This week's issue

The Brag #718

comedy

DeAnne Smith enters the ‘post-joke era’ with her no-holds-barred comedy show

It can be difficult to categorise DeAnne Smith’s approach to stand-up, insofar as she has carved a niche for herself without ever risking accessibility or reliability. With Post-Joke Era, Smith continues to blur the lines and forge her own unique path that results in getting the best of both worlds....

David O’Doherty provided hope for the hopeless at his Sydney Comedy Festival show

David O’Doherty plumbed the depths of human experience at the Enmore Theatre with his latest show Hopefully. The show’s title comes from his feeling of hopefulness that things (read as: everything terrible that is currently happening in the world) can only get better. The Irishman delighted his audience with anecdotes...

Rick and Morty’s House Party comes to Sydney

Dan Harmon’s depressing and hilarious ode to family instability, technology, and substance abuse, Rick and Morty, returned last month for Season 3, and to celebrate this very fact, The Bait Shop are hosting Rick and Morty’s House Party – an unofficial party that looks like an official load of fun....

Romesh Ranganathan’s sarcastic humour was a fine fit for Sydney Comedy Festival

Romesh Ranganathan is a comedian whose tongue is placed so firmly in cheek that it threatens to come out the other side. This English comedian of Sri Lankan descent performed his debut Sydney comedy show to audiences who may be familiar with his work thanks to TV spots on Live...

Phill Jupitus is ready to share his personal secrets in his new stand-up show

Describing his latest show Juplicity as "low-energy chaos", Jupitus will be heading to Sydney this Comedy Festival season with a multitude of incredible stories from his life.

Urzila Carlson’s rise to the top, and why certain topics are still unacceptable

“Every time I walk out onstage and people are sitting there, I’m like, ‘For me?’”

Will Erimya interviews Axel Cobretti, his undercover alter ego coming to Sydney Comedy Festival

It’s Axel Cobretti Undercover is the Sydney Comedy Festival story of the funniest and slickest undercover super detective you’ve ever seen. Of course, to be truly undercover, a detective must change their identity so significantly as to be unrecognisable to their friends and family. So who better to interview Axel...

Stephen K Amos isn’t scared about upsetting people with his comedy

British stand-up Stephen K Amos is a Sydney Comedy Festival regular and former guest on shows such as Spicks And Specks and Thank God You’re Here. These days, the London-based comedian feels right at home in front of Australian crowds. But despite being a regular visitor with a stable fan...

Five of the funniest overseas comedians coming to Sydney Comedy Festival this year

The 2017 Sydney Comedy Festival is around the corner, with a massive program of funny people to enjoy. But if you’re struggling to narrow down the massive program, then we’ve got some helpful tips. Here are five of the funniest comics coming to Sydney from across the seas, including some familiar...

Inside Jokes: Five Authentic Sydney Experiences We’d Like To See On Airbnb Trips

The internet has spoiled us. I’ve had UberEATS four times this week, because I’ll take a slightly lukewarm burrito over getting slightly wet in this rain any day of the week. I’m not complaining about the internet, or about being spoiled – I actually love it. Thanks to ‘on demand’...