The comedy program has been released and tickets are now on sale.
Last year, a not-so-funny virus came knocking and shut down the Brisbane Comedy Festival before it could slide into its final week. Although we’re not quite 100% out of the woods just yet, the show must go on. Or, in this case, shows because Australia’s fastest-growing comedy festival has announced a bumper program loaded with old talent, new talent and everyone in-between. (Featured image: Brisbane Comedy Festival)
More than 85 of the most hilarious national and international comedians will be taking to stages at Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall, The Tivoli, The Fortitude Music Hall and Newstead Brewing Co. across the three weeks of the festival, which is promising laughs that will ache and split your sides.
Opening night will see the return of crowd-favourite Opening Gala hosted by Tommy Little, which will undoubtedly set the tone with the nation’s best comedians showcasing their comedic genius.
Other highlights of the festival include a late-night variety show with One Trick Pony Club, a two-course meal at the Sunday Roast, laughs for women’s rights with Frocking Hilarious, and a show showcasing the comedic chops of some of Australia’s best Indigenous stars that has been met with rave reviews here and abroad.
Comedians we have become used to seeing on stage include Ross Noble, Akmal, Tom Ballard, Jimeoin, Fiona O’Loughlin, Paul McDermott and Cal Wilson to name just a handful. Some lesser-known names but no less hilarious performing this year include Nikki Osborne, Nat’s What I Reckon, The Naked Magicians and Melanie Bracewell.
This year, the comedy festival takes place from July 16 and continues until August 8. Check out the full program over at the website and make sure you get your tickets before they’re all snapped up.