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Dead Jesters Comedy At Padre

Dead Jesters Comedy At Padre

| On 04, Nov 2014

The Brisbane standup comedy scene has found a new home, as the Dead Jesters comedy showcase moves into the basement of Woolloongabba dive bar, Padre.

Dead Jesters injects life into the alternative comedy format with a range of stand-up sets and interactive segments, with audience joke submissions (good or bad) and improvisation challenges.

For just $5 entry, you can expect seasoned acts such as cardigan-clad, zinger-slinging Melinda Buttle, unique local character Davo as well as a fresh host of newcomers giving it their all in an intimate basement setting, while enjoying Padre’s range of craft beers, cider and wines.


If you were missing in action the day of a show, don’t stress – sample-size portions of Dead Jesters can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home in podcast form, as show hosts Jacob Lingard, (the brains behind newcomer showcase, Fresh Meat) and Hannes Moneghan sift through the entrails of the previous show and dissect the night’s choice moments. Listen to some lively commentary on the hits and the misses of the previous show, as well as chats about the anatomy of a good gig from their own perspective as comedians grappling with hecklers, hen’s nights and jokes that sounded like a great idea in the shower.


The next Dead Jesters show is this Thursday the 6th November, and features the talents of Corey White, fresh from the Sydney Fringe Festival, Nish Selvadurai  (Thank God You’re Here), Raw Comedy State Finalist Rhi Down, and Sydney’s Raw Comedy Grand Finalist Geoffrey Windle. Pre-bookings are recommended as the small space sells out quickly – tickets available from trybooking.

The Details

What: Dead Jesters Comedy Showcase
When: Fortnightly – next show 6th November, 7:30 pm
Where: Padre – 598 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba
Cost: $5
More info: Event facebook page
Dead Jesters Comedy – Facebook page
Dead Jesters podcast listing


Images sourced from the Dead Jesters Facebook page