The week-long festivities will provide a platform for Western Australia comedy talent across all its funny forms (stand-up, improv, variety, musical and more) to share their unique sense of humour with local audiences.
The Rechabite in Northbridge will be the festival’s main hub, with performances in the Main Hall and Goodwill Club, while iconic comedy venues such as Oasis Comedy Club (upstairs at the Brisbane Hotel), Fremantle Comedy Factory (Federal Hotel) and the Rosemount Hotel’s Four5Nine (North Perth) will also host shows.
Comedy acts confirmed for this year’s WA Comedy Week include Rove McManus (Rove Live), Peter Rowsthorn (Kath & Kim), Janelle Koenig (Last Comic Standing), as well as the best of our homegrown talent. Show highlights include The WA Comedy Week All-Stars, Flynn V’s Freakout, and Pride Comedy Gayla hosted by Anna Piper Scott.
WA Comedy Week is the brainchild of leading WA comedy producers Ronan Freeburn (Rottofest, Freo Royale, Goon & Nugz Festival, Crushers Comedy Gala) and Colin Ebsworth (Ebsworth Tonight and Underground Comedy).
“WA Comedy Week is all about celebrating our fantastic local comedy scene,” said Ronan Freeburn, Festival Director. “We do some things really well in WA such as live music, craft beer and footy. Comedy is something else that we do really well and we want WA locals to own it.”
In addition to shows, WA Comedy Week will also feature a variety of free comedy workshops and industry networking events to help develop WA comedy talent and forge a stronger local industry.
WA Comedy Week has announced its inaugural line-up, with over 25 shows across four venues from Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13, 2022. For more info and to buy tickets, head to www.wacomedyweek.com