Sydney Comedy Festival

Sydney Comedy Festival Gala Review: International comedy is back and it’s frenetic

April 27, 2023

The Sydney Comedy Festival has finally rolled around and it’s time for four weeks of comedy to take over a multitude of venues in the city, but first, the fabulous Sydney Opera House gets to host one of the opening week galas that showcase a selection of artists to be found on the programme. A […]

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Anthony Locascio compares Melbourne and Sydney residents ahead of his Heart of Darkness tour

April 12, 2023

Sydney-based comedian Anthony Locascio is about to head out on his Heart of Darkness tour for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals. Kicking off today at Belgian Beer Café in Melbourne, the tour will stay until 22 April before moving to Factory Theatre Fusebox in Sydney from 3-7 May and […]

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Cameron James

Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Cameron James – Electric Dreams

May 15, 2022

  Nostalgia. It can happen to anyone, any time. The song that’s playing, that film you saw, the piece of memorabilia you found in your parent’s cupboard. They can spark memories of a time and place that you may have thought you’d forgotten. It’s those feelings of going back, remembering and sometimes cringing that Cameron […]

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Greg Larsen

Sydney Comedy Festival: Greg Larsen – We All Have Bloody Thoughts

May 15, 2022

There could not be a more suitable title for a comedy show. We All Have Bloody Thoughts is exactly what you’d expect from a comedian that is known for quite shouty diatribes, especially from his appearances on the now defunct ‘Tonightly’ show, various other stand-up appearances or his opinion articles which dance on the line between […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Rhys Nicholson – Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

May 9, 2022

The star of Rhys Nicholson has certainly risen, progressing from a struggling Sydney comedian, selling homemade bow-ties after shows and working at the evening’s box office, to hosting their own sold-out hour-long show at the same venue – it’s certainly been an impressive journey to witness. Their show was to be a triumph of navigating […]

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Gabi Bolt performs on stage at the State Theatre Sydney.

Review: Sydney learns to laugh again as the Sydney Comedy Festival kicks of at The State Theatre

April 29, 2022

The Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at The State Theatre was a sneak peek of some of the acts which will form the line-up of this year’s festival. With talent from around the world, each act was given 5 minutes to impress the crowd enough to get you to buy tickets to their show and provide […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival director Jorge Menindis talks about the just-launched 2017 season

April 26, 2017

The Sydney Comedy Festival has been around for thirteen years and has amazingly grown from a festival with humble beginnings, into a force that itself has grown to a major arts festival in Australia. Director of the festival for all that time, Jorge Menindis details the history while making some last minute plans prior to […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival announces first acts for 2017

December 8, 2016

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 […]

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2016 Sydney Comedy Festival award winners announced

May 18, 2016

At the wrap party for the 12th Sydney Comedy Festival, the winners of this year’s awards were announced, including international acts Daniel Sloss and Ivan Aristeguieta, and festival favourite Frank Woodley. The largest festival yet, the 2016 event boasted some 220 shows, and entertained an estimated 140,000 comedy fans. At the Factory Theatre event, festival […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Stephen K Amos’s The Laughter Master

May 8, 2016

Stephen K Amos knows Australians. The English comedian has been visiting our fine country for over a decade and he even has the nasally accent down pat. His show at the Enmore Theatre for the Sydney Comedy Festival was a rather clever look at life both in general as well as different observations and anecdotes […]

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7 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Month (May 2016)

May 2, 2016

Time to take a look at seven of the must-see arts events happening around Australia this month – May 2016, and it’s a eclectic mix if there ever was one: Sydney Comedy Festival With the Melbourne International Comedy Festival finished for the year, it’s time for the Sydney Comedy Festival to take the comedic festival mantlepiece. Many comedians […]

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Stephen K Amos talks about KFC karaoke, laughter and his Sydney Comedy Festival shows

May 1, 2016

Stephen K Amos is no stranger to Australian audiences. The English comedian has been visiting our shores for ten years and has made us laugh with his funny anecdotes and observations. The author of the hilarious autobiography, “I Used to Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey”, has just completed a run of shows for the […]

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Stephen K Amos returns to Australia for a massive three month national tour

January 25, 2016

Fresh from touring the UK, the maestro of feel-good comedy returns to Australia next month. Stephen’s show The Laughter Master will bring hilarious tales and stories of finding laughter in this crazy world we inhabit. Is it all just doom and gloom in the headlines? Establishing himself as a household name in Australia over the last […]

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Australia’s Funniest Shorts to Debut at Sydney Comedy Festival

April 28, 2015

The Sydney Comedy Festival is about to become a whole lot more hilarious, with the launch of Australia’s Funniest Shorts. Taking place at The Factory Theatre on April 28, the event showcases short films (up to 8 minutes) and sketches (up to 3 minutes) created by some of Australia’s best comedians and filmmakers. According to […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Stephen K Amos ‘The Spokesman’ – Enmore Theatre (09.05.13)

May 10, 2013

Stephen K Amos is one of the long running comedians who often swings by Australia for the Melbourne International and Sydney Comedy Festival circuits. He’s been embraced by our audiences thanks to his charming and witty tales and he’s back this time with his show The Spokesman to prove that he’s not worthy of being idolised.

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Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Cameron James ‘Nite Zoo’ – The Factory Theatre (04.05.13)

May 4, 2013

Sometimes it’s the little shows that can take you by surprise with their quirkiness and ability to combine the things we love all into a neat little package. Cameron James brings us Nite Zoo a stand up comedy performance that twists the tv chat show format into an interactive live action extravaganza with music and games and deep probing […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival Live Review: The Kransky Sisters – Seymour Centre (24.02.13)

April 26, 2013

The Kransky Sisters are back in Australia after an eccentric tour of the European continent, on which the unbalanced spinsters managed some rest and recuperation before launching into their brand new show Piece of Cake back in their homeland. That’s the fictional back-story at least. Sorry, I didn’t mean to break the forth wall. Poor […]

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