Partners in Laughs - Arts Series Hotels and Brisbane Powerhouse

January 15, 2019


Art Series Hotels is thrilled to announce The Johnson will be the exclusive accommodation partner for the 10th annual Brisbane Comedy Festival, in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse, in 2019.


Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival will take place across Brisbane from February 22 to March 24 promising a bigger and better line-up than ever before.


To celebrate, Art Series will offer a 15% discount on the best daily rate for reservations at The Johnson during the festival when booked directly with the hotel.


Committed to inspiring guests with ‘the art of vivid encounters’, the partnership will encourage hotel guests to discover the comic musings, side-splitting stories and tear-inducing tales of the best national and international comedians.


Located in the hottest art and cultural hubs, guests can also enhance their stay by getting up close and personal to an abundance of namesake artist, Michael Johnson’s digital archival fine art editions and original works.


AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said this new partnership demonstrates Art Series’ commitment to supporting established and emerging talent across all art forms.


“Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing capital city with a burgeoning art culture so we are excited to officially partner with Brisbane Comedy Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse,” he said.


“We want to encourage our guests to have an out of the ordinary art-inspired stay with us and one of the best ways to do this is to explore the cities thriving cultural scene and enjoy a truly quintessential Brisbane experience.”


Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director, Kris Stewart, said they’re excited to be celebrating their 10th year of Brisbane Comedy Festival, having built this event to be one of the largest in Brisbane.


“The Festival attracts people from all over Australia and, by partnering with The Johnson and Art Series Hotels, we are able to offer them the most exciting place to rest their weary heads after an evening packed with laughs," he said.


Brisbane Comedy Festival has grown into a multi-venue extravaganza, bursting at the seams to host a hand-picked selection of the funniest folk in the country.


Featuring three Festival hubs, Brisbane’s home of contemporary and modern arts at Brisbane Powerhouse, the heart of our city at Brisbane City Hall and the fastest growing centre for the arts in outer Brisbane at SunPAC, Brisbane Comedy Festival will play host to one-liners, whimsy and mockery from more than 70 of the most hilarious comedians. From stand up to improv and sketch comedy, the festival has all tastes covered, plus they’ll shine a light on the best new talent, here and now!


For more information on Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019 please visit:


To redeem the discount, hotel bookings can be made at or by calling 07 3085 7200. Code: BRISBANEPOWERHOUSE

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