MONDAYS - 8.30pm
The local taphouse
At 17 years, Local Laughs is the longest running weekly comedy room in Australia. With lineups lovingly hand-picked by Melbourne comedy doyen Janet A. McLeod, it is also the longest running comedy room with a sole booker in the world. Yes, this is impressive.
2019 EDINBURGH FRINGE ARCHIVE
2018 EDINBURGH FRINGE ARCHIVE
Friday Feb 10th 2017, 7pm
RAW COMEDY heat - Courthouse Theatre, Fed Uni - SMB campus
WORLD SIDESHOW FESTIVAL 2015
Ballarat, you did it. The amazing World Sideshow Festival premiered at the Mechanic's Institute in Sturt Street and you came out in droves. Five massive shows featured world renowned sideshow performers such as The Lizard Man, Tiger Lil, the Space Cowboy, the Dirty Brothers, Captain Ruin and so, so many more. Keep your eyes peeled in 2017 because it will be back. You have been warned.
SCHEDULE - 2015
Thurs 21st May Grand Opening Party and Cabaret
Fri 22nd 7.30- The Syndicate
Fri 22nd 9.30 The League of Sideshow Superstars
Sat 23rd 4pm Sideshow workshop
Sat 23rd 5pm Sideshow banner exhibition
Sat 23rd World Record Attempt
Sat 23rd 7.30pm Not Dead Yet
Sat 23rd 9.30pm The Dark Party
Sat 23rd 11pm Closing Night Party
Congratulations to our winner
on the night - Daniel Adriaans.
He's gone through to the
2015 state finals in Melbourne.
LIVE ON LYDIARD
Comedy Cabaret night
aka Mad Dog Malcolm Cummings
WHEN: Thursday August 28th, doors open 8pm (8.30pm start)
WHERE: Courthouse Theatre (Fed Uni), Lydiard St Sth.
HOW MUCH: $5 (well, that IS cheap! Yes, it is)
TICKETS: At the door only - first come first served.
A BIT MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
HAP HAYWARD – By day, high school English teacher; by night, comedy superstar (our Master of Ceremonies).
“Hayward’s definitely a comic to watch." Chortle.co.uk
ELBOWSKIN – Clever lyrics, great singing and a sense of bonhomie so infectious you are guaranteed to have one of the best nights of your entire year. One of the best musical comedy acts in the country.
GERI MASI – Adelaide-based legend of the music scene, the effortlessly hilarious Geri (Devil's Cabaret /Lucifer's Lounge) presents his stand-up alter ego Mad Dog Malcolm Cummings. “A Sydney King’s Cross street fighter turned Cabaret Artiste after an encounter with the ghost of Peter Allen.” Adelaide Comedy
MIKELANGELO– He has the voice of a baritone angel, the wit of a young Peter Ustinov, the quiff of a 50s heartthrob, and the sartorial splendour of a king. He’ll be performing classic songs by Cave, Waits and Cohen. This really will be as amazing as it sounds.
Whoohoo! Ballarat's own Hap Hayward won the Victorian State Final of Raw Comedy and made it through to the national final on Sunday April 13th 2014 at the Melbourne Town Hall.
Great work, that fine Ballaratian.
Listen to Hap on ABC Local Radio HERE
Artwork by the talented Mr Peter Sparkman