‘WOGS AT WORK’
Who remembers Acropolis Now? It was the first Australian TV comedy to highlight non-Anglo Saxon migrants, portrayed by non-Anglo Saxon actors. How about the hit film ‘Wog Boy’, well-known stage show ‘Wogs Out of Work’ or the famous ‘Wog’ himself Nick Giannopoulos?
Written by Nick Giannopoulos, ‘Wogs Out of Work’ debuted in 1987 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and was enormously successful, touring for a number of years. 30 years on Giannopoulos revisits the stage hit and on the sixth of September, Snowdome Foundation had the privilege of being the charity of choice for ‘Wogs at Work’ VIP opening night.
Nick chose Snowdome as the Charity Partner as Professor Miles Prince is a personal friend of his and he is a passionate supporter of Miles and Snowdome’s efforts to find a cure for blood cancers.
Performed at the Athenaeum Theatre, Nick Giannopoulos teamed up with fresh talent ‘Sooshi Mango’, a crop of social media-driven comedians. Snowdome welcomed guests and had an opportunity to create awareness and promote the Foundation.
The room was filled with laughter from start to finish and concluded with Nick Giannopoulos giving a warm mention of Snowdome. Nick expressed his passion towards the Foundation, explained to the audience why Snowdome was set apart from other worthy Australian charities and finished by asking guests to donate a blue note ($10) as they exited the theatre.
Overall, it was a fun-filled, successful night that raised nearly $16,000 to go towards accelerating new therapies for Australian blood cancer patients to help them live longer, better lives.
A huge shout out to Nick Giannopoulos and ‘Sooshi Mango’ for the bucket load of laughs and for choosing Snowdome to be the charity partner for the opening night of this hilarious new show.