This has been a very interesting week for me as far as comedy goes.
Who doesn’t love the opportunity to goof around in a vaguely macabre fashion? Which comedy venues are putting on the fangs, capes and neck-bolts etc? Several Sydney rooms are doing themed shows this week – check out your favourite comedy venue and see what ghouls they have dragged forth to entertain you.
“As soon as I finish a set I immediately want to get straight home and start working on my material. Inevitably I end up at the bar and 3 hours later have no recollection of how to spell the word comedy let alone what it was that I wanted to change but still there is a lesson in there somewhere.”
There was a great vibe to this night – it was a celebration of the room’s anniversary and the birthday of the room’s manager (comedian Seizure Kaiser) as well as an attempt to do something very different – get 60 comedians up on stage, each telling a few jokes, over 60 minutes. The late announcement that Steve Hughes would be the guest headliner for the night was icing on the gooey cake. Sure, half the crowd were comedians waiting to grab the mic, but there was a solid slab of comedy fans prepared to enjoy the night as well.