The Sydney Comedy Festival will celebrate its 15th year by delivering some of the finest comedians from all over the world to our shores for another huge event across four weeks from 22 April to 19 May 2019.
Festival’s favourite international regulars including; Australia’s adopted son of standup comedy Arj Barker (US), Geordie improviser extraordinaire Ross Noble (UK), and feel-good funny man Stephen K Amos (UK).
Adding more punch to the line-up is the Irish comedy legend Jimeoin, the acclaimed Scottish stand-up and Netflix star Daniel Sloss (SCO), comic nurse Georgie Carroll (UK/AUST), and New Zealand International Comedy Festival’s 2017 Best Newcomer Award winner Melanie Bracewell (NZ).
Local stars joining the line-up include TV regular Nazeem Hussain, the acid-tongue prince Joel Creasey, the hilariously outspoken Akmal, Australia’s only Turkish comic Tahir, musical comedy duo The Stevenson Experience, and rising star and Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 2017 Director’s Choice Award winner Demi Lardner.
Leading the second announcement is a raft of the UK’s most side-splitting comedians including effortlessly funny storyteller Joe Lycett, eccentric comedy genius Paul Foot, the charming Mark Watson, cheeky Scot Larry Dean and the delightful Jeff Green.
They will be joined by New Zealand favourites Angella Dravid, Cal Wilson and Guy Montgomery, the uproarious Des Bishop (IRE/USA), and rising sketch comedy stars Foil, Arms and Hog (IRE) who have over 35 million views on YouTube and coming off the back of a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe.
Australian comedy legends added to the line-up include the multi-award winning Felicity Ward, the witty and relatable Dave Hughes, the no-nonsense Luke Heggie, the red-bearded wonder Nick Cody, TV’s The Project’s Tommy Little, the sharp-witted snappy dresser Rhys Nicholson, and 2018 winner of TV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Fiona O’Loughlin.
Boosting the Australian cohort is some of the next big stars of comedy including the sensational Becky Lucas, comedic everyman Cameron James, the lightning pace wit of Nikki Britton, stone- cold Aaron Chen, TV’s Tonightly with Tom Ballard’s Nina Oyama and quick-fire Sam Taunton.
The Festival will kick off in grand style with the spectacular Gala events at the Enmore Theatre on 23 April, Sydney Opera House and Riverside Theatres on 24 April and The Concourse on 25 April. With a dazzling line-up of the funniest international and local stars, the Gala is the perfect taste of what’s on offer throughout the festival.
The 15th Annual Sydney Comedy Festival
22 April to 19 May 2019
Tickets on sale www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au or the Box Office: 02 9020 6966