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Published July 10th 2011
The Comic's Lounge is one of Australia's biggest comedy venues, where it has and continues to, host some of the biggest names in Australian comedy, such as Jimeoin, Greg Fleet, Brad Oakes and Corinne Grant. The Lounge has hosted numerous other well known comedians than just those four, but to continue to list more names would merely be an exercise of mindless name listing, as well as mindless linking to Wikipedia pages. And that's just too much to ask for my laptop-typing fingers.
The Lounge runs 6 nights a week, with the majority of shows starting at around 8pm. Dinner, if you wish to have it at the Lounge, starts at 7pm. The venue is very big, where it can host up to 450 guests each night. In addition, there are also two bars at hand, and we all know comedy and alcohol makes a great cocktail, so this is a real plus.
Parking at the Lounge is accessible, with ample parking around the Comic's Lounge. If you haven't gotten your probationary licence, getting there by public transport is also quite accessible. Catching the Tram 57 from Elizabeth St in the CBD is one such easy public transport method to getting to the Comic's Lounge.
The great thing about the Comic's Lounge is that after the show, you'll have the chance to maybe make some small talk with some of the comedians that performed on the night. Having this opportunity is great in that it helps develop a sociable environment at the Lounge. As well, this is also the chance for you to discover what sort of drinker your favourite comedian is.
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