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    Image credit: Images by Anderson

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    Image credit: Images by Anderson


Cool Story Bro

True tales and off-the-cuff comedy collide!

Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival and Big Fork Theatre


Welcome to Cool Story Bro, the anarchic night where true tales and off-the-cuff comedy collide!

Each show features a special guest home-grown comedian sharing real stories from their lives. Brisbane’s best improvisers then remix those stories, improvising a one-of-a-kind show that you’ll never see again.

Cool Story Bro is Big Fork Theatre’s take on the popular Armando and ASSSSSCAT shows from Chicago and New York City, the same kind of show where some of your favourite comedians – Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert, for example – cut their teeth.

Get up close and personal with Brisbane’s own Big Fork Theatre and decide for yourself if the truth IS funnier than fiction.

2017 WINNER, Anywhere Theatre Festival.


Big Fork Theatre are a gift to Brisbane comedy. Any show they are involved in is not to be missed. ★★★★★

Anywhere Theatre Festival

There's a genuine excitement in what they do and the shows that they put on which creates massive FOMO if you're not in the audience.


'Cool Story, Bro’ is a unique experience for those who want a different kind of edge to their comedy.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane