Venues listed below produce the regular comedy shows taking place all year round (see ACT Gig Guide). Touring shows from national/international acts often appear in other venues such as city theatres, town halls, or footy/RSL clubs. Use the search function in the sidebar to check for news of tours that may be coming near you.

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Venue Guide

Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club
Where: The Space – Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 139 Reed Street, Greenway
When: First Tuesday of each month (subject to change in 2011)
Time: Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm show-start.
Cost: $10 ea
Drinks: Tea, coffee, soft drink and alcoholic drinks available.

  • Comedy Club @ Civic Pub
    Where: Upstairs at the Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.
    When: The first Wednesday of the month.
    Time: Doors open at 7.30pm, show begins at 8pm.
    Cost: $10 at the door
  • Open Mic Night at The Front
    Where: The Front Café and Gallery, Wattle Street, Lyneham
    When: The second Wednesday of the month.
    Time: Doors open early, show begins at 8pm.
    Cost: Free!

Both shows presented by


Winter only

  • Green Faces @ Canberra Irish Club
    weekly (Heats from July, Grand Final early September) – star MC’s and 6 contestants each week
    6 Parkinson Street, Weston, ACT
    tel 02 6288-5088 | Irish Club website | Green Faces website

Each week the night commences at 8.30pm with a professional host and six contestants from each state. Each of the contestants perform for up to ten minutes. There is a short intermission of around 20 minutes after the six contestants have performed. While the votes are being tallied the feature comedian will perform a short 15 minute feature spot and then announce the winner.


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