Diaries at the ready... Sydney's major comedy extravaganza, Sydney Comedy Festival, will return for its 13th year for four hilarious and huge weeks in 2017.
Organisers have provided a sneak peak of what’s in store for the full 2017 programme ahead of its announcement in February; international tickle bones will be scratched by: Jason Byrne (IRE), David O’Doherty (IRE), Urzila Carlson (NZ/RSA), Daniel Sloss (SCO), Des Bishop (USA/IRE), Stephen K Amos (UK), Paul Foot (UK), Rose Matafeo (NZ), Jimeoin (UK), Anne Klinge (GER) and Arj Barker (USA).
On the local front, tickets are now up-for-grabs to shows from Dave Hughes, Aunty Donna, Joel Creasey, Matt Okine, Nazeem Hussain, Rove McManus, Susie Youssef, Tom Gleeson, Merrick Watts, Neel Kolhatkar, Lehmo, Akmal, Lawrence Mooney, Alex Williamson, Luke Heggie, Rhys Nicholson, Tommy Little, Nick Cody, Justin Hamilton, Becky Lucas, Dave Eastgate and Puppetry of the Penis.
For the perfect Christmas gift for comedy lovers, look no further than the Festival’s annual sold-out special events including Cracker Night at the Enmore Theatre, The Concourse and Riverside Theatres, as well as the spectacular Festival Gala at the Sydney Opera House.Nazeem Hussain
“We are delighted to announce the return of the biggest comedy event on Sydney's cultural calendar,” Sydney Comedy Festival Director, Jorge Menidis says. “The 13th Annual Sydney Comedy Festival promises to yet again deliver a festival of mirth that is bigger and better than ever before.Susie Youssef
"Our first announcement packs a punch with big names, festival favourites and tantalising festival debuts and we look forward to revealing many more surprises in the months to come!"The 13th Annual Sydney Comedy Festival takes place at numerous Sydney venues from 24 April - 21 May, 2017.