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Fresh from his 4star show in the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Willem Richards serves up a heartwarming, and silly, coming-of-age comedy about growing up with a Polish Tennis Dad.
So pull on your favourite sweatbands and get ready for five tight sets of high energy sketch, standup and improvisation.
Willem’s leather-clad, chain smoking Dad had one thing in mind for his son. Doctor? More important. Lawyer? It pays more. Willem’s Dad had centre court Grand Slam glory slated for Willem. Things began well. Willem was crowned Champion of Maribyrnong Tennis Club. In 1991. Under 12s.
But after failing Dad’s dream, Willem needed to find his own…


While Willem’s Polish Tennis Dad takes centre court for this show, you will meet a dizzying array of silly and random characters in between tennis drills, from Spanish Ken – of Barbie fame who’s heart(break) is as big as his salsa dancing, to a magnetic mystic who will reveal the power of a staple.
You may not always know what the score is, but one thing is for certain. Polish Tennis Dad will leave you wishing there was a sixth set!
Venue Tuxedo Cat, 293 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Dates Saturday, 24 September to Sunday, 1 October 2016
Times 8.30pm
Tickets Full $18.00 / Concession $15.00
Visit http://www.tuxedocat.com.au/melbournefringe2016 for tickets

Polish Tennis Dad builds on Willem Richard’s previous show: Bringing out the Cheeseboard ,
which received positive reviews:
“Richards’ leaves an audience laughing their heads off…” ★★★★ Beat Magazine
‘Richards’ show is an expert mix of one man sketch, improvisation and storytelling…” ★★★★ The Australia Times Review
“Richards has the personality and expressions of a Muppet…” ★★★★ We Know Melbourne