Comedy makes for a great night out and the Laycock Street Theatre has it in bucket loads! Central Coast Weekender recently headed to the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase to enjoy some hilarity.
Sydney Comedy Showcase
The Sydney Comedy Showcase has been travelling the country sharing the love after the close of the Sydney Festival in May for three years. Travelling through more than 45 destinations, the showcase stars certainly know how to entertain the lighthearted regional destinations of Australia. Two shows were up for grabs to Central Coast locals this year, we headed there on Friday 14 August.
Comedy @ Laycock did not disappoint. A hilarious night was enjoyed by all with stand out performances by Becky Lucas, Tien Tran and Smart Casual. My favourite by the end of the night was Smart Casual. Impromptu song compilation is hard to beat. Check out Fletcher Jones and Rodger David from Smart Casual on their Facebook page. A shout out to the poor suckers in the front row, if you aren’t one for joining in, buy the tickets at least four rows back.
If you missed it, you can catch the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase in Newcastle on September 5. Get tickets for the Civic Theatre here.
Happy Endings Comedy Club
Comedy is never over at the Laycock Street Theatre. The Happy Endings Comedy Club, two-time winner of Sydney’s best comedy club, is heading to the Laycock Street Theatre on the last Saturday of the month with the first show on August 29.
Remaining performances for the year include:
- 29 August – Mikey Robbins, Bruce Griffiths, Chris Radburn
- 26 September – Peter Berner, David Smiedt and Luke Heggie
- 31 October – Tommy Dean, Katie Burch and Cam Knight
- 28 November – Chris Wainhouse, Sean Woodland and David Williams
The shows are suitable for adults only. Be quick and get tickets here.
There are a variety of options available for eating out before heading the Laycock Street Theatre either close to theatre or a little further afield.
On the night we ate in Wyoming, it wasn’t a great experience. The restaurant we headed to was overwhelmed with the crowd and didn’t get our food out in time. You need to be seated to eat at least 2 hours before the performance time regardless of the cuisine if you want to avoid this problem.
We have headed to the The Black Sesame in East Gosford when we headed to Kitty Flannagan – Seriously? A makeover in the last few years has made the restaurant more inviting.
If you are going during the day, The Three Trees, directly opposite the theatre is a brand new café which looks seriously incredible. Perhaps we can beg them to open at night!!