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About Us

ABOUT US

 

Comedy ACT is the place to go to find out what’s happening in the Canberra stand-up comedy scene.

It is run by the Canberra comedy community in the form of local comedians and show producers, and has been active since 2009.

The website was initially set up at the instigation of a group of local comedians around 2009. This coincided with a time of increased professionalism and activity in the Canberra comedy scene, with many of these acts touring and performing regularly at corporate events, as well as the setting up of Comedy Club at The Civic Pub which ushered in a new era for comedy in Canberra, and now Canberra Comedy Club which is presenting regular shows at Louie Louie at Verity Lane Market.


Book a Comedian

Looking to book a comedian for your next event function? Corporate gig? Christmas Party? Bucks night? Sure we can do that.

Comedy ACT provides agency-like services to help local comedians get in touch with people who need comedians.

Comedians, like regular people, have a great range of personalities and characters. Simply Contact Us and we’ll help you find a comedian with with right character for your next event.


Getting Involved

New on the local comedy scene? Looking to build some cred? Make friends? Build your skills?

ComedyACT is run by comedians for comedians. Comedians involved with Comedy ACT are from all walks of life and at all levels of experience, from fresh comedy newbies to well-seasoned stand-up pros.

Comedy ACT is just a grass-roots collective of like-minded individuals working together, and as such, there are no membership fees or other formalities involved in becoming a part of Comedy ACT.

Getting involved gets you in touch with other comedians who can provide valuable feedback, mentorship and help build your confidence and experience, all while strengthening the comedy community in Canberra.

We’re always open to newcomers and out-of-towners and out-of-practicers, and are always on the hunt for volunteers to help out with comedy gigs in a variety of ways including on-the-door and photography.

If this sounds like something you’re into, don’t be shy – drop us a line and join our community via the Contact Us page, or chat to the door-person, MC or the sound guy at our next gig.


Venues & Comedy Rooms

Comedy ACT promote and run gigs and comedy rooms in a number of venues across the Canberra region. Check out What’s On in the next couple of months, and get yourself along. Venues and comedy rooms include:

Canberra Comedy Club

After running regular comedy club shows at The Civic Pub for more than 12 years, the team is now presenting Canberra Comedy Club at Louie Louie at Verity Lane Market. Bringing fantastic line-ups featuring interstate and local talent, in a great venue with lots of dining options for before the show.

Location: Louie Louie at Verity Lane Market, 50 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601. See map.

When: 1st Wednesday of the Month, and some other dates, 7:30pm

Canberra Comedy Festival

While not run by Comedy ACT, Canberra Comedy Festival is run by comedians and show producers most of whom are affiliated with Comedy ACT. This young yet hugely popular festival has been bringing internationally and nationally recognised comedians including Stephen K. Amos, Peter Helliar, Akmal, Cal Wilson and The Umbilical Brothers to Canberra since 2013.

Website: canberracomedyfestival.com.au

When: March each year.