Sydney Comedy Live

Welcome to YouHadToBeThere.com.au! We are Sydney's premiere live comedy site - We are working on some exciting projects at the moment. We'll be sure to keep you posted!

Our most viewed videos (or see them all)

1 Oct, 2011
Mel Gibson "Give Back My Son" Parody - Daylight Savings
19 Sep, 2011
External: Greta Jackson at the Comedy Store
18 Jan, 2011
Eddie Perfect at EvaporAid!
5 Jul, 2011
Shane Matheson eats an Invisible Mango
11 Jul, 2011
Calling the Anti-Piracy Hotline
9 Jul, 2011
Eric Hutton at Herrmann's Bar

Our newest videos (or see them all)

1 Oct, 2011
Mel Gibson "Give Back My Son" Parody - Daylight Savings
30 Sep, 2011
Steen and Susie in "Nice Kicks"
19 Sep, 2011
External: Greta Jackson at the Comedy Store
11 Jul, 2011
Calling the Anti-Piracy Hotline
9 Jul, 2011
Eric Hutton at Herrmann's Bar
5 Jul, 2011
Shane Matheson eats an Invisible Mango

We have new venues joining our ranks all the time, but you can accelerate that process by contacting us and inviting us along. Venues we are currently covering include Hermann's Bar, Marble Bar, Mic in Hand, The Laugh Garage, Gleebooks and The Roxbury Hotel. We are visiting a new venue or two every week to bring you the most diverse coverage possible.
  • Performers - Contact Paul Ayre on Facebook if you need to be tagged in your video posts, would like an event covered or have any queries about the website. (FAQ)
  • Venues - Running a comedy night that we don't know about? Let us know and we'll keep Sydney updated! (FAQ)
  • Audience - We are going to launch the most comprehensive coverage of comedy in the Eastern Suburbs, so bookmark this page for the most current information about comedy in Sydney.

Our recent posts:
In The Air Tonight, New Sketches and New Channel
In The Air Tonight!
So we’ve been quiet for a while, but we have been busy. First order of business – We have a live show appearing at the Old Fitzroy Hotel in Woolloomooloo! Also, new videos and new partners!
Read more...30th September 2011 at 11:53pm

Our Offline Sketches Online! Clips from Evapor-aid are flooding in!
Clips from Evapor-aid are flooding in!
As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve started to post Evapor-Aid clips – We’ve also started to post our in-house content produced exclusively for this website. We hope you enjoyed our live stream, the sketches and the clips we’ve started posting – It’s just what we needed to kick-start the year!
Read more...18th January 2011 at 8:38pm

Evapor-aid! The Biggest Event of 2011
Come and support Evapor-aid!
Come and support Evapor-aid – An initiative by comedian Dan Ilic – showing at the Roxbury Hotel this Sunday!
This is the biggest comedy event of the decade (so far). Featuring Eddie Perfect, Sam Simmons, Dan Ilic and a million more…
Read more...13th January 2011 at 10:04am

…And we’re delivering
We are delivering
Keeping a list of posts like this is really handy to see exactly how we’re doing in terms of keeping up with the demands of the public. Hopefully you’ve noticed the big website changes. Here’s what was been promised and what has been done.
Read more...05th December 2010 at 11:29pm

How do I look?
Our new image has been established. Paul is working feverishly on the back-end. Story Club stories are in progress with our new editor and we’re at two venues tonight (Wit Large and The Laugh Garage).
Read more...04th December 2010 at 2:48pm

We don’t talk any more…
I know we don’t really talk any more, but I’ve been busy. I’m still interested in you, but I’ve just got some other things going on right now. This doesn’t reflect how I feel about you. I’m just going through a really busy time right now.
Read more...01st December 2010 at 11:18pm

Jackie Loeb at A Mic in Hand
Jackie Loeb performed an amazingly sharp and entertaining set at A Mic in Hand in Glebe on November 25th, 2010. Jackie performed amazing impersonations of our lady president and an impressive array of famous singers. To cap it off, this woman can really sing! A voice that is matched with equal parts wit and charm. Do not miss her when she gets back from her US tour.
Read more...30th November 2010 at 3:46pm

Jamie Kilstein doesn’t like war
Jamie Kilstein at Sydney University tears into Barack Obama, right wing bigots, and the culture of war. After the Manning Bar gig, Jamie returned to America, thanks to our clips it’s like he’s still here.
Read more...29th November 2010 at 4:26pm

Alistair Bates at “A Mic in Hand” on 25.11.10
Alistair Bates delivered a series of fantastic rants at the Friend in Hand pub in Glebe. This weekly event, headlined this week by Jackie Loeb and MC’ed by Daniel Moore, is a fantastic event and showcased some of the most veteran performers in Sydney. Alistair’s set showed all that is good about being an angry man on a tirade.
Read more...28th November 2010 at 10:41pm

Carlo Ritchie @ Hermann’s Bar 24th November
Carlo Ritchie unleashes a tirade upon identical twins – Those uppity jerks with their good looks, their happiness and their make out parties. This set was performed at Hermann’s Bar on November 24th. This is close to marking the end of the time we have to work on the Hermann’s night – Damn good night from everyone!
Read more...28th November 2010 at 7:53pm

Alex Lee at Hermann’s heroes
The wonderful Alex Lee talks of racism, Angry Birds and the human condition – This set was performed at Hermann’s Bar on November 24th.
Read more...28th November 2010 at 3:09pm

Hermann’s Heroes – Michael Hing! 24.11.2010
Michael Hing – Founder of Hermann’s Heroes – performs a great opening set for “Hermann’s Heroes”. His set covered everything from Starcraft to the turmoil in North and South Korea (via historical pop culture snack: Cheezels)
Read more...26th November 2010 at 7:55am

Susie and Amanda Show – Ben and Alex in “Grand Dad”
Another highlight of the Amanda and Susie show – Ben Jenkins and Alex Lee perform an impro scene about… to be honest i can’t even remember now – But the moral of the story is it turned out to be hilarious
Read more...25th November 2010 at 5:49pm

Susie and Amanda in “15 Pounds Away From My Love”
Another highlight of the Amanda and Susie show – Featuring the two hosts themselves – “15 Pounds Away From My Love”
Read more...25th November 2010 at 2:08am

Paul Warnes Highlights – Laugh Garage 20.11.2010
Paul Warnes headlined at The Laugh Garage in the Sydney CBD. Click here for some grabs from his set.
Read more...25th November 2010 at 1:16am

The All Stars in “The Wild Geologist”
The All Stars perform and open scene with the audience suggestion “A Geologist in the Wild”. The team, along with “All The Single Ladies” will be heading on the grand final on Dec 11th – and deservedly so!
Read more...24th November 2010 at 5:52pm

Plenty in the Pipeline

Wondering what is in the pipeline?
Wonder no more!
You may have notice the event listing on the right hand side of the page. That’s pretty exciting. In terms of footage, we have one more Cranston Cup clip to come, a couple from The Laugh Garage and several from the recent Amanda and Susie show featuring surprise special guest Eddie Perfect! If we’re lucky, you may even get a chance to see some of his footage, but from what we saw, you really need to look out for his upcoming show.

Read more...24th November 2010 at 3:14am

Please Don’t Ask Me at Hermann’s Bar 17th November
Featuring an abundance of tidal waves and Bono. Performed by Short Term Memory Loss.
Performers: To be tagged in this post, contact me through Facebook!
Performed at Hermann’s Bar, University of Sydney
Read more...22nd November 2010 at 5:50pm

Promo for The Laugh Garage 20th November
As promised, here is a quick highlight reel of some of the comics at The Laugh Garage: Sydney on Saturday night!

Featuring Mikey Mileos, Damian Smith and headliner Paul Warnes.

Read more...22nd November 2010 at 7:01am

First week of filming wrapping up

Wondering what we’re covering next week? Wonder no more!
We’ve had a great first week of filming with some amazing material being performed at all venues. Click through to see our schedule for the coming week – Also, have a read of the upcoming enhancements to the website.

Read more...21st November 2010 at 12:56am

Candle Ends and the Burning of Them
Cameraman Jeremy Brull edited til 5:30am this morning whereas I bailed at 2:30am complaining that webdesign and programming is harder than editing. Jez was up again at 8am to do revisions I had for him to get Steen Raskopoulos his footage before 4pm today.
Read more...17th November 2010 at 11:57pm

What are we shooting next?

Apart from a series of about 7 short films that we aim to produce, we are covering the following gigs this week:
Tuesday – Full Body Contact No Love Tennis – Tuesday (FILMED – footage appearing later today)
Wednesday – Herrmann’s Bar Gigs – Wednesday (Full Body Contact No Love Junior Tennis)
Sunday – Theatresports Cranston Cup –…»

Read more...17th November 2010 at 3:46am