Archive | May, 2008

Karma Comedy: Comic Relief for Burma in Fremantle

From Perth Now: The official death toll stands at 80,000 with more than 130,000 missing presumed dead in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. And many more Burmese are threatened by serious illness. Aid workers are trying to help the storm-ravaged country, though their efforts are being hampered by Burma’s ruling junta, which is refusing to […]

Two new comedy rooms: Brisbane & Sydney

This weekend saw the opening of the Albion Comedy Club & Restaurant in Brisbane. [link] This space will now be the largest-capacity comedy club in Australia. Every Friday and Saturday night we proudly present an all-professional lineup of the cream of the local, interstate and international comedians currently working the circuit. Each night we feature […]

Canberra Comedy: it’s Green Faces time again

Back to the Irish Club for laughs on Thursday nights, starting next week on July 3rd and running through to the second week of September. Hopeful open-mic contestants from all over the country come to Canberra to be judged by audience vote only. Green Faces has now grown to be the most respected comedy competition […]

So what’s going on here then?

Hello, my few current visitors. I’m in the process of incorporating the performers’ database and tweaking some software to manage featured promo spots for performers/venues. Once that’s done I plan to publish frequent news updates on upcoming gigs in the regular comedy venues around the State capitals. So if you want to let me know […]

This week in Sydney – May 2008

The Cracker Comedy Festival officially ended last weekend, but there are still some shows completing their Sydney runs: Prequels & Sequels Impro (Sunday), Ross Noble (Thurs-Mon) & George Kapiniaris (Saturday). [website] Eddie Ifft headlines at The Comedy Store in Sydney’s Moore Park Entertainment Quarter all week, while Greg Fleet heads the show at their new […]

In the media: news & reviews

SMH Stay In Touch: Wil Anderson’s new ABC-TV show The Gruen Transfer is generating buzz: The ABC’s resident rabblerousers have more tricks up their sleeve after spoof commercials prompted more than 250 complaints in the past week – and became YouTube hits. Lawrence Leung has been named the best local comedian at the Cracker Comedy […]

Comedy on the radio: all over NSW

A good way of keeping up with who’s around Sydney doing gigs – they usually turn up on Richard Glover’s Friday afternoon show Thank God It’s Friday on ABC 702 Local Radio, and for those who can get to Ultimo by 5pm to join the studio audience (see contact details and upcoming artists below) it’s […]

Comedy Tours: May

Booking details can be found at the performers’/venues’ websites linked below: The Chaser’s Age of Terror Variety Hour on tour until July 2nd. Remaining shows will be in SYDNEY • ADELAIDE • CANBERRA • GEELONG • MELBOURNE • BRISBANE • NEWCASTLE Heath Franklin’s Chopper in Make Deadsh*ts History – on tour until June 8th. Remaining […]