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Posted 11 Sep 2015 @ 12:39pm

Australian funny guy Peter Helliar has announced he will be performing at a one-off Sydney stand-up show this December.

 

Helliar is best known as the blonde-haired comedian from Rove and from his regular appearances on Channel Ten's The Project. Now one of the largest names in Australian comedy, Helliar has been active on the comedy scene since the early '90s.

 

He...

Posted 9 Sep 2015 @ 1:50pm

Comedian Dane Hiser will take to the stage at the Factory Theatre as part of the 2015 Sydney Fringe Festival.

 

After successful runs at the Sydney Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, Hiser will appear onstage to explore the rare and unusual events of his daily life as part of his second-ever solo show, Days Since Incident: Zero.

 

Here's a taste of Hiser'...

Posted 1 Sep 2015 @ 10:00am

Kevin Hart is set to make his stand-up debut Down Under when he brings his What Now? show to Australian shores early next year.

 

The US comedian and actor will hit Australia following his 90-plus-date US arena tour, which saw him perform to an audience of over 52,000 people in Philadelphia last weekend. 

 

Over the course of his illustrious career Hart has knocked...

Posted 28 Aug 2015 @ 12:46pm

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Dane Hiser – Days Since Incident: Zero

 

 

The show: According to brainy types, a ‘Black Swan’ is a highly improbable event. Comedian Dane Hiser is not in control. His life is full of “shitloads of black swans” – a river of black swans, if you will. And Hiser has no paddle. Join him as he uses his manky hands to paddle out.

 

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Posted 27 Aug 2015 @ 12:34pm

Serial award nominee Hannah Gadsby is a quick-thinking comedian you'll recognise from TV and festivals everywhere.

 

Her face has popped up on ABC TV’s arts series Hannah Gadsby's Oz and Josh Thomas' Please Like Me, while her drawling voice is behind her own BBC radio series, Hannah Gadsby: Art Clown.

 

Having already toured to sold-out crowds during the 2015...

Posted 27 Aug 2015 @ 12:19pm

The iconic comedy venue, the Harold Park Hotel, is bringing you September's dose of big-name, pro and rising comedians live every Tuesday.

 

With a list of events as long as your arm, The Laugh Stand is spoiling you for choice this upcoming September. Some of the highlights from its regular Tuesday lineup for the month include hilarious headliners like Darren Sanders, Aussie...

Posted 27 Aug 2015 @ 12:17pm

Help celebrate The Comedy Lounge's fourth birthday in style at its charity birthday gala.

 

The show will be hosted by the hilarious Rebecca DeUnamuno and will feature a series of favourite headlining comedians. A pre-bought ticket guarentees you a seat as long as you arrive by 7pm, but if you arrive a little earlier you can nab the best seats. Happy Hour runs between 5pm to 7pm...

Posted 25 Aug 2015 @ 9:09am

The one and only Stephen Fry will bring his penchant for frolic and frivolity to Australian shores this November.

 

The Emmy award-winning English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter and film director will be performing his latest show Telling Tales.

 

Over the course of his career Fry has been the long-time host...

Posted 24 Aug 2015 @ 7:48pm

The fifth edition of Just For Laughs Sydney is fast approaching – but not before locking in one last round of new show announcements.

 

The ever-popular Just For Laughs Gala will be back on Saturday October 24, featuring a stellar assortment of funnybone-ticklers like Tommy Tiernan, Danny Bhoy, Stephen K Amos, Al Murray, Dave Hughes, Wil Anderson and Celia Pacquola.

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Posted 24 Aug 2015 @ 9:18am

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally will tour Australia for the first time early next year. 

 

The award-winning US comedians and real-life married couple are best known for their roles as Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation) and Karen Walker  (Will and Grace). The two met in 2000 at rehearsals for play The Berlin Circle and married three years later. Having recently toured their ...

Posted 23 Aug 2015 @ 2:00pm

If you’re familiar with American comedian Joe Mande, it’s most likely because of his work as part of the writing team behind TV’s Parks And Recreation, or for the website Look At This Fucking Hipster, which was later published as a book.

 

If you’re familiar with his actual name, however, there’s a good chance it’s because of his Twitter account. This isn’t a slight against Mande...

Posted 13 Aug 2015 @ 5:30pm

The tagline for 6 Degrees Of Ned Kelly reads, “Melita Rowston’s grandpa stole Ned Kelly’s bones”. Tell us more.

 

During Sunday roasts, my grandpa used to tell us how in 1929, under the cover of night, he scaled the walls of the Old Melbourne Gaol and stole Ned Kelly’s bones. He loved to tell that story and we loved to hear it. But not for one minute did we believe it was true....

Posted 13 Aug 2015 @ 5:23pm
This month, a comedic trio is uniting to give you stitches.

 

Michael Hing, a comedian who's performed multiple sold-out shows at the Sydney and Melbourne comedy festivals, will be hosting the show, followed by Luke Heggie's headlining act. Heggie’s first gig was at a Raw Comedy heat in 2010, and then just four gigs later he was crowned the National Raw Comedy Winner and set off to...
Posted 11 Aug 2015 @ 2:44pm

The masters of improv comedy, Sydney's Theatresports crew, are throwing one hell of a party to celebrate 30 years in the business – and it's all in the name of charity.

 

You're all invited to 15 minutes of impro comedy fame, during which there's a possibility of rubbing shoulders with veterans of the sport.

 

The lineup...

Posted 11 Aug 2015 @ 11:32am

Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker will return to Australian shores later this year.

 

Masters of the twisted and peculiar, the duo first rose to fame with the animated series Tom Goes to the Mayor. Since then, they have gone on to unleash five seasons of the deeply and profoundly odd television sketch comedy series’ for Adult Swim, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 

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Posted 6 Aug 2015 @ 11:26am

Marc Maron will return to Australia this October.

 

 

A highly honest and thought-provoking comedian, Maron has appeared on every talk show you could possibly list, released multiple comedy specials and hosts the landmark podcast WTF with Marc Maron (which averages four million downloads each month and has featured the likes of Louis CK, Robin Williams and most...

Posted 29 Jul 2015 @ 3:32pm

US comedian Duncan Trussell will perform his first ever Australian shows this November.

 

That’s right, Duncan Trussell, the voice behind hugely popular podcast Duncan Trussell Family Hour, is bringing the laughs our way. The podcast blends laugh-out-loud humour with fringe ideas, eclectic guests and excellent interviews. It’s an indication of Trussell's stand-up shows, which...

Posted 29 Jul 2015 @ 2:24pm

With some new faces and returning favourites, August at The Laugh Stand is looking good.

 

Across Tuesday nights at the Harold Park Hotel is The Laugh Stand, a night of quality comedy in Glebe. This August will see headliners Sam Campbell (triple j, The Checkout), Becky Lucas (2013 Raw Comedy Finalist), and Alex Wasiel (The Joke's On Me, Aggressively Helpful) take to the stage,...

Posted 28 Jul 2015 @ 1:32pm

Scott Sandwich and Finn O’Branagáin are giant nerds. Not your traditional humourless math nerds, but funnier, better-dressed story nerds. Their show, The Epic, is about myth in a big way, and while our hosts are not about to take themselves wholly seriously, they are about to get very shouty about essentially make-believe things.

 

The Epic begins with a disclaimer: this is not a...

Posted 28 Jul 2015 @ 1:12pm

The fifth edition of the monthly Bonus Stage was a comedy night – but perhaps a little more niche than most. Billed as a “live video game talk show”, the night was such a grounded and user-friendly experience, it was more like chatting about video games with some mates – admittedly over a few beers with some music, videos, and of course, actual gaming.

 

Fit to burst with...

Posted 21 Jul 2015 @ 2:44pm

Comedian Ronny Chieng is bringing his latest showback to Sydney this September.

 

Currently at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, after heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, You Don't Know What You're Talking About is a satirical jab at general idiocy and our inability to say "I don't know."

 

In just four years the Malaysian-born Chinese comedian has...

Posted 20 Jul 2015 @ 7:14pm

Reviewed at the State Theatre on Saturday July 18

 

More comedians than you’d rightly expect have made their careers off a single routine, impersonation or one-liner. Dylan Moran has his own career-defining role, the madcap bookshop owner Bernard Black of Black Books. But if you thought Moran was squeezing a living out of his drunken alter ego’s half-dozen or so best lines, you’d...

Posted 16 Jul 2015 @ 10:56am

The acclaimed recent ABC series The Killing Season has projected former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd back into the spotlight. Its forensic investigation into Labor’s series of leadership challenges seems to have dredged up a different Rudd; one less of daggy charm and more cold resentment.

 

As it happens, Nathan Lentern is likewise reviving Rudd in The Book Of Kevin. Written around...

Posted 15 Jul 2015 @ 3:07pm

Under the leadership of the Abbott government, our once great nation has seemingly backflipped on the majority of our social, political and environmental advancements in the name of the almighty dollar.

 

Considering the general public elected the Coalition with a landslide victory in 2013, it’s gotten to the point where aligning yourself as Australian has reached cartoonish...

Posted 15 Jul 2015 @ 12:50pm

The live video game talk show Bonus Stage will be back at Giant Dwarf Theatre for another round of gaming, music and comedy.

 

Ever wondered which video game characters were hiding nasty mushroom habits or Lon Lon egg addictions? Well now you can find out, with this month's Bonus Stage playing host to Dr Oliver Sox, psychologist to the (video game) stars, who will be divulging...

Posted 10 Jul 2015 @ 12:00pm

“There’s a fair bit about sex in there,” says Cameron James of his new show, the mysteriously titled Sha Na Na Na Na Na. “It’s one of the things that unite us as humans; we agree that sex is great and something we should do for the survival of the species. I’ve also got some stories in there about knife fights.”

 

Whenever you talk to James, you know that shit is about to get...

Posted 2 Jul 2015 @ 9:38am

A host of big-name international comedians, joined by some local funnypeople, have been unveiled on the first round lineup for Just For Laughs Sydney 2015.

 

International man of mystery and hilarity Russell Brand leads the program this year with his already announced date at the Sydney...

Posted 1 Jul 2015 @ 5:01pm

The Laugh Stand over at Glebe's Harold Park Hotel has you covered for comedy this July.

 

Running every Tuesday at the Harold Park Hotel is a weekly comedy showcase night featuring up-and-coming comics to big names and everything in between. On Tuesday July 7 there will be a special US bill in honour of American Independence Day. To help you laugh with - and at - the States will...

Posted 19 Jun 2015 @ 9:18am

Your Laugh Stand show will double as a farewell before you head overseas for your first Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Who’s funnier, Australians or Scots?

 

I’m very wary of generalisations about different nationalities because it seems they’ve led to wars? I don’t think there’ll be a ‘We’re Funnier’ War, though, so I’m going to say Scottish people are funnier only because they seem...

Posted 18 Jun 2015 @ 12:56pm

Back by popular demand, Steen Raskopoulos will return to Sydney with his comedy sketch Character Assassin.

 

After last year's sold-out shows across Australia, Steen took his sketch to the international stage. Since then, he's been busy making people laugh and collecting awards (Winner Best Newcomer for the 2013 Sydney Comedy Festival). 

 

His carefully crafted...

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