Canned Comedy a hit with charitable community

Canned laughter: Comedian Sean Conway is performing at The Civic. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d485330
Canned laughter: Comedian Sean Conway is performing at The Civic. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d485330

THE coupling of comedy and charity has proven to be a huge hit in Inglewood.

The first two shows of a monthly stand-up comedy series Canned Comedy at The Civic Hotel, with the entry fee a canned food donation for Foodbank WA, have sold out.

The August 1 show sold out within a week after it was announced and raised 115kg of food, which equals about 230 meals.

Organiser and comedian Sean Conway said entry was not limited to one can donation.

“We won’t turn people away for having too many cans and if they don’t bring a can, it is a $5 entry and everything goes to Foodbank,” he said.

Mr Conway said the enthusiastic and supportive response was “humbling”.

“We tried doing this with another charity and they said no because they didn’t like my (style of) comedy,” he said.

“I was more surprised by how quickly the shows sold out; we didn’t have a heap of publicity.

“This is our community and we look after our own.”

Mr Conway said there were “big plans” for a Christmas show and there were hopes to make it a weekly gig.

For more information, go to the Canned Comedy Facebook page.