Laughter is the best of medicines.
Laughter might not be able to cure us of every ill and ailment, but it sure does feel great to laugh even when you laugh so hard it hurts and you’re struggling for breath and you begin to hyperventilate but what you’re laughing at is still so funny you get caught in this loop of laughing and trying not to laugh and catching your breath but then laughing. And on, and on, and on.
While we can’t guarantee that one of these comedy nights or shows in Sydney will leave you red in the face or a little wet in the pants, we can say that there are few places better suited in Sydney to make you laugh and have a good time.
1. Harry’s Comedy, Surry Hills
The new home of comedy in Surry Hills, Hotel Harry does comedy every Monday where some of Sydney’s best and brightest show up to stand up and make you giggle, laugh and have you in stiches.
But the only two-room comedy club in Sydney is also doing a schnitzel and drink deal for just $15 from February 22 as well as $10 cocktails all day, which is just added incentive to start your week on a high.Get your tickets here.
The show starts at 7:30pm on Mondays. Entry costs $15.
Find Hotel Harry at 40-44 Wentworth Avenue
2. Magic Mic Comedy, Potts Point
One of Sydney’s best stand-up comedy gig nights takes place every Wednesday at the Potts Point Hotel. For two years, the Magic Mic Comedy night has broken up the week with a laugh and featured a mix of local legends as well as international stars including Tony Woods, Steve Hofstetter and James Smith.Get your tickets here.
To support up-and-comers, head along to the Potts Point Hotel’s Open Mic Showcase on Tuesdays. To leave, you just got to donate.
Magic Mic Comedy nights take place every hump day (Wednesday). Entry costs $20.
Find the Potts Point Hotel at 33-35 Darlinghurst Road
3. Stand OUT Comedy, Chippendale
For Sydney’s favourite improv and stand-up comedy night, head along to Stand Out Comedy. Back on Mondays at The Chippo Hotel, it’s high time you experience the bonkers combo of improvisation and well-crafted jokes from some of Sydney’s most talented comedians.
To find out who is headling and who else will be making you laugh, check out their Facebook events page.
Shows take place on Mondays from 7pm. Early-bird tickets cost just $10.
Find The Chippo Hotel at 87 Myrtle Street
4. Giggle Pig Comedy, Surry Hills
Sydney’s got a new comedy night and this one, Giggle Pig Comedy, is a once a month affair. Taking place on the third Tuesday of every month, you can join the giggles and snorts at the Giant Dwarf Theatre.
For more info on the next show, see here. Entry costs $15.
Find Giant Dwarf Theatre at 280 Cleveland Street
5. The Night Cap, Potts Point
More show than comedy night, The Night Cap at the Bamboozle room is Sydney’s best way to round out the weekend. The vaudevillian variety show combines stand-up, cabaret and burlesque with dinner for a night unlike any other. Things are bound to get out of hand as your vaudevillian host and his playful friends get up to no good to entertain and delight not just each other, but you and the rest of the audience as well.Reserve your seat now.
The Night Cap takes place on Sundays from 6pm. Dinner and the show costs $115.
Find the Bamboozle Room at Level 1/ 33-35 Darlinghurst Road