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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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The Summer of Our Lives

It was just an ordinary summer. But for the Johnson family, everything was about to change…

  • Dates:May 4 - 22
  • Time(s):8.30pm (Middle week shows 11th-15th 7.00pm show)
  • Venue:The Blue Room Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Western Sky Projects
  • Ticket Price:$25 - $30
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Performing Arts:Musicals,Theatre,Comedy

Description

Things aren’t great for Arthur and Penelope. Their dad’s dead, the Cold War’s bumming everyone out, and their mum’s new boyfriend is a drip. A ‘family’ holiday to Dunsbridge is the last thing they want. But when an alien with mysterious powers crashes into their beach house, Penelope sees an opportunity to finally get what she wants – and take revenge on everyone who’s wronged them. A gleefully twisted mash up of E.T. and Mary Poppins, this coming-of-age schlockbuster asks what we really need to feel happy. A team of Perth’s favourite hit-makers brings this unhinged musical to life with puppets and preposterousness. With eighties-tastic songs that will lodge in your brain like a parasite, this big-hearted show promises even bigger laughs. Come for the ride and find out who survives… THE SUMMER OF OUR LIVES! “Razor-sharp and irresistible” (The West Australian – Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party) “Jaw-achingly funny.” (Perth Theatre Reviews – The Jones/Woods Holiday Special)

YUCK Circus - York

A 6-strong crew of elite acrobatic gals, ready to flip off double-standards and kick art in the face. They’re not lightly throwing around women’s issues - they’re literally throwing women!

  • Dates:May 19
  • Time(s):6pm
  • Venue:York Indoor Basketball Stadium

Details

  • Performing Arts:Circus,Comedy,Theatre
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Hosted By:York Community Resource Centre Inc.
  • Ticket Price:Free

Description

Hitting the road this May, multi-award winning YUCK Circus are championing the female voice and having a bloody great time doing it with Regional Arts WA and Act Belong Commit's latest Lotterywest Shows on the Go tour. YUCK Circus is a 6-strong crew of elite acrobatic gals, ready to flip off double-standards and kick art in the face. They're not lightly throwing around women's issues-they're literally throwing women! Let's get into the grit of it: they're coming for your 'female standards' and rough Aussie norms. Their award-winning Western Australian company of circus chicks are tackling the uncomfortable through dance, circus, and beaut comedic timing. YUCK is fun for the faint hearted, the strong willed and the everyday battler. YUCK's here to show the humour of the trials and tribulations of what it's like to be a young woman growing up in Australia. But don't get them wrong, this isn't a girls-only, no boys allowed show. They made this content relatable through comedy gold and crazy flips, so that even Dazza from down the road will have a good time.

YUCK Circus - Moora

A 6-strong crew of elite acrobatic gals, ready to flip off double-standards and kick art in the face. They’re not lightly throwing around women’s issues - they’re literally throwing women!

  • Dates:May 21
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:Moora Performing Arts Centre

Details

  • Performing Arts:Circus,Comedy,Theatre
  • Type:Community
  • Hosted By:Moora Performing Arts Centre
  • Ticket Price:Adult $20, Concession $15

Description

Hitting the road this May, multi-award winning YUCK Circus are championing the female voice and having a bloody great time doing it with Regional Arts WA and Act Belong Commit's latest Lotterywest Shows on the Go tour. YUCK Circus is a 6-strong crew of elite acrobatic gals, ready to flip off double-standards and kick art in the face. They're not lightly throwing around women's issues-they're literally throwing women! Let's get into the grit of it: they're coming for your 'female standards' and rough Aussie norms. Their award-winning Western Australian company of circus chicks are tackling the uncomfortable through dance, circus, and beaut comedic timing. YUCK is fun for the faint hearted, the strong willed and the everyday battler. YUCK's here to show the humour of the trials and tribulations of what it's like to be a young woman growing up in Australia. But don't get them wrong, this isn't a girls-only, no boys allowed show. They made this content relatable through comedy gold and crazy flips, so that even Dazza from down the road will have a good time.

Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player

“The only show in town that can satisfy lovers of classical music and comedy alike.” [San Francisco Chronicle]

  • Dates:May 23
  • Time(s):5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price:TBC
  • Type:Community
  • Music:Classical
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre

Description

Esperance Civic Centre presents Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player. Proudly supported by Lotterywest. DAVID SCHEEL in DON’T SHOOT ME, I’M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER is a runaway success in London’s West End, at successive Edinburgh Festivals, at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and right across the USA, this is a hilarious send-up of classical music, which has established Australian pianist, David Scheel, as the successor to the legendary Victor Borge. Beautiful music, and musical fun performed in so many accents/voices that David has also been compared to the late Robin Williams, and Peter Ustinov. Hear a familiar tune played in the styles of the old masters + an i-Pod; two famous pieces played simultaneously, one with the right hand, one with the left, plus his “translation” of the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda, already a comedy classic. Visit www.davidscheel.com REVIEWS “As funny as any, wittier than most, and, uniquely, a concert pianist of international stature...He stands alone, in a class of his own.” [BBC Arts Review] “The only show in town that can satisfy lovers of classical music and comedy alike.” [San Francisco Chronicle] Duration 60mins

Comedy In The Park

As Park of the Ord Valley Muster comes Comedy in the Park.

  • Dates:May 25 & 26
  • Venue:Celebrity Tree Park

Details

  • Ticket Price:$67.32
  • Type:Community
  • Festivals:Ord Valley Muster
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Expect big belly laughs at the renewed Comedy in the Park event held over two nights of hilarity on Tuesday 25th May 2021 and Wednesday 26th May 2021 at the Festival Hub at Celebrity Tree Park. 

Starring Australian comedy royalty, Fiona O’Loughlin, Ivan Aristeguieta and Kevin Kropinyeri!

There will be catering available so come down early and grab a bite to eat before the show starts.
The Festival Hub will also have a fully licensed bar open til late, with live music after the show.

YUCK Circus - Harvey

A 6-strong crew of elite acrobatic gals, ready to flip off double-standards and kick art in the face. They’re not lightly throwing around women’s issues - they’re literally throwing women!

  • Dates:May 26
  • Time(s):Show starts 7pm
  • Venue:Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre

Details

  • Performing Arts:Circus,Comedy,Theatre
  • Type:Community
  • Ticket Price:Tickets: $20 Adult, $15 Concession, Student $10
  • Hosted By:Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre

Description

Hitting the road this May, multi-award winning YUCK Circus are championing the female voice and having a bloody great time doing it with Regional Arts WA and Act Belong Commit's latest Lotterywest Shows on the Go tour. YUCK Circus is a 6-strong crew of elite acrobatic gals, ready to flip off double-standards and kick art in the face. They're not lightly throwing around women's issues-they're literally throwing women! Let's get into the grit of it: they're coming for your 'female standards' and rough Aussie norms. Their award-winning Western Australian company of circus chicks are tackling the uncomfortable through dance, circus, and beaut comedic timing. YUCK is fun for the faint hearted, the strong willed and the everyday battler. YUCK's here to show the humour of the trials and tribulations of what it's like to be a young woman growing up in Australia. But don't get them wrong, this isn't a girls-only, no boys allowed show. They made this content relatable through comedy gold and crazy flips, so that even Dazza from down the road will have a good time.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Buckle in for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to satisfy all your comedy cravings!

  • Dates:Jun 3
  • Time(s):7:30pm - 9:45pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price:$43.90 - $46.90
  • Type:Community,Adults Only
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Home Esperance Civic Centre proudly presents the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. Proudly supported by Lotterywest. Australia’s favourite comedy convoy can't wait to tour Australia once again! Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in 2021 as it rolls across the country to home deliver the Comedy Festival vibe to every crack and crevice of Australia. From Brisbane to Broome, Townsville to Traralgon, we’re criss-crossing the country taking in more than 80 destinations along the way. More than any year before, our comedians are champing at the bit to break out from the barriers, shake off the seclusion and roll out the laughs. With an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers, buckle in for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to satisfy all your comedy cravings! ‘Absolutely the funniest side-splitting laugh-‘til-it-hurts show yet’ The Honeycombers (Singapore) ‘A definite must see’ Bunbury Mail (WA) ‘Side-splitting fun, razor-sharp, high velocity wit.’ Daily Examiner, Grafton (NSW) Duration: 2hrs 15mins including a 20 minute interval Rating: 15+ Tickets: $43.90 - $46.90 WARNING** Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Urzila Carlson - Token African

Witness the biggest comedian to come out of South Africa

  • Dates:Jun 10 & 11
  • Venue:Crown Theatre Perth

Details

  • Hosted By:Live Nation
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

After performing 38 completely sold-out shows across Australia this year, Urzila Carlson is going back on the road in 2021 with her brand new show ‘Token African’! Enjoy her trademark observational humour and the unique New Zealand-South African perspective on everything going on in the world.

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:Jun 18 & 19
  • Time(s):7.30-9pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Astor Theatre
  • Ticket Price:$69.90
  • 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

Jim Jefferies Australian Tour

Comedian Jim Jefferies will be hitting Australian shores for his National Tour in June-July 2021, performing two highly demanded shows at Perth’s Riverside Theatre.

  • Dates:Jul 8 & 9
  • Venue:Riverside Theatre
  • Time(s):July 8th 7pm; July 9th 9.30pm

Details

  • Ticket Price:$99.90
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Frontier Touring and More Talent are delighted to confirm the upcoming national tour by comedy giant Jim Jefferies this coming June/July 2021 just got hotter, with five new dates added to meet fans’ demand!
 
Touring Australia for the first time in three years, Jim Jefferies is one of the highest-selling stand-up comedians on the planet – don’t delay, these shows are not to be missed!
 
Following enormous demand in the Pre-sale, new shows have just been announced with a second show at Perth’s Riverside Theatre on Friday 9 July.
 
Tickets to all shows will go sale tomorrow: Thursday 13 May (11am Local Time) via frontiertouring.com/jimjefferies.
 
Joining the tour as special guest is one of Australia’s favourite comedy sons Amos Gill, who was the winner of the Weekly Award for Best Comedy at this year’s Perth Fringe World and one of the must-see tickets at Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, picking up 5-star reviews and selling out shows. The red-hot award-winning comedian and former brekkie radio host is currently one of the fresh new prospects emerging in the US circuit.
 
Don’t miss your chance to catch Jim Jefferies this June and July 2021.

Hop to it: tickets won’t last long!

Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age - Australian Tour 2021

An evening of story and song celebrating and exploring Cumming's puckish, eclectic spirit and joie de vivre with an exploration of the most communal pastime: aging!

  • Dates:Jul 9
  • Venue:Riverside Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Riverside Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Cabaret
  • Event Venue:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Description

Scottish-American polymath Alan Cumming returns with his new cabaret show 'Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age’! Cumming has performed in concert halls across the globe, including the Sydney Opera House, the London Palladium, the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. He’s played God, the Devil, Hitler, the Pope, a teleporting superhero, Hamlet, all the parts in Macbeth, and the EmCee in Cabaret in the West End and on Broadway. Spend an intimate evening with a truly remarkable performer.

Crazy Rich Ethnics

Here come the Crazy Rich Ethnics with their brand new all hilarious stand-up comedy show. There will be characters, music, audience fun and of course world-class stand-up comedy.

  • Dates:Jul 10
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Ticket Price:$49.90 - $69.90
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

The jam-packed show will include the original “wog” himself George Kapiniaris, who first co-created the “Ethnic Shows” and concepts and was the star of “Acropolis Now”. George also has a huge body of work including a number of feature films, sit-coms, starring in musical theatre and is an award-winning actor and stand up comedian.

James Liotta is a performer on the rise. With over twenty years of experience, James has been involved in some of the biggest and most successful productions Australia has ever seen. He has a growing following on social media and his videos and characters are hugely popular. His characters are very memorable and relatable regardless of your background. James is a stunning performer with incredible energy and a stand-up comedian you should not miss in “Crazy Rich Ethnics”

TAHIR, makes up the third member of this killer show and lineup. Tahir has incredible credits including a number of feature films, sit-coms such as “Fat Pizza” and “Housos”, co-created “Here Come The Habibs” and has appeared on countless shows, galas, panels and was most recently seen on “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”. Tahir is a dynamic performer, logie winning actor and award winning stand up comedian who is not to be missed in Crazy Rich Ethnics..

Trixie And Katya Live: The UNHhhh Tour

Trixie and Katya are bringing their 'The UNHhhh Tour' down under in 2020.

  • Dates:Jul 11-12
  • Time(s):Show Begins 8:00pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:In The Dark
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Cabaret

Description

Hoos birfdays are it? It's yours and we're about to give you the gift you've been begging us for! Ladies and gentlemen please welcome to the stage, Trixie & Katya for the world premiere of The UNHhhh Tour!

You’ve seen them together on Youtube, Viceland and Drag Race, now it’s time to see them, together live on stage in Australia for the first time since 2015!

Bring along your rubber chicken to schlorp along with them because we absolutely Jodie Foster that kind of behaviour!

The Addams Family

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare

  • Dates:Jul 15 - 18
  • Venue:Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Zealous Productions
  • Ticket Price:$46.90 - $50
  • Performing Arts:Musicals,Comedy
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre

Description

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family -- a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before -- keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

Tommy Little - I'll See Myself Out

Come to a show where nothing is off limits, where Tommy Little's real life antics and setbacks are foolish, funny as hell and definitely his own fault.

  • Dates:Jul 24
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:Crown Theatre Perth

Details

  • Ticket Price:$49.90
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Tommy Little brings his tales to life with effortless charisma, high energy and a cheeky yet intimate connection with his audiences. One of the most prolific and crowd-pleasing acts of the moment - he added an unprecedented number of shows across Australia in 2019 to keep up with demand, has a national radio show with Carrie Bickmore on the Hit Network with over 1.3 million listeners, is a regular on The Project and has well and truly confirmed his spot as one of the most watched comedians in the country. His live shows are the perfect chance to really get to know one of the most exciting performers going around right now.