Bris Funny Fest: Let The Laughs Begin!

Published in Comedy  
Matt Okine Matt Okine

Brisbane will set the stage for some of Australia’s favourite comics for a four-week independent comedy festival running this August.


Now in its third year, Bris Funny Fest will keep crowds entertained with over 65 shows offering everything from live podcasts to improvised cabaret in some of Brisbane’s hippest venues.

With over 3,000 tickets sold last year and an extra week added this year, Bris Funny Fest has quickly become one of Brisbane’s most exciting and unique festivals. Celebrating the breadth of new comedy talent that Brisbane has to offer plus a chance for established international artists to encore sold out shows or trial new material.

Festival Director, Adam O’Sullivan, believes Bris Funny Fest has earned its place as a staple in Brisbane’s arts calendar.

Luke Heggie 2018
Luke Heggie

“With the festival growing each year, not only are we seeing big names returning, but discovering some of Brisbane’s best emerging comics,” Adam says.

After sold out shows last year, award winning comedian Matt Okine returns home to encore his critically acclaimed show 'The Hat Game' along with shows from established comedians Luke Heggie and Nick Cody ('The Project', 'Conan').

This year sees newer acts from interstate make the trip such as ABC 'Fancy Boy'’s Stuart Daulman, Rowan Thambar fresh from Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s esteemed Comedy Zone and Nicole Stevens, winner of The People’s Choice Award at Darwin Fringe Festival in July with her show 'Rage Against The Washing Machine'.

Expect to see all these and more as part of Bris Funny Fest.

Bris Funny Fest runs from 1-26 August.

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