Writing just for the fun of it! from Perth, Western Australia
Published July 19th 2011
Tucked away at the top of a mysterious, red roped staircase in the Brisbane Hotel, Beaufort Street, Perth, is Lazy Susan's Comedy Den. The antique decorated and rather small room is more cozy than cramped. The tiny stage gives the comedians access to their small but appreciative audience, often to hilarious ramifications. On Tuesday's, the venue plays host to Shapiro's, a weekly routine unlike your average jazz club comedy.
For just $10 entry, you get several hours of sometimes cliche, sometimes shocking, but always hilarious antics and actions. On Tuesday's, Lazy Susan's Comedy Den sacrifices itself to those yet untold, and unpractised jokes, and sometimes even unproven comedians who are yet to try their material in the real world. Tuesday is the night that anyone, young and old, experienced and new, can come and try their hand at comedy on the stage of Lazy Susan's. Simply call before the show to book a spot and even you can be up there, proving your worth.
Be warned, sitting at the front makes you a likely target for these merciless entertainers. There are often theme nights, and several of the regular comedians perform every year at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, making Perth proud. You will be guaranteed to laugh, and for only 10 bucks, its a cheap night out for those with a sense of humor. But be patient with the newbies, your first time on stage can be daunting.