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Just For Laughs Sydney announces return

After a two-year break, the Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival will return with shows in theatres all over the city and The All-Star Gala will return to its home, the Sydney Opera House. The 2022 All-Star Gala will be  held on Saturday, December 3 and will feature a stellar lineup to celebrate the Festival’s milestone 10th Anniversary.  […]

Just For Laughs 2019

By Madison Behringer. Returning to Sydney for its ninth year in a row, annual comedy festival Just For Laughs will kick off on October 28. Held at the Sydney Opera House and other various venues around Sydney, the festival features a live TV show, Just For Laughs Australia: Live hosted by comedian Nick Cody, an […]

A New Generation Of Laughter

With comedy festivals continuing to multiply and grow in size City Hub spoke to two of the world’s leading comics, America’s Iliza Shlesinger and Australia’s own Tommy Little, to gain a greater understanding of the contributing factors behind the phenomenon. Unexpectedly both comics had two very different opinions on the matter. According to Shlesinger the […]

Gad Elmaleh

Coming to Australia for the very first time in his stellar career, to headline the Just For Laughs comedy festival, Gad Elmaleh, has become one of the most recognisable comedic talents in the world. His steady rise to fame has been accentuated by a global tour, and the opportunity he had to support Jerry Seinfeld, […]

Rhys Darby

Internationally celebrated New Zealand comic, Rhys Darby, will entertain audiences at Sydney’s Opera House as part of Just For Laughs. Darby, who rose to fame as Murray Hewitt on television series Flight of the Conchords, has been doing stand-up for 19 years: “I’m definitely comfortable on the stage, it’s what I’m used to. I started […]

Just For Laughs: All the ladies in the house, please stand-up

Sydney is gearing up for some serious laughter with the fourth annual instalment of Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House. Comedy legend Eddie Izzard will host this year’s Gala event, in a program that boasts some of the hottest names in comedy, including Bill Bailey, Reggie Watts, and Hannah Gadsby. From its Montreal […]


Rob Schneider is the American comedian best known for starring alongside good friend and collaborator Adam Sandler in films such as Happy Gilmore and 50 First Dates, as well as his own Deuce Bigalow movies. He got his big break as a member of the long-running Saturday Night Live team and although he is “darn […]