Comedy Underground Saturday Showcase

A weekly dose of the funniest live comedy in the Basement

Every Saturday night Comedy Underground in the Basement is a 90 minute showcase of hand-picked talent. Big name acts, up-and-coming crushers and the wild, subversive and unique voices making waves in live comedy.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Based Comedy

Weekly Showcases and Solo Shows 

Get into the Basement for our weekly 7pm showcase shows, and supersize your comedy fix with full hours from special guests heading underground – just add the 9pm session when booking.

Sat 19 Jun,  7pm: Showcase

Our weekly Saturday night showcase in The Basement featuring top talent from all over the country. It’s 90 minutes of hand-picked, wild and subversive comedy underground.

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Sat 19 Jun,  9.15pm: Nina Oyama| Is Doing Me Right Now

Hey you guys! I’m Nina Oyama! Comedian. Writer. Actress. Possum.

That’s right. I danced around in a possum suit on ABC’s The Set. But for my brand-new hour of comedy, I’m just doing me.  It’s a new character I’m working on. Just kidding. It’s just me!

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Sat 26 Jun,  7pm: Showcase

Our weekly Saturday night showcase in The Basement featuring top talent from all over the country. It’s 90 minutes of hand-picked, wild and subversive comedy underground.

Book online
Sat 26 Jun,  9.15pm: Daniel Townes | Little Ray of Sunshine

In early 2020 Daniel Townes found out very quickly that stand-up comedy is not an essential service. Over a year later he’s bringing this hour-long show to the Gold Coast so he can feel that live comedy release he has been stinging for.

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Sat 24 Jul,  9.15pm: Kirsty Webeck | Chuck a Sickie

Kirsty Webeck has been busy. In 2020 she was seen hosting the comedy stage at Falls Festival in Byron Bay, telling jokes on The Standup Sessions and serving up sausages on Network 10’s How To Stay Married. She’s heard regularly on ABC radio and recently joined Broad Radio as a co-host.

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Eat & Drink

The bar will be open for these events – enjoy a drink with friends while having a laugh.

Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID Safe plan and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.

All events are set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.

Acknowledgments

Comedy Underground is presented by Based Comedy, HOTA and supported by the RADF. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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