Australia’s Funniest Shorts to Debut at Sydney Comedy Festival


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 popular Aussie comedian Tim Ferguson, “Australia’s Funniest Shorts is the nation’s premier comedy shorts festival. As comedy is the most popular short film and new-media genre, it provides a vital element in Australia’s film culture”. Rotunda Media calls it an essential night for both longtime fans of the Sydney Comedy Festival and “anyone with a keen sense of humour”.

13 shorts will air over the night, including Tech Support directed by Queensland native Michael Griffin and The Polygamist, directed by New South Welshman Craig Melville. The night promises to be full of fun and frivolity, so get off YouTube, turn off your TV and revisit the good old days of laughing out loud with a cinema full of comedy lovers.

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