More new comedy rooms

In Sydney we’ve got two new rooms – Comedy @ Cabana Bar (St Leonards) and Glass Acts (Ultimo – UTS). Also a new professional comedy room in Wollongong.

8pm Wednesday
The Cabana Bar and Lounge
80 Christie Street
St Leonards NSW 2065

Comedy@CabanaBar has its Opening night tomorrow. Show starts at 8pm.

Featuring Harley Breen, Matt Dyktinski, Julia Wilson, Jim Rochford and Jacques Barrett.

Room organisers tell me that plenty of tickets have been sold so get down early to secure a good spot. Enjoy a $10 Steak and $5 Asahi or Sauvingon Blanc downstairs before the show. Tickets are $10 with a free Pure Blonde on entry.


CAMPUS COMEDY 8pm Thursday
Wollongong Uni Bar, Building 10,
Northfields Ave Wollongong

The same lineup as above will also be appearing at Wagon Productions’ other new room, Campus Comedy @ Wollongong Uni Bar. This is a rare opportunity for Wollongong to enjoy a professional comedy event in a local bar.

Tickets are $10 for UOW students, $15 General Admission


GLASS ACTS 7pm Thursdays
GlassHouse Bar (next to the Loft),
University of Technology (Sydney)
15 Broadway, Ultimo (UTS Tower)

Glass Acts had its launch night last Thursday and promises “FREE Comedy, Music, Magic and MAYHEM!” from 7pm every week.

This week Mikey Mileos headlines with Dat Tran as MC, supports The Nelson Twins, Julia Clark, Emma Markezic, Mark Williamson, Toby Coleman, Michael Watson, Ben McLeod, Mat Wakefield, Magician – Daniel Spade and Band – Sharmelle.

website: Facebook Group

Other cities also have some new rooms. Stories coming soon.

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2 Responses to “More new comedy rooms”

  1. James 2009/08/20 at 3:55 pm #

    How does it work that Julia Clark and The Nelson Twins are supports and Dat Tran and Mikey Mileos are MC and Headlining respectively?

    Having seen all 4 acts, I think the line up is a bit scrambled.

    Dat Tran didn’t make me laugh doing a 5 minute set, how on earth will he MC?

    And Mikey Mileos, yeah the guys got a few jokes but he looks so disinterested on-stage he makes me want to leave!

    The Nelsons on the other hand are great and Julia Clark is a future star in the making.

    • Viv Smythe 2009/08/20 at 4:28 pm #

      With comedy rooms managed by comedians rather than by promoters, getting to be the MC is one of the perks. It is, after all, a great way to gain stage time and experience. The room manager also picks who gets the headliner spot.

      The lineup also has to be tailored to the perceived audience – a uni crowd tends to like different styles from a city crowd etc.

      Interesting view of Mikey – it’s not how I would characterise his style myself, but comedy’s a very personal thing. He does have some good jokes. Agree with you on the Nelsons and Julia Clark – all very strong performers. Julia’s about to head back to the UK for a while to have a go on the circuit there, but I’m sure we’ll see her back in Oz again.

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