Lano and Woodley coming to Geelong

May 8, 2022 BY

Lano and Woodley in action during 'Moby Dick'. Photo: IAN LAIDLAW

In a triumph for Geelong and its recovering arts industry, Australian comedy pair Lano and Woodley are set to hit the stage at Costa Hall this month with a whale of a tale: none other than Moby Dick.

The Australian pair, who have been referred to as “two of our greatest virtuosos of comedy”, will take on the 1851 Herman Melville novel about Captain Ahab of the whaling ship Pequod and his obsession to seek revenge on a giant white sperm whale.

Described as a theatrical extravaganza, the show has been met with many laughs so far on its 2022 tour which kicked off with an inventive excerpt of the stage show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival earlier this month.

Event organisers at the Geelong Arts Centre are thrilled to have the dynamic duo performing in the region after what has been a difficult run for the theatre and arts industry during the pandemic.

“After more than 30 years since debuting their double act in a Melbourne pub, they’ve travelled the world, graced countless iconic stages, won numerous prestigious awards, and we are delighted to host this spectacular duo on stage right here at Geelong Arts Centre,” Geelong Arts Centre chief executive officer and creative director Joel McGuinness said.

Colin Lane and Frank Woodley’s shenanigans span across almost three decades, with the pair amassing countless international awards, including the 2018 People’s Choice Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as well as a nomination for Most Outstanding Show.

Their influence has spanned so far and wide that the dynamic duo has even tasted ARIA awards success with their album Lano and Woodley Sing Songs wining the prize in 2006.

Together, the award-winning comedians have made some of Australia’s most loved comedy skits as their love/hate relationship fuels plenty of hysterical moments in their see-sawing banter-fuelled performances.

The pair will no doubt fill the stage with 70-minute show of hilarious material as they capture their audience in moments of brilliant innocence.

“Lano and Woodley epitomise everything wonderful about homegrown Australian comedy; a masterclass in slapstick,” McGuinness said.

Full of adventure, madness and what some have described as ridiculousness, the “fury of nature” show is one not to miss.

Tickets are available online at geelongartscentre.org.au/whats-on/all-events/lano-woodley-moby-dick.

The Costa Hall show is recommended for audiences aged 15 and older and may include coarse language.

The performance will begin on May 14 at 7.30pm sharp and will be just over an hour in duration with no interval.