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Comedian Dean Arcuri leads our search for a SX cover cub. Show us what you got!

Comedian Dean Arcuri leads our search for a SX cover cub. Show us what you got!

CREATED ON // Thursday, 09 February 2017

Melbourne comedian Dean Arcuri will host this year’s SX’s Search for a Cover Cub, returning this year as one of many events happening at Sydney’s pop-up Bear Bar during the Mardi Gras Festival.

“I honestly can’t wait – it is going to be a whole lot of fun,” Arcuri (pictured above) said.

“I love that the pop up Bear Bar is back again and I get such a kick hosting events like this. It’s such a blast getting up onstage and encouraging guys to just be themselves and have fun. You often find that when the shyest guys jump out of their shells they are the ones the crowd love the most.”

Bear Bar producer Jonny Bastin said he is excited about Arcuri coming board as host.

“It’s great to have Dean on board – he is fantastic entertainment. It will be lots of fun seeing him put the Cubs through their paces.”

The event, which takes place on Thursday, March 2, was hugely popular last year with 10 contestants fighting it out over three rounds before the title was eventually won by local Sydney cub Said Gitani. 

Gitani, 27, said he enjoyed taking part in the competition. 



Above: Said Gitani's winning cover. Photo: Anthony Gattari


“I would encourage anyone interested, to enter this year’s Cover Cub competition.”

Offering advice to prospective entrants he says: “Be confident and proud but not a snob. Have all of your loved ones turn up on the night to give you positive vibes and just enjoy it.”

It’s sage advice, echoed by Arcuri. 

“The best advice I can give you is to just be yourself and have fun, that’s what I’m going to be doing! I know that guys can get hung up on how look, or don’t look when it comes to a comp like this, but the trick is to just get ready for a great time on the night and bring along a cheeky attitude. It’s all about impressing the crowd after all and I’ll be on hand to help with plenty of fun tricks up my sleeve along the way.”



Above: Contestants at last year's SX Search for a Cover Cub at Bear Bar


Organisers are now calling for interested contestants to register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or honeysydney [@] me [dot] com


Bear Bar runs from February 24 to March 4 on the top floor of the Burdekin Hotel, 2 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst. More info: www.bearbar.com.au



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