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Shows To This Year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival Had To Be Postponed But They’re Back On

Marco Ruiz Marco Ruiz - Staff Writer

Brisbane Powerhouse lit up with the comedy festival

Update: Last year, a not-so-funny virus came knocking and shut down the Brisbane Comedy Festival before it could slide into its final week. And then this year, the same thing pretty much happened and government restrictions meant many shows needed to be postponed. 

In any case, the show(s) must go on and Australia’s fastest-growing comedy festival has rescheduled a bunch of shows at the Brisbane Powerhouse and The Tivoli. 

The full list of performances that have been rescheduled are now on the Brisbane Comedy Festival website and shows this November include

  • Nikki Osborne: Too Far? (04-06 Nov)
  • Kevin Kropinyeri (05 – 07 Nov)
  • Tom Thum, Damien Power & Sachém: Spit Shine (06 Nov)
  • Stav & Kat Davidson: He Said, She Said (06 + 07 Nov)
  • Shad Wicka & Peter James: Shad And Pete Save The World (06 Nov)
  • Brisburned (07 + 21 Nov)
  • Nath Valvo: Chatty Cathy (10–13 Nov)
  • Jeff Green: As I Was Saying (10-14 Nov)
  • Damien Power: Regret Man (13 Nov)
  • Sam Taunton: Yoho Diablo (20 + 21 Nov)
  • Nikki Britton: One Small Step (20 + 21 Nov)
  • Lizzy Hoo: Hoo Dis? (20 + 21 Nov)
  • Mel Buttle: Here If You Need (27 + 28 Nov)
  • Michelle Brasier (27 + 28 Nov)
  • Dave Thornton: Novel Problems (18 Nov)
  • Peter Helliar: Loopy (25 Nov)
  • Fiona O’Loughlin: The Unreliable Witness (25 Nov)

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.

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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.

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