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ALL VENUES CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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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The Laugh Resort Live Online

Streaming from its regular venue at The Shoe in Yagan Square, WA’s most established comedy club presents different lineups of the West's best and guest comedians performing live.

  • Dates:June 3
  • Time(s):Virtual doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm show
  • Venue:Zoomed from The Shoe Bar

Details

  • Hosted By:The Laugh Resort
  • Venue Address:Online via Zoom
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$15
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

It could be a while before we can welcome you back to the pub, so we’re home-delivering the laughs LIVE Online the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

Performing at our regular venue The Shoe in Yagan Square, enjoy some of the West’s finest comics streamed to you with guest favourites beamed in from around Australia and the world.

All you need is a screen to enjoy the show in realtime via Zoom from the comfort of your own room.

The June 3 performance features WA Comedian of the Year 2018 Sian Choyce as MC, with 2020 Raw Comedy finalist Dhruv Iyer (NZ), a rare hometown appearance by Elouise Eftos, and Zooming in are award winning festival favourites Ro Campbell (QLD) and Marcel Lucont (UK).

As always, all ticket income goes directly to the cast and crew, meaning your regular lol-fix helps keep some otherwise mostly out-of-work comedy-makers in a bit of food & rent (with some for the geeks we literally can't do this without). Thank you!

Every ticket enters the draw to WIN a $50 voucher from our host venue The Shoe.

For more acts TBA, follow @thelaughresort on FB/IG or subscribe for updates in-boxed direct to you.

Image credit: Aidan Pelham

Ben Elton Live 2021

Ben Elton, stand-up comic, author, playwright, actor and director, will be hitting the Perth Concert Hall stage April 2021!

  • Dates:Apr 3, 2021
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$61.90
  • Ticket price TO:$91.95
  • Type:Performing Arts,Literature
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Ben Elton exploded onto the comedy scene over 30 years ago, hosting Channel 4’s groundbreaking Saturday Live. Since then Elton has achieved huge success as a stand-up comic, author, playwright, actor and director. He's written television shows such as The Young Ones, Blackadder 2, Blackadder The Third, Blackadder Goes Forth, The Thin Blue Line and many more, as well writing and directing two feature films. He has published 16 best-selling novels, three smash hit West End plays and the global phenomenon We Will Rock You based on the music of British rock legends, Queen.

A serial award winner, he has won three BAFTAs, two Laurence Olivier Awards, The Royal Television Society Writer’s Award, The Golden Dagger UK Crime Writer of the Year Award, The Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and the Eurovision Golden Rose D’Or Lifetime Achievement Award.

See Ben Elton at the Perth Concert Hall in April next year as he returns to Australia after 14 years.

The Last Resort

Seniors acting out! A hilarious new comedy about a group of aged care residents who decide to stage a "British Pub Song" concert in order to save their nursing home from closure.

  • Dates:Opens Fri 15 May, then Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun performances until Sat 30 May 2020
  • Time(s):Evening performances 7.30pm; Sun matinee 1.30pm

Details

  • Venue Address:KADS Theatre, 6 Central Mall, Kalamunda
  • Ticket Price FROM:$16 Wed evening and Sun matinees
  • Ticket price TO:$31 for Fish 'n' Chip Saturdays!
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For seniors
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Musicals,Theatre

Description

From the pen of celebrated local playwright Noel O'Neill, comes a brand new comedy that premieres for the first time on the KADS Theatre stage. A group of old folks seem to be whiling away their last days in "god's waiting room" until the handyman tells them he's heard the nursing home is closing due to a lack of funds for needed repairs. Suddenly energised at the thought of having to move, they hit upon the idea of organising a British pub songs concert to raise the needed money, with hilarious results...

David Hobson & Colin Lane - In Tails (CANCELLED)

A new show from the wickedly funny Colin Lane and talented tenor and composer David Hobson.

  • Dates:Jun 7
  • Time(s):2.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Entertainment Consulting
  • Venue Address:659 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price FROM:$34.95
  • Ticket price TO:$69.95
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

A COMEDIAN AND AN OPERA SINGER’S WORLDS COLLIDE

David Hobson and Colin Lane have been friends for 25 years. From vastly different backgrounds, they have observed one another’s worlds and always thought, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice to have a go at what that other guy does?” So here’s their chance to see whether the grass is a little greener.

It’s a unique and hilarious experiment that promises to enthral and entertain.

“In Tails” launched in 2016/17 with a selection of shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, Albury Entertainment Centre, Spiegeltent Hobart and Capital Theatre Bendigo to a resounding applause.

Colin Lane, Comedian/Professional Show Off is best known as the Lano from Lano and Woodley. They’ve won ‘Best in Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with their last two tours (2006 & 2018) amassing 235,000 ticket sales around the country.  Colin has appeared in the production Don’s Party, appeared on TV shows such as QI, Good News Week, Spicks & Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Neighbours, Family Feud and Ready Steady Cook.

David Hobson, tenor & composer, is one of Australia’s best-known Opera performers with a repertoire that spans all styles from Baroque through to Pop and award-winning performances with Opera Australia.  He has #1 ARIA albums, leading man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Follies and Funny Girl.  Appeared on Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two, Presenter on Foxtel’s Studio and since 2017 has been touring the successful production “The 2 Of Us” with Marina Prior.

An Evening Of Music & Comedy With Creed Bratton From The Office

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

  • Dates:Jun 11
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Freo.Social

Details

  • Hosted By:The MJR Group by arrangement with 33 & West
  • Venue Address:Artillery Drill Hall on Parry St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$56.00
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Music:Other Music

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 Creeds 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.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2020 (CANCELLED)

  • Dates:26 - 27 June 2020
  • Time(s):8:00pm
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Venue Address:825 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$35
  • Ticket price TO:$40
  • Type:Festivals,Performing Arts
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Presented by Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Australia’s favourite comedy convoy is locked, loaded and hitting every corner of the country!

Join our diverse line-up of the hottest acts direct from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a very special show that is sure to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Featuring a cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and special guest international performers, we’re home-delivering Australia’s largest comedy festival in one jam-packed night of the biggest and best belly laughs you’ll have all year.

For over twenty years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has presented an all killer, no filler night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to towns and cities across Australia. From Mandurah to Mackay, Devonport to Darwin and 80 destinations in between, this really is the rip-roaring road trip of a life time!

Frenchy - Ruthless

YouTube sensation and infamously awkward dancer, Frenchy brings his live comedy show to Freo.Social!

  • Dates:Jul 11
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Freo.Social

Details

  • Hosted By:Verve Promotions
  • Venue Address:Artillery Drill Hall on Parry St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$49.72
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Known for his lanky frame, dirty jokes & pre-pubescent moustache, Frenchy only promises one thing from his comedy show - laughs. This ain’t a TED talk, this ain’t 60 Minutes, this is an odd-looking humanoid telling a bunch of dark jokes you shouldn’t laugh at, but do.

There may be some songs, there may be some awkward break-dancing and there may be a grown man imitating a pokemon who knows what you’ll get when you come to a Frenchy show.

For over half a decade Frenchy has been turning it up with his epic, one of a kind live shows. He writes and performs a brand new show every year, and each show is more ridiculous than the last.

A brilliant, off the cuff improviser – his ‘crowd work’ is some of the best in the world and always keeps the show feeling fresh & spontaneous.

With over a billion views on YouTube and Facebook combined, Frenchy may be known for his YouTube videos, but it’s on the stage where he really excels.

Edgy, Dirty & Absurd, this show will have you wondering if he is some sort of bogan mastermind, or simply a bird-shaped man who’s sniffed too much paint.

Russell Howard - Respite

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date.

  • Dates:Jul 24 - 25
  • Time(s):7:30 pm
  • Venue:Riverside Theatre

Details

  • Venue Address:21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$81.50
  • Audience:Adults
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Hosted By:Live Nation

Description

Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control.

It’s time for Respite.

“it’s thrilling to see Howard with fire in his belly” 

“world domination is looming… he has grown darker, angrier and more satirical on stage. His sets deal with everything from foreign policy to his fear of death, and he rages as much as he teases.” The Sunday Times

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'This 5 star show that tours the world is ‘a two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation!’ (Daily Telegraph, UK)

  • Dates:Aug 14-15 2020
  • Time(s):7:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Venue:Multiple Venues

Details

  • Hosted By:Rigby's Bar & Bistro
  • Venue Address:Rigby's Bar & Bistro, 221 St Georges Tce, Perth, WA
  • Ticket Price:$110.00
  • Ticket Price FROM:$75
  • Ticket price TO:$110
  • Type:Food & drink,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

Internationally acclaimed, the show was born in April 1997 as a loving tribute to the BBC’s much-loved TV series. Nearly a million people around the world have seen it since.

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem.

Expect the unexpected!

 

Presented at the following venues: 

 5th of Aug: Halls Head, The Pipers Inn

11th of Aug: Moora, Moora Performing Arts Centre

13th of Aug: Pingelly, Pingelly Recreation & Cultural Centre

14th-15th of Aug: Perth, Rigby's Bar & Bistro

16th of Aug: Armadale, Ye Olde Narrogin Inne

Julia Morris - I'm Not Even Joking

In her 30th year of stand up comedy, there is no doubting our beloved Lady Julia Morris is the Doyenne in the art of pulling one’s leg.

  • Dates:Sep 5 & 6
  • Time(s):7.30-9pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Astor Theatre
  • Venue Address:659 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price:$69.90
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

After two years of working like a maniac, moving States twice in 6 moths and raising a family, Lady J is back in our nation’s best theatres, with her brand new stand up show “I’m Not Even Joking”.

When asked to describe the show, the understated hexadic threat said “No. No I won’t”

From the abstract to the incredulous, Australia’s First Lady of Stand Up is in vintage form and full of unbelievably funny stories that, even in the retelling, will have you calling out “I’m Not Even Joking”.

Lady Julia Morris “I’m Not Even Joking” in theatres 2020

Djuki Mala

Direct from Elcho Island, Djuki Mala (Djuki meaning 'bird' with a Yolngu accent and Mala meaning 'mob') perform a high-energy and stunning fusion of traditional Indigenous culture, contemporary dance and strorytelling.

  • Dates:Oct 16
  • Time(s):7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Venue Address:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price FROM:$18
  • Ticket price TO:$27.50
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Dance,Theatre

Description

Join a joyous celebration 60,000 years in the making where Esperance Civic Centre presents Duki Mala, Proudly supported by Lotterywest.

Direct from Elcho Island, Djuki Mala (Djuki meaning 'bird' with a Yolngu accent and Mala meaning 'mob') perform a high-energy and stunning fusion of traditional Indigenous culture, contemporary dance and strorytelling.

Since their 2007 clip of 'Zorba the Greek' went viral, they've been consistently thrilling audiences with reinterpretations of popular culture and traditional dances in a way that juxtaposes contemporary Yulngo culture.

The show tells the genesis of Djuki Mala, interspersed with multimedia and gives audiences the opportunity to experience some of the more intimate moments and turning points that have shaped them, in a show that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning, with a hefty dose of heart and soul.

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REVIEWS
“There is no better offering at this year’s Perth Fringe Festival…tremendous fun.” THE WEST AUSTRALIAN ?????

“Djuki Mala is an hour of infectious joy” BROADWAY BABY, EDINBURGH ?????

“Joy enhancing, inspiring, thrilling, intoxicating' ????? UPSIDE NEWS

“entertainment with plenty of skill, fun and charm” ????? IN DAILY, ADELAIDE

“Has the audience eating out of their hands…a show of sheer joy, energy, hilarity…hugely entertaining”
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PURCHASE TICKETS online www.esperance.wa.gov.au/events/djuki-mala

Tickets:
Child $18
Concession $25
Adult $27.50
Group of 6 + $24.50

Duration: 60mins
Rating: All Ages (recommended 5+)

Tickets also available from Shire Administration, Esperance Library and Visitor Centre.

Arj Barker - We Need To Talk

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show

  • Dates:Postponed from May 8-16 to Nov 6-7
  • Time(s):7.15pm
  • Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Festivals:Perth Comedy Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:alist.com.au
  • Venue Address:474 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Ticket Price:$46.90

Description

When he’s not on stage, he’s on screen with numerous appearances on late night talk shows including Letterman, Conan O’Brian and his very own special on HBO produced by Comedy Central. He’s been a regular on Australian TV, on hit shows including The Project, Have you Been Paying Attention and is one of the favourites of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Galas.

 

Beauty | Lawrence Mooney (CANCELLED)

Lawrence Mooney's newest comedy show 'Beauty' at the Regal Theatre

  • Dates:Postponed from May 1-2 to Nov 13-14
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:The Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:A-List Entertainment
  • Venue Address:474 Hay Street, Subiaco, WA, 6008
  • Ticket Price FROM:$44
  • Ticket price TO:$49
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

After being named New Idea's Funniest Australian Comic of the year, Lawrence Mooney is back to bring audiences his newest show after three years away from the spotlight. Let him take you on a ride of ups and downs where you can be positively sure you'll be laughing the whole way through!

Marty Sheargold

An Encore performance of Marty's sold out 2019 tour

  • Dates:Postponed from May 1 - 2 to Nov 13 - 14
  • Time(s):9-10pm
  • Venue:Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Regal Theatre
  • Venue Address:474 Hay St, Subiaco, Western Australia
  • Ticket Price FROM:$44
  • Ticket price TO:$49
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Don't miss the opportunity to laugh live with the star of the Nova networks Kate, Tim & Marty show, as he delivers a load of jokes & stories he can't do between 4pm and 6pm.

If you've seen him on Have You Been Paying Attention? & want more, book now. Don't disappoint him, yourself or his property broker by missing out!

Wil Anderson: Wil-Informed

The host of ABC favourite Gruen comes to Perth with his critically-acclaimed live show Wil-Informed.

  • Dates:Nov 27 - Nov 28
  • Time(s):Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5.00pm and 7.30pm
  • Venue:The Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Token Events
  • Venue Address:659 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price FROM:$49.90
  • Ticket price TO:$54.90
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Wil Anderson is back with his critically acclaimed show Wil-Informed.

Wil’s shows are simply unmissable for lovers of smart, fresh, quality comedy. Don’t miss his finest show yet.

“A laugh-a-minute ride, masterfully helmed. Four and a half stars." Herald Sun, 2019

Six-time winner – People’s Choice Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival

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