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Festival

Brisbane Comedy Festival

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse with support from Brisbane City Council

Below are the Brisbane Comedy Festival artists performing at Brisbane Powerhouse! Please visit www.brisbanecomedyfestival.com for the full lineup, or download the guide here!

Comic musings, side-splitting stories and tear-inducing tales…

Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, has grown into a multi-venue extravaganza, bursting at the seams to host a hand-picked selection of the funniest folk in the country.

Held from 23 February to 25 March 2018 at Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and SunPAC, Brisbane Comedy Festival will play host to one-liners, whimsy and mockery from more than 70 of the most hilarious national and international comedians.

From stand up to improv and sketch comedy, we’ve got your tastes covered, plus we’ll shine a light on the best new talent, here and now!

In 2018, Brisbane Comedy Festival celebrates nine hilarious years of laughs with an even bigger and better line-up than ever before. Join us for night after night of side-splitting fun.*

Brisbane Comedy Festival is not responsible for medical costs incurred as a result of said side-splitting.

Festival Events

Peter Helliar

Peter Helliar puts on his big pants and gets on with it

Comedy

Peter Helliar

Big Boy Pants

FRI 02–SUN 04 MARCH, 2018

Sam Campbell

Winner - Directors Choice Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

Comedy

Sam Campbell

Trough

TUE 27 FEBRUARY–SUN 04 MARCH, 2018

Mel Buttle

A dog lover’s ode to dogs and their owners.

Comedy

Mel Buttle

Dog Bitch

TUE 27 FEBRUARY–SUN 04 MARCH, 2018

Angus Gordon

Winner Best Newcomer Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

Comedy

Angus Gordon

Stan Up (Aquatic)

TUE 27 FEB–SUN 04 MAR, 2018

The Stevenson Experience

Uproarious musical comedy from Australia’s favourite bickering identical twins

Comedy

The Stevenson Experience

Spot The Difference

TUE 27 FEBRUARY–SUN 04 MARCH, 2018

Cameron James

As seen on ABC's Next Gen

Comedy

Cameron James

Chilled Out/Fired up

TUE 27 FEB–SUN 04 MARCH, 2018

Damien Power

Best Show nominee Melbourne Comedy Festival 2015, 2016 & 2017

Comedy

Damien Power

Violent Chaos Anyone?

TUE 27 FEBRUARY–SUN 04 MARCH, 2018

Joe Shaffer

Cute animals. Strong opinions.

Comedy

Joe Shaffer

Here's Looking At You, Squid

TUE 27 FEBRUARY–SUN 4 MARCH, 2018

Luke Heggie

No lowbreeds please. You heard me.

Comedy

Luke Heggie

Tiprat

TUE 27 FEB–SUN 04 MAR, 2018

Matt Okine

Award-winning comic Matt Okine returns to Brisbane

Comedy

Matt Okine

The Hat Game

THU 01–SUN 04 MARCH, 2018

Queensland Theatresports™ Championships

Queensland’s Funniest Improvisers Battle it Out

Comedy

Queensland Theatresports™ Championships

FRI 02–SAT 03, FRI 09–SAT 10, FRI 16–SAT 17, FRI 23–SAT 24 MARCH, 2018

Gen Fricker

Sardonic, unique, and downright weird

Comedy

Gen Fricker

You Probably Think This Show is About You

FRI 02–SUN 04 MARCH, 2018

After Hours

Don't miss Brisbane Comedy Festival's late night variety show!

Comedy

After Hours

FRI 02–SAT 03, FRI 09–SAT 10 + FRI 16–SAT 17 + FRI 23–SAT 24 MARCH, 2018

Akmal

Akmal's funniest show ever in the history of comedy

Comedy

Akmal

Transparent

SAT 03 + SUN 04 MARCH, 2018

Convince Me!

Can you be convinced?

Comedy

Convince Me!

Brisbane Comedy Festival Debates

SUN 04, 11, 18 + 25 MARCH, 2018

Becky Lucas

The most exciting and refreshing voice on Australia’s comedy scene

Comedy

Becky Lucas

cute funny smart sexy beautiful

TUE 06–SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

David Smiedt

Dark and affirming, real and raw, tight and taboo.

Comedy

David Smiedt

Finding Chemo

TUE 06–SUN 11 MARCH, 2017

Nick Cody

Red bearded wonder, Nick Cody is back!

Comedy

Nick Cody

Loose Unit

TUE 06–SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

Danielle Walker

One of the hottest young stars of Australian comedy

Comedy

Danielle Walker

Bush Rat

TUE 06–SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

Guy Montgomery

Can Guy Montgomery do the unthinkable?

Comedy

Guy Montgomery

Doesn't Check His Phone For An Hour

TUE 06–SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

Daniel Sloss

Stunning new show from award-winning stand-up

Comedy

Daniel Sloss

NOW

TUE 06–SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

Jude Perl

Social commentary, catchy tunes, and ever so graceful lamenting

Comedy

Jude Perl

Let's Hang Out

TUE 06–THU 08 MARCH, 2018

Tim Hewitt

Ripper yarns and character comedy

Comedy

Tim Hewitt

Hewy's Cooked Adventures

TUE 06–SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

Dave Hughes

A laconic comic genius

Comedy

Dave Hughes

The Snorkeler

THU 08–SAT 10 MARCH, 2018

Pauly Fenech

Bogan Hunter, creator and star of Housos and Fat Pizza

Comedy

Pauly Fenech

The Bogan Bible

WED 08 MARCH, 2018

James Smith

As seen on tour with Chris Rock

Comedy

James Smith

Pleasure Enthusiast

FRI 09 MARCH, 2018

Jeff Green

Award-winning comedian at the height of his powers!

Comedy

Jeff Green

30

FRI 09–SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

Angella Dravid and Melanie Bracewell

A show from across the ditch not to be missed

Comedy

Angella Dravid and Melanie Bracewell

FRI 09–SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

Cool Story Bro

True tales and off-the-cuff comedy collide!

Comedy

Cool Story Bro

True tales and off-the-cuff comedy collide!

SAT 10, 17 + 24 MARCH, 2018

Lehmo

As seen on The Project, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Utopia

Comedy

Lehmo

Happy Angry

SAT 10 + SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

Brisburned

Do you have a love/hate relationship with Brisbane?

Comedy

Brisburned

Sketch comedy about Brisbane

SAT 10, SAT 17 + SAT 24 MARCH, 2018

Lawrence Mooney

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull has got his own tonight show!

Comedy

Lawrence Mooney

An Evening With Malcolm Turnbull

SAT 10 + SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

Neel Kolhatkar LIVE

Social media super star - LIVE!

Comedy

Neel Kolhatkar LIVE

SAT 10 MARCH, 2018

Heath Franklin’s Chopper

Chopper has started his own religion, gather round!

Comedy

Heath Franklin’s Chopper

Bogan Jesus

SUN 11 MARCH, 2018

Class Clowns

Do you have what it takes?

Comedy

Class Clowns

SAT 10 + TUE 13 (Heats), SUN 18 MARCH (Finals), 2018

Dave Thornton

Returning to Brisbane Comedy Festival after sell-out shows

Comedy

Dave Thornton

So What Now?

TUE 13–SUN 18 MARCH, 2018

Alex Ward

Alex returns to her home town with a new hour of stand-up

Comedy

Alex Ward

Good, great.

TUE 13–SUN 18 MARCH, 2018

Gillian Cosgriff

Smart, funny, musical comedy. One amazing costume change.

Comedy

Gillian Cosgriff

To The Moon and Back

TUE 13–SUN 18 MARCH, 2018

Tommy Little

Tommy Little is as stupid as they come.

Comedy

Tommy Little

The Last King of Stupid

TUE 13–SAT 17 MARCH, 2018

Harley Breen

If you’re not doing less, then you’re doing Australia wrong.

Comedy

Harley Breen

Flat Out Doing Nothing

TUE 13–SUN 18 MARCH, 2018

Matt Stewart

Unique take on life brimming with Stewart's trademark dry humour

Comedy

Matt Stewart

Dry Ginger Male

TUE 13–SUN 18 MARCH, 2018

Zoë Coombs Marr

Winner Best Show: Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

Comedy

Zoë Coombs Marr

Bossy Bottom

WED 14–SUN 18 MARCH, 2018

Dilruk Jayasinha

Team Captain on Network Ten’s CRAM

Comedy

Dilruk Jayasinha

Bundle of Joy

THU 15–SUN 18 MARCH, 2018

Nazeem Hussain

He’s back with a brand-new show, No Pain No Hussain!

Comedy

Nazeem Hussain

No Pain No Hussain

FRI 16 + SAT 17 MARCH, 2018

Joel Creasey

Strap yourselves in for a night with this blonde bombshell!

Comedy

Joel Creasey

Blonde Bombshell

FRI 16–SUN 18 MARCH, 2018

Shayne Hunter

A hilarious act who will make you laugh… and think.

Comedy

Shayne Hunter

Blaze Against The Machine

FRI 16–SUN 18 MARCH, 2018

Queerstories

Join host Maeve Marsden and your favourite LGBTQI comedians

Comedy

Queerstories

FRI 17 MARCH, 2018

Rama Nicholas

One woman. 17 characters. Two hilariously erotic adventures.

Comedy

Rama Nicholas

The Lucky Ones

TUE 20–SUN 25 MARCH, 2018

Rose Callaghan

Award-winning comedian Rose Callaghan makes her Brisbane debut!

Comedy

Rose Callaghan

No Way Rosé

TUE 20–THU 22 MARCH, 2018

Tom Walker

Best Show nominee Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

Comedy

Tom Walker

Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk

Tue 20 - Sun 25 Mar, 2018

Cam Knight

Quick-fire one liners and brutally honest stories

Comedy

Cam Knight

Get Rich or Die Crying

TUE 20–SUN 25 MARCH, 2018

Sam Taunton

One of the most exciting new voices in Australian comedy

Comedy

Sam Taunton

It's Nice, It's Modern

TUE 20–SUN 24 MARCH, 2018

Ivan Aristeguieta

Australia's favourite Venezuelan is back with a new show! Ole!

Comedy

Ivan Aristeguieta

Matador

WED 21–SUN 25 MARCH, 2018

DeAnne Smith

A post-industrial, consumer-based, sustainable comedy show for the new economy.

Comedy

DeAnne Smith

Worth It

THU 22–SAT 24 MARCH, 2018

Des Bishop

Charismatic and clever, Des Bishop is not to be missed.

Comedy

Des Bishop

EGORITHM

THU 22–SUN 25 MARCH, 2018

Urzila Carlson

When you hear, 'studies have shown' you know it’ll be ridiculous!

Comedy

Urzila Carlson

Studies Have Shown

THU 22–SUN 25 MARCH, 2018

Rich Hall

Everyone’s favourite satirical straight shooter finally returns to Brisbane

Comedy

Rich Hall

THU 22 MARCH, 2018

The Travelling Sisters

WINNER Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe 2017

Comedy

The Travelling Sisters

Toupé

FRI 23–SUN 25 MARCH, 2018

Stephen K Amos

Globe-trotting laughter master Stephen K Amos returns

Comedy

Stephen K Amos

Bread and Circuses

THU 23–SUN 25 MARCH, 2018

Demi Lardner

Break out star of Melbourne International Comedy Festival makes her Brisbane debut

Comedy

Demi Lardner

I Love Skeleton

FRI 23–SUN 25 MARCH, 2018

Sam Simmons

Unique, once in a generation comedian

Comedy

Sam Simmons

Radical Women of Latin American Art, 1960-1985

FRI 23–SUN 25 MARCH, 2018

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