Comedy Club at the Civic Pub
Comedy 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: $10-$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 (http://the-riotact.com/)
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.
“It’s just a fabulous place to have a drink and laugh.” – Tyrone
“Very casual, very fun…I love how laidback it is.” – Gaz
Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club
The Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club began in 2009 when Australian comedy super-star Austen Tayshus headlined its debut show. Since then, the TAC venue, known as ‘The Space’ has grown to become one of the leading comedy venues in Canberra. Be it consistently attracting headline acts from Sydney and Melbourne or unearthing a raft of talented local performers the monthly TAC Comedy Club is always a fun night out in Tuggeranong.
Where: The Space – Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 139 Reed Street, Greenway
When: Variable, Tuesdays usually.
Time: Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm show-start.
Cost: $10 ea
Drinks: Tea, coffee, soft drink and alcoholic drinks available.
“We saw Smart Casual and they were hilarious, we had a great night. The standard of local performers was strong and it’s great to see quality interstate comedians here too.” Sarah, Waniassa
“I go every month to the comedy club at Tuggeranong and I love it. It’s a great atmosphere and the crowd gets involved and everyone always a fun night.” Dave, Lyons
“I didn’t know there was anything like this in Tuggeranong, it was awesome! Looking forward to next month.” Vanessa, Kambah
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
“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