Sydney’s Funniest Comedy Club Goes Virtual During Lockdown

Marco Ruiz Marco Ruiz - Staff Writer

Sydney’s Funniest Comedy Club Goes Virtual During Lockdown

We’re stuck at home but The Running Joke ain’t running out on us.

While we might not be laughing at the current situation we find ourselves in, sometimes the only way to get through the tough times is to have a laugh. This is easier said than done but The Running Joke Comedy Club is going virtual throughout lockdown.

It’s bringing the jokes, the wisecracks, and the gags to lighten the mood and give us a shot of endorphins that we’re so desperately craving.

Having opened last winter in the basement bar of The Magician’s Cabaret, The Running Joke has quickly become Sydney’s funniest comedy club. That ain’t according to us though, but rather its 25 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and Google that rave of the world-class comics, the incredible line-ups and all the laughs that leave jaws hurting.

Its regulars include Dave Hughes, Sarah Gaul, Nikki Briton, Merrick Watts and Aaron Chen as well as other big names that drop in, test new material and refine their sets before taking those jokes onto bigger stages.

These same comedians will continue to drop in virtually alongside the roster of up-and-comers that are no less funny and might just be the next big Australian act. And thanks to going online, The Virtual Running Joke is also inviting international comedy stars to perform.

Before his time as resident host, Daniel Muggleton was touring the world and opening for the likes of Bill Burr, Jim Jeffries and Steve Hofstetter, but now he’ll now be on your screen and in your homes threading the night together into one seamless Zoom get-together. We only hope that this means we get to spy more of his tracksuit collection. Maybe even a rundown of his favourite pieces.

With The Running Joke going virtual we’ve now got something to get us through the week and look forward to on Friday nights.

The two-hour shows start at 8pm and it’s BYO. To see the lineup for this week, check out the plan below.

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