Funnyman cracking jokes at Border's expense for comedyfest

Comedians Dave O’Neil, Glenn Robbins, Lawrence Mooney, Jeff Green, Tom Siegert, Troy Kinne, Des Dowling, Brad Oakes and Mandy Nolan are performing in The Border Mail Albury Wodonga Comedy Festival. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK
Comedians Dave O’Neil, Glenn Robbins, Lawrence Mooney, Jeff Green, Tom Siegert, Troy Kinne, Des Dowling, Brad Oakes and Mandy Nolan are performing in The Border Mail Albury Wodonga Comedy Festival. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

FUNNYMAN Glenn Robbins says the Hume Highway could do with more signs as he headed to the Border for last night’s comedy festival.

The former Kath and Kim and All Aussie Adventures star said he would have liked a comforting sign marked “Albury” while travelling from Melbourne.

“All the signs say Wodonga ... I need a reassuring sign that says I am on the right track to Albury,” Robbins said.

He joined an all-star line-up for the inaugural The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga Comedy Festival that kicked off last night at Albury Entertainment Centre.

The three-day festival also includes other big names such as Dave O’Neil, Lawrence Mooney, Mandy Nolan, Brad Oakes, Troy Kinne, Jeff Green, Des Dowling and Tom Siegert.

The festival is the brainchild of Dowling, who grew up at Savernake on a mixed farm.

“There’s no country areas that have cornered the comedy market,” he said.

“Jazz and flower festivals are great, but anyone can go to a comedy festival and enjoy it.”

Dowling said he wanted to bring the best line-up and take the show to smaller towns as well.

“Hopefully we will also sell a lot of tickets to the small shows tomorrow and Saturday,” he said.

“There’s not many chances to see the calibre of these guys in small venues.”

“We will be kind,” Dowling said when asked what was in store for audiences.

“We usually choose a town about 80 kilometres away to pick on,” he said.

The festival continues until tomorrow, with shows in Corowa, Tangambalanga, Howlong, Jindera and Eskdale.

To book tickets, visit alburywodongacomedyfestival.com.au