NEWS: Canned Laughter at the Brisbane Comedy Festival

Get your laughing gear around this...

Get your laughing gear around this…

What do you call 375ml of comedy gold in a can, with a dry, subtle wit and a hoppiness that will give you belly laughs?

It’s called Canned Laughter and it’s our latest special batch brewed and released for this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival.

Thousands of brightly-coloured cans will be available exclusively at the 10th annual festival which runs from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, March 24 across four venues: Brisbane Powerhouse, City Hall, SunPAC and, for the first time, our two brewpubs at Doggett Street and Castlemaine Street.

The Brisbane Comedy Festival partnership combines three of our favourite things – community, great beer and a good laugh. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and it’s firmly within our DNA to have a bit of fun. It’s a great fit for us to be working with one of Brisbane’s favourite festivals and have some laughs along the way.

Brisbane Powerhouse (which runs the festival) is an institution in Brisbane’s arts scene. To be able to work with this iconic community organization is an absolute pleasure. The team at Brisbane Powerhouse were instrumental in every step along the way in creating Canned Laughter from collaborating on the brew to designing our lively-looking cans (which heavily features the Brisbane Comedy Festival branding).

Canned Laughter is a quirky New World Pale Ale with refreshing hints of citrus. It’s super fresh having been canned just this week and, at 4.4% abv, has its own little punchline…but won’t get you ‘skit-faced’.

Triple M funny man, Nick Cody, sneaks in a schooner of Canned Laughter (pic. Riley Charles).

From international superstars to local dive-bar legends doing stand-up to sketch and improvisation to cabaret, the Brisbane Comedy Festival will feature 75 hilarious acts over four weeks.

The Festival events at our brewpubs include the sold out ‘Comedy Smorgasbord’ on Sunday, February 24 at Castlemaine Street, Milton and ‘Brewhouse Comedy’ on Thursday, February 28 and Thursday, March 14 at Doggett Street, Newstead.

Grab your tickets to the Brisbane Comedy Festival HERE.