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National Print Awards books second comedian

Monday, 16 April 2012
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Negotiations have been protracted… but just a week out from the 29th National Print Awards Presentation Dinner, organisers have pulled off something of a coup by securing comic talent, Tommy Little, to entertain guests on the night.

Little, who is rated as one of the best up and coming comic talents in the country and was once described by Beat Magazine as “The Future of Funny”, has agreed to perform at the Awards this Friday night, 20 April, before rushing off to his sell-out show, A Fistful of Apologies, at Melbourne’s acclaimed Comedy Festival.

Despite his relatively young age, Little is a veteran of the Australian comedy scene and is well known as the host of the ‘Studio 1’ talk show on Channel 31 – where he took over from Dave Thornton on the channel that launched the careers of Rove McManus and Hamish and Andy – and for his guest spots on Nova FM, The 7pm Project, The Today Show and Mornings with Kerri-Anne Kennerley.

John Wanless, chairman for the NPA, said: “Tommy is certainly one of the greatest hits of this year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival, and we’re absolutely thrilled we’ve been able to find a way to bring him to the Awards.

“For those who have not had the pleasure of seeing Tommy in action, he’s one of the most affable, charming and instantly funny guys you’ll ever come across. We were already looking forward to a fabulous Dinner and glittering Awards ceremony hosted by the lovely Julia Zemiro – Tommy’s addition to the line-up is just the icing on the cake,” Wanless said.

Tickets to the Awards are now looking better value than ever at just $160 a head – but those who enjoy a good night out and the chance to catch up with industry mates will have to move fast.

“Already, ticket sales are outstripping the pace of previous years and we have to close off bookings within a couple of days, so don’t delay – reserve your place as soon as possible,” says Wanless.

To book a seat or reserve a table, go to or call Mandy Palmer at Printing Industries on (03) 8541-7310. Bookings close this Tuesday 17 April at 4pm.

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