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Theme: The Anatomy of a Joke

This event occurred on
March 28, 2019
5:30am - 8:00pm AWST
(UTC +8hrs)
Perth, Western Australia

Not all jokes are created equal.
Want to learn the secret behind creating jokes that will guarantee LOLs?
Do you know the signs and symptoms of a dad joke? 🤔

Presenting TEDxUWASalon: The Anatomy of a Joke!
Join our amazing guest comedians for a night of light-hearted comedy and find out what actually makes a good joke!

Everyone is welcome!

The University of Western Australia
Hackett Cafe
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia, 6009
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Clive's Den

A sketch comedy group made up of 3 disappointments, Clive’s Den have recently done a live show at the Perth Fringe Festival. Find out what happens when you combine film students and comedy nerds, mixed with comical genius...

Colin Ebsworth

Colin Ebsworth is one of the most prolific young acts in the country. In a single year he wrote and performed two new hours of standup garnering award nominations and back to back sellout runs at the same festival (Perth Fringe 2015). He's featured ABC as a National Finalist in the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Raw Comedy Competition. In his home state he he's been nominated for Best Local Comedy (2013) and Outstanding Comedy (2015) at the Perth Fringe Festival. He regularly performs across the country with opening night performances at "The Comedy Lounge" West Australia's largest dedicated comedy venue, festivals such as "Disconnect" (2016) and "Fremantle Beerfest" (2014, 2015 & 2017) and featured headline at W.A's own Rottofest Comedy Festival in 2015.

Stephen B. Platt

Comedian + Creative
Stephen B. Platt is a Perth-based comic, avid pun maker and ideas man. He is the founder and creator of Thought Jar Productions, a performing arts group born of a desire to "make stuff" and "have fun". Plagued for years by a creative brain which just won't stop thinking up ideas, Stephen crafted a metaphorical vessel to put them in (his "thought" jar). This vessel has been designed to allow some of his many creative ideas to come to fruition (and to store his extraneous puns). Joining Stephen's endeavours are the Thought Jar team, a talented group of like-minded, creative people who love creating theatre, podcasts, and other online content.

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Perth, Australia


Perth, Australia