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The Laugh Stand to Bring Back Comedy Legends

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Big names & big laughs at Harold Park Hotel this September
Two of the biggest comedy names in Australia are returning to THE home of Sydney Comedy, when the reigning 'Queen of Australian Comedy', Fiona O'Loughlin and 'old-school' comedy treasure, George Smilovici perform for The Laugh Stand on Tuesday, 2nd September and Thursday, 4th September at the Harold Park Hotel, Glebe.

The Laugh Stand is, according to comedian Peter Berner (Triple M, 'BackBerner', 'The Einstein Factor'), " ... More than just a play on words. Much more. It stages some of the best stand up nights going around. Getting booked to perform at The Laugh Stand is one of the few reasons I will put on pants."

So put some pants on, dammit, and support some local talent. Yes, that means putting down the remote control because the Kardashians will be on the IQ when you get home from Harold Park Hotel.

Catch George Smilovici, (who topped the Australian, NZ and USA charts with iconic comedy mantra 'I'm Tuff'), on Tuesday 2 September at 8pm.

Then, on Thursday 4 September at 8.30pm, the reigning 'Queen of Australian Comedy', Fiona O'Loughlin ('Good News Week', 'Spicks and Specks', 'Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation) stars in a very special event.

The Laugh Stand, Harold Park Hotel, George Smilovici, Fiona O'Loughlin, September 2014

You couldn't get them at a more appropriate place. Glebe's Harold Park Hotel in Glebe was THE home of Sydney Comedy in the 80's and 90's, hosting international stars like Ben Elton and the late and great Robin Williams, as well as introducing the world to Aussie Comedy Legends like Greg Fleet, Adam Hills, 'Flacco', Bob Downe, Jimeoin and many more. The Harold Park Hotel is one of the "comedic engine rooms" of Sydney, and The Laugh Stand have
brought the laughs back to the venue as a monthly event on each first Tuesday, with 2 FOR 1 meals from the pub's bistro to boot (hunger is no laughing matter).

Since then, The Laugh Stand have brought to us the
biggest names in Australian Comedy, including Peter Berner, Tommy Dean, Gary Eck, Mikey Robins, Merrick Watts and for two very special shows in June this year, the newly reformed Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS).

So if Fiona O'Loughlin and George Smilovici aren't enough of a reason to check out The Laugh Stand's monthly night of comedy excellence, then I don't know what to do for you.

Tim Ferguson raves about Harold Park. "I lost my comedy virginity at the Harold Park Hotel. Twice." Followed by: "People who haven't been to Harold Park Hotel are dead to me."

Tickets for both The Laugh Stand with George Smilovici and The Laugh Stand with Fiona O'Loughlin are now on sale at

Get your tickets NOW!
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Why? Two of the biggest comedy names in the country return to the Harold Park Hotel!
When: Tuesday, 2nd September at 8pm (George Smilovici) and Thursday 4th September at 8:30pm (Fiona O’Loughlin)
Where: Harold Park Hotel
Cost: From $10 concession
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This week!!
TUESDAY - George Smilovici ('I'm Tuff') & Friends!!
THURSDAY - Fiona O'Loughlin & Friends!!!
Harold Park Hotel, Glebe.
Let's do this!!
by dane. (score: 0|4) 1965 days ago
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