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YOUR WEEK IN LOLZ
MONDAY | Have an evil streak? Release that pent-
up aggression at Chuckles Comedy by ‘gonging’
comedians off stage within seconds of them opening
their mouths. Last Monday of every month, Elephant
& The Wheelbarrow, Northbridge.
TUESDAY | Consider yourself warned: Shapiro
Tuesdays at the Brisbane Hotel, Highgate, are
described as “comedy chaos”. It’s the place where
first-time comedians make or break dreams, and
the pros trial risky new material. Or, if you prefer
your comedy with a bit of city slickness, check out
Rooftop Comedy (left) at the Conservatory Rooftop
Bar, Perth CBD.
WEDNESDAY | Get cheeky on hump day, with
Cheeky After Work Comedy at the Cheeky Sparrow,
Perth CBD. The winning act can take home $100
(or throw it down on the Cheeky Sparrow’s famous
cocktails). Otherwise, check out HaHa’s at YaYa’s
in the CBD: once a month, the cool venue gives
comedy some rock-and-roll swagger.
THURSDAY | The Comedy Lounge at the Charles
Hotel, North Perth, is Perth’s most established
comedy night, with sell-out shows, and local,
national and international acts. No amateurs
outstaying their welcome here.
FRIDAY | It’s Girlz Night Out – beer-swilling
men need not apply. This “tackiness-free” comedy
night caters for a female-only audience. The
$50 ticket includes two drink tokens and plenty
of finger food. Fridays, once a month, at Rosie
O’Grady’s in Northbridge.
SATURDAY | The Big Hoo Haa! at the Brisbane
Hotel, Highgate, sees two teams facing off in an
improv-comedy competition. It’s game on in this
battle of wits: may the funniest win. Also check out
Little Comedy Lounge, held at the intimate Little
Creatures Loft, Fremantle. Refrain from choking on
your Pipsqueak cider as you chortle at the acts.
an Irishman and
When they walk into a
bar you might hear some
groans. But the Perth
Convention Centre? Total
belly laughs. This trio of
international comics is
not to be missed. Perth
Convention Centre, Jul 20.
Get into holiday mode early with this weekend comedy
festival. Rottnest Island will play host to local and
international funnymen and live music acts. Rottnest
Island, Sep 6-8 .
Why did the Perthite stay in
on a Tuesday night?
No, that’s not the set-up line for a joke, it’s a perfectly serious question. With Perth’s
Winter Arts Season kicking off, why on earth would you spend an evening in? The very
idea of it is hilarious.
If you’d prefer people to be laughing with you, not at you, the Tuesday night offerings
at Rooftop Comedy are the ideal solution. The season at the Conservatory Rooftop Bar
runs until the end of August and so far the evenings have been such a hit that you’d be a
fool not to book ahead (and you want everyone laughing with you, not at you, remember?).
Fronted by Sydney headline acts Jacques Barrett and David Smiedt, there’s also a host
of local comics involved, all with the sole aim of cracking you up. And given the success of
the season, there are plans to pack even more talent into the shows: in fact, the organisers
are aiming to bump the number of acts up to eight before the end of the run.
And if you’re still in two minds about it, as a little extra incentive, you’ll get in for free
if you arrive before 6pm. Winning!
Come on, if that’s not enough to shift you from in front of the TV, the joke really is on you.
Eddie Perfect and
Tripod team up for
a night of pitch perfection,
harmony and laugh-out-
loud comedy, as they
perform classic Aussie
hits. Regal Theatre,
Two of New Zealand’s
most successful live
comedians, The Laughing
Samoans, put the
boot into cultural
stereotypes in this
Theatre, UWA, Aug 31.
Billed as Australia’s
best female comedian,
Kitty Flanagan will answer
the pressing questions
we all ask, like ‘When
did rappers start hating
on ladies?’ and ‘Why are
babies so angry?’ . Regal
Theatre, Sep 12.
The high-energy comedian
Jason Byrne returns to
our shores with his new
show, Special Eye. Don’t
try to heckle; the Irish
lad will throw it right back
at you. Regal Theatre,
Grow out that mullet
and throw on a flanno
for Bogan Bingo. It’s
a great excuse to play
the old-lady favourite
game, and perhaps
score yourself some
prizes along the way.
Rosie O’Grady’s, Jul 25
and Aug 29.
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