Laughs a minute at annual Beach Party

Francesca MannGeraldton Guardian

The Queens Park Theatre foyer was packed to capacity for The Comedy Emporium’s annual Beach Party Show.

Originally planned to be held outside in the amphitheatre, severe winds forced the show indoors, which featured a stellar line-up of local, national and international comedians.

Jarrod Connolly and Bao Duy Nguyen.
Camera IconJarrod Connolly and Bao Duy Nguyen. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian
Jarrod Connolly and Bao Duy Nguyen.
Camera IconJarrod Connolly and Bao Duy Nguyen. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian
Andrew O'Loughlin and Russell Stevens.
Camera IconAndrew O'Loughlin and Russell Stevens. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian
Taryn Clarke and Sian Sykes at The Comedy Emporium's Beach Party.
Camera IconTaryn Clarke and Sian Sykes at The Comedy Emporium's Beach Party. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian
Taryn Clarke and Sian Sykes at The Comedy Emporium's Beach Party.
Camera IconTaryn Clarke and Sian Sykes at The Comedy Emporium's Beach Party. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian
The Comedy Emporium creative coach Jody Quadrio and comedians Kim and Mark Canny.
Camera IconThe Comedy Emporium creative coach Jody Quadrio and comedians Kim and Mark Canny. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

With 47 performers in their programs, The Comedy Emporium has rapidly grown in four years to become a place where comedians can receive support and feedback on their material.

The Comedy Emporium creative coach Jody Quadrio and comedians Kim and Mark Canny.
Camera IconThe Comedy Emporium creative coach Jody Quadrio and comedians Kim and Mark Canny. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

“Everyone at the workshops is so supportive,” she said.

The Comedy Emporium creative coach Jody Quadrio and comedians Kim and Mark Canny.
Camera IconThe Comedy Emporium creative coach Jody Quadrio and comedians Kim and Mark Canny. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

“Everyone is giving ideas to each other, giving away jokes because they don’t suit their style.

“We hear Perth comedians say you don’t get that anywhere else.

“Julian Canny (The Comedy Emporium ringleader) encourages people to get up and have a go.”

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