WHY not share a laugh with the quintessential King of Bogans, Chris Franklin, at Castle Hill Tavern.
Franklin, who is famous for writing the No.1 hit song Bloke, a bogan parody of Meredith Brooks' feminist anthem Bitch, will be performing at the Tavern on Thursday, June 28.
"I've released a couple of songs after Bloke but they didn't receive as much airplay, because I think people have worked out I can't sing," joked Franklin, who earned three ARIA nominations for the 2000 chart-topper which he created in a bar.
"I was drunk one night just changing words to the song and later decided I'd perform it on stage and, by chance, someone from EMI [Music] was in the audience and decided to record it."
Franklin, who was the national Triple J Raw Comedy winner in 1998 — the year he started out in comedy — has continued to emulate the stereotypical Aussie bloke in Housos and Fat Pizza. He plays Dazza in both.
While he may share a love of VB and Winnie Reds with his ocker alter-ego, Franklin insisted, with his tongue firmly planted in cheek, that he'd much rather play "a gay Russian ballet dancer".
"But now I'm typecast," he said laughingly.
Franklin will be joined at the Tavern by Dave Jory (Australian finalist of the NBC stand-up comedy reality show Last Comic Standing) and Rhys Nicholson who, a year into his comedy career, was invited to be on the Australian version of British prank comedy show Balls of Steel.
The gay prankster is now a regular on the show.