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Arts & Culture

Find Your Perspective.

There’s a rumour that we’re not a very “artsy” place. Good thing it’s just a rumour. Galleries, theatre groups, nostalgia museums, sculpture festivals and indigenous performances just brush the surface of a cultural canvas that goes far deeper. As they say – art is purely a matter of perspective after all.

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  • 22/11/2022

    Hump Day Comedy at Atrium Bar

    Let off some steam with a good belly laugh, feast on a pizza and wash it all down with a brew or two at the Atrium Bar’s Hump Day Comedy. Presented by Gold Coast stand-up comedy and entertainment legends Based Comedy and brought to you by Byron Bay Brewery, each Wednesday will bring a new line-up of local and national comedians including the likes of Greg ‘Sully’ Sullivan and Lindsay Webb. This mid-week perk-up is free to attend, so gather your crew, settle into one of the comfy bean bags and sip a brew while you laugh. Hump Day Comedy will also see an exclusive menu filled with delicious cheap eats, including $10 pizzas, onion rings, wedges and salt and pepper calamari. Walk-ins are welcome, though we recommend emailing [email protected] and booking a table if you plan on bringing a few friends. The Star practises responsible service of alcohol. 

  • 24/11/2022

    Comedy at Madocke

    Every Friday night Live Comedy at Madocke Beer Brewing Company, one of Gold Coast's newest and coolest breweries.This Friday we are back upstairs at Madocke with a line up of the best comedians from around Australia and internationally at one of the Gold Coast's newest and coolest breweries. Belgian beers, big laughs and the perfect way to knock-off for the week every Friday night. This week we're back with another amazing night of comedy with two of Australia's finest acts gracing the stage as well as a hand-picked selection of talented support acts. The acclaimed and absolutely hilarious Benny Darsow is with us as your headline act, and joining him as your host for the evening is none other than Queensland comedy legend Craig Quartermaine. We can't wait to kick this one off. Ben Darsow is an overnight success story 20 years in the making. After stints playing professional basketball and elite golf, Benny has spent the last decade full-time out on the road developing into one of the strongest and most versatile live standup comedians in Australia. Ben's style is relaxed yet playfully energised, blending well-crafted material with improvised audience banter to create in-the-moment comedy gold. You can catch Benny throughout Australia's comedy & fringe festivals, hosting & headlining the premier comedy clubs in the country, touring the mining communities of WA, featuring on P&O comedy cruises around the Pacific Islands, as well as touring internationally. Ben was nominated for Best Comedy in 2017 & 2016 Perth Fringe World and was the host of the 2018 Sydney Comedy Festival Gala. "Ben Darsow is to take the most mundane situations and turn them into laugh out loud moments." ★★★★ 1/2 The West Australian "Get out and discover Ben Darsow...a masterclass in audience interaction." ★★★★ The Herald Sun "Ben Darsow is seriously funny...cleverly crafted material and slick improvisation skills". ★★★★ The Advertiser Craig Quartermaine is a Comedian, Journalist and Producer for Comedy Central's "The Jim Jefferies show". He has appeared on Triple J’s One Night Stand Up on the ABC, was a 2016 National RAW finalist. Craig has also opened for Comedy acts such as Hannibal Burress, Chris Delia, Naseem Hussain and Jim Jefferies. He's performed around the world with Edinburgh award winning Comedian Brendon Burns in their acclaimed show “Race Off” performing the 5 star reviewed show at the Edinburgh Fringe, London’s Soho Theatre, as well as European tours across Latvia, Estonia and Finland. Along with an appearance on the Richard Herring podcast Craig has also performed his first solo show “The Quarterblood Prince” at the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy festivals. As well as producing for the ABC’s “Tonightly with Tom Ballard” He is currently touring his new show “Historically Accurate” nationally in 2021. Join us every Friday in Ashmore for Comedy at Madocke, upstairs from 7pm. Food truck on site: Krazy For KurtoshTaproom open from 12pm.Please book a table in our taproom (0407 787 330) if you're coming in for pre-drinks and a bite from the food truck. Comedy is held in our upstairs event's room.Next to our beers, we also serve a variety of QLD wines, gins, vodka and cocktails. There will be something for everyone.

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Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. 
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.