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September 2017

Marty Bright / Bec Charlwood – Wollongong Fringe Fest

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jane’s Cafe/Bar, 40 Flinders St
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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$12.50 - $15

Ever wanted to see where it all starts for comedians? Come and check out a Sunday Special of Open Mic Comedy.   Feeling nervous, well never fear as Wollongong Comedy is all about guaranteed laughter and we are adding some of the experts to the line up.   MC for the night is 2015 WA Raw Comedy finalist Bec Charlwood. Since beginning her comedy career just a few short years ago, Bec Charlwood has gone from strength to strength. She's…

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Ben Darsow + supports

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Builders Basement Bar, 61 Church St
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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$15 - $20

Ben Darsow is an internationally touring comedian from Adelaide who delivers fresh laugh-out- loud observational and improvised standup. Ben has been award-nominated within Australia’s festival scene, is a headline act within the comedy club circuit, performs for a selection of corporate clients and is a guest entertainer on the P&O cruise lines. Over the past couple of years he has begun touring overseas and has featured in shows at internationally-renowned venues including The Vancouver Comedy Mix, the Kuala Lumpur Crackhouse…

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October 2017

James Smith + Supports

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Builders Basement Bar, 61 Church St
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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$15 - $20

Australian born, New York based, former Banking and Finance Lawyer, James was first introduced to US comedy audiences when he was invited to perform at the prestigious Montreal 'Just for Laughs’ Festival. Since then, he has appeared on numerous TV shows around the world on Comedy Central, 97.3 ABC Illawarra, TBS Network and HBO's Flight of the Conchords, to name a few and James has appeared on major Australian television network programs including: Rove Live, NRL Footy Show The Fat,…

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Tony Martin – ABC’s D Generation

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Builders Basement Bar, 61 Church St
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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$32

Tony Martin was born in Te Kuiti, New Zealand, in 1964, and has spent over half his life in Melbourne, Australia, writing, directing, producing and performing all manner of nonsense.   His credits include The D-Generation, The Late Show, Martin/Molloy, Get This and the video for John Farnham's 'Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time'. He is the author of three books and four angry letters to the 'Green Guide'. He is an ARIA winner, Barry nominee and shares…

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Jason ‘Rash’ Ryder + supports

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Builders Basement Bar, 61 Church St
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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$15 - $20

Over a period of more than a decade, Jason Ryder has amassed a huge catalogue of live comedy, film, television and radio credits.   In the live comedy arena, Jason is one of Australia’s most experienced performers as both a feature act and MC/ Host. He has featured in all of Australia’s top live comedy venues, at universities and in festivals such as the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has also toured extensively throughout regional Australia and New Zealand, in…

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November 2017

UPDATE: Sam Bowring + supports

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Builders Basement Bar, 61 Church St
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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$15 - $20

*******UPDATED SHOW LINEUP************* Sam began performing standup comedy at the famous (at the time) (in Sydney) (amongst certain circles) Harold Park Hotel when he was 16, getting his first paid work there at 17. He has since been runner-up in the Raw Comedy National Final, nominated for Best Emerging Comic at the Adelaide Fringe, and for both Best Newcomer and the Piece of Wood Awards at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Fortunately, he’s never actually won anything, so this mild…

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Writing the Funny Stuff – Wollongong Writers Festival

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jane’s Cafe/Bar, 40 Flinders St
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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$20 - $25

Local comedy legends Shane & Stu will be at it again.   This workshop will talk about the basic equations of a joke, how to work around writers block, is anything taboo and general play with language.   By the end of the night we will have put our minds together and create a 3-5 minute set. $25 / $20 concession for the workshop. For full program: http://www.wollongongwritersfestival.com/   Food and drinks available at Jane's.

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Rebecca DeUnamuno + supports

November 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Builders Basement Bar, 61 Church St
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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$15 - $20

Rebecca De Unamuno is known from her several appearances on programs such as The Glass House, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Stand Up Australia, Comedy Slapdown, Kath and Kim and Comedy Inc – The Late Shift. She’s a comedian, actor, radio host, voice-over artiste, improv legend and all around comedy superstar. This woman oozes talent. (in a good way)   In the world of Theatresports, Rebecca is a two-time Cranston Cup champion and was a member of the Australian…

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December 2017

Open Mic Comedy

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jane’s Cafe/Bar, 40 Flinders St
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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See old comedians do new jokes, new comedians do even newer jokes. OR Do your friends think you're funny? Do you have a funny song you sing in the shower? Do you tell yourself jokes in the mirror? Register your spot wollongongcomedy.com.au/open-mic   And if you are just curious come on down to Open Mic Comedy @ the fantastic venue Jane's Cafe/Bar.   Register your spot wollongongcomedy.com.au/openmic Doors open from 7pm for food and drinks

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Kiki Bittovabitsch +Supports

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Builders Basement Bar, 61 Church St
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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$15 - $20

“Bitchin brilliant” Anne-Louise Rentall Merrigong Theatre.   “Fucking hilarious” Neil Morrissey Men behaving badly and Bob the Builder. ****You View Australia.     A smack you in the face interactive comedy that somehow leaves you loved up. A genius blend of stand up, talk show and physical comedy! Kiki is the love child of Dame Edna and Borat. Heralded on the European festival scene as “hysterically funny.” Kiki is unique, charismatic, charming as a bull, vulnerable, monstrous, outrageous, flirtatious and…

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