Dragan heats up sportsmen’s club

One microphone and a cricket bat: Comedy Shack's Paul Dragan (Hillarys) at the Scarborough Sportmen's Club.
One microphone and a cricket bat: Comedy Shack's Paul Dragan (Hillarys) at the Scarborough Sportmen's Club.

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.

Event information:

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