29 March - 22 April
Trades Hall - The Meeting Room
Cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton
Advise ticket staff of access requirements when buying tickets. Please arrive 15min early.
Group (4 or more) $21
Laugh Pack $21
Tightarse Tuesday $18.50
There’s only one place to experience Australia’s best stand-up-and-comers in the one show, and that’s The Comedy Zone.
Get on the Comedy Zone radar with:
Khaled Khalafalla (VIC) – Joint runner up in the RAW Comedy National Final 2011, this Egyptian comedian (meaning he’s part African, part Arab and often mistaken as Indian) gives his audiences a hilarious insight into what it’s like to be a mixture of these races in Australia. He’s a journalism graduate, who gave up a new career in marketing and PR to pursue comedy.
Laura Hughes (NSW) – After completing a BA in Acting Laura turned to comedy because her father suggested she find a suitable ‘Plan B’ for her acting career. After becoming a RAW Comedy National Finalist in 2011, her fourth ever time doing stand-up, Laura decided to have two ‘Plan A’s’ instead. Laura recently won the Green Card lottery, and now splits her time between Australia and the US. By default she can now call herself an international comic.
Tom Gaynor (SA) – Don’t be deceived into thinking that this shaggy haired 20 year old is just another art school drop out who hangs at the local skate park. Well he is, but Tom is also a hell of a comedian. Joint runner up in the RAW Comedy National Final 2011, Tom’s absurd subject matter and indifferent delivery have earned him acclaim as one of the most promising young comics in the nation.
Dayne Rathbone (ACT) – Awkward and dry, this unique and exciting new talent is proving that Canberra has more to offer than just politics. A recovering computer games addict, Dayne stole our hearts and was crowned RAW Comedy National Winner last year, going on to take second place in the UK’s most prestigious comedy competition “So You Think You’re Funny?” at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Damien Power (QLD) – Six years ago Damien became addicted to stand-up comedy. After years of honing his craft in Brisbane, he is now recognised as a comedian whose alternative style and off-the cuff anecdotes make him unpredictable every time he has a mic in his hand. Also a RAW Comedy graduate, Damien performed a sell out debut season at the Brisbane Comedy Festival.
Directed by Adam Rozenbachs
In 2012 The Comedy Zone will be filmed and broadcast on C31 during the Festival.