Finish the weekend off with an evening of chuckles! Livewired is a free comedy night held at the Brisbane Powerhouse every Sunday. Beginning at 6:30pm, the evening features local and interstate professional comedians.
Don’t be deceived by the price tag, Livewired is a far cry from the local pub’s open-mike night. The Livewired stage has in the past welcomed artists such as Tripod, Judith Lucy, Frank Woodley, Claire Hooper, Sam Simmons, Daniel Kitson, Eddie Perfect and Rod Quantock.
The best ingredient of Livewired is the venue. The Powerhouse is a cultured and historically rich space. As the website's History page tells, the building has retained much of its industrial structure from its days as a power station, but is polished with “European flair, raw textures and preserved graffiti”. Most importantly the venue is open and comfortable. The stage is hemmed with padded seats, bar stools and tables as well as a balcony on the upper level.
The comedy runs for around two hours. When it’s all over you can soak up some of the extras the Powerhouse has on offer. Why not enjoy a drink on the balcony overlooking the Brisbane River or take a peak downstairs at one of the visiting art exhibitions. There is also a couple of award-winning restaurants within the Powerhouse as well as a reasonably priced bar.
Take a peak at the Location and Access page for a full low-down on parking, public transport and taxi-ranks.
Beware the evening contains some mature content. The Powerhouse recommends the evening for persons aged 15 and over. If you want to get clued-in before the event check out the Livewired webpage for a rundown of the month's featured comedians.