What’s On: Brisbane Comedy Festival turns 10

Brisbane Comedy Festival venue Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm. Imagery via Aruga PR.

2019 marks the tenth year of Brisbane Comedy Festival and a four-week program jammed with stand-up, sketch, improvisation, and cabaret will keep Brisbane giggling from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, March 24.

“Brisbane Comedy Festival hits the big one-oh, and just like any pre-teen is growing up before our very eyes,” said Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director Kris Stewart. “This year, we’re spreading the laughs far and wide and showing our unashamedly immature colours with a program just for families. We think kids’ comedy is awesome and know even adults will get a laugh out of the weird, wonderful and ridiculous shows we have planned.”

Top international entertainers like Ross Noble and Danny Bhoy will join returning expats such as Ronny Chieng and Felicity Ward, as well as hometown treasures including Dave Hughes, Tom Balllard, and Mel Buttle. In addition, Charlie Pickering will host the Brisbane Comedy Festival Opening Gala, his only performance at the festival, ad the stand-up shows will be complemented by squads of funny people including Frocking Hilarious, Queerstories, Lady Sings it Better, and, in their Brisbane debut, Shit-Faced Shakespeare performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The 75 acts of the festival will be spread across three major venues: Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall, and SunPAC.

For ticketing, full lineup, and further information about any of the shows, visit the Brisbane Comedy Festival website.

Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019 is presented by Brisbane Powerhouse with support from Brisbane City Council. It is proudly presented by Brisbane Powerhouse with support from Brisbane City Council. Thanks to Brisbane Comedy Festival partners, including Archie Rose Distilling Co, Bambrick Media, Epicure, LOWD, Newstead Brewing Co, Nick Did This, NW Group, Proud Mary, Scenestr, SunPAC, The Johnson, Triple M and Valiant Events.

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