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Locals support Cairns comedy

DEAFENING laughter erupted from Macalister Brewing Company in Smithfield over the weekend as local comedy club, Guilt Free Comedy, hosted a show that attracted over 200 fans.

Guilt Free Comedy is Cairns’ longest running comedy club and hosts regular shows in both Cairns and Brisbane, bringing in renowned comedians from across the country as well as giving up-and-coming comedians a medium to break onto the scene.

On Saturday, locals were treated with one of the nation’s best as Daniel Delby brought his massive show Teacher Comedy Night to the stage at Macalister’s.

Supported by some local and even international act Grant Mushet from Scotland, Daniel and his fellow comedians had the massive crowd in stitches.

Guilt Free Comedy artistic director Ty Thomas said it was amazing to see so many people out and enjoying comedy on a Saturday night.

“We know Cairns locals love to laugh so we are always trying to bring new acts and new ideas to the Cairns comedy scene,” he said.

“It was amazing to have Daniel on stage, his set was phenomenal and you could tell the crowd really loved what he was doing.

“We really hope the people who came out to that show continue to support Guilt Free Comedy and by extension the roster of local comedians coming through the ranks.”

While Macalister’s has been the long-time home of Guilt Free Comedy, they have decided to include other venues in Cairns as part of their routine, with regular comedy nights to be held at the Empire Alternacade on Sheridan Street.

The first of these was held over on Friday and Sunday, drawing a small but energetic crowd who got a much more up close and personal experience with Daniel, his touring support and local comedians.

For more information around Guilt Free Comedy and any upcoming shows, head to their website here or follow their Facebook.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: International tourism set to boom and New creative developments at JUTE.

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