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They say laughter is the best medicine, and there’s no shortage of it in WA. While the biggest international comedy acts regularly pack arenas and theatres in Perth, the city has a booming underground scene with performances happening almost every night of the week. Events such as Perth Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, Fringe World and RAW Comedy feature hundreds of acts, while festival roadshows deliver laughs to locations across the state.

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Animal Farm

A rebellious satire boiling with political madness

  • Dates:Oct 2 - 24
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Ticket Price:$36 - $93
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Description

Political powerhouse Van Badham (Banging Denmark, The Guardian) delivers an internet-fast brilliantly sharp adaptation of George Orwell's response to authoritarian government in Animal farm. This high-octane satire boils with the potency and emergency of a viral tweet. Trust us. You're going to love it.

Menopause The Musical

See what millions of women (and brave men) have been laughing about for 20 years. It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®

  • Dates:Oct 21
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price:$69.90
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Musicals,Comedy

Description

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to Esperance this October! Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change”. This sidesplitting musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! 

Bill Bailey: En Route to Normal

Irreverent and immensely talented, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL will be the seventh show that Bill has brought down under, delivered with the energy the multi-faceted entertainer is known for.

  • Dates:Nov 1
  • Time(s):8pm
  • Venue:Riverside Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Bohm Presents
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Description

How did we get here? How do we find our way through this? And exactly who are we again? In Bill’s new show, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL, Bill ponders these and other questions that this moment in history has thrown up and tries to see a way through the strange unreality of our new world. With Bill naming the show before we’d even heard of Covid-19, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL has become not just a funny, heart-warming mix of stories, music and history, but a personal mission to find our way through these strange times! Last in Australia in 2018, the British Comedy Award winner is a frequent visitor to our shores, with Aussies flocking to theatres to see the master in action.

Nick Cody - Dad Bod

Nick hasn’t been fit since high school, but now that he is a father, he can use the term “Dad Bod”, which makes friends and doctors laugh and give him a pass.

  • Dates:Nov 6
  • Time(s):8:30pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Ticket Price:$35
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

Lucky for you, his comedy muscles are fit AF.

Another hour of world class stand-up from the red bearded bloke you’ve seen and heard on everything that’s worth anything.

“A brilliant show… hit after hit, Cody keeps rolling on.” Herald Sun

As seen on Last One Laughing (Amazon), The Merger (Netflix), The Gala, Conan, The Project and heaps more!

As heard on Midflight Brawl, Little Dum Dum Club and The Dollop.

THE CRUSHERS COMEDY GALA - FIRST BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR

After a year of sold-out shows, rave reviews and crushing performances, THE CRUSHERS COMEDY GALA is back to celebrate its FIRST BIRTHDAY!

  • Dates:Nov 20
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite

Details

  • Hosted By:Caustic Content & Comedy Shack
  • Ticket Price:From $42.50 + b/fee
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

After a year of sold-out shows, rave reviews and crushing performances, THE CRUSHERS COMEDY GALA is back to celebrate its FIRST BIRTHDAY, 7pm Saturday November 20 at the Rechabite (Northbridge). Featuring Crushers: MC: Rove McManus (Rove Live), Matt Dyktynksi(Mix 94.5 Breakfast), Laura Davis (MICF - Golden Gibbo winner), James Nokise (Award winning NZ comedian), Jon Pinder (96fm) and Matt Storer (WA Raw Comedy winner) This will SELL-OUT. Grab your tickets before they're all gone. Group bookings available! Early Birds available until 7pm 23/10/21. Tix www.crusherscomedy.com *Doors 6.30pm. Strict 7pm start time. Produced by Caustic Content & Comedy Shack 4.75 "...The Crushers are planning on dishing out more laughs and good times..." Mystery Case 4.5 "... this fast-paced, high energy show is for you.“ Fringefeed 4 "Big atmosphere and lots of laughter, which is what this show at The Rechabite delivers in huge quantities" The Fourth Wall Like: www.facebook.com/crushercomedy Follow: www.instagram.com/crusherscomedy Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/@crusherscomedy

Daniel Sloss: Hubris

Daniel Sloss': HUBRIS is the all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy superstar, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, global smash-hit ‘Daniel Sloss: X’.

  • Dates:Apr 8 & 9, 2022
  • Time(s):7:00pm
  • Venue:Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Century & MZA
  • Ticket Price:$49.90
  • Festivals:Perth Comedy Festival
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Lauded by the ancient Greeks, hubris is the devastating, dangerous and of course exciting characteristic which often led to the hero’s downfall. So exactly how do you follow a global smash-hit juggernaut tour of 300 performances across 40 countries? With a phenomenal new show that doesn’t have a theme or a twist or require any trigger warnings. ‘Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS’ is the next chapter in this odyssey.

The extraordinary ‘X’ tour toured non stop for 17 months across the globe, with extra dates also selling out as fast as they could be added  – throughout Europe, UK, U.S., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and even packing a Moscow arena (becoming Russia’s biggest-ever English language comedy show). The film of ‘X’ is now showing on HBO in U.S. and Canada and became the first UK comedy special to make its UK premiere in cinemas, with its nationwide release at Vue.

Daniel’s previous two Netflix specials ‘DARK’ & ‘Jigsaw’ are streaming in 190 countries, 26 languages with the infamous ‘Jigsaw’ now credited with breaking up over 75,000 couples and cited in over 130 divorces world-wide (with fans even bringing their divorce papers for him to autograph at shows).

He has sold out six New York solo off-Broadway seasons, appeared on U.S TV’s ‘Conan’ ten times, broken box office records at the world’s biggest arts festival in Edinburgh and toured in over 50 countries.

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival

The historic streets of Fremantle burst to life as performers transform the city into a world stage every Easter.

  • Dates:Apr 15-18, 2022

Details

  • Type:Community
  • Music:Busking
  • Performing Arts:Circus,Theatre,Comedy
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Description

Showcasing the world of busking, street theatre, comedy, circus and lots more, get involved in the action and witness world-class acts right on your doorstep. Australia's biggest and best street arts festival brings performers from around the globe to the streets of the port city for three full days over the Easter long weekend

Shreklesque

After sold-out runs in Brisbane and in Sydney, the All-Star smash hit Shreklesque is coming back to Perth for its biggest and best one-night-only, not to be missed Perth Show!

  • Dates:Aug 27
  • Time(s):Opens 7:15pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Shreklesque - The Burlesque Parody
  • Ticket Price:$62.40 - $133.80
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Cabaret
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

Having sold-out seasons across Australia since it’s premiere, Shreklesque is thrilled to be playing at The Astor Theatre. Shreklesque is the award-winning, critically acclaimed, burlesque parody show taking Australia by storm! Shreklesque offers its audience a smorgasbord of performance styles including burlesque, drag, musical theatre and even opera. Adapted from the hit 2001 movie Shrek audiences will be treated to a night of frivolity, stunning costumes and performances that will leave them in hysterics. Perth audiences have been crying out for Shreklesque to bring it’s full-scale production to Perth and we are so excited to have found a new home at The Astor Theatre to bring our biggest show yet! Shreklesque has been pushed even further with bigger acts, bigger costumes and even some new characters you haven’t seen before! Shreklesque is a must-see show! Don't be green with envy and miss out on this hilarious, raunchy and damn right naughty show.

The Guilty Feminist Live: Live Podcast Australia & New Zealand Tour 2021

Less of a podcast and more of a global phenomenon, The Guilty Feminist, hosted by Deborah Frances-White and featuring world class guests, is part comedy, part deep dive discussion and part activism.

  • Dates:Jul 15
  • Time(s):8.00pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Ticket Price:$56.90-69.90
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Other:Artist & Author Talks
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Examining our noble goals as 21st century feminists and our hypocrisies and insecurities that undermine those goals, The Guilty Feminist has had a spectacular 90 million downloads in five years. Deborah has brought the show to Australia and New Zealand on several successful tours and is bursting with near hysteria to come back and be with her Antipodean guilty feminist crew after a year and a half of London lockdown. This is the show that proves you don’t have to be perfect to be a force for meaningful change. Come join The Guilty Feminist live and be part of this joyful movement. ‘I’m a feminist but I’m planning my sequined outfit for the opening night of my Australia/NZ tour before I’ve planned the content. I can’t wait to be back down under where audiences know how to bring a rock concert to a feminist podcast recording.’ - Deborah Frances-White

Connected

This live, online performance takes place on two sides of a screen – Lawrence’s and yours.

  • Dates:Sep 16,17,18
  • Venue:Online Virtual Performance

Details

  • Ticket Price:$15
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company

Description

CAN STRANGERS READ MINDS?

From the mind-bending, award-winning comedian who brought us ABC’s Choose Your Own Adventure, Unbelievable, and the feature film Sucker, Lawrence Leung has devised an ingenious new cocktail of hilarious stunts, immersive experiments, and real-life Jedi mind tricks.

This live, online performance takes place on two sides of a screen – Lawrence’s and yours. Performed over Zoom, this unique interactive comedy gives you the best seats in the house – that is, in your house.

Viewers will be guided through mini-experiences where the idea of 'connection' is explored in increasingly awesome and wicked ways. Can participants read each other's minds through a screen? Will complete strangers discover remarkable coincidences? Are we all connected?

All you need is an internet connection, a device, and your favourite chair. Tickets are limited for these virtual performances, so book your place

An Evening of Music & Comedy with Creed Bratton from The Office

The Office's Creed Bratton presents an evening of anecdotes, music and comedy.

  • Dates:Sep 27
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Freo.Social

Details

  • Hosted By:The MJR Group by arrangement with 33 & West
  • Ticket Price:$56.00
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Music:Other Music
  • Type:Adults Only

Description

Having been performing solo shows for over decade, Creed Bratton, who played an over the top version of himself, as the mysterious, quality-assurance director that smells like mung-beans, lives for scuba diving and can’t tell the difference between an apple and a potato, is finally heading to Australia with his live show next year.

Set to hit Australian shores in June 2020, Creed’s variety show – which includes live music, stand-up comedic and untold stories from both his life and time on ‘The Office’ – will land in capital cities around Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.

While many will know Creed Bratton as the mysterious, eccentric and hilarious character from the hit TV series ‘The Office’ (US) and for roles in hits like 1985's Mask, the US comedian is also an established musician, with a career in music that spans nearly five decades.


As lead guitarist for legendary American rock group the Grass Roots, Creed played on the band’s first four albums, shaping their folk rock/psychedelic pop sounds, before breaking away in the 1970’s to pursue a solo career and comedic work.

“Since I first came up with the idea for this variety tour a few years ago” Said Creed Bratton “I’ve always wanted to head Down Under and perform it for Australian audiences. I couldn’t be happier to announce that I’m finally making my way there this coming February.”

In addition to live music from Bratton’s longstanding career, the live show will also include annecdotes from Creed's time on set of ‘The Office’ as well as the highs and lows of a careers that has to be heard about first-hand to be believed.

Bill Bailey: En Route to Normal - Mandurah

Irreverent and immensely talented, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL will be the seventh show that Bill has brought down under, delivered with the energy the multi-faceted entertainer is known for.

  • Dates:Oct 6
  • Time(s):8pm
  • Venue:Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Details

  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Hosted By:Bohm Presents

Description

How did we get here? How do we find our way through this? And exactly who are we again? In Bill’s new show, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL, Bill ponders these and other questions that this moment in history has thrown up and tries to see a way through the strange unreality of our new world. With Bill naming the show before we’d even heard of Covid-19, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL has become not just a funny, heart-warming mix of stories, music and history, but a personal mission to find our way through these strange times! Last in Australia in 2018, the British Comedy Award winner is a frequent visitor to our shores, with Aussies flocking to theatres to see the master in action.

BITE THE HAND by Chris Isaacs

WHO ARE YOU BEING GOOD FOR? BITE THE HAND is an off the leash comedic rollercoaster of emancipation, love, dependency and suppression

  • Dates:October 12 - 23
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:The Last Great Hunt
  • Ticket Price:$30.00 Earlybird (Available until 5 September 2021) $40.00 Adult $30.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed) $30.00 Under 30s $35.00 Preview price (Performances on 12 and 13 October 2021) Groups $34.00 Admit (4+) $18.00 School groups
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Comedy
  • Other:Artist & Author Talks
  • Event Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre

Description

Who are you being good for? Sam and Dale love their dog Alice so much. When given the chance to give her the consciousness of a human - they jump at the opportunity. Under the careful assessment of model owner Wes and his obedient pet Rex, Alice’s intelligence blossoms. But as Alice begins to understand her existence, her place in the world becomes all too apparent. Written by award-winning writer Chris Isaacs (York, Flood, THE GREAT RIDOLPHI, FAG/STAG) and directed by Matt Edgerton (Black Brass, My Robot, Fully Sikh) with a star-studded cast including Amy Mathews, Arielle Gray, Hayley McElhinney, Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Michael Abercromby, BITE THE HAND is an off the leash comedic rollercoaster of emancipation, love, dependency and suppression. The Creative Team:

Comedy Lounge Premiere Shows

Premiere comedy featuring a mix of local, national, and international professional acts at our world-class venue purpose-built for comedy.

  • Dates:Every Friday and Saturday
  • Venue:Comedy Lounge

Details

  • Hosted By:Comedy Lounge
  • Ticket Price:$43.50
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

The perfect destination for a night out full of laughs and good times. Comedy Lounge has a range of packages, overnight staycations and is able to cater for large group bookings and functions. Shows running every Wednesday to Sunday all year round. Premiere shows run Friday and Saturday nights. Check the website for up-to-date lineups and special shows.

Comedy Underground

Perth's only variety show featuring improv and sketch comedy.

  • Dates:1st Wednesday each month
  • Time(s):7:15pm
  • Venue:Lyric Lane

Details

  • Hosted By:Only the Human
  • Ticket Price:$15
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Perth`s own long-form improv and sketch comedy collective Only the Human presents Comedy Underground, a smorgasbord of sketch, improv and character comedy, delivered in Perth`s slickest cabaret venue - Lyric`s Underground. Our revolving cast of actors will keep you on the edge of your seat with a variety of skits and scenes inspired by your suggestions. Lyric`s Underground is wheelchair accessible. Arrive 7 PM for a 7:15PM start. Shows are on the 1st Wednesday of every month.