The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is all over Red-Rover but Australia still hasn’t had enough of comedy. If this is you, it’s time to join the comedians in their gypsy-like wake and travel to Sydney or Perth (or both!) to check out more hilarity. Here are the details:
Sydney Comedy Festival
This year’s festival features many stellar comedians. Centred around the CBD, this year the entertainment expands out as far as Parramatta, Bondi and Chatswood. Follow along with the SCF podcast, where Triple J’s Kyran Wheatley attempts to interview all of the comedians involved! So, what’s the line-up? This year the SCF will feature crowd favourites Akmal, Arj Barker, Dave Hughes, Frank Woodley, Joel Creasey, Kitty Flanagan, Peter Helliar, Ross Noble, Stephen K Amos, Festival legends: Anne Edmonds, Felicity Ward, Lawrence Leung, Michael Workman, Rhys Nicholson, Doug Anthony All Stars, Tom Ballard, David O’Doherty, and Australia Times favourites: Alice Fraser, Dan Willis, Jeeves Verma, Lady Sings it Better, and Nick Capper.
When: 18th April – 15th May 2016
Where: Various locations around Sydney including The Enmore Theatre, Comedy Store and Sydney Opera House. Full list: http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/locations
Tickets: All tickets are available to purchase in advance or from the venue. More details: http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/how-to-book-tickets
Info: All info needed is available on the website but don’t miss the blog: http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/category/news-blog
Website – http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/
Perth Comedy Festival
Perth is relatively new at the Comedy Festival game, but it makes sense because so many great comedians started out there. This year, Perth comes alive as hipster bars and cultural cringe pubs alike host the best of the best – well, the comedians who could be bothered to travel over after MICF. Keep your eye on our Facebook page for interviews with Comedians. So, who’s involved? There are crowd favourites: Akmal, Arj Barker, Dave Hughes, Frank Woodley, Joel Creasey, Peter Helliar and Wil Anderson, Australia Times favourites: Dan Willis, Darren the Explorer, The Nasty Show and Jeff Hewitt, Festival favourites: Bart Freebairn, Becky Lucas, David O’Doherty, Hannah Gadsby, Paul Foot, Rhys Nicholson and Tommy Tiernan, and Perth favourites: Ben Sutton, Ciaran Lyons, Corey White, Famous Sharron, Janelle Koenig and Mike Goldstein.
When: 22nd April – 15th May 2016
Where: Various locations around Perth, including Subiaco and Mt Lawley. Full list: http://perthcomedyfestival.com/locations
Tickets: All tickets available online. http://premier.ticketek.com.au/default.aspx
Info: All info available from the website but don’t miss the PCF blog: http://perthcomedyfestival.com/view-all-news