With so many people in purple, we are often asked WHO is The Comedy Emporium?
Well we are a team made up of local people who live in the communities we work in. We are a commercial arts business that exists to power the local performance industry of Regional WA and lead the way by developing communities with the tools they need to come and share a laugh.
We just love laughing so we focus our time around what we know best! Comedy! We look for others who are doing good work in anything performance arts related and hopefully can assist and encourage them to create and grow like we have.
47 Performers currently in our programs
Connections with performers and producers from across the country
Our team is made up of not just performers, but mothers, friends, supports and a whole heap of volunteers. Anyone can come join the team and we hope they do.
Currently we have a team of about 40 plus. This is roughly about 20 local Geraldton, Bunbury, Mandurah performers and 15 other staff who help out in different capacities.
OUR CORE PRODUCTION TEAM
JULIAN CANNY : RINGLEADER
Working as a comedian for 7 years in Regional WA. Julian is the ringleader and creative director of The Comedy Emporium. Julian’s aim is to develop the regional comedy industry through partnerships with comedians and organisations building performer capacity locally in communities. After designing a workshops program in Kalgoorlie, Julian has assisted a network of comedians to enter the industry across the state.
EMMA HOWELL : PRODUCER
Emma Howell is all things operations and all things "get stuff done". After 3 years with The Comedy Emporium she knows a thing or two about the operation of events and the work that goes into producing artists and venues. A lot of work gets done behind the scenes by Emma, some say she likes it better that way... You will not be seeing her on stage any time soon.
TOR SNYDER : VENUE MANAGER & BOOKINGS
Tor is a comedian and comedy trainer from the Perth Comedy Scene. Tor has had experience running comedy rooms and helping new comedians get into the industry. Her efforts to support talent earned her the “Golden Doustie” at the WA comedy awards night.
JODY QUDRIO : CREATIVE COACH
As the program leader for The Comedy Emporium Improv Troupe Jody Quadrio has worked with adults and young people across the state teaching and coaching ensembles to create and devise their own work. After developing a successful Improv program in Geraldton and now Mandurah she is focusing on helping others create original works in regional WA.
KELLEE ABERG: CREATIVE COACH & FUNDING PROJECTS
Kellee knows arts, and she knows it well. Thats why we have her on our team to help us navigate these times of interesting arts policy and programming so that we can help service the NFP sector deliver valuable community driven creative programs. She also is a great Improv Coach and runs our Mandurah programs.
KYM JEFFERIES: MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Self-titled as ‘Queen Communicator’, Kym leads our corporate marketing and public relations at The Comedy Emporium. She implements and caries out a number of fancy pants strategic marketing objectives that translate into ‘how to spruce up everything’ and ‘ways to tell everyone how awesome we are’. She also takes care of our household communication activities such as event promotion, news writing, online communication, public image management and media liaison. She’ll be the one at shows with her note pad and camera in hand.