We bring the funny
Gelo work with businesses, community groups, councils, festivals and anyone else who needs a laugh.
We deliver entertainment, programming and workshops to over 250 clients every year.
When your whole team is in a room and they laugh, in that one moment they're all on the same page.
We are one of a kind
Gelo are the exclusive WA partners for these award winning acts:
- Bogan Bingo
- Famous Sharron
- The Big HOO-HAA!
- DIY Comedy Workshops
- Co-presenting Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Class Clowns
Meet the team
Bonnie Davies - Director
Much like every Director, Bonnie Davies takes charge, provides direction and has a chair with her name on the back.
She’s also a multi-award winning producer, arts manager and comedian. With over fourteen years experience in production, promotion and programming in the arts scene. These include Big Day Out, Red Bull Air Race, City of Swan, AWESOME Arts Australia, WAM, pvi collective, Blast Theory (UK), ArtsAdmin (UK), Comedy Lounge and CIA Studios.
During her time at City of Swan, she developed key partnerships, mentoring structures and increased turnover by over 200%. Not staff turnover, the good kind. And her team from Hyper Festival won 5 awards (including an almighty ABaF).
After all this carry on, she then started The Gelo Company and committed herself to bringing more laughter to the world, using words not tickling.
Performance wise, she’s pretty legit with several award nominations and a few wins. As a producer has received comedy awards from local industry for her partnerships and promotions of the local scene.
She also has an alter ego - Famous Sharron. Even though Sharron is famous for nothing at all, she’s managed to steal the local and national spotlight away from Bonnie - including various FRINGE WORLD sellout seasons, regional and national tours, more media appearances than you can shake a feather boa at, as well taking out ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ in 2014 and Best WA Children's Event in 2016.
No hard feelings, Bonnie’s not jealous, she's got a company to run. She work hard for da money.
Rosie Kingdom-Barron - Program Captain
Rosie has been working with Gelo since 2013. She has managed and booked regular events for Gelo across WA, worked on the Bogan Bingo partnership and has now been promoted to Producer for the company. Don’t be fooled by her cheery demeanour she is straight up gangsta when it comes to arts management, and knows the lyrics to most underground rap hits.
She has coordinated multiple projects, like a boss, including Gelo’s FRINGE WORLD program (Second Runner Up for Independent Program Award 2015) and interstate touring.
Since graduating from Arts Management at WAAPA in 2012, Rosie has had a range of administrative roles in the local arts community. She also currently works at live music venue The Bird as their Programming Coordinator. She is the only worker at Gelo to write a love poem to a task management software company.
Sarah Walker – Bookings Coordinator
Sarah is the newest Gelo staff member, stepping into a a fresh baked role as Bookings Coordinator early 2016. She nails the bookings and the coordinating like a pro-fesh. In addition to the current gigs, she’s helping build up Craptastic Trivia from an idea to a real life thing, and introducing people to Pirates Ninjas and Wizards.
Sarah had various aspirations as a child: doing pottery, becoming an actor... In real life, she’s done: commercial sales, management, sold tea at T2, assisted WA artist Di Taylor and studied Arts Management at WAAPA.
After a hiatus from the arts (fair cop) she made it a goal to jump back into the fray in 2016, now here she is, and it couldn’t have been more of a score for Gelo. Sarah has the most infectious laugh in town, and not only talks the talk but can walk the walker. Ladies and gentle folk, give it up for Ms Walker!