Darren Sanders & Patrick McMahon presents

The Comedian and The Cowboy

8 Oct 2023 Showing at The Art House Theatre

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Two powerhouses of Australian Entertainment joining together for a show full of laughs and music which is bound to have you in stitches and singing along.

Darren Sanders is a veteran of the Australian comedy scene whose dry laid back comedy style is in vast comparison to Patrick McMahon who has been described as ‘The Superman of Entertainment’ with his high energy vibes and larger-than-life personality.

Together they bring a two-part show where the city meets country combining Stand Up Comedy and the sounds of The Outback. 

Darren Sanders has been performing comedy for over 30 years all over the world in pubs, clubs, cruise ships and corporate events. He even opened for The Temptations on their Australian tour. He has performed stand-up comedy live on TV shows In Melbourne Tonight, Rove Live, The Russell Gilbert Show and Stand Up Australia. Between 2012-2017 he hosted his self-titled Late Night Chat Show on the Nine Networks GO Channel.

Alongside fellow comedian Garry Who, they won the Antenna Award for Best Comedy Programme for their interview show Talking Comics. As an actor Darren has appeared in Underbelly 3 and the feature film by Working Dog ‘Any Questions for Ben’ where he has the honour of having the last line in the film and can be spotted in the film ‘Shooting Goldman’ as the Comedy Club host. He also appeared in the drama ‘A Place To Call Home’.

In 2001 he opened The Laugh Garage Comedy Club which ran until 2013 and in 2017 started The Sydney Comedy Club which still runs shows at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta.

As a young boy growing up in Nannup, Western Australia, Patrick McMahon learned his trade singing and songwriting while performing at the cattle stations and mining camps along the West Australian coast. Now as a seasoned performer, Patrick enjoys worldwide success having worked alongside some of the biggest names in music including Sir Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick, Charley Pride and many more.

Patrick continues to write and record original country rock songs performing at music festivals, clubs and cruise ships across Australia, The USA and Asia.

His energetic repertoire includes something for everyone including hits from the 60s, through to current-day classics. From Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Garth Brooks, Lee Kernaghan and even Bob Dylan.

Renowned for his extraordinary ability to motivate any crowd, you are guaranteed to leave energised and enthused as Patrick’s love of life is totally infectious.


"Excellent stand-up comedian in the classic sense. He has impeccable timing and nothing rattles him". - Viking Cruises

"Sanders has a relaxed and confident style that allows the audience to forget that his jokes are scripted as they flow naturally with fast-paced delivery and complete relevance." - Glam Adelaide

 "It was an hour of solid gags, he hardly used any time filling stuff like talking to the audience, even though he's an expert at that too. There was no way anyone left disappointed at that show." - Sidney Critic

 "Patrick’s spirit and energy are incredible - he is an electrifying motivator.  Patrick’s performance has an awesome impact on the crowd." - General Norman Schwarzkopf

"You’re a true champion Patrick. Your performance is outstanding. Australia is proud to have such an honourable ambassador."  - The Hon R J Hawke - Former Prime Minister of Aust.

"Nobody ignites an audience like Patrick McMahon.  - The Hon Jeff Kennett - Former Premier of Victoria   Had the audience within minutes - his versatility and amazing enthusiasm had them all on their feet yelling for more!" - American Express  

"Wow! Non-stop first-class entertainment." - Aristocrat Technologies Australia

 "We had a wonderful time and sang the night away. Patrick’s stage presence is amazing. I would kill for his energy." - Ritchies Stores


The Art House Theatre


Sun 08 Oct 2023 - 3PM

Important Information

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes with interval
Warnings: Occasional coarse language


Adult: $50.00
Concession: $45.00
Encore Member: $45.00
Groups of 10+: $45.00

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