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whooping it up for 15 years – sydney comedy festival

This image: Melanie Bracewell. New Zealand International Comedy Festival’s 2017 Best Newcomer Award winner
Featured Image: Ross Noble

In 2019, 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 22nd April to 19th May.

With the full program not due for release until February next year, the Festival has begun to announce some of the  talent who will be taking part in next year’s event.

The first release includes some of the 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.

The Sydney Comedy Festival, 22nd April to 19th May 2019, continues to be the city’s largest annual comedy event and in 2018, welcomed over 120,000 patrons.

Tickets for these shows will go on sale to the general public as of 10am on Friday 16th November via the website and you can follow the festival on social media.  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.


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