Just for Laughs Sydney announces first names of 2016 line-up

Just for Laughs Sydney will be back for their sixth year when the festival kicks off in in early September. The festival, which brings together, some of the biggest names in comedy from Australia and internationally, will be returning to the Sydney Opera House.

Taking place from the 6-11th September, the festival has announced the first instalment of their line up, with Trevor Noah, Alan Carr and Margaret Cho all making their way to Australia for the event.

Noah, the new host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and South Africa’s most successful comedian, will be hitting the Opera House Stage on August 28th with his new show Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation.

Carr, who is perhaps best known for his talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, will be bringing his new stand up show Yap Yap Yap! to the Opera House and Australia for the first time, taking to the stage on September 6th.

Margaret Cho, performing on September 9th, has been called “one of the funniest comedians in America” by the New York Times, and has been nominated for three Grammy’s for her comedy work. Her comedy doesn’t shy away from the taboo topics, and is often described as no holds barred. Off stage Cho is also a staunch anti-bullying and gay right activist.

There will also be the mainstay of all comedy festivals, the festival gala, which will take place on September 10th. The line-up hasn’t been announced yet, but in the past the gala has featured some big names in comedy, including John Cleese, Eddie Izzard and Louis C.K. not to mention Australian comedy starts like Will Anderson, Adam Hills and Judith Lucy.

Tickets for Just for Laughs Sydney go on sale Monday 6th June, for more information and to book tickets visit HERE

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