The Sydney Comedy Festival has announced its triumphant return in 2018 for its 14th year.
Across four weeks starting from 23 April and finishing up on 20 May, the festival aims to deliver a huge programme of both international and local comedy stars. Worried about having to wait a long time before acts are announced? Never fear! The festival has already begun to announce some of them.
For the first time, UK satirical news reporter Jonathan Pie will hit Sydney Comedy Festival. He’s known for his brutally honest views about the world of politics and entertainment. Tom Segura, recognised for his Netflix specials 'Mostly Stories' and 'Completely Normal' also joins the bill.
From across the pond, Sydney Comedy Festival 2017's Director's Choice winner Urzila Carlson is back, as is Ross Noble, Jason Byrne, Stephen J Amos, Des Bishop and Daniel Sloss.
Australian legends joining the line-up include Nazeem Hussain, Joel Creasey, Alex Williamson and Neel Kolhatkar.
The festival will take place across a number of venues: Factory Theatre, Sydney Opera House, The Comedy Store, Enmore Theatre, Giant Dwarf, Riverside Theatres and The Concourse.
It kicks off in style with the Gala at Sydney Opera House on 23 April, Emore and Riverside Theatres on 24 April and The Concourse on 25 April.
Tickets go on sale on 10 November.
Sydney Comedy Festival 2018 takes place from 23 April-20 May.