TASMANIA'S comedic production line has been busy in recent years, spitting out talents such as Hannah Gadsby, Josh Earl and Justin "The Bedroom Philosopher" Heazlewood.
But it is a thriving grassroots comedy scene that is strengthening the state's status as a comedian- friendly zone.
Regular comedy nights are now held in Launceston, including shows at the Dickens Cider Bar, Fresh on Charles, and the Country Club Tasmania's Tonic Bar.
Launceston-raised comedian David Bakker - a former national Class Clown and Raw Comedy competition finalist - hosts the monthly Fresh Comedy show as well as the Clubhouse comedy night in Hobart.
The 23-year-old said that six years ago, when he began performing stand-up and musical comedy, there was no real Launceston scene to speak of.
"Up until 1 1/2 years ago, there wasn't really anything happening," he said.
"It is one of those things that I think is going to keep growing and growing.
"I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if two or three more rooms opened up in the next couple of years."
Bakker said that the popularity of live local shows had snowballed since the emergence of the Hobart Comedy Festival 10 years ago.
He also said that Tasmanian audiences were fostering a "comedy-friendly" atmosphere.
"Comedy is still a relatively novel thing for audiences down here, they're still learning the rules and that it is OK to laugh," he said.
"There's not much heckling, comedians are very supportive of each other, as well.
"In Melbourne, there are stories of comedians attending shows and deliberately not laughing to try and bring down their competition.
"Down here, it is very supportive. People are involved in running each other's shows.
"It's a really nice vibe."
The shows that Bakker comperes at Fresh on Charles feature a mix of recognised faces (gigs have featured names such as Greg Fleet, Mel Buttle and David Quirk) and local talent - experienced or otherwise.
He also encouraged budding entertainers who were looking to build their skills to get their routine together and get on stage.
"It's really the only way to get better," Bakker said.
"There aren't really any `garage band' comedians who just picked up a microphone and were great straight away," he said.