It’s here already - The Comedy Emporium are turning 2! On Friday 1 May, Geraldton’s local comedy crew will light up the Queens Park Theatre with their Birthday Gala show - a show like no other.
“We are so excited for this birthday party! Last year we made party hats with our guests, this year we’re going to make mad party hatters out of our guests.” says The Comedy Emporium Ringleader Julian Canny. “Look not all the jokes can be gold, ok”
The Birthday Gala show will be something The Comedy Emporium audience’s have never seen before - like every show - but with added extra. The team’s new Comedy Improv Troupe will feature, as well as a bit of musical comedy to make sure there is a lively party atmosphere! Not to forget the great acts that will be announced soon from the international touring scene.
And they really do have reason to celebrate. In just two years since their inception, The Comedy Emporium has given life to 27 regional WA comedians who didn’t know their talent existed before they were touched by purple and orange. They have created opportunities for these new comics to enter the Perth comedy industry, and actually have over 50% of WA’s female comedians within their teams!
“Working with these amazing locals, we’ve been able to generate over $34,000 worth of paid performance opportunities for the regional WA entertainers. As well as many other opportunities for free development. This includes things like selling 3000 tickets, running over 125 free workshops around regional WA and activating unused spaces.” says The Comedy Emporium Regional Producer Emma Howell. “If you come to one of our shows, you’re guaranteed to laugh at least 4.2 times per minute - we’ve tracked it.”
“Our youngest performer is 14, and you may have heard that he’s representing WA in the National Class Clowns competition (that’s for funny teenagers) at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.”
Doors open 6.30pm, live music from 7.15pm, comedy from 8pm.