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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 […]

Nina Oyama Needs A Lift

Nina Oyama has received 13 driving offences since getting her P’s. She’s also mucked around throughout her uni degree, but only in her mid-20s. She has starred in ABC’s award-winning show Utopia and has held a regular spot on Tonightly With Tom Ballard. This comedy season, Nina will be bringing her new solo stand-up show […]

Trevor Ashley’s Mardi Gala

This weekend the Mardi Gala returns to the Sydney Opera House’s biggest room with a show which is bigger, better and bolder than ever before. Hosted by Trevor Ashley this incredible variety show will see Ashley joined by a plethora of colourful performers throughout the evening. Some of the stars the audience can expect to […]

Rove at the YACK Festival

Coming to the Giant Dwarf Theatre, November 5-19 is YACK, a new festival in Sydney about banging on, featuring some of the funniest and provocative comedy, panels and podcasts. The festival will be host to some of the biggest names in Australian comedy including Wil Anderson, Rove McManus and Tom Ballard. The festival has been said […]

Tom Ballard: Boundless Plains to Share

Tom Ballard will explore an issue close to his heart in comedy lecture Boundless Plains to Share at Belvoir. The comedian and broadcaster, who won the 2016 Helpmann award for best comedy performer, will tackle Australia’s asylum seeker and immigration policies, examining the history, cost and future of ‘border protection’. “I think you can joke […]

Get up, stand up

By Anthony Bell While Australia boasts some talented local performers, international acts often enjoy preferential treatment. Still, the Sydney arts scene, and those around the country, get by through the sheer determination of their professionals and the crowds who love them. Out of all these performers, the stand-up comedian is arguably among the toughest. They […]