The 13th edition of Sydney Comedy Festival is shaping up to be its biggest yet, with a bumper program of hilarious acts announced on the full lineup.

Over 300 of the funniest people from Australia and overseas will come together on stages around Sydney, and are expected to draw upwards of 120,000 people to their shows in April and May.


Returning stars include Arj Barker (USA), David O’Doherty (IRE), Jason Byrne (IRE), DeAnne Smith (CAN), Ivan Aristeguieta (VEN), Urzila Carlson (NZ/RSA), Aunty Donna, Dave Hughes, Tom Gleeson, Nazeem Hussain, Doug Anthony All Stars, Fiona O’Loughlin, Frank Woodley, Joel Creasey and more.


There’ll also be a host of debut Sydney Comedy Festival shows from the likes of Joe Lycett, Andy Zaltzman, Phill Jupitus, Romesh Ranganathan and Dane Baptiste; the USA’s Chris D’Elia, The Hodgetwins and Eric Andre; India’s Papa CJ and Vir Das; and Germany’s Anne Klinge and Canada’s Ian Bagg.


The popular Comedy For Kids! Shipwreck Gala will be back at Sydney Town Hall, hosted by Harley Breen and Heath Franklin.

The 2017 Sydney Comedy Festival runs from Monday April 24 – Sunday May 21. Tickets are available at the official website.

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