The 14th annual Sydney Comedy Festival returns in 2018 delivering to us all the laughs, talent and side-splitting hilarity we’ve come to expect from this absolute “comedy behemoth,” as Festival Director Jorge Menidis calls it.
“We set a brief that was simply to make it bigger, funnier and unmissable, and that is exactly what I believe this year’s festival delivers,” says Menidis.
The Sydney Comedy Festival Gala will kick of the festivities, where across three big nights and four venues, an impressive line-up of comics will give us a taste of what’s on offer over the month-long extravaganza.
Our city welcomes renowned international talents Urzila Carlson (RSA/NZ), David O’Doherty (IRE), Jason Byrne (IRE), Daniel Sloss (SCO) and UK stars Ross Noble, Stephen K Amos, Jonathon Pie, Paul Chowdhury and Jamali Maddix; as well as US performers Michael Che, Shawn Wayans, Tom Segura and Ari Shaffir – and this is only a handful of the international talent you’ll find performing around the city.
Just some of the Australian crowd favourites joining the line-up are Kitty Flanagan, Aunty Donna, Matt Okine, Tom Gleeson, Doug Anthony All Stars, Cal Wilson, Fiona O’Loughlin, Joel Creasy and Lawrence Mooney.
This year the FRESH program invites us to see an exciting line-up of 12 emerging comedians, and for the first time, the Festival brings to us South African All Stars, featuring the very best of South Africa’s comedians.
With all this plus a fun-filled children’s program on opening weekend, there’s a show to give every Sydney-sider a good giggle.
From fresh-faced new talent to veteran comedy icons, this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival is set to be bigger and funnier than ever. The Festival runs from April 23rd to May 20th at venues across the city.
For more event information and tickets, visit www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au.