Good Chat Comedy was birthed in 2017 to three mates with too much time and too many beers under their belts. From the beginning, our aim has been to bid an overdue farewell to the tired, played-out comedy shows of the past, and bring audiences fresh new acts, atmosphere, and absolute mayhem.
We began as a monthly comedy showcase in Brisbane’s seedy red light district of Fortitude Valley, at the notoriously rowdy boutique beer bar Barbara. After 18 months of chaotic monthly shows, we moved over to our new home underneath Fritzenberger, a heritage listed pub on the corner of Brisbane’s iconic Caxton St and Petrie Tce, claiming our spot with a weekly Wednesday lineup show.
In 2020, we emerged from the initial pandemic lockdown by returning with our staple shows on every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night, alongside speciality pop-up shows on other nights of the week. We broke into the touring market, bringing shows to regional hubs in Queensland such as Cairns, Townsville, and Toowoomba, and expanded to Australian comedy festivals with shows in Adelaide Fringe, Townsville Fringe, Wynnum Fringe, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Since we’ve begun, we’ve had a litany of brilliant renowned acts grace the stage, including Arj Barker, Jacques Barrett, Nick Cody, Luke Heggie, Geraldine Hickey, Tommy Little, Nick Capper, Brett Blake, Mel Buttle, Ben Knight, Greg Larsen, Nina Oyama, Adam Ray, Nate Jackson, Bob Franklin, John Cruickshank, James Donald Forbes McCann, Amos Gill, Dusty Rich, Lloyd Langford, Randy Feltface, Damien Power, Steph Tisdell, Gordon Southern, Matt Stewart, Tom Ballard, Dave Woodhead, and more.