On Saturday the 3rd of May, The Comedy Emporium will celebrate this milestone as it hosts headline act and Australian Television Comedian Claire Hooper to celebrate it first Birthday Show.
This big performance will be held in the Bunker at the Queens Park Theatre which is where Geraldton's most popular (and only Comedy Club) opened 12 months ago. With 100 of the 200 tickets left, its a guarantee that the show will sell out.
“The show is limited seating as it will be in the Bunker. We like to call it the Bunker because it kind of looks like the place that Hitler got shot,” explains Julian Canny The Comedy Emporium Director.
“You will have seen Claire on Good News Week as a Team Captain, on Rove Live, The Sideshow, Stand Up!Australia and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Great Debate.
“And to round off this big name act, we will be turning the whole show into a Birthday Party! Complete with lolly bags and cake.”
In the 12 months since The Comedy Emporium started, the shows have seen some spectacular results. The locally based arts scene that has developed around the organisation has been responsible for the injection of over $8000 worth of paid opportunities for local performers. Not to mention bringing in over 30 International and interstate comedians to work alongside the local comedy writing team.
Some of the achievements by the group have been representing the region in a sold out performance hosted by The Comedy Emporium at this years Perth Fringe Festival. Two of the youngest Geraldton Comedians James Butson and Ellen Clancy Millet represented Geraldton High Schools at the Melbourne International Comedy Festivals Class Clown Competition in Perth. The Highlight for the group was when Geraldton boy Lachlan Adam made it to the Semi Finals of the Triple J Raw Comedy Competition in only six months of performing.
“In 12 months we have produced beyond 40 hours worth of local comedy to a total audience over 1000 people... Thats a lot of jokes about the Centro Stirlings Carpark,” Julian said.
As well as Claire Hooper, the audience will be entertained by a number of local and imported comedians. Live music by Geraldton artist will also be supplied before and after the show.
Doors open 6:30pm, live music from 7:15pm and Comedy at 8pm.
Tickets on sale now for $28 each presale. Tickets at the door for $30 if sales permit – so make sure you pre book through the Queens Park Theatre. Group discounts apply and for enquiries please ring 0458 306 111. No BYO alcohol. Bar available.