With the current circumstances of the world, it’s safe to say we could all benefit from a good, hearty laugh every once in a while. In responding to the crisis, a handful of local comedians and organisations have adapted to keep Perth’s comedy scene well and truly alive. Why not let them help take your mind off things?
The team at Comedy Lounge are giving you the chance to enjoy 30 minutes of professionally shot standup comedy for just $1! Laugh out loud with their Lounge Laughs episodes including comedic talents such as Jon Pinder, Andrew Wolfe, Waka, Mie Goldstein, Rory Lowe, Amos Gill, Mickey J. and more. In support of the industry, all proceeds will be going the comics themselves and the Lounge bar staff who have been affected due to the current COVID-19 crisis. As of now, there are currently 4 episodes of Lounge Laughs, so get watching!
Brought to you by North Midlands Project, Creative @ Home is an online Act-Belong-Commit program intending to promote health and happiness during these hard times. Even local Perth-onality Famous Sharron is joining in on the fun with her own hilarious workout and cooking videos. The campaign also features other great resources such as creative home-based activities, workshops, virtual tours and exhibitions, live-streamed performances and so much more. As they state, their main goal is to let you ’have fun, remain active and stay connected while at home.’
A bi-monthly comedy night, Canned Comedy has long entertained crowds with two show locations – one at Perth’s Comedy Lounge and one in Mandurah. With 16 comedians competing per show, the event raises funds for Foodbank WA through ticket sales, raffle profits and even food donations. Since the rollout of the COVID-19 restrictions, Canned Comedy has moved their comedy competition online to their Instagram page! With their last two online shows having raised a total of $309 for Foodbank WA, we recommend hopping on board. just know that you’ll be indulging in some great comedy while supporting a terrific cause!
Known for his straight-shooting and true blue Aussie comedy, local Perth Ozzy Man Reviews is best known for delivering hilarious takes on current topics of interest – this time, coronavirus included. His Youtube commentary videos have long been a favourite with viewers from all over the world, and it’s safe to say he doesn’t hold back. (Warning: there’ll be plenty of guilty pleasure laughs included.) He also reshares plenty of light-hearted content on his social media – so if you’re looking to liven up your feed, he’s your guy.
Keen for even more laughs? Good thing our friends over at The Laugh Resort have something in the works. Typically running their shows on the third Wednesday of each month at The Shoe in Yagan Square, The Laugh Resort is currently coming up with ways to adapt and will soon be making an announcement in the weeks to come. Make sure you keep an eye out on their socials below!