Australia’s premier comedy club since 1981, The Comedy Store is a one stop shop for world class comedy from abroad and in your own backyard. The Best in Live Comedy is a hand picked showcase of the movers, shakers & laughter makers of the comedy scene - 100% Comedy Store approved, tried and tested!
Eddie Ifft (USA)
Known for his quick wit and caustic-style of comedy, Eddie Ifft has a habit of speaking first and then thinking, which gets him in trouble – a lot. Having been fired from most jobs, including a short stint at his father's insurance firm (where he was either fired or asked to pursue a new career - depending on whom you ask) Eddie took to the stage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at an open-mic night and realised he was being paid to mouth off...and so began his stand-up career.
As a stand-up, Eddie has performed around the world. He has proudly told jokes in most comedy clubs in the United States, UK and Australia, and toured in more than 15 countries. This year alone he headlined across the United States and in Australia, performing to sold-out crowds. He has also made numerous TV appearances on shows such as Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, BET’s Comic View, NBC’s Late Friday Night, VH1's Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Comic’s Unleashed and Chelsea Lately, and released his own 30-minute special for Comedy Central. Eddie’s popularity has span to Australia, where he has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Rove, Thank God You're Here, The Footy Show and Good News Week.
Eddie has also performed at major comedy festivals including, Just For Laughs-The Montreal Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival.
Stephen Grant (UK)
Along with his clutch of awards and critical acclaim Stephen Grant must surely have right to the title of hardest working comedian in the UK. Regular compere of Krater Comedy Club at Komedia, which has won Best Comedy Venue in the South for an unprecedented 7 years. Stephen still finds the time to headline and MC gigs all over the country as well as being a regular guest on The Cutting Edge, deputizing presenter on BBC Southern Counties Radio.
It is not hard to see why Stephen is so popular, he possesses an energy and intellect which combined make for dynamite comedy. His speed and dynamism create a magical energy which has audiences rapt and hanging on his every word.
Joining Stephen on stage will be a host of local talent including the marvellous Bruce Griffiths.
One of Australia's most in-demand comedy writers and stand up comedians, Bruce has had his output consumed by a Who’s Who of local and international laughter, from Emmy-award winners Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”) and Rich Hall (“The Late Show with David Letterman”) to Adam Hills, Andrew Denton, Wil Anderson, Bette Midler, Paul McDermott, Doug Mulray, Raymond Crowe, Amanda Keller, Adam Spencer, Anh Do, Elle McFeast and Artist Services' and The Comedy Channel's sketch comedy ensembles.
This show also features the fabulous MC stylings of Steve Phillp and a hot new comic to watch who has recently been chosen to perform at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Comedy Zone) the delightful Jennifer Wong.