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Encyclopedia > Nick Giannopoulos
Nick Giannopoulos in his role in the film 'The Wannabes'
Nick Giannopoulos in his role in the film 'The Wannabes'

Nick Giannopoulos (July 1, 1963 in Melbourne, Australia) is a Greek Australian stand-up comedian, film and TV actor. He is best known for his comedy stage show Wogs out of Work and the television sitcom Acropolis Now and is an exponent of wog comedy. Image File history File links NickGiannopoulos. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... A Greek-Australian is a Greek living in Australia, it includes those Greeks with Australian citizenship and also permanent residents it does not necessarily include those of Greek descent whereby many generations of such have been absorbed into common Australian culture. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Acropolis Now was an Australian sitcom set in a wog bar of the same name that ran from 1989 to 1992. ... Look up Wog in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke[[ laughter in general). ...

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Early life

Giannopoulous lived in Richmond, Victoria as a child and supported the Richmond Football Club upon moving there. He asked his mother to buy him a Richmond jumper, which is black with a yellow sash. Instead his mother purchased a black jumper with a red sash, due to the fact it was on special. However, this jumper was of the Essendon Football Club, and since then Giannopoulous has been a prominent supporter of the club. Richmond is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... The Richmond Football Club, nicknamed The Tigers, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League. ... A yellow Tulip. ... For the German DJ/producer team, see Sash!. // A sash consists of a cloth belt used to hold a robe together, and usually tied about the waist. ... Essendon Football Club, nicknamed The Bombers, is an Australian rules football club that is part of the Australian Football League. ...


Career

Comedy career

Giannopoulos has also made appearances at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. He has also followed up Wogs out of Work with the Wog Boys and Wog-A-Rama stage shows. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) is held each April in a number of venues across Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ...


Television career

Giannopoulos was one of the creators and stars of the television sitcom Acropolis Now A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Acropolis Now was an Australian sitcom set in a wog bar of the same name that ran from 1989 to 1992. ...


Film career

His film credits include The Wog Boy (2000) which was a box-office hit in Australia, and a less successful film - The Wannabes (2003), which he also directed. The Wog Boy was a 2000 Australian motion picture comedy starring Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Lucy Bell, Abi Tucker, John Barresi, Stephen Curry, Hung Le, Geraldine Turner, Tony Nikolakopoulos and Derryn Hinch. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wannabes was a 2003 Australian motion picture comedy starring Nick Giannopoulos, Russel Dykstra, Isla Fisher, Ryan Johnson, Michael Carman, Lena Cruz, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Costas Kilias, Chantal Contouri and Felix Williamson. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External link

Nick Giannopoulous at the Internet Movie Database The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...


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Moviehole.net - The Wannabes (697 words)
This time, Giannopoulos plays a wannabe entertainer who is roped into training a group of crooks into becoming a children’s group.
Unfortunately for Danny [Giannopoulos], they’ve got nothing on their minds but stealing precious jewels from the mansion they’ll be ultimately gigging at – and he’s going to be caught smack-bang in the middle.
Giannopoulos and co-writers Chris Anastassiades and Ray Boseley have a great idea here – the ‘children’s’ group being such a trend at the moment – but unfortunately it just isn’t milked as well as it could’ve been.
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