As the Christmas special shows crank up, many regular comedy rooms in pubs and clubs are winding down for a break over the festive season. Most will be back in February 2010, although a few are taking either longer or shorter breaks. The dedicated comedy clubs in the capital cities that have them will be […]
So how does it work? You bring a wrapped Christmas gift to the show. We will randomly select and unwrap gifts during the show. The unwrapped gifts will be the inspiration for our Christmas stories and songs all made up on the spot, without a script, without a rehearsal, live before your very eyes! At the end of the night, gifts will be re-wrapped and donated to the fine folk at St Vincent De Paul to pass on to those less fortunate.
Did you miss NYC underground comedy legend Rick Shapiro at the World’s Funniest Island festival? You can still see him around Sydney over the next weeks and in Brisbane in early November (and maybe win a free double pass to one of his Sydney shows).
This may be Brisbane’s only chance to catch Kate McLennan’s hit show.
The Debutante Diaries by Kate McLennan
Where: QUT Gardens Theatre, 2 George Street, Brisbane (next to City Botanic Gardens)
When: Friday 22 May 8pm
Saturday 23 May 2pm (matinee) and 8pm
Bookings: Phone: 07 3138 4455 or Web: www.gardenstheatre.qut.com
Cost: $24 – $38, $4 discount for matinee
The various State RAW Comedy Finals are occurring or have just happened…Red Card Comedy returns to the Roxbury Hotel in Glebe next Saturday…Impro Melbourne is taking bookings for their next Actors Only Impro Workshops…The All New Grudge Match Comedy Football season 2009 has kicked off in Brisbane…The current (last ever?) season of Impro Vice in Hobart finishes up on Thursday night
The festival runs from Fri 6 March to Saturday 28 March, and curator Josh Thomas has put together a packed program. The Brisbane Comedy Festival will feature Adam Hills, Tim Minchin, Dave Hughes and Danny Bhoy, as well as Hannah Gadsby, David Eastgate and Hooray for Everything, plus many more performers. Response has been enthusiastic, with Dave Hughes and Adam Hills already adding extra shows to cope with ticket demand.
The last few weeks have seen a smorgasbord of special-guest-spots from comedians testing their festival shows before heading off to Adelaide, where the Fringe Festival kicks off from February 26th. So for those of us who don’t live in Adders, this week is the last chance to catch some of these people around the traps for a month or more.
A chance to be on the telly, maybe? Looking for performers with a difference for Australia’s Got Talent up and coming Auditions in Hobart – 29th/30th November Brisbane – 6th December Byron Bay – 7th December Call Jo Rippon – Casting Director 0425 745 865 Go for it.
“…is a wonderful thing to see.” ~ Carl Reiner There’s impro shows all over the calendar in Sydney at the moment (and in many other cities too), so if you enjoyed Comedy Slapdown this week on the Comedy Channel, why not come and see some live impro, and feel the fear right there in front […]