|Nov 14th, 2000|
This information was sent to me by Brett Sheargold but thanks goes to Christine Adams
of Comedy Industries Australia
Hollywood Brett Sheargold is the Comedian other comedians go to see. A cult figure in Australian comedy circles...Was the regular MC at Sydneys Harold Park (Comedy Hotel) for much of the 90's.
Introduced Steady Eddy, James O'Loghlin, Kitty Flanagan, Carl Barron, Mark My Words on stage for their 1st EVER gigs! Julia Morris credits Hollywood Brett Sheargold as a MAJOR influence on her career.
In 1993 Sydneys College of Fine Arts student Tyrone Townsend built a website consisting of pictures and translated text from many of Brett's performances. According to the student it would have been the first website on an Australian comic.
In 1995-96 Brett resided in Europe. Appeared on Italy's GBR Network. 1997 University of NSW Professor John McCallum wrote a thesis on Brett's act titled "Don't Shit Ya Selves" (a study of Hollywood Brett Sheargold). It is still used in media classes to this day, both here and overseas. Brett has appeared with numerous International Acts including Robin Williams, Barry Diamond (Seinfeld), Rich Hall (SNL, Simpsons), Jeff Stillson (letterman writer), Amazing Johnathon - Just to name a few.
Brett can also be found regularly performing Monday nights at Sydneys ONLY alternative comedy venue The Bridge Hotel.
Not as well known is that Brett is a major player behind the scenes in Australia's newly revived professional wrestling scene. Brett is currently hired as a consultant to International Wrestling Australia. Australia's leading pro wrestling organisation www.iwawrestling.com.au
Brett is actively involved in the writing of storylines, character development, and overall production.
In fact many professional wrestlers credit Brett Sheargold for giving them their first break in the world of sports entertainment. If you have access to cable or satellite you can see the IWA segment on UNDER the HAMMER on TVSN The TV shopping network...Every Saturday night...Brett can be heard every Sunday Night on the Number 1 rated Paul Brasch Show FM104 MMM Brisbane listen Live on www.fm104.com.au
The Bridge Hotel
135 Victoria Rd Rozelle
contact Christine Adams. 0414 642 265.