There aren’t many opportunities in todays modern world, for an audience to experience true, lawful chaos. Luckily, The Comics Lounge has seen fit to fill this niche. Their recurring showcase of Professional Comedians New Material, is nothing if not chaotic. With each comedian throwing everything into the wall in order to see what sticks, audiences are treated to a truly eclectic mix of tones, topics, performance styles and humour quality. Lines are crossed, punchlines are unfinished and at times it seems like the acts are making it up as they go. Combine this with a small group of truly dedicated hecklers, intent on making the talent work for their laughs, along with a crowd of people attracted by such shenanigans, and you get one hell of a night. By it’s very nature, this is not a show for everyone. All those on stage are pushing the boundaries to see just how far they can stretch.
Not every joke lands of course. Some sets are more experimental than others, but that’s half the fun. Having a giggle while the guy next to you chokes on their drink, or embracing the awkward silence as the comic scrubs the most recent joke from their set list. Either way, every comic present seems to take personal offense to political correctness and aims to remedy it singlehandedly. A collective vendetta that is aided by virtue of the events 18+ nature and the ready availability of alcohol. Foul language, a deconstruction of all things sexual, and every racial stereotype you have ever heard of abound.
For those unbothered by such social taboos, The Comics Lounge offers everything you could want. A cast of incredible headliners, a bar with a dangerous variety of cocktails, 3 course meal options, and of course, the opportunity to laugh yourself silly. At the tail end of Covid -19 and as we look to be going into yet another lockdown, we could all use a laugh or two. So for the thick skinned with a night free, The Comics Lounge should be at the top of your to do list. While it’s still open, leave the kids at home and don’t invite anyone easily offended. Get on the beers and have a great time.
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1/26 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
(03) 9348 9488