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Free night of laughter and fun as Comedy tour hits the Western Downs

Mark McConville

Western Downs Regional Council is encouraging locals to come together and enjoy an unforgettable night of non-stop laughter and entertainment when two of Queensland’s local comedians, Mark McConville and Kat Davidson take to the stage across the region this November.

 Kaimkillenbun, Brigalow, and Condamine will all play host to the popular comedy event Not Just for Laughs, back for the sixth year.

Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said the event was an amazing incentive for our communities to come together and lift their spirits.

“This fantastic event was originally introduced to bring cheer to our drought-stricken communities in 2015 and has now cemented itself as a not-to-be-missed event that brings communities together,” Cr Maguire said

“Our rural towns are an important part of the vibrant Western Downs community, and these events are a chance to come together and have some fun with friends and neighbours after the isolation we have faced through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kat Davidson

“It’s important to remember that you are never alone, and events like Not Just For Laughs are about reminding each other that we are one region and one community.

“It’s also fantastic to have two acclaimed comedians travelling to the region as part of these events, and I encourage everyone to make the time to come along”.

Audiences are certain to enjoy laughs, with both Mark McConville and Kat Davidson each having over 20 years experience on the comedy circuit.

Mark McConville is not only a professional comedian and speaker; he is also an advocate for mental health and suicide prevention. Kat Davidson has headlined clubs across Australia and Canada and shared the spotlight with some of the world’s best comedy acts.

The evenings will also feature live music and an opening address by Mary O’Brien from ‘Are You Bogged Mate?’.

The first Not Just for Laughs 2021 event will take place at the Kaimkillenbun Hall on Thursday, 11 November, followed by the Brigalow Hall on Friday, 12 November and finally at the Condamine Sports Club on Saturday, 13 November.

Doors open at 6:00 pm, with the show commencing at 7:30 pm.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase thanks to our fantastic local community groups.

The event is free; however, bookings are essential. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite –

Free public transport will also be offered to residents again this year, residents are encouraged to visit Council’s website for more information.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government

For more information contact Council on 1300 268 624 (COUNCIL)


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Western Downs Regional Council Media Office                                                07 4679 4265