Civic Theatre comedy shows

VARIOUS DATES – With some of Australia’s funniest comedians on the line-up across four hilarious shows, Civic Theatre is set to become Newcastle’s new home of comedy.

Two of the country’s favourite comedy convoys – Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow (11-12 June), and the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase (1 October) – will bring some of the hottest acts from their respective festivals to regional locations across Australia. Taree comedian and The Block favourite Andy Saunders will saunter into town for the Melbourne Roadshow alongside regular Triple J guest and The Project correspondent Sam Taunton, with more top-class comedians still to be added to the bill.

The Civic Comedy Club (25 June and 23 July) will provide another outlet for home-grown humour in the style of New York’s famed Comedy Cellar, where you never know just who will turn up for an unexpected night of hilarity. Moving to its new permanent location in the Banquet Room City Hall, the Civic Comedy Club still gives you cabaret-style dining, drinks brought to your table and the intimate type of entertainment that makes for a perfect night out. Presented in conjunction with Big Dog Comedy, it’s wrapping up a busy couple of months for the local comedy show organisers.

City of Newcastle has provided support for the Newcastle Comedy Festival through its Event Sponsorship Program.

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