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September marks the fourth month that the Casino Cash Comedy Trivia event has been held at The Reef Hotel Casino, and already this special event has earned a coveted repution. The Thursday evening event, which not only acts as a comedy event and is always hosted by a well-known comedian, also acts as an important fundraiser where involved teams raise money for a joint cause. Trivia buffs are certainly in for a treat at this month’s event, which will also assist in raising much needed funds for the Act For Kids.
The impressive Janet A. McLeod returns in September as the host of the September 17 event. Janet is a formiddable force on the Melbourne comedy scene and has been performing at venues around the city for the past 20 years. She has incredible two-fold experience, working both on the stage and behind the scenes, and an infallible understanding and passion for the local comedy scene. When she is not running a popular St. Kilda comedy night, Janet is a familiar voice on ABC Local Radio’s Overnights and revered Melbourne radio Triple R. She has also appeared as a guest correspondent on Triple J and Radio 5 London.
Originally from the historic town of Ballarat, Janet earned her stripes performing with Ballarat Theatresports when she was just 19. Needless to say, she hasn’t really stopped since. She relocated to Melbourne and fell in love with the improvisation scene, rapidly finding her feet alongside revered comedians such as Lano and Woodley, Julia Zemiro and Peter Rowsthorn to name a few. As her bio says, it was a ‘mere sideways step to the comedy scene’ and it is where Janet has been ever since, performing, producing and broadcasting. Over the years she has worked with the likes of Adam Hills, Wil Anderson, Rove McManus, Judith Lucy and Denise Scott to name a few.
Her credits also include festival director of the Harp Village Comedy Festival, producer of the Great BIG Comedy Night, producer and resident host of Planet Comedy (Collingwood) and producer and techno wiz at the Comedy at Vibe on Smith Smith, a cutting edge multimedia weekly stand-up night. Her trivia nuance, off-the-cuff humour and love of pop-culture makes anytime in the company of Janet highly entertainment, side-splittingly funny and unforgettable.
This month Casino Cash Comedy Trivia’s charity challenge will give funds direct to fundraising outlet Act for Kids. On the night, 50% of the trivia winnings being matched and donated to the charity event. Trivia teams are encouraged to join together in numbers of four to six – winners will take home a swag of cash prizes, with first prize $1000, second prize $800, third prize $600 and second last even taking home a sweet $400, half of which will be donated to the charity.
Trivia teams are encouraged to pre-register early with The Reef Hotel Casino guest services on (07) 4030 8822. Limited spaces are available. Casino Cash Comedy Trivia Night featuring Janet A. McLeod is on Thursday 17th August 2015 from 7pm in the Casino Sports Arena.
*** These are free shows at The Reef Hotel Casino.