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Melbourne: Rod Quantock @ Trades

First Man Standing, Quantock’s meander through the memories of his 40 year career in comedy, opens Wednesday, August 6, at Trades Hall, Carlton ( – here’s a fond retrospective of Quantock in The Age. First Man Standing Wed-Sat from August 6 to September 6 2008 8pm, $35/$30 Trades Hall, Carlton Tel 03 9650 5699 Fax […]

Melbourne: Return of the Comedy Lair

After two and a half years it’s back and in a bright new room. First Wednesday of the month, upstairs in Janie’s Room at the Hardiman’s Hotel in Kensington. From the Hardiman’s website blurb: The Lair began life as a weekly comedy room at the old Prince Patrick Hotel in Collingwood, back in 2002. Since […]

Impro shake-ups in Melbourne & Sydney: venue woes

Lovers of improvised comedy will be sad to learn that regular impro performances in both cities are having venue problems. Sydney’s longest running improvised comedy show, Scared Scriptless from Impro Australia, is looking for a new venue: After three and a half years and 182 shows at The Clarence Hotel, as of May 2008 we’ve […]