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Brisbane Comedy Festival

23 February - 25 March

brisbane comedy festival

Brisbane will be plunged into hysterics from 23 February – 25 March 2018 when the city’s largest-ever lineup of the best Aussie and international acts lay comical siege to three venues – Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and new venue SunPAC – as part of Brisbane Comedy Festival 2018.

The ninth installment of Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival will bring more than 70 stellar comedians to Brisbane.

Highlights include:

  • Jim Gaffigan, who will kick off his anticipated Australian and New Zealand tour with his Brisbane debut
  • Irishmen Jimeoin and Des Bishop, Canadian DeAnne Smith, Englishmen Stephen K Amos and Jeff Green, who will be celebrating 30 years on the comedy circuit with a special show.
  • Brisbane-bound Aussie household names include Mel Buttle, Akmal, Fiona O’Loughlin, Wil Anderson, Cal Wilson, Celia Pacquola, Dave Hughes, Becky Lucas, Joel Creasey, Lawrence Mooney, Matt Okine, Zoë Coombs Marr, Nazeem Hussain and Tom Gleeson.

The festival will kick off with non-stop giggles and gags at the Brisbane Comedy Festival Gala at Brisbane City Hall on Friday 23 February. The ever-popular variety extravaganza will feature Brisbane favourite Mel Buttle as host, alongside Matt Okine, Luke Heggie, Becky Lucas, Demi Lardner (making her Brisbane debut), and some special surprise guests.

Over four weeks, audiences can expect night-after-night of side-splitting fun, hilariously insightful observations of human nature and unbelievable situational anecdotes.

“As Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival we’re extremely proud to be hosting Brisbane’s largest lineup yet of local and international comical geniuses in 2018, offering non-stop laughs for everyone’s sense of humour and budget,” said Brisbane Powerhouse artistic director Kris Stewart.

About the Brisbane Comedy Festival 2018

Dates: Friday 23 February – Sunday 25 March 2018
Time: Various
Venues:  Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall, SunPAC
Further information: phone 07 3358 8600 / brisbanecomedyfestival.com

Full lineup of artists at the Brisbane Comedy Festival

Jim Gaffigan, Urzila Carlson, Stephen K Amos, Wil Anderson, Rich Hall, Matt Okine, Tom Gleeson, Fiona O’Loughlin, James Smith, Lawrence Mooney, Cal Wilson, Dave Hughes, Peter Helliar, Daniel Sloss, Celia Pacquola, Akmal, Jeff Green, Neel Kolhatkar, Jimeoin, Lehmo, Nick Cody, Joel Creasey, Mel Buttle, Sam Simmons, Nazeem Hussain, Pauly Fenech, Dave Thornton, Heath Franklin’s Chopper, Dilruk Jayasinha, Harley Breen, Rhys Nicholson, Des Bishop, Zoë Coombs Marr, The Naked Magicians, DeAnne Smith, David Smiedt, Tommy Little, Luke Heggie, Rama Nicholas, Damien Power, Cam Knight, Becky Lucas, Shayne Hunter, Guy Montgomery, Alex Ward, Angus Gordon, Demi Lardner, Sam Taunton, Danielle Walker, Matt Stewart, The Stevenson Experience, Jacques Barrett, Tom Walker, Sam Campbell, The Travelling Sisters, Simon Taylor, Angella Dravid and Melanie Bracewell, Cameron James, Tim Hewitt, Gillian Cosgriff, Rose Callaghan, Jude Perl, Joe Shaffer, Ivan Aristeguieta, Dusty Rich, Animated! An Improvised Musical Fairytale, Yada Yada Yada, Cool Story Bro, Brisburned, Queerstories, Convince Me!, Class Clowns, Live and Local, Queensland Theatresports, After Hours, Livespark, Knockoff.



23 February
25 March
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