What’s On: Brisbane Comedy Festival 2020


Brisbane Comedy Festival

21 February – March 22

Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall, The Tivoli, The Fortitude Music Hall, and Newstead Brewing Co

Brisbane Comedy Festival is back for another year, serving up a month of ribcage-rattlers from more than 85 of the funniest national and international comedians.

View the full line-up on the Brisbane Comedy Festival website

Here’s a few suggestions to get you started…


Matt Okine: Solo Diner

25 February – 1 March

Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse

Award-winning comedian, actor, and writer Matt Okine returns to his hometown with a brand new hour of stand-up after a huge year filming season 2 of his TV show The Other Guy, writing his debut novel, and having a baby.

Mel Buttle

Mel Buttle: Hands on Heads

25 February – 1 March

Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse

Young Mel was easily distracted and chatty in class, often told to choose more appropriate classmates to sit next to. Ironically, she became a teacher and then a comedian and a TV host – three careers where it’s always her turn to speak.


Speed: The Movie, The Play

27 February – 22 March

The Labyrinth, Brisbane Powerhouse

Climb aboard a vintage Volvo for this shameless comedic homage to the 1994 action thriller, Speed, the film which proved once and for all the best drama is on public transport.

BCF20_Agro_Up-LateAgro Up Late!

17 – 22 March

Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse

Grab your Samboy Chips, Troll Dolls, Tazo’s and your favourite Goosebumps book – Australia’s naughtiest puppet is back to take you on a stroll down memory lane! After 30 years in the business, Agro and “the bald man under the table”, Jamie Dunn are back together and live on stage, this time with their friend and host Ben From Brisbane.

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Double Denim

6 – 8 March

Turbine Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse

Part safari party. Part murder mystery. All denim. Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew bring you part two of the Double Denim journey, a celebratory cruise through the teenage years to avocado days. This is every Contiki tour that has ever gone wrong. This is Jumanji meets Absolutely Fabulous. Bring spare knickers, it’s going to be a very cool party.

Frank Woodley

Frank Woodley: *@#!KING CLOWN

13 – 15 March

The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley

Frank is often referred to as a *@#!KING CLOWN – he chooses to take this as a compliment that reflects his mastery of the ancient art of wrongness. Observe the master of daft live in action as he pushes various tales and topics into the wringer and squeezes as much laughter out as he can.


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