New addition to Ballarat’s comedy scene a chance for the start up comic

Ballarat’s comedy scene is continuing to grow, with a new open mic comedy night to launch on Friday.  

The monthly event titled Comedy Ballarat is set to create an opportunity for all comedians, from first timers to established comics, to practice new material. 

HOME GROWN COMICS: Hosts of Voice FM comedy radio show Hey Hey it's Friday Kel, Crystal and Dan with guest comedian Scott Walker. The radio studio is where the idea for Comedy Ballarat was born.

HOME GROWN COMICS: Hosts of Voice FM comedy radio show Hey Hey it's Friday Kel, Crystal and Dan with guest comedian Scott Walker. The radio studio is where the idea for Comedy Ballarat was born.

Comedy Ballarat organiser Crystal-Rae Wright said there had been a lack of opportunities for start up comics in Ballarat since the closure of the Babushka Bar, which had hosted the event Locally Grown Funnies. 

“While there’s so many opportunities available to up and coming comedians on the Melbourne scene, there was a gap in the market for performers on this platform in Ballarat,” Ms Wright said.

“Getting up on stage can be quite intimidating for people starting out. This will be a supportive and encouraging environment.”

Established comedians Scott Walker and Tim Young are also scheduled to perform at Main Bar at 8pm on Friday August 10.

Visit the Comedy Ballarat Facebook page to sign up. 

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