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Fundaberg hones in on region’s quirky traits

Fundaberg show
Ash Walmsley said Fundaberg would be full of quirkiness and laughter.

Local comedian Ash Walmsley will soon take to the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre stage for his show Fundaberg, which hones in on all of the quirky aspects of the region.

Ash said his show would also provide a chance for audiences to reminisce and share in some laughs and memories about Bundaberg.

“This show is extremely hyperlocal,” he said.

“You know, every comedian has their stock-standard jokes but I just thought this was a fantastic opportunity to do something completely Bundaberg focused.

“It won't just be me rambling on, there will be music, characters and video all celebrating our great Bundaberg town.”

From discussing the common mispronunciation of Mon Repos to reminiscing about the coin golf game in Busy Bee, Ash said there would be something for everyone to relate to.

Fundaberg show
Ash Walmsley said Fundaberg would be full of quirkiness and laughter.

“I mean, I know I have probably spent up to $50 in 10 cent coins trying to play that game in Busy Bee over the years” he laughed.

“It's just one of those things, like many in this region, that people know about and have experienced themselves.”

Ash said his show was also an opportunity for him to reflect on moments through older eyes, having lived in Bundaberg as a child and returning later in life.

“I grew up in the region but moved away for a while,” he said.

“My wife and I came back ten years ago to live permanently and it has been great.

“It's really interesting to see how, as a grown up, you just notice different things.”

Fundaberg first major show for local comedian

Fundaberg won't be the first time Ash has had a crack at comedy, with the local performer taking out the runner up position on Triple J's Raw Comedy in 2009.

This is the local comedians first major show, which was made possible after he responded to a call out from the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

“Last year the Moncrieff advertised that they were looking for local entertainers to take a spot on stage,” he said.

“I thought, yeah why not, what a great opportunity- and I put my application in.

“Now, the show is coming up and while it is a tad daunting, it is very exciting at the same time.”

Ash said audiences could expect plenty of music, lots of Bundaberg references and a whole lot of fun.

“As the name Fundaberg suggests, it's going to be one good time,” he said.

“It's also going to be a clean show, which is something I pride myself on, it will be suitable for all ages.”

Fundaberg will be showcased at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Friday, 14 May at 7.30pm.

To find out more about Fundaberg click here.




  1. Did you know that Maryborough called us BLUNDERBERG.
    How quaint.
    not to be outdone, Bundaberg always spelt maryborough with the small “m”.

  2. When will writers not confuse ‘hone’ with ‘home’? Ash’s humour may be well-honed, ie. sharp, but the show’s content has him homing in on Bundaberg, ie. like a homing pigeon aiming for a specific place.

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