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Comedy hub has a carnival atmosphere

The inaugural Hobart Festival of Comedy will feature a carnivalesque collection of performers at the festival’s hub at In The Hanging Garden including stilt walkers, sword swallowers, contortionists and fire breathers.

The free festival hub will run alongside a ticketed late night comedy event called Club Chaos at High Altar.

“It’s been a wild ride for us pulling together the Festival Hub program, and it’s shaping up to be quite the spectacle,” DarkLab events producer Melanie Price said.

“The Cathedral will be transformed into an extravaganza resembling a lively side-show alley, creating a world of wonder in the heart of the CBD.”

“It’s always such a complex but rewarding task to be in the driver’s seat when programming Tasmanian musicians, comedians and cabaret performers,” DarkLab music program manager Sam Dowson said

“We have some amazingly talented artists here and I’d love to see them all receive the recognition that they deserve at every stage of their career.

“Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll definitely find it between the Festival Hub and Club Chaos this March.” The Hobart Festival of Comedy will run from 22 to 24 March with 12 headline shows across four venues.

Tickets are available at festivalofcomedy.com.au

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