IT HAS been two years since stand-up comedian Paul Dragan (29) has performed and he is itching to give it another go.
Dragan has been spending his spare time finding a new home for his venture The Comedy Shack, a comedy club that offers a line-up of side-splitting national and international acts.
�We outgrew our original venue, so we went to others but it became difficult to schedule with other events they were hosting, so we found the Scarborough Sportman�s Club,� he said
Dragan, who discovered a love for comedy four years ago when he was 25 years old, wanted a place for comics to showcase their talent.
�For a lot of Aussie comics, if they do not have a TV deal, we don�t hear about them,� he said.
He said his addiction to comedy drove him to help others.
�I enjoyed watching comedy then decided to write it,� he said.
�I went to my first open mic and it went alright so I got a good feeling about it.
�It can be addictive, when you make a good joke, the crowd laughs, it is better than any drug.
�I look forward to writing more stuff when things settle down.�
Performances for The Comedy Shack are scheduled for the third Friday of every month after its April 17 launch in its new venue.
The first line up includes 1999 Triple J raw comedy winner Chris Wainhouse, Sami Shah, who hails from Pakistan and Ben Darsow.
What: The Comedy Shack
When: Friday, April 17, doors open at 7pm for 8pm start
Where: Scarborough Sportman�s Club, 75 Deanmore Road, Scarborough
Tickets: $30 at thecomedyshack.com.au or $35 on the door