A seemingly innocuous comedy night at Shadows bar organized by AUSA spiralled out of control when one of the headlining acts stripped down into a risqué, loose-fitting thong, donned full face paint, and attempted to kiss AUSA President Anand Rama.
The incident occurred as part of a ‘Comedy At Shads’ event, which saw James Roque, Melanie Bracewell, Chris Parker, David Correos and MC Brendan Lovegrove all take to the stage for a night of new material, cheap laughs and happy-hour drinks. However, Craccum’s sub-editor, who was in attendance for the event, witnessed headliner David Correos being coaxed by a crowd-member into skulling “a whole fucking bottle of wine” early into his set. Having already professed being ‘hungover’ earlier in the night, Correos was soon (as one observant audience member was heard professing) “fucking out of it”.
From there, it is reported Correos became increasingly loud and disruptive throughout his scheduled set, admitting that he forgot his pre-prepared jokes. Correos seemed to focus his ire on AUSA President Anand Rama. When Rama took to the stage to promote AUSA’s new pilsner, Correos interrupted, shouting “no one wants that shit it’s fucking disgusting”. Later, when Rama tried to adjust Correos’ mic-stand, he was told to “fuck off”, with Correos further quipping “someone needs to give our president more shit to do”.
The farce reached its peak when Correos stripped into a thin and (admittedly) loose-fitting thong on stage, donned full face paint and started to make out with Rama (as captured on AUSA’s instagram story). Speaking to Craccum right after the incident, a drunk Correos admitted that Rama kissed “nowhere near as good as my girlfriend,” also adding “he kisses like he’s never made out before”. Rama himself staunchly denies any such act occurring, telling our Craccum correspondent “[Correos] got paint all over my face, threw my hat and glasses around and shit aye”, but did not actually kiss him.
At no time during the event was Correos’ behaviour violent towards any member of the audience and, thankfully, everyone in the venue managed to escape fully-clothed. Everyone except Correos himself – unfortunately for witnesses, he was seen exiting the bar in nothing but briefs and full face paint.