CROWD LAUGH OUT LOUD: Dave Williams at the Outback Comedy Gala in Tara.
CROWD LAUGH OUT LOUD: Dave Williams at the Outback Comedy Gala in Tara. Kate McCormack

Outback Comedy Gala hits Tara with a bang

WHAT happens when four comedians walk into a bar?

We have no idea. Did something funny happen?


This is just part of the brief description audiences were enticed with leading up the the Outback Comedy Gala in Tara yesterday evening.

Judging from the sounds coming out of the town's memorial hall, something very funny happened indeed.

Featuring some of Australia's funniest home-grown, seasoned to perfection talent including; Dave Williams, Craig Quartermaine, Christine Basil and Ting Lim, the Outback Comedy Gala was a night of country comedic bliss.

Tara residents turned out in mass to the free event brought to the region with support from The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

"If they had more events like this it would be really good for Tara,” said resident and gala attendee, Jenni Abdi.

"This is definitely something we need more of in Tara,” said long-time local, Barry Arnold.

"We have the facilities here, why not use them?”

Over 250 people attended Thursday night's show, the biggest crowd this tour has seen to date.

"It is great to see so many people here to enjoy the night and have a good time,” Brisbane comedian, Ting Lim said.

After three weeks together on the road all four comedians agree whilst Australian's sense of humour may differ greatly from the city to the bush, the outback Aussie larrikin is still alive and well in Tara.

The gala wraps up it's stint in the Western Downs this Friday night with another evening show in Miles at the Leichhardt Centre.

Doors will be open from 6pm with the show starting at 7pm and tickets to this show will be $5 on the door.

Check out the photo gallery below for more of the laughter from Tara: