HOBART'S FIRST WEEKLY, PROFESSIONAL COMEDY CLUB
Jokers Comedy Club launched in May 2015 as Hobart's first weekly live stand-up comedy club, and apart from a couple of weeks off each Christmas (and a few disruptions thanks to that damn virus), we've brought brilliant line-ups and massive laughs to the Polish Corner in North Hobart every single Wednesday night. Over the years we've also presented a huge range of Special Event shows.
In 2021 we moved further afield and launched Comedy at the Casino, bringing the laughs to the Wrest Point Showroom every Friday night.
The Polish Corner and the Wrest Point Showroom are friendly, welcoming and comfortable. The Polish Corner is a small, intimate venue (COVID-safe capacity: 47) with cabaret seating at tables set for singles and doubles, and the Wrest Point Showroom is a larger venue (COVID-safe capacity: 120) with tables set for six. Both venues have a bar in the performance room and at Wrest Point you can order light meals at the bar for delivery to your table. Unless otherwise stated, all our shows are ADULTS ONLY events. Shows contain coarse language and adult content.
Jokers is wheelchair accessible and parking near the door is available. Please email or call us for details when booking.
Jokers Comedy Club is produced by comedian Gavin Baskerville and Jane Christie-Johnston at Ta-Daa! Professional Entertainment, in collaboration with The Polish Corner. Comedy at the Casino is produced by Jokers Comedy in collaboration with Wrest Point Hobart.
Gavin and Jane have many years experience running professional comedy nights and venues including Three Degrees Comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2007-2013), Laugh-Aid Comedy Gala Fundraisers (2008-2010), Impro-Vice (2007-2010), The Lower House Comedy Lounge (2010-2013), Kingston Comedy Bar (2011-2012) plus the Tasmanian RAW Comedy state heats and finals (2012-2015, 2020-21) and Class Clown competition (2020-21).
Acts who have performed at Jokers include the following (for photos click here):
Jeff Green, Judith Lucy, Denise Scott, Damian Callinan, Dave O'Neil, Peter Rowsthorn, Anthony Morgan, Tony Martin, Greg Fleet, Michael Chamberlin, Claire Hooper, Mel Buttle, Bob Franklin, Cal Wilson, Peter Berner , Rod Quantock, Rachel Berger, Heath Franklin's Chopper, Adam Richard, Mikey Robins, Tommy Dean, Richard Stubbs, Daniel Townes, Chris Wainhouse, Lawrence Leung, Katie Burch, Justin Hamilton, Josh Earl, Ethel Chop, Dave Callan, Mick Meredith, Dilruk Jayasinha, Jimmy James Eaton, Darren Casey, Chris Franklin, Merrick Watts, Jan Gintberg, Nath Valvo, Simon Palomares, Laura Davis, Asher Treleaven, Xavier Michelides, Bart Freebairn, Andrew McClelland, Mike Goldstein, Des Dowling, Ivan Aristeguita, Gordon Southern, Showko, Sami Shah, Geraldine Hickey, Bev Killick, Tom Siegert, Christine Basil, Gavin Baskerville, Tracey Cosgrove, Rusty Berther, Troy Kinne, Kelly Fastuca, Tien Tran, Jacques Barrett, Xavier Susai, George Youngman, Rob Braslin, Tori Hodgman, Tim Logan, Trent Baumann, Ben Payne, Pierre Joubert, Chloe Black, Mick Davies, James Warren, Annie Harvey, Ben Klingberg, Matt Young, Chris Menezies, Stewart Bell, Kerri Gay, Maedi Prichard, Steve McNees, Timothy Clark, Ryk Goddard, Stewart Bell, Chloe Escott, Morgan Meehan-Lam, James Davidson, Mel K, Angus Reynolds, Anna Kidd, The Birdmann, Ned Townsend, Sally Rose McShane and many more.