It's time to unlock your LOLs and take your belly laughs on an adventure with the Sydney Comedy Festival's website revealing parts of its 2017 line-up. And it's a doozy guys.
On the international front, those headed to Sydney this autumn include the UK’s Joe Lycett, Andy Zaltzman, Phill Jupitus, Romesh Ranganathan and Dane Baptiste; the USA’s Chris D’Elia, The Hodgetwins and Eric Andre; India’s Vir Das and Papa CJ; Germany’s Anne Klinge and Canada’s Ian Bagg.
Joining them will be a huge line-up of crowd favourites returning to the festival armed with new shows, including Arj Barker (USA), David O’Doherty (IRE), Jason Byrne
(IRE), DeAnne Smith (CAN), Ivan Aristeguieta (VEN), Urzila Carlson (NZ/ RSA), Aunty Donna
, Dave Hughes, Tom Gleeson, Nazeem Hussain, Fiona O'Loughlin, Frank Woodley
, Doug Anthony All Stars
, Joel Creasey
, Amos Gill
, Demi Lardner
, Luke Heggie
, Sammy J
and many more.
The entire programme will be unveiled tomorrow (22 Feb). In another first for the Festival, a comedy show will be performed entirely in Mandarin. Renowned for his impeccable grasp of the language, Canadian comedian Dashan is a household name in China, having introduced his own brand of stand-up comedy to Chinese audiences.
For his Festival show, Dashan will share hilarious stories about his 30 years between East and West.
Rounding out another huge year, the End of Festival Gala will close out the Festival with a must-see line-up of international comedy stars and local heroes at Sydney Town Hall.The Sydney Comedy Festival runs from 24 April to 21 May.
2017 Sydney Comedy Festival Line-up
Aaron ChenAkmalAlex WilliamsonAlice FraserAmos GillAndrew BarnettAndy ZaltzmanAnne KlingeAnne EdmondsArj BarkerAsh WilliamsAunty DonnaBart FreebairnBecky LucasBob DeaconBridie ConnellCal WilsonCameron JamesCarlo RitchieChris D'EliaCiaran LyonsComedians Against HumanityCracker Night 2017Craig HillDamien PowerDane BaptisteDaniel SlossDaniel TownesDaniel ConnellDashanDave HughesDave EastgateDave ThorntonDavid O'DohertyDavid QuirkDeanne SmithDemi LardnerDes BishopDilruk JayasinhaDoug Anthony AllstarsEmily TresidderEric AndreFrenchyFunniest Comedians You've Never Heard OfGillian CosgriffGreta Lee JacksonGuy MontgomeryIvan AristeguietaJames SmithJared JekyllJason ByrneJeff GreenJewish Comedy ShowcaseJimeoinJoe LycettJoel CreaseyJosh WadeJustin HamiltonKate CoatesLarry DeanLawrence MooneyLehmoLiam RyanLily StarrLuke HeggieMae MartinMark WilliamsonMatt OkineMerrick WattsMichael WorkmanMotherfatherNath ValvoNazeem HussainNeal PortenzaNeel KolhatkarNick CodyPajama MenPaul FootPeter & Bambi HeavenPhill JupitusPuppetry Of The PenisQueerstoriesRay Badran & John CruckshankRhys NicholsonRomesh RanganathanRose MatafeoRove McManusSammy JSarah CallaghanSimon TaylorSteen RaskopoulosStephen K AmosSteve HughesStraight Outta CompoSuperwogSusie YoussefThe HodgetwinsThe Bedroom PhilosopherThe Stevenson ExperienceTom GleesonTom WalkerTom BallardTommy LittleTommy DeanUrzila CarlsonVir DasYianni Agisilaou