New ‘WA Comedy Week’ comedy event will feature Pride Comedy Gayla – OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and Culture | OUTInPerth

WA Comedy Week, the all-new 7-day comedy festival has announced its inaugural lineup, featuring over 25 hilarious shows at four iconic venues from Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13.

The week-long festivities will provide a platform for Western Australian comedy talent in all its fun forms (stand-up, improv, variety, musical and more) to share their unique sense of humor with the local audience.

There will also be a Pride Comedy Gayla hosted by the fabulous Anna Piper Scott!

The Rechabite located in the heart of Northbridge will serve as the main hub for WA Comedy Week, using its venue and Goodwill Club as performance spaces. While iconic comedy venues such as Oasis Comedy Club (upstairs at Brisbane Hotel), Fremantle Comedy Factory (Federal Hotel) and 459 Bar at Rosemount Hotel (North Perth) will also host shows.

For decades WA Comedy has played a central role in the Australian comedy industry, developing some of its biggest names such as Jim Jefferies, Rove McManus, Tim Minchin, Peter Rowsthorn, Claire Hooper, Dave Hughes, Joel Creasey and Ozzy Man.

Comedy acts confirmed for this year’s WA Comedy Week include Rove McManus (Rove Live), Peter Rowsthorn (Kath & Kim), Janelle Koenig (Last Comic Standing), plus the best of our local talent. Show highlights include The WA Comedy Week All-Stars and Flynn V’s Freakout.

WA Comedy Week is the brainchild of WA’s leading comedy producers Ronan Freeburn (Rottofest, Freo Royale, Goon & Nugz Festival, Crushers Comedy Gala) and Colin Ebsworth (Ebsworth Tonight and Underground Comedy).

“WA Comedy Week is all about celebrating our fantastic local comedy scene. We do some things very well in WA like live music, craft beer and soccer. Comedy is something else that we do very well and we want people in WA to own it,” said Ronan Freeburn, Festival Director.

In addition to the shows, WA Comedy Week will also offer a variety of free comedy workshops and industry networking events to help develop WA comedy talent and forge a stronger local industry.

Early Bird tickets are on sale from September 5 to October 3, 2022 from

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