Jonathan Atherton: International man of comedy

WILD, passionate and lateral thinking, comedian Jonathan Atherton (pictured below) is like the love child of Bill Hicks and Robin Williams.

Australian comedian Jonathan  Atherton.
Australian comedian Jonathan Atherton. Contributed

All darkness and light, Atherton is now a full-time resident in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he runs The Crackhouse Comedy Club.

Atherton has always had a long-term love affair with the Northern Rivers, with his legendary Corndale Hall shows.

He spent most of the 1980s travelling through Asia and Africa, where he worked as tour guide, salvage diver, teacher, set builder, photographer, restaurateur and actor.

In Thailand, he was run over by a truck in 1991. After being evacuated to Australia, he spent over a year recovering from 17 compounded fractures to his legs, arms and spine. He underwent a dozen major operations, but he never lost his sense of humour. He speaks Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Japanese, Swahili, Luganda, and German.

At the Mullumbimby Ex Services with Mandy Nolan as MC and Greg Sullivan as support, this Saturday from 8pm. $25.



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