WATCH: Crowd in stitches at festival comedy act

IT'S usually the trees that are all sewn up for Jumpers and Jazz but this morning two stellar performers had a crowd in Warwick in stitches.

Renowned Warwick bush poet Marco Gliori and comedian Alan Glover took to the stage at Warwick RSL Memorial Club for the Welcome to Warwick Poetry and Comedy Breakfast.

Mr Gliori started the packed house giggling with jokes about different characters at the festival and sung the guests off to breakfast with a rendition of Advance Australia Fair with lyrics about snags.

He said this was his second year performing at Warwick RSL for the festival but had helped out in previous years, sharing stories about Warwick and the wider region.

"I take the Mickey out of the area and the Mickey out of myself," he said.

 

Alan Glover performs at the Welcome to Warwick Poetry and Comedy Breakfast at Warwick RSL Memorial Club this morning.
Alan Glover performs at the Welcome to Warwick Poetry and Comedy Breakfast at Warwick RSL Memorial Club this morning. Elyse Wurm

Mr Gliori said he enjoyed the fresh, vibrant atmosphere at Jumpers and Jazz, with the addition of comedy bringing a different aspect to the program.

"The music is there so you need the storytelling to go with it," he said.

"It's like fringe theatre, the more of that you have the more of a festival it is."

It was Mr Glover's first time performing at Jumpers and Jazz but he has entertained Warwick crowds before.

"We had a lovely walk around yesterday and it was a really good crowd and good music," he said.

More than 100 people attended the breakfast at the Warwick RSL, which is one of the last events on the Jumpers and Jazz program before the festival concludes today.

 

Packed house for the Welcome to Warwick Poetry and Comedy Breakfast at Warwick RSL Memorial Club this morning.
Packed house for the Welcome to Warwick Poetry and Comedy Breakfast at Warwick RSL Memorial Club this morning. Elyse Wurm


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