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Danny McGinlay Learns Ukrainian at The Factory Theatre

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Romance, cross-cultural confusion and Night School
Following its hit run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Danny McGinlay Learns Ukrainian is now making its way to Sydney for this year's Sydney Comedy Festival.

It's a three-night run only, so catch it on Wednesday, 13th May and Friday 15th May at 8:15pm for both shows, and Sunday 17th May at 7:15pm at the Container Room at The Factory Theatre, Marrickville.

Named "one of the best comedians in Australia" by Gold FM, Danny McGinlay's hilarious show gives audiences a taste of romance, cross-cultural confusion and Night School.

When Danny proposes to his Ukrainian girlfriend, he decides to prove he is worthy of her and her family and promptly spends 6 months learning Ukrainian a completely new language made up of a 33-letter alphabet! It means mastering the concept of hard and soft vowels (whatever that means) and adjusting to a language containing sounds some people can't even hear. That's a lot of night school to impress a chick from Kiev! Does Danny master Ukrainian, and does he win the hearts of his new family?

Praise from previous performances of Danny McGinlay Learns Ukrainian:

"A genuinely funny show that draws on our multicultural nature" Sydney Morning Herald

"A playful account of courtship and erratic attempts at language-learning, with detours via James Bond and Osama bin Laden" Kyiv Post

"A winning combination of humility, with and warmth no easy feat given the incorporation of a language best described as guttural" Herald Sun

You might have seen Danny McGinlay on Rove, The Project and Adam Hills Tonight, as well as the hottest comedy clubs around Australia, so if you're in Sydney you're in for a treat! His fresh and candid style of relating his own experiences will leave you in stitches, and this performance will be no difference, as he shares with you the tale of his biggest relationship challenge yet.

Danny McGinlay Learns Ukrainian is for anyone who will do anything for love, so put down that Berlitz language book and grab your tickets from for 55 minutes' worth of laughs.

Tickets: Head to or call 9020 6966

Danny McGinlay Learns Ukrainian, Factory Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney Comedy Festival, 2015
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Why? Comedian Danny McGinlay will do anything to show a chick from Kiev how much he loves her!
When: Wednesday 13th & Friday 15th May at 8:15pm; and Sunday 17th May at 7:15pm
Phone: 02 9020 6966
Where: The Factory Theatre, Marrickville
Cost: Full $25, Concession $21, Groups (4) $23 each
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Hi Im Ukranian, would love to come to see you!! : )
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