Sydney Comedy Festival announces first acts for 2017

Returning for its 13th year, and already boasting a lineup of some of the biggest names in Australian and international comedy, the Sydney Comedy Festival will run from April 24th until May 21st 2017.

Home grown acts include Dave Hughes, Joel Creasey, Aunty Donna, Rove McManus, Susie Youssef, and Merrick Watts, while Jason Bryne, Daniel Sloss, Arj Barker, Rose Matafeo, and Anne Klinge are just a few of the international names set to appear over the festival’s four week run.

Sydney Comedy Festival Director, Jorge Menidis said: “We are delighted to announce the return of the biggest comedy event on Sydney’s cultural calendar. The 13th Annual Sydney Comedy Festival promises to yet again deliver a festival of mirth that is bigger and better than ever before. Our first announcement packs a punch with big names, festival favourites and tantalising festival debuts and we look forward to revealing many more surprises in the months to come!”

Tickets for the announced acts are on sale now.
For more information, including tickets and the full lineup so far, please see the Sydney Comedy Festival website.


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Jodie Sloan

Living, writing, and reading in Brisbane/Meanjin. Likes spooky books, strong cocktails, and pro-wrestling.