Comedy Club at the Civic Pub

Comedy Club at Civic PubComedy Club at the Civic Pub has quickly become Canberra’s most popular comedy venue, selling out regularly since it hit the scene in 2009.

Comedy Club features the best local and national stand-up comedians each month, and has already proven to be a huge hit with audiences. Situated in the city, patrons are able to eat at the popular bistro downstairs before enjoying drinks up pub prices upstairs.

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: $15 usually. Pre-book tickets through this website for usually cheaper tickets and to ensure you don’t miss out as it often sells out.

I had a ball. Great crowd, great room. I can’t wait to get back there.” – Ryan, Melbourne

“Last night I moseyed along to the Comedy Club presented by Stand Up ACT, upstairs at the Civic Pub. Highly Recommended! Funny as, plenty of good seating/standing (although it was a packed house), reasonable drink prices & snacking food available… good value, particularly when gigs at places like the Comedy Store in Sydney will be $20 & up. Well done folks!” – Beardboy (

Open Mic Night at the Front

The Front Café and Gallery has been home to Canberra’s favourite open mic night since 2006.

With a genuine bohemian feel, ‘The Front’, as it is affectionately known, offers a casual night of comedy fun where you never know what you might see. Sit among the couches and laugh as seasoned comedians perform alongside newcomers to the art in a cosy, anything goes environment.

Where: The Front Café and Gallery, Wattle Street, Lyneham
When: The fourth Tuesday of the month.
Time: Doors open early, show begins at 8pm.
Cost: Free!

“It’s just a fabulous place to have a drink and laugh.” – Tyrone


“Very casual, very fun…I love how laidback it is.” – Gaz


The Pot Belly Pub


Adding to the growing list of Canberra comedy venues, the ‘Hot Pot’ has been chopping wood for two years now with its 3rd Wednesday in the month, open-mic night. Original carpet and humour abound, with the el Potto proving to be a breeding ground for new talent and attracting interstate acts such as Austen Tayshus himself. It even has a stage. Enough Said. Do it.

Where: Pot Belly Bar, Weedon Close, Belconnen
When: 3rd Wednesday of the Month
Time: 8pm
Cost: FREE

The Pot Belly has a fantastic atmosphere for comedy, it’s always a great night.” Greg from Bruce

For lovers of Shakespearan-style comedy” Tina from Kaleen

The performers make you laugh, they make you think, and sometimes they make you laugh and think at the same time.” Ophelia from Swinger Hill