“It’s the last one,” comedian Nick Beaton says. “There’ll be no more for years.”
After performing a weekly Sunday show at the Capri Cabaret in Sydney over the summer, Beaton will give his farewell performance to his hometown at the same venue on Sunday, September 11, at 8:30 pm (with a $10 admission).
Then he flies to London, England, to pursue stand-up opportunities there.
For his last show, Beaton, a Sydney native, will share the stage with local comics who were also regular guests for his Sunday evening shows: Michael Gillis, Ash Young, and Stefan MacNeil.
From his nine weekly shows, Beaton estimates he will have 15 to 20 minutes of new material to bring to the finale show.
“When I get to England, that will probably whittle itself down to 5 or 10 minutes,” he jokes.
“It was a weird experience,” he says about the regular Sunday evening shows, “to see if I could come up with 20 minutes of stuff every week–do the Jay Leno thing and write about news of that week and knowing its shelf life was limited.”
Along with performing at the Capri, Beaton was busy with shows around Cape Breton–at other Sydney venues, in Baddeck, North Sydney, and Port Hawkesbury–and off island in Halifax and New Brunswick.
Beaton says he already has 10 shows lined in London for his first three months there, including three immediately after he arrives.
“It’s looking good,” he says. “Everything is getting in order.”