Canadian’s Look At Australia

Canadian Lars Callieou is excited about showcasing the hilarious similarities and differences between Australian's and Canadian's in his new hit show “How To Provoke A Shark” -  A Canadian’s Look At Australia

get tickets

'How to Provoke A Shark' - A Canadian’s Look At Australia

Canadian Lars Callieou is excited about showcasing the hilarious similarities and differences between Australian's and Canadian's in his new hit show “How To Provoke A Shark” -  A Canadian’s Look At Australia

Lars is also the host of our Charity Gala

Lars Callieou is a stand up comedian from Edmonton. From his humble beginning in a pub to headlining his first club, Lars has compiled an impressive list of comedy credits and has received countless awards.

Experience: Lars Callieou spent eight years of his childhood on the road with his musician parents, who sang the 1979 Canadian hit “Part Time Country Star.” “Watching my parents respect each show, no matter how many were in the audience — it was never about the empty seat, it was about the full seats.”

Lars was named the Funniest New Comedian in Edmonton in 2004 when he won the Comedy Idol competition. First prize was a trip to Toronto where he competed again and was named the Funniest New Comedian in Alberta. Since then he has been featured on City TV, CBC Radio and on his own weekly comedy radio show on CJSR 88.5 FM in Edmonton which he hosts Wednesdays at midnight.

Lars has opened for the likes of Mitch Fatel, Kevin Pollack and Aries Spears. Has shared the stage with Russell Peters and Mike MacDonald. He has a comedy special currently airing on the Comedy Network, appearances at the Just for Laughs and Halifax Comedy Festivals and his comedy radio show was nominated for a 2011 Canadian Comedy Award. He’s been on CBC’s The Debaters, XM Radio and Shaw Cable. He’s easily the third or fourth best comedian from Edmonton appearing at the Edmonton Comedy Festival in 2012!

What has he done in the United States you ask? In America, Lars was a Finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition, he’s traveled to IRAQ and Kuwait TWICE to entertain the service men and women and he’s appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Boston Comedy Festival and played Brad Garrett’s comedy club at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. At the end of 2011 he toured with Miss Joan Rivers for a second time. She even requested him personally, “Get the funny Canadian kid again.”

Performance Style: Lars Callieou is a comedian who delivers edgy humour. Lars is one of the most naturally funny and charismatic stand up comedians on the scene today. Ed magazine named Lars, “One of the top ten comedians to watch…if you’re already at a show…and he’s on it.” The comedy world has taken notice…that it’s wallet is missing. Lars Callieou has an air tight alibi… he said the comedy world must have dropped it while it was drunk.

Why Hire Lars Callieou? As a professional comedian, Callieou has done pretty much all the local clubs, toured both the continent and abroad, and can be seen almost every Sunday at the Druid, where he hosts a comedy open stage. He’s worked most of the major festivals, recently notching his first appearance at Just For Laughs. He’s become an overnight success in just 9 short years.

Note: Lars wants people to know that comedians write their own bios…and are forced to refer to themselves in the third person. He thinks this is funny.

Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Corporate Events, Comedy Festivals, Casino Events, Charity Events, and Conventions.

FUN FACTS

• Seattle International Comedy Competition – Finalist, 2008

• One Month Entertaining Troops in Iraq