Stella Kappos features

The Adelaide Comedy Showcase host Bill Egan July 5th

 

Maria Bamford

July 9th Hindley St Music Hall

 

Ray O'Leary

Your Laughter Is Just Making Me Stronger July 17th – 20th Rhino Room

 
 

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Coming Soon…

Lewis Spears – It’s Over… For You. June 28th

After two major jaw surgeries Spears is back with this dark, hilarious, and silly show, delivered with a silver tongue and a skull full of medical grade steel.

Seen on ABC, criticised by A Current Affair, and cranially reconstructed by a team of surgical artisans, Spears is back, he’s better than ever and at long last: It’s Over… For You.

Akwasi Osei-Tutu – All In – June 29th

Join Akwasi at the Rhino Room for a night of comedy and good vibes. This show is all about going All In and making the most of the moment.

Laugh Lab Open Mics – Monday Nights at Rhino Room

Adelaide’s premier open mic comedy night! Watch a mix of established and new comedians trying out new material at the Laugh Lab! Each week we hand-pick some of the best local comedians, with open mic spots drawn on the night. With new material and fresh faces, you’re guaranteed to see something new each week! Doors/open mic sign-up 7:30, 8pm start.

National Raw Comedy Runner Up of 2024 Stella Kappos features Adelaide Comedy Showcase July 5th.

Hosted by Bill Egan supported by Stephen Sheehan, Fabio Migliaccio, Cecilia Ronson and Libby Parker Trainor. Live comedy at the Rhino Room every Friday for the last 24 years. Showcasing the funniest comedians in Adelaide on the same stage as the best comedians from around Australia and the world since the year 2000. Hot Tip: Adelaide Comedy subscribers save $10 on their tickets with weekly passwords for the Adelaide Comedy Showcase. Subscribe at AdelaideComedy.com and you will even get your first 2 tix Free!

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July 9th Hɪɴᴅʟᴇʏ Sᴛ Mᴜsɪᴄ Hᴀʟʟ 7pm
New York Times best-selling author, actor and multi-award winning comedian Maria Bamford will be bringing her beloved brand of stand up back to Adelaide! Bamford’s unique comedy style and sharp observations on family dynamics and human eccentricities has won her praise from peers and audiences the world over. Combining sharp humour with empathy, Bamford’s comedy is unafraid to lean into the personal, as she weaves stories about her life and her own mental health journey in with wickedly funny comedy.

Bobby Macumber hosts The Adelaide Comedy Showcase July 12th

The Best, Local, National & International Comedians in Adelaide live at Rhino Room every week for the last 24 Years. Subscribe & get your first 2 tix Free! Hot Tip: Adelaide Comedy subscribers save $10 on their tickets with weekly passwords for the Adelaide Comedy Showcase.

Ray O’Leary – Your Laughter Is Making Me Stronger July 17th – 20th

Kiwi comic RAY O’LEARY returns in 2024 in all his suited splendour with his brand new live show, YOUR LAUGHTER IS JUST MAKING ME STRONGER.

The Adelaide Comedy Showcase July 26th

The Best, Local, National & International Comedians in Adelaide live at Rhino Room every week for the last 24 Years. Subscribe & get your first 2 tix Free! Hot Tip: Adelaide Comedy subscribers save $10 on their tickets with weekly passwords for the Adelaide Comedy Showcase.

Atsuko Okatsuka – Full Grown Tour Aug 2nd

Atsuko Okatsuka is on her way to Australia & New Zealand for her debut tour!  Bringing her brand new show Full Grown, Atsuko is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer based in LA.  Atsuko was born in Taiwan and spent her childhood in Japan.  Her debut standup special, The Intruder – directed by Tig Notaro premiered on HBO, December 2022 and was named the Best Debut Special of 2022 by the New York Times and one of the Best Specials of 2022 by Vulture and Variety. She was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch for 2022, and when she made her late-night stand-up debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Vulture proclaimed she won late-night. She was raised by her grandmother, and they created the #DropChallenge together which has amassed more than 10 million views.  Her unique upbringing brings an artfully-offbeat resilient persona which is perfectly embodied in her blunt bangs and bowl cut.

Lost in Translation presents: Back to the Future Aug 3rd

Lost in Translation is back with more mid-year previews! They’ll ask the question no one has ever dared ask before: What happens when you take the script Back to the Future, make it an hour long and run it back and forth between a dozen different languages using online translators, put it back into English and read the resulting script live on stage in character? Join us this August for Lost in Translation presents: Back to the Future!

Danny McGinlay features the Adelaide Comedy Showcase hosted by Gordon Southern Aug 16th

Supported by the best comedians in Adelaide. Subscribe & get your first 2 tix free at AdelaideComedy.com
Hot Tip: Adelaide Comedy subscribers save $10 on their tickets with weekly passwords for the Adelaide Comedy Showcase. The Best, Local, National & International Comedians in Adelaide live at Rhino Room every week of the year for the last 24 years.

Romesh Ranganathan – Hustle – 12th Oct

Romesh is back with a brand-new show examining the human condition… are people inherently good?  Is charity always a positive thing?  Is hustling the key to success?  Or is all this a load of rubbish we’ve made up to keep people working hard for no reason. Join Romesh as he examines all of these issues and more while providing no real answers. Best known for The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, The Ranganation, Rob & Romesh Vs, A League Of Their Own, Avoidance, Romantic Getaway, host of Weakest Link and his own BBC Sounds and Radio 2 show For The Love Of Hip Hop.

‘A masterclass in spinning life’s frustrations into comedy gold ‘ Evening Standard

‘..deceptively sharp and utterly disarming’ The Times

‘…vivacious comedy’ The Guardian

Dave Thornton features the Adelaide Comedy Showcase Oct 18th

Hosted and supported by some of Adelaide’s funniest comedians with Dave Thornton’s hilarious hour show NOTHING’S UNPOSSIBLE.

After 20 years in the stand-up game & sold out shows across Australia, Dave is celebrating by proving Nothing’s Unpossible in a red-hot hour of inmissable comedy. Guaranteed you’ll have some fun, come check out a performer who’s spent almost half of his life doing what he loves. With his stand-up clips routinely getting millions of views online, there’s going to be some bangers in this show! You would’ve seen Dave on The Project, The Hundred w Andy Lee, The Back Page (Foxtel/Kayo) or really stretching his acting chops as Troy in Upper Middle Bogan on Netflix.

“Don’t miss this.” ★★★★★ Scotsman
“An hour of quick wit and cheery anecdotes.” ★★★★ The Age

PAPPOU a comedy show by Anthony Locascio Oct 19th

6.30pm at Rhino Room Australia’s premiere post racial comedian returns with a show dedicated to his grandfather, the immigrant experience and chasing dreams.

Anthony Locascio’s Pappou (grandfather) immigrated to Australia from Greece in the 1950s, ferried over to become the top goalkeeper in Australian soccer. This dream came to an abrupt end when Pappou’s fist had a chance encounter with a referree’s head. ‘Being a man’ was different back then.

In 2024, his grandson’s dream of being a stand-up comedian hangs in the balance, as he contends with the challenges of a modern man – staying off the vapes, raising kittens and defeating all forms of prejudice from the safety of a podcast microphone. Join Australia’s foremost post-racial comedian for a show which is a love letter to his grandfather, the immigrant experience, and chasing dreams in ‘PAPPOU’.

Neel Kolhatkar – Dirty Flirty 30 – Nov 16th.

After the success of his 2023 tour and subsequent special ‘Villain Era’ Neel is back on tour with his brand-new show, ‘Dirty Flirty 30’. In 2024 Aussie comedian Neel Kolhatkar turned 30 and with it came a host of new jokes about the crazy world we’re living in. This year’s show sees Neel take aim at modern culture, cost of living, history, politics and of course himself. His brand-new show is touring across Australia.

TREVOR NOAH – Off The Record Tour Nov 17th

Adelaide Entertainment Centre 8pm. Trevor Noah, one of the most successful comedians in the world, is on his way to Australia and New Zealand with his ‘Off The Record Tour’.  Most recently known for hosting the Emmy® Award-winning “The Daily Show” and is author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood”. To date, “Born a Crime” has sold over 3 million copies across all formats.

Eric Idle – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Live! Nov 20th

Eric Idle, star of stage, screen and crossword puzzle, has often been compared to Noel Coward.  But never favorably.  He has been in Show Business since 1961.  “Unfortunately I can’t find the exit” he says.  “My role in life seems to be cheering people up,” he adds glumly.

His new show, coincidentally called Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Live! is a nostalgic one man musical reflecting his love of Comedy, Music, Life and what he calls Mock and Roll, a weird hybrid of comedy and music, with tributes to George Harrison and Robin Williams and a salute to The Rutles, the Beatle parody movie he created which was the world’s first ever mocumentary about the legendary pre-fab four whose legend will last a lunchtime.

Brad Williams – 23rd Nov

Pound for pound, Brad Williams, is the funniest comedian in the US right now, and is on his way to Australia & New Zealand. As an accomplished comedian and actor, Williams has appeared on numerous TV shows and feature films including The Tonight Show, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.  His latest groundbreaking Netflix special The Degenerates garnered huge ratings and rave reviews.
Williams’ humorous and inspiring observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race consistently wins over audiences.  His high energy live performances frequently produce standing ovations which prompted the late Robin Williams to call him “Prozac with a head.”
Don’t miss the hilarious Brad Williams live!
“No one is doing stand-up comedy more hilariously than Brad Williams.”- New York Times

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Testimonials

Walking through the doors of the Rhino Room always reminds me of what I like about comedy. In the dirty little green room all are equal. Reputations are left at the door. New comics swap punch-lines with people you would normally only see on the TV. But if a comedian is killing on stage, then the backstage empties and every comic is found side stage, watching, laughing, riding the energy of the gig. The outside world doesn’t exist. It’s all about the show.

Wil Anderson

I love the Rhino Room because it’s the best comedy room in Adelaide. As for the bar … I can always remember walking in but I can never remember walking out. Too much fun.

Tom GleesonGold Logie Winner, Hard Chat and Hard Quiz

What I love about the Adelaide Comedy Gigs is that apart from the providing the opportunity to see top-line comedy acts at about half the price you would pay to see them during the Fringe. There’s somewhere I can go to forget my troubles for a few hours and have a good laugh. It’s the best form of therapy I know! And as a regular comedygoer, it’s fascinating to watch the comedians (and even individual jokes) develop over time. Plus there’s the satisfaction of knowing that when some of the current crew make it big (which they will), I’ll be able to say “I saw them before they were famous…”

David Hyland

I love Adelaide Comedy because it is a symbol of fun, laughter, friendship and family. It has given me so many wonderful memories in the past few years, and I know it will always be a part of my laugh, whether I be behind the scenes or in the audience. So much love for AC and everyone who help to make it happen.

Lauren ‘Lolly Dolly’ Thiel

The Rhino Room is not only a great venue to see comedy; it’s also THE place to go for a drink if you want to view the comedians in their natural habitat.

Arj Barker

The perfect comedy oasis for great comics to play and create.

Greg Fleet
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A Tribute To The Old Rhino Room

In 2017 the old Rhino Room in Frome St was demolished to make way for progress. Some of the people who loved the Rhino for 20 years banded together to create this tribute to the old girl. Rhino Room has now moved to 131 Pirie St where you can see live comedy every week of the year. Help us start a whole new history for Adelaide’s favourite laugh factory.