1. Do I need to book tickets?
Because the Sit Down Comedy Club at the Paddo Tavern is the most popular comedy room in Brisbane, we are often very busy. To make sure you don't miss out it is always a good idea to give us a call to make a reservation (especially for big comedians). To find out more on how to book, click here.
2. Do I have to pre-pay my tickets?
Seats aren’t guaranteed until they have been paid for in full. We can take all major credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express), direct deposit or cash at the office. Please note, as of June 2010 there are booking fees attached to tickets. To find out about the fees, click here.
3. Is it allocated seating?
At the Sit Down Comedy Club we can hold up to 250 people. Each person will have a chair and table to sit at. Once these seats have been sold, then we can also sell standing room tickets. If you have a particular table you would like to sit at we can take requests but we can’t guarantee you will be sitting there (particularly on busy nights).
4. Is it strictly over 18s only?
Unfortunately due to liquor licensing, entry is strictly for people over 18 only.
5. What time do I need to get there and what time does the show start?
On normal nights the doors to the club open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Occasionally if the comedian is a big headliner then the starting time will change. It’s always best to check with us when you make a reservation. We ask that you are at the venue at least half an hour before the show begins.
6. How long does the show go for?
The show usually goes for between 2 and 2 ½ hours. There are breaks during the show so you can stretch your legs and get a drink.
7. Can I get something to eat?
On most nights there is an a la carte menu to order from. If you are having a group booking then we also offer a pre-set menu. Click here to look at our fabulous food.
8. Is there a bar?
The bar is located in the Sit Down Comedy Club and is open the whole night during the show. Because we are part of the Paddo Tavern, drinks are at normal bar prices. After the show you can party on upstairs at the Tavern until the wee hours of the morning. The Paddo has live music, pool tables and a great veranda to relax on.
9. Is there parking?
Parking is available at the Paddo Tavern however it is limited, so it's best to get there nice and early to secure your spot. When football games are on at Suncorp Stadium then parking is limited on the street. Click here for a map of parking restrictions when there is an event on at Suncorp Stadium.
10. Where are you located?
We are part of the World Famous Paddo Tavern located at 186 Given Terrace in Paddington. We are a short walk from Caxton St and Suncorp Stadium. Click here for a map.
11. How about public transport?
Buses go regularly from the city (routes 385 & 375) straight past the Comedy Club, alternatively you can catch a train to Milton train station and take a 10-minute walk to the club. From the city we are only an 8-minute cab ride. Click here for bus and train timetables.
12. Is there disabled access?
Yes there is access for wheelchairs and those who need other assistance. When making a booking please let us know about your requirements and we can certainly help you out. Click here for more special assistance information.
13. Are the comedians funny?
At the Sit Down Comedy Club we only hire the best of local, national and international comedians. Although comedy is subjective, each show we showcase a number of different comedians so there is always someone who will make you laugh. To find out more about our comics, click here.
14. Can you cater for large groups?
We cater for all types of groups whether it’s a hen’s night, work function or a birthday party. We offer all kinds of discounts so please ask when you are making your reservation.
15. What is the dress code?
Dress code is smart casual so jeans and a t-shirt are fine. Shorts and thongs are not acceptable at the Paddo after 9pm so please make sure you are dressed accordingly.
16. What is your refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable however they can be transferred to another night or another person (time limit applies).
17. Do you book private shows?
We can cater for up to 250 people and it is always an option to hire out the whole club for your occasion.
18. We need comedians for our event, can you help?
The Sit Down Comedy Club specialises in the provision of professional comedians to the corporate market. For a variety of functions The Sit Down Comedy Club can advise on, and supply the most suitable and entertaining perfomers. At any corporate events, including staff dinners, awards nights or conferences, our comedians can perform their own unique comedy, act as an MC or script specific material by arrangement. Click here for more information about our corporate comedians.
19. Do you sell gift certificates?
Absolutely! Gift Certificates are valid for 12 months and can be used at any show. We can also add a meal and drink vouchers. It’s as easy as calling the office and we can post them out to you. They make great Christmas gifts too! For more information, click here.
20. I’m coming to The Sit Down Comedy Club to celebrate a special occasion. Should I expect anything special?
At the Sit Down Comedy Club we always strive to make your night special. Upon booking, let us know if it is a special occasion and we will endeavour to make it all the more special. Over the years we have celebrated 21st birthday parties, wedding anniversaries and we have also had some very public marriage proposals on stage!
21. Are cameras allowed in the club?
You are most welcome to take photos of your group celebrating at the Sit Down Comedy Club. However taking photos, video recordings or audio recordings of the comedians is strictly not permitted (this is because all comedians material is copy-righted).
22. How can I find out when my favourite comedian is coming up?
We have hot new (and sometimes old) talent coming to visit us regularly at the Sit Down Comedy Club. So why not join up to our email list and you’ll be the first to know who is coming up. Once you join our mailing list you will be eligible for all the great giveaways we have and will be able to keep up with all the news. Become a Friend of the Sit Down Comedy Club to join.