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Festival

Brisbane Comedy Festival 2017

SUN 26 FEB–TUE 28 MARCH, 2017

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and The Comedy Channel

The eighth annual Brisbane Comedy Festival is the biggest yet! We have over 66 comedians across four weeks performing at two major venues.

Brisbane Powerhouse will be bursting at the seams with the funniest people in the country, so we’ve expanded to four locations within the stunning Brisbane City Hall to host some of the most hilarious international and national laugh-makers.

The festival kicks off with the Brisbane Comedy Festival Gala at Brisbane City Hall, then runs throughout March for night-after-night of side-splitting fun. 

Don’t hold back; take in as much comedy as possible, and remember what Steve Martin said: “comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.”

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Festival Events

Brisbane Comedy Festival Gala

A special evening of comedy

Comedy

Brisbane Comedy Festival Gala

SUN 26 FEBRUARY, 2017

Michael Workman

Michael Workman has been getting jaded and weird

Comedy

Michael Workman

Nothing You Do Means Anything

TUE 28 FEBRUARY–SUN 05 MARCH, 2017

Potter Unplotted

Grab a butterbeer and Slytherin to the Rooftop Terrace!

Comedy

Potter Unplotted

Improvised Comedy for Mischievous Muggles

TUE 28 FEBRUARY–SUN 05 MARCH, 2017

Tommy Little

“Little is massive”

Comedy

Tommy Little

Good Talk

TUE 28 FEBRUARY, THU 02–SUN 05 MARCH, 2017

Chris Wainhouse

Truly a world class performer

Comedy

Chris Wainhouse

Judged

TUE 28 FEBRUARY–SUN 05 MARCH, 2017

Angus Gordon

Bleak anti-humor and punchy one-liners

Comedy

Angus Gordon

Sad Boy Comedy Hour

TUE 28 FEBRUARY–SUN 05 MARCH, 2017

Luke Heggie

A harsh but fair show about idiots

Comedy

Luke Heggie

Rough Diamanté

TUE 28 FEBRUARY–SUN 05 MARCH, 2017

Steve Hughes

Confronting, thought provoking and always hilarious

Comedy

Steve Hughes

TUE 28 FEBRUARY–SUN 05 MARCH, 2017

Rhys Nicholson

Even if it’s not good, hating on something is super fun

Comedy

Rhys Nicholson

I’m Fine

TUE 28 FEBRUARY–SUN 05 MARCH, 2017

Aunty Donna

Surreal, fast paced, alternative sketch

Comedy

Aunty Donna

Big Boys

FRI 03 + SAT 04 MARCH, 2017

The Queensland Theatresports™ Championships

Choose a team!

Comedy

The Queensland Theatresports™ Championships

FRI 03–SAT 25 MARCH, 2017 (FRI + SAT ONLY)

Frenchy

Anarchic wit

Comedy

Frenchy

Frenchy Unleashed

FRI 03 MARCH, 2017

After Hours

Up Late

Comedy

After Hours

FRI 03–SAT 25 MARCH, 2017 (FRI + SAT ONLY)

Neel Kolhatkar

Neel believes brown men need to be sexually objectified more...

Comedy

Neel Kolhatkar

#ObjectifyNeel

SAT 04 MARCH, 2017

Alex Williamson

"Overwhelmingly politically incorrect"

Comedy

Alex Williamson

Make the World a Banter Place

SAT 04–SUN 05 MARCH, 2017

Ben Russell & Xavier Micheledes

Two of our most brilliant comedy talents

Comedy

Ben Russell & Xavier Micheledes

Nö Shöw

TUE 07–SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

Damien Power

Rising star of the Australian comedy scene

Comedy

Damien Power

Utopia: Now in 3D!

TUE 07–SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

Dusty Rich

Wild and unpredictable improvisation

Comedy

Dusty Rich

Dusty Rich and the Voices

TUE 07–SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

Cal Wilson

Things I’ve Never Said

Comedy

Cal Wilson

Things I’ve Never Said

TUE 07–SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

#FirstWorldWhiteGirls

Grab a botox cocktail and join us

Comedy

#FirstWorldWhiteGirls

Botox Party!

TUE 07–SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

Alex Ward

Quiet

Comedy

Alex Ward

Quiet

TUE 07–SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

Cam Knight

Cam Knight's show has it all

Comedy

Cam Knight

All Time

TUE 07–SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

Luke McGregor

Luke McGregor’s almost fixed it… his life that is

Comedy

Luke McGregor

Almost Fixed It

THU 09–SAT 11 MARCH, 2017

Dave O’Neil

You’ve read the book, now see it live!

Comedy

Dave O’Neil

The Summer of ‘82

THU 09–SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

Dave Hughes

As heard on 96FM Drive Hughesy & Kate

Comedy

Dave Hughes

Deluded

THU 09–SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

Anne Edmonds

Anne Edmonds is back in 2017!

Comedy

Anne Edmonds

No Offence, None Taken

THU 09–SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

Joel Creasey

Australia’s crown prince of comedy

Comedy

Joel Creasey

Poser

SUN 12 MARCH, 2017

Class Clowns

The search for Australia's funniest teens!

Comedy

Class Clowns

TUE 14 + SAT 18 MARCH (Heats) + SUN 26 MARCH (Finals), 2017

Cameron James

88

Comedy

Cameron James

88

TUE 14–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Daniel Sloss

SO?... what else is new…?!

Comedy

Daniel Sloss

SO?

TUE 14–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Guy Montgomery

Absurd, ridiculous, high energy, intelligent

Comedy

Guy Montgomery

Let's All Get in a Room Together

TUE 14–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

The brightest comedy stars under the Milky Way

Comedy

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

TUE 14–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Becky Lucas

Becky Lucas is not one to miss

Comedy

Becky Lucas

Little Bitch

TUE 14–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Sami Shah

Putting the Ha in Jihad

Comedy

Sami Shah

Islamofarcist

TUE 14–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Mel Buttle

She’s been working on her bird impressions...

Comedy

Mel Buttle

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buttle

TUE 14–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Nick Cody

He is ON FIRE!

Comedy

Nick Cody

On Fire

TUE 14–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Frank Woodley

"Five stars is simply not enough"

Comedy

Frank Woodley

I, Woodley

THU 16–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Hannah Gadsby

"Brutal and uplifting. She's a marvel!"

Comedy

Hannah Gadsby

Nanette

THU 16–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Convince Me!

Grab your palm cards & polish your rebuttal!

Comedy

Convince Me!

Brisbane Comedy Festival Debates

THU 16–THU 23 MARCH, 2017 (except Sat 18, Mon 20 + Tue 21)

QLD Born and Bread

The best thing since sliced bread

Comedy

QLD Born and Bread

QLD Born and Bread

THU 16–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Matt Okine

You can be sure as hell you don't wanna miss it...

Comedy

Matt Okine

We Made You

FRI 17–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Dave Thornton

This is a stand-up comedy show about my life

Comedy

Dave Thornton

Onwards & Upwards

FRI 17–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Jeff Green

A trademark belly-laugh filled show

Comedy

Jeff Green

Honestly!

FRI 17–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Rove McManus

The long awaited return to the stand-up stage

Comedy

Rove McManus

That’s Me Talking

FRI 17–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Lehmo

Can you leave a dog to look after a baby?

Comedy

Lehmo

The Family Lifeboat

SAT 18–SUN 19 MARCH, 2017

Susie Youssef

Do youssef a favour and buy a ticket

Comedy

Susie Youssef

Check Youssef Before You Wreck Youssef

TUE 21–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Aaron Chen

There will be riffing and a whole lot of joking around

Comedy

Aaron Chen

The Infinite Faces of Chenny Baby

TUE 21–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Tom Ballard

Biting wit and fierce social conscience

Comedy

Tom Ballard

Problematic

TUE 21–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Sam Campbell

What a weird word - Blurb

Comedy

Sam Campbell

The Slammer

TUE 21–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Tom Walker

Unique and hilarious

Comedy

Tom Walker

Bee Boo

TUE 21–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Stripnosis

Wake up your wild side...

Comedy

Stripnosis

Wake Up Your Wild Side

WED 22–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Fiona O’Loughlin

Australia’s true Queen of Comedy

Comedy

Fiona O’Loughlin

A few of my Favourite Things

WED 22–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Paul Foot

Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet

Comedy

Paul Foot

‘Tis A Pity She’s A Piglet

THU 23–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Steen Raskopoulos

One of the most innovative and exciting names in Australian comedy

Comedy

Steen Raskopoulos

You Know The Drill

THU 23–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Merrick Watts

No one has all the answers…except Merrick Watts

Comedy

Merrick Watts

Man Of The Hour

THU 23–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Lawrence Leung

Unique. Side-splitting. Mind-bending

Comedy

Lawrence Leung

Very Strange Things

THU 23–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Sammy J

An unbelievably true story

Comedy

Sammy J

Hero Complex

THU 23–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Jason Byrne

More giant ducks, more rubber hands

Comedy

Jason Byrne

is Propped Up

THU 23–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Urzila Carlson

Exploring when it became impossible to process gluten...

Comedy

Urzila Carlson

Unacceptable

THU 23–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Stephen K Amos

Globe-trotting laughter master, Stephen K Amos

Comedy

Stephen K Amos

World Famous

FRI 24 MARCH, 2017

Sam Simmons

A unique, once in a generation comedian.

Comedy

Sam Simmons

A-K

FRI 24–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Wil Anderson

Wil Anderson is back!

Comedy

Wil Anderson

Critically Wil

FRI 24–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Tom Ballard

Australia has a complicated history with boats...

Comedy

Tom Ballard

Boundless Plains to Share

SAT 25–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Tom Gleeson

One of the finest stand ups in the country.

Comedy

Tom Gleeson

Cheer Up

SAT 25–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Charlie Pickering – Cancelled

Charlie Pickering returns to Brisbane!

Comedy

Charlie Pickering – Cancelled

One Night

SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Ruby Wax

A Guide To Mindfulness