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Andrew Hastings: Vulgar Display of Comedy

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When: Wednesday 1st May & Friday 3rd May
Where:
The Container, Factory Theatre

Disgusting sex reptile and aging emo Andrew Hastings returns to Sydney Comedy Festival in 2019 with a brand-new hour about love, misery, and bodily fluids. Come see it and feel better about your own choices. "Genuine Brilliance" - The Adelaide Advertiser.

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Akmal: Open for Renovations

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When: Friday 3rd May & Saturday 4th May
Where:
The Concourse, Chatswood & Enmore Theatre

Have you always wanted a perfect body, with rock hard abbs and buns of steel without ever getting out of bed? Imagine having enough confidence to get out of your car during a road rage incident that wasn’t your fault, instead of apologising and cowardly driving off as quickly as you can. If you have ever wanted to be so financially wealthy that you could pay Rupert Murdoch to drop his pants and perform a silly dance while singing in a high pitch voice, just for a laugh. Well in this one-hour show, Akmal will be asking the audience if they know how he can achieve these things. A life changing experience or your money back. “Random, improvised and hilarious…” - www.crickey.com.au. “No one wanted the show to stop…he seemed to own the stage” - Sydney Morning Herald. ★★★★½ - The Advertiser.

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Alexander Richmond: The Marvellous Snake Boy

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When: Saturday 4th May
Where:
Thatchers Cider House, Factory Theatre

Snake Boy was raised for 18 years by a family of red-bellies in the Australian Outback. Snake Boy knows what it is to be 'snake'. Now Snake Boy wants to learn. To learn what it is to be 'boy'. Teach him language, teach him love and compassion. Teach him arms and legs. From one of the minds of the smash-hit new musical, ‘Holt! The Musical’ comes an award-winning comedy show (emerging artist Adelaide 2019) where the audience plays a role in helping a creature learn what it is to be human.

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Andrew Barnett: Barney

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When: Saturday 4th May & Sunday 5th May
Where:
Wild Oats Wine Bar, Enmore Theatre

Since his first gig back in 2009, Andrew Barnett has gone from stay at home Dad, to stand up comedian, to Fox Sports funny guy. Known to the audiences of Fox League and Fox Cricket as Barney, Andrew appears regularly onThe Professor and Matty Johns’ Shows and is the co-host of The Night Watchmen on Fox Cricket. In this show, Andrew revisits on some of his best jokes and yarns from the past ten years, as well as some hilarious new stories about where he now finds himself. “Quick witted, sharp tongued…” - Daily Telegraph.

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Anthony Tomic: Please Pray For Me

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When: Saturday 4th May & Sunday 5th May
Where:
The Container, Factory Theatre

Anthony Tomic has headlined extensively over the past few years, sometimes on a stage. His story-telling and acerbic style has seen his star rise to the point that a barista once asked if he had a brother who was a comedian. Anthony is now making his Sydney Comedy Festival solo debut with 'Please Pray For Me'. If you enjoy mostly true stories, cutting observations, and a dash of (mostly affable) neuroses, this show will not disappoint.

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Arj Barker: We Need To Talk

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When: Thursday 2nd May & Friday 10th May
Where:
Enmore Theatre & The Concourse, Chatswood

Hey, you got a hour? Look, I've been doing a shit-ton of thinking about...us, and where we're headed. This isn't easy, but I need to be 100% honest with you, even if what I say makes you laugh, very, very hard. You had better sit down for this.... Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk. ★★★★ "A must see for anyone who loves a laugh..." - Adelaide Now. ★★★★ "On-point delivery and irresistible charm, it's clear to see why he continues to sell out" - Herald Sun.

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Annisa Belonogoff: Dear Future Ex-Husbands

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When: Wednesday 8th May & Friday 10th May
Where:
Terminal, Factory Theatre

With a sold out show at Sydney Fringe Comedy and a successful and award winning comedy Short Film and Theatre Show, Annisa B brings her creative and imaginative comedic mind to her own show. She’s nuts, crazy, some would say borderline insane with the amount of things she does. Dear Future Ex-Husbands, is a small taste of the creative mind that is Annisa B. Tired of trying to explain all her wacky, adventurous, outgoing, drama-queen like nature to potential dates, Annisa B has decided to sum up her out of the box personality and country girl/Russian background in a fun show format. Girl logic is logic… a warped and creative logic, but logic non the less. All the crazy thoughts you have had about dating, friends, family, work, exercise, kids, getting older… just life stuff really. Annisa B is going to share with you her epic wins and her epic fails, the fact that coffee has been her most stable boyfriend, and that she truly believes she was meant to be a Drag Queen in another life. "Hilarious and dynamic one woman performance. Memorable and beautifully done” - Lindsey Loon, FOUNDER Connect Film Festival. “Funny, well thought through, set pieces and lots of terrific off the cuff stuff” - Judith Greenaway, Sydney Arts Guide. “Original and creative with a sharp witty performance" - Connect Film Festival. Ladies she will be your new best friend and gentlemen if you still want to date her or a girl like her, here are all the things you need to know before you become a Future Ex Husband. Her name is Annisa B, she is amazing, and she will become your new bestie in less time it takes you to say “Annisa B is bat-shiz crazy”. She will teach you being “weird” is a form of “wonderful".

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10 Comics for $15 Bucks*

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When: Friday 10th May
Where:
Star Bar

BonkerZ presents 10 Comics for $15 Bucks. "Priceless Laughs, For Less Price!" Celebrating over 12 years of supplying the country with funny people. Join a wild bunch of 10 funny people from around the globe, for 75 mins of non-stop laughs, for a price that won't send you to the poor house. All advance seats are only $15 Bucks. What's that? You want to a drink of your choice to go with that and discount city parking at Centro Cinema Parking on Kent St? Just add another $10 Bucks. What?, You want Dinner, Drink, Show and discount city parking? How about $50 Bucks for everything! Total!. WOW, $15 Comedy Show or a Show with Dinner, Drinks and Discount City Parking for only $50 Bucks in Sydney! We mentioned this to Ripley's Believe it or not, and even they didn't believe it, See some of the hottest or soon to be hottest, Pros, Semi-Pros and Rising Stars, from around the world. BonkerZ Comedy Club is located just 1 min from Townhall station and only minutes from your CBD Hotel! BonkerZ Comedy Club donates a percentage of each ticket sold, to the Fred Hollows Foundation. So far, with your help, we've donated over $2,300. It's our 9th year of donating to Fred and we think it's worthy cause :-).

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Alex Ward: No Flirting

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When: Thursday 9th May - Saturday 11th May
Where:
Enmore Laneway, Enmore Theatre

No flirting during Alex’s show! Not even with Alex...she won’t flirt back as she’s very professional and very bad at flirting. Alex heads to Sydney with her new hour of stand-up. Have you ever had a partner ask you any of these questions: "Why were you looking through my messages? Why don’t you trust me? Why did you make the background of my phone a picture of a dog wearing a bib?" Then the show is definitely for you. If you haven't, then whatever, good for you, still come to the show! "Sophisticated comedy; Ward is a scholar of the craft" - The Music, 4 Stars. "Irreverent without being too dry and extremely engaging. Totally brilliant" - Pedestrian.TV. As seen and heard on ABC, Triple J and The Project.

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Alex Williamson: Sin On My Face

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When: Friday 10th May - Saturday 11th May
Where:
Factory Theatre

The Victorian era is long gone, but to think people once adhered to a set of rules ordained by god & suppressed their 'inner sick-f*ck’ is a point of fascination for Alex Williamson. After another sold-out 2018 Aussie festival season, and working tirelessly at Edinburgh Fringe to give Aussies an even worse reputation overseas, Alex is back on home soil to wholeheartedly embrace his inner sick-f*ck in a brand new hour sure to knock you for a home-run. Metaphorically of course, it’s not an hour of baseball, unless he runs out of material & someone has a key to the high school sports shed. With over 2.5 million social media followers, Alex has performed a phenomenal number of shows to a prodigious amount of people, and this comedy juggernaut is only getting stronger as he steams through shows like a deranged Thomas The Tank Engine. Since last festival Alex has played 6 comedy festivals across Australia, NZ and the UK, 11 shows in England and Ireland, plus 36 shows across every state and territory in Australia, and sold out most of them. Embrace your own inner sick-f*ck and let 'Shooter’ sin on your face. But book early! "laidback, punchy, charismatic, fearless and provocative - everything you would expect from a man with 500 million online viewers. I hope he never mellows" - The Scotsman (UK). "hilarious... a tour de force" - The Speakeasy (NZ). "a great comedian who knows his audience and keeps them with him throughout the show" - Brisbane Stage.

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Alfie Brown: Lunatic

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When: Wednesday 8th May - Sunday 12th May
Where:
Terminal, Factory Theatre

Fresh from a complete sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Alfie Brown is coming to his first Sydney Comedy Festival and he remains charming and disgusting. His new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes. He provides no answers, only questions. Society's new-found fondness for moral certainty is the subject of a search and destroy mission by Brown. They were wrong all along, it turns out if you believe in something, you’ll fall for anything.

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Aaron Gocs: Divorced... With Children

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When: Thursday 9th May - Sunday 12th May
Where:
Factory Floor, Factory Theatre

In ‘Divorced…with children’ Aaron ‘Gocsy’ Gocs (Comedy Central, Vice, The Merger) opens up about navigating his way through life as a suburban, divorced dad. It’s a heartfelt and humorous look into his life through a collection of stories and jokes. Gocsy takes you through the lows (and occasional highs) of trying to raise kids as a single parent when you haven’t even got your own life in order! A celebrated stand-up comedian, Aaron has spent years honing the craft and is a confident performer on stage with a unique, individual style. Aaron also acts and plays a role in the up- coming feature film, The Merger as well as ABC’s Ronny Chieng International Student. “The makings of a comedy legend” — Herald Sun 2017.

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Alex Reynolds: Curly & Coordinated

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When: Thursday 9th May - Sunday 12th May
Where:
The Matchbox, Factory Theatre

Alex Reynolds has curly hair and an even curlier attitude. Having lived with her hair all her life she’s finally ready to discuss in detail the secrets and lies concealed beneath her locks. Help her unpack why people are so fascinated with her hair and delve into questions like: Is it a perm? Is it a wig? And what would she look like bald? Off the back of her successful 2nd solo show in 2018 “Not Ready” performed at Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy festival and Sydney Comedy Festival she’s back to regale audiences with her unique storytelling chops and flip her hair as many times as possible within the allocated time slot. Join Alex for an hour of stand up that takes you on a journey somewhere within a 10m radius of the room she’ll be performing in. It would be inconvenient to travel further. Alex Reynolds is an up and coming comedian in the comedy scene and not to be missed! “Reynolds has a real skill for balancing out a show - not many comedians could pull off her style, and the serious topics she covers, and still have an audience leaving feeling like they’ve just seen a funny show.” - Pop Culture-y. “Relatable and likeable” - The Advertiser. “A Joy to watch” - David Collins (Umbilical Brothers).

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Ange Lavoipierre: Final Form

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When: Thursday 9th May - Sunday 12th May
Where:
Terminal, Factory Theatre

Two parts fever dream and one part personality quiz, Final Form takes aim at the desperate lengths we go to in our eternal quest to be liked. This show is a meditation on being everything to everyone. Replete with ghosts, a cello, and taking inspiration from the celebrated 1950s sociologist Erving Goffman, expect both “the visceral and the absurd” (The Sydney Morning Herald) from Ange Lavoipierre in her debut solo hour. “Lavoipierre deploys both the visceral and the absurd in a way that never let the audience get too comfortable. Her drollness and self-deprecation wring laughter from stories that could in other hands have instilled horror” - The Sydney Morning Herald. “Expect to be entertained by the sardonic wit and honesty of this developing stand-up diva” - The Adelaide Advertiser. Ange is also the host of ABC’s daily news & current affairs podcast, The Signal.

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Anthony Locascio: Unaccounted

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When: Thursday 16th May - Saturday 18th May
Where:
Wild Oats Wine Bar, Enmore Theatre

April 2018; Anthony Locascio quits his 9-5 accounting job to pursue a career in stand-up comedy, seemingly out of nowhere. It had been a long time coming. In his Sydney Comedy Festival debut, Locascio lays out the exact sequence of events and epiphanies that led to this decision. In an honest and hilarious hour, one of Sydney's fastest rising stand-up comedians reveals how a combination of childhood anxiety, university failure and natural quirkiness have created a man incapable of living the suit and tie lifestyle. The subject matter of these stories ranges from Lion King plot-holes to feeling awkward listening to hip-hop music, from social media grievances to issues with rugby league fandom, and everything in between. "He has a problem with the world" - Sydney Comedian Harry Jun. "Leaving the corporate world behind to take on the cutthroat stand-up scene is no mean fete and, to his credit, Locascio comes out with flying colours" - Satya Marar. "Gave up his wealthy future for comedy, and it's paying off" - Magic Mic Comedy.

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Aaron Chen: Piss Off (Just Kidding)

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When: Wednesday 15th May - Sunday 19th May
Where:
Thatchers Cider House, Factory Theatre

"piss off" represents the dark side of aaron, evil and mean. and just kidding represents that after every bitter there is a sweet. do u believe me? ;p. 2017 Best Newcomer, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 2017 Best Newcomer, Sydney Comedy Festival. 2016 Director’s Choice, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. We love Aaron Chen and The Infinite Faces of Chenny Baby"★★★★ - Herald Sun. "Chen certainly makes his mark with this unpredictable hour" - Chortle. "This is definitely an act to watch; Chenny Baby could go far." - The Music. "He has the comic timing of a seasoned professional and the inelegant witticisms of a punter at an open mic night. And it all works. So. Damned". Well. - Volumemedia.com.au. "Chen is a talented up-and-coming performer and it will be great to see what more he has to come". - pencilled in.

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Alice Fraser: Mythos

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When: Thursday 16th May - Sunday 19th May
Where:
Wild Oats Wine Bar, Enmore Theatre

Alice Fraser (The Bugle, Trollplay, Tea with Alice) could do a lot of stuff, if she could decide what to do. A show that picks a line and sticks to it, and does a lot of other things en route. Comedian, writer and podcaster Alice is a word geek, polymath and ex-corporate lawyer. That's quite a lot of stuff right there. Insatiable academic Alice studied law at Sydney University and English Literature (Rhetoric) at Cambridge before working as a lawyer in New York City. When she found herself spending more time writing jokes than litigation; Alice realised that the funny stuff was far more exciting to her than the legal stuff. Alice has taken her passion for comedy, writing and performing around the world - with sold-out shows from Edinburgh to London, New York to Cambridge and many places in between. Consistently selling out seasons at comedy festivals across Australia and the Edinburgh Fringe, critical comparisons to Daniel Kitsonand her brilliant guest spots on British comedy podcast The Bugle have earned Alice a ferocious cult following. At the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Alice performed her three previous years' shows (Savage, The Resistance and Ethos) back-to-back as Trilogy, to a full house and standing ovation at Melbourne Town Hall. Alice subsequently took the Trilogy to London and the Edinburgh Fringe before the ABC released The Alice Fraser Trilogy in podcast form using binaural sound. In her new comedic masterpiece Mythos, Alice takes on the stories and lies that we tell ourselves about ourselves. Is beauty truth? Is truth beautiful? What does anything mean anymore? Let Alice tell you. Why not.

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Sydney Comedy Festival

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When: Monday 22nd April - Sunday 19th May
Where:
Various

Sydney's biggest month of comedy returns with hundreds of the world's funniest comedians taking to stages across the city! The Festival program features performances from the finest Australian acts, the biggest international stars and the most promising emerging talent, ffering up everything from stand up to sketch, satire, impro, musical, absurdist, theatre, magic and kids comedy.

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Urzila Carlson

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When: Saturday 15th June, Sunday 16th June & Wednesday 19th June
Where:
Sydney Opera House

Multi award-winning South African-New Zealander URZILA CARLSON has become a household name in Australia in the past year, and she returns from across the ditch in 2019 with a national stand up tour. Carlson will take her brand-new comedy show, LOSER, to 10 cities and regional centres around the country from March to June next year. Commencing at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival on March 28, the MICF season of Loser will see Urzila become the first female comedian to perform a full run at Melbourne Town Hall’s Main Hall. Following Melbourne, Loser will head to Brisbane, Townsville, Canberra, Launceston, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle and Sydney. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 9am on Friday, November 16. “Loser is almost always negative,” Urzila says. ”I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity… it’s only positive when you lose some weight. WHY? If you meet someone awesome would you not want there to be more of them? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we’re all losers in some form and at some point we’ll hit our rock bottom. Are you prepared? Get ready losers, let’s tackle our failures. What’s the worst that can happen?” 2019 is already shaping up to be Carlson’s biggest year yet with her NETFLIX debut as part of the streaming service’s unprecedented stand-up comedy event series. Urzila is one of 47 comedians handpicked from around the world to perform a half-hour special which she filmed in August at Just For Laughs in Montreal. She is also one of the key cast of fellow comedian Nazeem Hussain’s flagship show Orange Is The New Brown which premieres this month on the Seven Network. Urzila is now a series regular on Network Ten’s smash-hit panel show, Have You Been Paying Attention?!. Born in South Africa, she now calls New Zealand home where she is a household name and a cast member of popular NZ comedy panel show 7 Days. Selling out is a regular occurrence for Carlson in both Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, she sold out her entire MICF season including extra shows in record time becoming one of the biggest sellers of the Festival. Since first taking to the stage in 2008 Urzila has racked up an impressive array of awards including Best Female Comedian at the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, as well as NZ’s coveted People’s Choice Award two years in a row at the NZ International Comedy Festival. In October Urzila became the new Australasian Ambassador of South African Tourism for both Australia and NZ. Buy soon and buy early – LOSER will be 2019’s hottest ticket!

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Superwog

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When: Saturday 29th June
Where:
Enmore Theatre

The superstars of the hit TV Series SUPERWOG (as seen on ABC TV and YouTube) are back on tour and coming to a theatre near you. Get ready for a night of non-stop laughs as all your favourite characters hit the stage in Sydney & Melbourne with an outrageous new show. Expect never before seen sketches as well as a bunch of hilarious favourites from their SOLD OUT 2017 hit show "Fake it Till You Make it" With an incredible 195 Million YouTube views and more than 1 Million subscribers, Superwog are constantly at the top of the YouTube Comedy Charts and one of the hottest names in Australian comedy. Don't miss your chance to catch the boys live and uncut in their biggest show yet.

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10 Comics for $15 Bucks*

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When: Friday 10th August
Where:
Star Bar

BonkerZ presents 10 Comics for $15 Bucks. "Priceless Laughs, For Less Price!" Celebrating over 12 years of supplying the country with funny people. Join a wild bunch of 10 funny people from around the globe, for 75 mins of non-stop laughs, for a price that won't send you to the poor house. All advance seats are only $15 Bucks. What's that? You want to a drink of your choice to go with that and discount city parking at Centro Cinema Parking on Kent St? Just add another $10 Bucks. What?, You want Dinner, Drink, Show and discount city parking? How about $50 Bucks for everything! Total!. WOW, $15 Comedy Show or a Show with Dinner, Drinks and Discount City Parking for only $50 Bucks in Sydney! We mentioned this to Ripley's Believe it or not, and even they didn't believe it, See some of the hottest or soon to be hottest, Pros, Semi-Pros and Rising Stars, from around the world. BonkerZ Comedy Club is located just 1 min from Townhall station and only minutes from your CBD Hotel! BonkerZ Comedy Club donates a percentage of each ticket sold, to the Fred Hollows Foundation. So far, with your help, we've donated over $2,300. It's our 9th year of donating to Fred and we think it's worthy cause :-).

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