Shock show to return

AUSTRALIAN comedy masters Tim Ferguson, Paul McDermott and Paul "Flacco" Livingston, aka The Doug Anthony Allstars, are back on stage.

DAAS will appear at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre on August 28 with their comic formula: sex, violence, music and sex.

Thirty years ago, DAAS started on the streets of Canberra, busking in shopping malls, setting fire to themselves in bins, starting fights and getting arrested. In 1987 they launched at the Edinburgh Festival.

They were the biggest-selling act at the Edinburgh Festival for eight years. UK-wide audiences bathed naked (literally) in the mob-rule chaos that DAAS shows inspired.

Australian comedy producer Ted Robinson stole them for his live ABC TV show The Big Gig. The trio launched DAAS Kapital, the ABC sitcom that outraged viewers around the world. It was banned in Japan and Germany, attracting what Rolling Stone called "the most suspect fan-base on earth". After two seasons of moral mayhem, and sellout world-tours, the group relocated to the UK and New York.

In 1995 they threw in the towel. Now they are back - lock up your pit bulls.

Recommended ages 15+. Show contains violence, coarse language, sexual, drug and adult elements.

The show starts at 8pm. For tickets call 4224 5999 or go to merrigong.com.au

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