Col Elliott’s trying to retire. But he can’t.

He’s been pushing our belly laugh buttons for around 45 years.

Flashback to 1993: Col Elliott took his audience from hysterical laughter with his 'roadie’ Chooka Dennis, to near tears as he sang the touching 'Hankies from Nanna’.

Flashback to 1993: Col Elliott took his audience from hysterical laughter with his 'roadie’ Chooka Dennis, to near tears as he sang the touching 'Hankies from Nanna’.

Flashback to 1993: Col Elliott took his audience from hysterical laughter with his 'roadie’ Chooka Dennis, to near tears as he sang the touching 'Hankies from Nanna’.

Flashback to 1993: Col Elliott took his audience from hysterical laughter with his 'roadie’ Chooka Dennis, to near tears as he sang the touching 'Hankies from Nanna’.

He started off the year with a series of concerts “Col’s Final Fairdinkum Farewell Tour”.

As Col said, “I’m Fairdinkum!” They sold out and the venues asked for extra shows. He has agreed to the extra shows.

Seriously, Col needed to spend more time with his wife, kids and grandkids. When he was flat out in his earlier days he said his kids were calling him uncle. He didn’t want to repeat the mistake.

Now he’s going out for selected shows and loving it. He is one of the last Aussie knock-about comedians and is definitely non-conformist.

His show is always current and his much-loved characters are with him. They are not happy with his decision to retire – “Chooka the Roadie” has threatened to go it alone.

Catch Col at Bellingen Golf Club on Friday, June 2.

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