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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2017

Presented by 2017 Sydney Comedy Festival

The funniest comedians from this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival are hitting the road and bringing an all-star comedy showcase right to your doorstep at Brisbane Powerhouse!

Expertly curated and lovingly presented the Showcase will feature some of the hottest acts of this years Festival all live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard hitting laughter.


Sean Woodland: MC
Your endearingly relevant host for the night, Woodland has ‘everyman’ appeal and will keep those laughs rolling
Dusty Rich (South Africa)
Outrageously quick-witted, Rich is a gifted story teller with a streak of insanity; Rich has supported fellow South African and star of the US’ The Daily Show, Trevor Noah
Al Del Bene (USA)
Winner of LA Comedy Awards – Comedian of the Year 2012
Daniel Connell
Loveable local recently featured on Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala on ABC, Connell’s star is set to rise
Plus special guests to be announced!

Kick-start your weekend with a huge night of laughs; get in quick and grab your tickets to the funniest night you will see all year!

May contain strong coarse language and adult themes. Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over.


the comedians in the showcase all knew what they had to do to get a laugh, and had the crowd in constant stitches…

AU Review

A very lucky audience was brought to tears, to fits of laughter courtesy of the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase…

AU Review


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 90 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.