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JEEVES VERMA - Get Rickshaw Die Trying

JEEVES VERMA - Get Rickshaw Die Trying

THU 26 - SAT 28 APR @7PM
SUN 29 APR @ 6PM

Jeeves Verma is an “endearing… moustachioed teddy bear of a man” (Herald Sun) who has a background in writing and performing Read more

BEST OF THE FEST - Showcase

BEST OF THE FEST - Showcase

28 April - 20 May
Wed-Sat @ 7PM
SUN @ 6PM

Our one hour showcase, hosted five nights a week across the Festival at the Factory Theatre Festival Hub.

Bringing you a surpris Read more

JOHN HASTINGS - Audacity

JOHN HASTINGS - Audacity

26 - 28 APR @ 7PM
29 APR @ 6PM

Making his Sydney Comedy Festival debut, John Hastings, the funniest white comedian from Canada, was briefly vegan and is currently Read more

ROSE MATAFEO - Horndog

ROSE MATAFEO - Horndog

THU 26 - SAT 28 APR @ 7PM
SUN 29 @ 6PM

Rose Matafeo has kissed nearly 10 men in her life a.k.a. she’s a total horndog. Read more

CRAIG HILL - Someone's Gonna Get Kilt!

CRAIG HILL - Someone's Gonna Get Kilt!

WED 26 - SAT 28 @ 8:15PM
SUN 29 @ 7:15PM

Scotland’s kilted and award-winning comedy treasure is back!

‘Flat-out hilarious… Read more

DR JASON LEONG (MAS) - You Stupid Or What?!

DR JASON LEONG (MAS) - You Stupid Or What?!

THU 26 + FRI 27 APR
SAT 28 APR @ 4:30PM

SOLD OUT

You Stupid Or What?!’ is the Australian restaging of Dr Jason Leong’s sold out solo comedy show in Kuala Lumpur which saw 1800 tick Read more

TITUS O'REILY - A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport

TITUS O'REILY - A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport

26 - 28 APR @ 8:15PM
29 APR @ 7:15PM

Fresh from appearing in his living room while drinking alone, Titus O’Reily brings his bestselling book A Thoroughly Unhelpful Hist Read more

TOMMY DEAN (USA) - Smug

TOMMY DEAN (USA) - Smug

26 - 28 APR @ 8:15PM
29 APR @ 7:15PM

Reflecting on 50 years of life Tommy has come to this philosophical surmise: maybe true happiness isn’t achievable. Read more

USYD WOMEN'S REVUE - Memories R Always

USYD WOMEN'S REVUE - Memories R Always

26 & 27 APR @ 9:30PM

WE’RE BACK BABY! AND IT’S PROM NIGHT!

After a sellout season in 2017, ‘Memories R Always’ is playing for 2 nights only! Read more

ALEX REYNOLDS - Not Ready

ALEX REYNOLDS - Not Ready

THU 26 + FRI 27(SOLD OUT) @ 9:30PM

Time’s running out. The pressure is rising. Read more

JOSH GLANC - Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian

JOSH GLANC - Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian

THU 26 - SAT 28 APR @ 9:30PM
SUN 29 APR @ 8:30PM

WINNERBEST COMEDY FRINGE WORLD 2017 Read more

FRENCHY - Sex, Drugs & Rollerblades

FRENCHY - Sex, Drugs & Rollerblades

26 - 28 APR @ 9:30PM
29 APR @ 8:30PM

Frenchy is back – bigger, better and lankier than ever! Read more

NIKKI BRITTON - Grandma Is Not Growing Up

NIKKI BRITTON - Grandma Is Not Growing Up

FRI 27 + SUN 29 APR

Grandma is busting out! She is sick of rules. She is done with boring. Read more

AUNTY PLOP PLOP's Useless Shop

AUNTY PLOP PLOP's Useless Shop

FRI 27 APR @ 11AM
SAT 28 APR @11AM

Aunty Plop Plop’s Usless Shop is set in an “anything” shop that doesn’t seem to have anything useful! Read more

MR. SNOT BOTTOM's Stinky Silly Songs

MR. SNOT BOTTOM's Stinky Silly Songs

FRI 27 APR @ 11:00AM
SAT 28 APR @ 11:00AM

The Willy Wonka of Weird! The Peter Pan of Putrid! Read more

STEPH BROADBRIDGE & SIAN SMYTH - Gag Hags

STEPH BROADBRIDGE & SIAN SMYTH - Gag Hags

SAT 28 APR @ 7PM
SUN 29 APR @ 6PM

Steph Broadbridge and Sian Smyth are two GAG HAGS, working their butts off, and dragging themselves through the trenches of the Sy Read more

PAULY FENECH - The Bogan Bible

PAULY FENECH - The Bogan Bible

FRI 27 APR @7:30PM

Mullets, tattoos, single mothers, Holdens and home done tattoos.

Ever wondered what exactly is a Bogan? Read more

BEV KILLICK - Crummy Mummy

BEV KILLICK - Crummy Mummy

FRI 27 + SAT 28 APR @ 8:15PM
SUN 29 APR @ 7:15PM

In these days of competitive parenting, Bev Killick isn’t playing the game, Instead of a Yummy Mummy, she’s a self-described Crum Read more

PAUL CHOWDHRY (UK) - Live Innit

PAUL CHOWDHRY (UK) - Live Innit

27 APR @ 9PM
28 APR @ 6PM

After completing a phenomenal 100 date sell-out 2017/2018 tour and becoming the first Asian stand-up to play a sold-out show at Lon Read more

CHRISTIAN ELDERFIELD (UK) - Bolloxed

CHRISTIAN ELDERFIELD (UK) - Bolloxed

FRI + SAT 28 APR @ 9:30PM
SUN 29 @ 8:30PM

Insanely talented UK comic Christian Elderfield presents his first solo show ‘Bolloxed’. Read more

CHOO CHOO TROUPE -You'll Never Guess Where I Hid the Cheese

CHOO CHOO TROUPE -You'll Never Guess Where I Hid the Cheese

SAT 28 APR @ 12:30PM

The adventure follows Bobbi and Wanda, your everyday suburban superheroes who, until now, haven’t been able to defeat the evil Mr Read more

KID/DUB

KID/DUB

SAT 28 APR @ 2:00PM

Honey We Shrunk the Hot Dub! Read more

THE POOL BOYS - Fact Safari!

THE POOL BOYS - Fact Safari!

SAT 28 APR @ 5:45PM
SUN 29 APR @ 4:45PM

Have you ever wondered how much you don’t know?

Spoiler alert, it’s most of it.

But now’s your chance to finally catch up on al Read more

THE KAGOOLS (UK) - Kula

THE KAGOOLS (UK) - Kula

SAT 28 APR @ 5:45PM
SUN 29 APR @ 4:45PM

‘Kula’ is the third full-length tour show by multi award-winning UK physical comedy double-act ‘The Kagools’.

Join them for a fant Read more

MAKEDONKA is 'Adulting'!

MAKEDONKA is 'Adulting'!

SAT 28 APR @ 5:45PM
SUN 29 APR @ 4:45PM

After her success at the Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival in 2017 with The Ethnic Hustler, come on a journey with Makedonka as she attem Read more

THE JACK & ANNIE SHOW

THE JACK & ANNIE SHOW

SAT 28 APR @ 5:45PM
SUN 29 APR @4:45PM

The Jack and Annie Show is the number one talk show of the year, the decade, the century, THE MILLENIUM… Or so they tell us.

T Read more

ARI SHAFFIR - Heretic

ARI SHAFFIR - Heretic

SAT 28 APR-SOLD OUT
SUN 29 APR-Selling Fast!

Ari Shaffir is a Jew. Ari grew up as a religious orthodox Jew straight from the seed of Moses. Read more

SARATH CHANDRA - It's Pronounced Sir-Wrath

SARATH CHANDRA - It's Pronounced Sir-Wrath

SAT 28 APR @ 8:15PM [SOLD OUT]
SUN 29 APR @ 7:15PM

Saturday show – SOLD OUT || Sunday Show – Selling Fast

Sarath (its pronounced Sir-Wrath) takes you on a quaint jo Read more

ANGELO TSAROUCHAS - Appetite for Discussion

ANGELO TSAROUCHAS - Appetite for Discussion

SAT 28 APR @ 9PM[SOLD OUT]
SUN 29 APR @ 8PM

Award winning comedian Angelo Tsarouchas is back with all new material where he discusses what America really thinks about Canada, Read more

BOB DEACON - Chook Raffle

BOB DEACON - Chook Raffle

SAT 28 APR @ 9:30PM
SUN 29 APR @ 8:30PM

Do you often feel like your quite far down the pecking order on life? Read more

THE TRAVELLING SISTERS - Toupe

THE TRAVELLING SISTERS - Toupe

SAT 28 APR @ 9:30PM
SUN 29 APR @ 8:30PM

Masterfully combining physical comedy, characters, and original music, The Travelling Sisters are ‘insane geniuses of sketch comedy Read more

ROWAN THAMBAR - 23

ROWAN THAMBAR - 23

2-5 MAY @ 7PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 6PM

‘23’ is a show written and performed by comedy heart-throb Rowan Thambar that blends musical comedy and big-hearted stand-up on h Read more

SEAN WOODLAND - The White Dog

SEAN WOODLAND - The White Dog

2-5 MAY @ 7PM

Winston Churchill coined the phrase ‘The Black Dog’. More obscurely, Sydney comedian Sean Woodland presents The White Dog. Read more

ANGE LAVOIPIERRE & JANE WATT - Lux and Live

ANGE LAVOIPIERRE & JANE WATT - Lux and Live

WED 2 + FRI 4 MAY @ 7PM

Hello! Do you like comedy?! Read more

DANE BAPTISTE - G.O.D. (Gold, Oil, Drugs)

DANE BAPTISTE - G.O.D. (Gold, Oil, Drugs)

WED 2 MAY @ 7:30PM

After selling out his debut at the 2017 Sydney Comedy Festival, the original, provocat Read more

TOM WALKER - Honk Honk Honk Honk

TOM WALKER - Honk Honk Honk Honk

WED 2 - SAT 5 MAY @ 8:15PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 7:15PM

Best Show nominee Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 Best Newcomer winner Melbourne Comedy Festival 2016

Hey man just this for the Read more

MARCEL BLANCH-DE WILT - Love + Cordial

MARCEL BLANCH-DE WILT - Love + Cordial

WED 2 & FRI 4 MAY @ 8:15PM

It’s me or the cordial! A story about break-ups and cordial: nine parts fact, one part fiction. Read more

NATH VALVO - Show Pony

NATH VALVO - Show Pony

WED 2 - SAT 5 MAY @ 8:15PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 7:15PM

Complete show-off, Nath Valvo is asking the big questions – Should I donate sperm? Why do night markets exist? Read more

DANIEL TOWNES - The World is Amazing and Everyone's a Winner

DANIEL TOWNES - The World is Amazing and Everyone's a Winner

WED 2 - SAT 5 MAY @ 8:15PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 7:15PM

Daniel Townes returns with a brand new show about the current divide in our society, equality, fearmongering, offence, Batman, and Read more

SAM CAMPBELL - The Trough

SAM CAMPBELL - The Trough

2 - 5 MAY @ 9:30PM
6 MAY @ 8:30PM

A really good show with a really really good guy.

Hello and God bless you. Read more

JOSH WADE - The Woke Bloke

JOSH WADE - The Woke Bloke

2 - 5 MAY @ 9:30PM 6 MAY @ 8:30PM

In a world infected by war, greed & addiction it’s no surprise the 21st Century plague is mental health. Read more

LUKE NOWELL - Being Hueman Being

LUKE NOWELL - Being Hueman Being

WED 2 - FRI 4 MAY @ 9:30PM

Luke Nowell has created his latest world of fantasy and ridiculousness, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. Read more

TOM SANDERSON - King Single

TOM SANDERSON - King Single

2 & 4 MAY @ 9:30PM

Hey Mum! Thanks for finding my show on the internet, I know you don’t like using the computer. Read more

EMMA MALIK (UK) - Sticking With It

EMMA MALIK (UK) - Sticking With It

3 & 5 MAY @ 7:00PM
6 MAY @ 6:00PM

Armed with British wit, dirty mouth and a bottle of wine full of hilarious stories, UK animal trainer turned comedian Emma and some Read more

PETER BERNER - Cocktail Hour

PETER BERNER - Cocktail Hour

3 & 5 MAY @ 7PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 6PM

An evening of commentary, reflection, introspection and mood swings.

2 1⁄2 ounces gin

1⁄2 dry vermouth

1 ounce Peter Ber Read more

ALEX WILLIAMSON - So Wrong, It's Wrong

ALEX WILLIAMSON - So Wrong, It's Wrong

THU 3 + FRI 4
SAT 5 MAY

SOLD OUT

Did someone say drugs, pedos & terrorists? Read more

ROSE PIPER - Miss November

ROSE PIPER - Miss November

3 & 5 MAY @ 8:15PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 7:15PM

You know how sometimes you like a band, but then for whatever reason; political, artistic, etc. Read more

IVAN ARISTEGUITA - Matador

IVAN ARISTEGUITA - Matador

THU 3 - SAT 5 MAY @ 9PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 8PM

Australia’s favourite Venezuelan is back with a brand new show!

Ole!

Ever since Ivan’s grandfather took him to bullfigh Read more

ANDREW HASTINGS - I'm Okay (Trust Me)

ANDREW HASTINGS - I'm Okay (Trust Me)

THU 3 + SAT 5 MAY @ 9:30PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 8:30PM

After the success of his 2017 Adelaide Fringe show ‘EMO’, Andrew Hastings returns with a new hour of stand up about mistakes, miser Read more

THE LOVE LOVE KLUB ft. Gretel Killeen & The Gretskys

THE LOVE LOVE KLUB ft. Gretel Killeen & The Gretskys

FRI 4 MAY @ 7PM

Don’t miss this absolutely hilarious, ridiculous and joyful celebration of love and agony expressed through comedy, song, poetry, phi Read more

THE NASTY SHOW - Hosted by Jez Watts

THE NASTY SHOW - Hosted by Jez Watts

4, 5, 11 & 12 MAY @ 10:45PM

“A Masterclass in Smut” ★★★★ – The Australia Times, 2016

Offensive is the new black. Read more

THE KVETCH SET - THe Office at the End

THE KVETCH SET - THe Office at the End

SAT 5 MAY @ 5:45PM

The Kvetch Set makes anti-viral online content because we care about what’s important – medicine. Read more

MADDIE PARKER - Plus One

MADDIE PARKER - Plus One

SAT 5 MAY @ 5:45PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 4:45PM

Doing improv is like going to a party: it’s a bit weird and awkward if you’re alone. Read more

THE (UN)AUSTRALIAN'S DECENNIUM HORRIBILIUS

THE (UN)AUSTRALIAN'S DECENNIUM HORRIBILIUS

SAT 5 MAY @ 5:45PM

The (un)Australians DECENNIUM HORRIBILIS is the most fun you’ll have trawling through modern history. Read more

TWO SIDES - Comedy Duos Unleashed

TWO SIDES - Comedy Duos Unleashed

SAT 5 MAY @ 5:45PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 4:45PM

Fresh from taking out the Best Show award at the Anywhere Theatre Festival in Wollongong, Wollongong Comedy brings their hilarious sh Read more

SPARROW-FOLK PRESENTS: Nest Friends

SPARROW-FOLK PRESENTS: Nest Friends

SAT 5 MAY @ 9:30PM
SUN 6 MAY @ 8:30PM

Award winning winning musical comedy duo Sparrow-Folk are Australia’s “sirens of satire.” Fresh out of the oven and on the road to st Read more

RAMSHACKLE FIASCO

RAMSHACKLE FIASCO

SUN 6 MAY @ 4:45PM

Ramshackle Fiasco presents a new hour of comedy from four of the nation’s hottest stand-ups. Read more

JAMES CLARK - Women Problems

JAMES CLARK - Women Problems

WED 9 + FRI 11MAY @ 7PM

What’s all this stuff in the news about women? Read more

CHARISA BOSSINAKIS - Boss

CHARISA BOSSINAKIS - Boss

WED 9 + FRI 11 MAY @ 7PM

Charisa Bossinakis is upcoming talent in the comedy scene, presenting Sydney Comedy Festival with her debut hour of stand up in Bos Read more

MICHAEL HING - The Ethics of Punching a Nazi

MICHAEL HING - The Ethics of Punching a Nazi

9-12 MAY @ 7PM
SUN 13 MAY @6PM

What would you do if you found yourself face to face with an internet Nazi?

After a year away, Michael Hing (The Feed, SBS Vicelan Read more

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL

WED 9 MAY @ 7:30PM

Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Jeanie Linders created Menopause the Musical as a celebration of women who are on the b Read more

BART FREEBAIRN - Super Joke Volcano

BART FREEBAIRN - Super Joke Volcano

9 - 12 MAY @ 8PM
13 MAY @ 7:15PM

A rumble in the distance…

KaBOoooOm

Jokes fill the sky.

Explosions!!! Ahhhhhh!!! Red Hot jokes!! Read more

JOHN CRUCKSHANK - The Shank

JOHN CRUCKSHANK - The Shank

WED 9 - SAT 12 @ 8:15PM
SUN 13 MAY @ 7:15PM

Razor sharp stand up comedy.

Factory Room: The Container Read more

JAMES SMITH - Pleasure Enthusiast

JAMES SMITH - Pleasure Enthusiast

WED 9 - SAT 12 MAY @ 8:15PM
SUN 13 MAY @ 7:15PM

BY DEMAND, THE HIT SHOW FROM 2017 RETURNS!

Personally selected by Chris Rock to be a special guest on his Total Bl Read more

SIMON TAYLOR - Happy Times

SIMON TAYLOR - Happy Times

WED 9 - Sat 12 MAY @ 8:15PM
Sun 13 MAy @ 7:15PM

Mid last year, Simon was told he was going to be a dad. Then he was told he might not be the dad. Read more

GEMMA & KATE - Sydney's Scariest Comedy Show Ever

GEMMA & KATE - Sydney's Scariest Comedy Show Ever

WED 9 + FRI 11 MAY @ 9:30PM

This comedy show is filled with fun and sexy times ;-) … PRANKED! Read more

MICHELLE BRASIER & LAURA FREW - Double Denim

MICHELLE BRASIER & LAURA FREW - Double Denim

WED 9 - SAT 12 MAY @ 9:30PM
SUN 13 MAY @ 8:30PM

Two girls, one fabric. It’s a party in your pants and jacket. Read more

LAWRENCE LEUNG - The Man Who Stopped For A Sandwich

LAWRENCE LEUNG - The Man Who Stopped For A Sandwich

9 - 12 MAY @ 9:30PM
13 MAY @ 8:30PM

Sometimes seemingly unimportant moments and choices can have surprising and unexpected consequences. Read more

JEN CARNOVALE - Smiling Hard

JEN CARNOVALE - Smiling Hard

THU 10 + SAT 12 MAY @ 7PM
SUN 13 @ 6PM

Smiling Hard is a stand up show from one of the rising stars of the Sydney Comedy Scene, Jen Carnovale.

Seen on Comedy Central, Read more

ANDREW BARNETT & ANDREW PASKIN - LIfe Choices

ANDREW BARNETT & ANDREW PASKIN - LIfe Choices

THU 10 MAY @ 7PM

Andrew Barnett is a hilarious domestic and international headline comedian, fresh from his sold out 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival Sho Read more

#1 COMEDY GREAT FUN JEZ WATTS SEO NIGHTMARE

#1 COMEDY GREAT FUN JEZ WATTS SEO NIGHTMARE

THU 10 + SAT 12 MAY @ 7PM
SUN 13 MAY @ 6PM

Get ready for maximum fun! Read more

LUKE HEGGIE - Tiprat

LUKE HEGGIE - Tiprat

THU 10 - SAT 12 MAY @ 7:30PM
SUN 13 MAY @ 6:30PM

No lowbreeds please.

You heard me.

WINNER: Comics’ Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

“Absolutel Read more

FUNNIEST COMEDIANS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

FUNNIEST COMEDIANS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

THU 10 + FRI 11 MAY @ 8:15PM

Treat yourself to four of Australia’s funniest live stand-up comedians in one epic show. No open micers, just the pros. Read more

DAVE EASTGATE - Rock N Roll Glory Hole World Tour

DAVE EASTGATE - Rock N Roll Glory Hole World Tour

THU 10 MAY @ 9PM

After his televised stand-up special, I Wish I Had A Band, debuted on ABC Comedy & Channel Eleven, Dave Eastgate, is back to bone y Read more

YO MAMA BATTLE! X

YO MAMA BATTLE! X

10 & 11 MAY @ 9:30PM

In its 10th year, world wide sell out smash hit returns! Yo Mama Battle! Read more

POST-ITS - Boom Time

POST-ITS - Boom Time

FRI 11 MAY @ 7PM

Sydney’s favourite stationery-inspired improv comedians are back with a brand new show! Read more

JANE WATT - Gate 64

JANE WATT - Gate 64

SAT 12 MAY @ 5:45PM

“A one woman tour de force featuring the magnificent Jane Watt as Winnie” – The Buzz in Sydney

“An incredibly heartwarming, thou Read more

MADDIE HOULBROOK-WALK - Seld-Made

MADDIE HOULBROOK-WALK - Seld-Made

SAT 12 MAY @ 5:45PM
SUN 13 MAY @ 4:45PM

After performing across Sydney and the US for the last 3 years, Maddie HW is finally bringing a solo show to the Sydney Comedy Festiv Read more

MUK PITMAN - 'Les Carottes Sont Cuites'

MUK PITMAN - 'Les Carottes Sont Cuites'

SAT 12 MAY @ 5:45PM

Beginning only his second year as a stand up comedian, Muk makes his Sydney Comedy Festival debut with his new solo show ‘Les Carotte Read more

GILLIAN ENGLISH (CAN) - Is She The Wolf

GILLIAN ENGLISH (CAN) - Is She The Wolf

SAT 12 MAY @ 7PM
SUN 13 MAY @ 6PM

“Shakespeare how it should be performed” – Pop Culture-y “You will laugh your head off” – Weekend Notes” “Unforgettable…English Read more

JUDE PERL - Let's Hang Out

JUDE PERL - Let's Hang Out

SAT 12 MAY @ 8:15PM
SUN 13 MAY @ 7:15PM

Winner of 2 Green Room Awards (Best Original Songs), Jude Perl has established herself as a comedian who presents “hilarious and pa Read more

ALICE TOVEY - Mansplaining

ALICE TOVEY - Mansplaining

SAT 12 @ 9:30PM
SUN 13 MAY @ 8:30PM

How do women survive in a man’s world? Read more

FIONA O'LOUGHLIN - Gap Year

FIONA O'LOUGHLIN - Gap Year

SAT 12 @ 9:00PM - SUN 13 MAY @ 8:00PM

Fiona’s been on a bit of a trip… of a lifetime. Read more

JACK SAVAGE - Silly Billy

JACK SAVAGE - Silly Billy

WED 16 + FRI 18 MAY @ 7PM

Silly Billy

(noun; informal)

1. a silly or foolish person

Read more

JOE SHAFFER (USA) - Here's Looking at You, Squid

JOE SHAFFER (USA) - Here's Looking at You, Squid

WED 16 - SAT 19 MAY @ 7PM

A show for animal lovers and haters alike!

Here’s Looking at You, Squid is a show all about animals, but also love and regrets. Read more

GUY MONTGOMERY (NZ) - Dosen't Check His Phone for an Hour

GUY MONTGOMERY (NZ) - Dosen't Check His Phone for an Hour

16 - 19 MAY @ 7PM

For an entire hour Guy Montgomery will do the unthinkable – resist the overwhelming urge to check his phone for any possible notifi Read more

ROMEO & JULIET IMPROVISED

ROMEO & JULIET IMPROVISED

WED 16 MAY @ 7PM

Shakespeare’s classic story. Romantic, dramatic, and a bit gory. Each night remade anew. Read more

BECKY LUCAS - cute funny smart sexy beautiful

BECKY LUCAS - cute funny smart sexy beautiful

16 - 19 MAY @ 8:15PM
20 MAY @ 7:15PM

In 2017 Becky saw a man on crutches trying to walk a big dog and has spent the entire year trying to write standup comedy that’s fu Read more

TESSA WATERS - Volcano

TESSA WATERS - Volcano

16 - 19 MAY @ 8:15PM 20 MAY @ 7:15PM

As seen on ABC Comedy Next Gen and SBS Eurovision Top 40.

Multi- award winning comedian Tessa Waters has been thinking a lot abo Read more

DEMI LARDNER - I Love Skeleton

DEMI LARDNER - I Love Skeleton

WED 16 - SAT 19 MAY @ 8:15PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 7:15PM

Demi Lardner is the primary source of nutrition for infant mammals. Read more

FAMOUS SHARRON'S Love Match

FAMOUS SHARRON'S Love Match

WED 16 - SAT 19 MAY @ 8:15PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 7:15PM

Famous Sharron is very famous for nothing at all, come and see what all the racquet is about! Read more

BEN LOMAS - I Love Comedyyyy

BEN LOMAS - I Love Comedyyyy

WED 16 - SAT 19 MAY @ 8:15PM

Pretty simple – Come. Laugh and laugh again. Read more

THE AL, MAT & JOE SHOW

THE AL, MAT & JOE SHOW

WED 16 + FRI 18 MAY @ 9:30PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 8:30PM

Have you ever wanted to see a show with Al, Mat & Joe? Well here’s your chance… It’s the Al, Mat & Joe Show! Read more

SAM KISSAJUKIAN - Mr Very Good Time

SAM KISSAJUKIAN - Mr Very Good Time

16-19 MAY @ 9:30PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 8:30PM

Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016 & selling out all 23 shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 & 2017. Read more

SEYMOUR MACE (UK) - Super Bizarre

SEYMOUR MACE (UK) - Super Bizarre

16-19 MAY @ 9:30PM

Who is Seymour Mace.

Seymour Mace is well known in the UK performing regularly at The Stand Comedy Club and Soho theatre in London. Read more

NOUGHTY GIRLS

NOUGHTY GIRLS

16 & 18 MAY @ 9:30PM

Part sketch comedy. Part memoir. Full on nostalgic mayhem! Read more

CLEO & THE KWEENS - the Psychic Spectacular

CLEO & THE KWEENS - the Psychic Spectacular

THU 17 MAY @ 7PM

Put your palms up hunties, it’s time to get read. Read more

MIKE GOLDSTEIN'S Little Talent Show

MIKE GOLDSTEIN'S Little Talent Show

17 & 19 MAY @ 7PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 6PM

Mike Goldstein is back for his fifth straight Sydney Comedy Festival with a new hour of comedy bronze. Read more

RHYS NICHOLSON - Seminal

RHYS NICHOLSON - Seminal

THU 17 - SUN 20 MAY

Please come to my show. Read more

HEATH FRANKLIN'S CHOPPER - Bogan Jesus

HEATH FRANKLIN'S CHOPPER - Bogan Jesus

THU 17 - SAT 19 MAY @ 9PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 8PM

In the beginning, God created the moustache…and it was good. Read more

THE STEVENSON EXPERIENCE - Spot the Difference

THE STEVENSON EXPERIENCE - Spot the Difference

THU 17 + SAT 19 @ 9:30PM

As seen on Channel 10, Eleven, ABC & the Comedy Channel.

FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy Award Nominees 2015, 2016 & Runner-Up 2017. Read more

SEIZURE KAISER - Trigger Word Happy 2: Fully Lol'ded

SEIZURE KAISER - Trigger Word Happy 2: Fully Lol'ded

17 & 19 MAY @ 9:30PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 8:30PM

Returning after the sell out smash hit “Trigger Word Happy”, one of the most controversial comics around, Seizure Kaiser, is back! Read more

TAKASHI WAKA (JPN) - Japan Things

TAKASHI WAKA (JPN) - Japan Things

17-19 MAY @ 7PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 6PM

Born, raised and currently living in Japan, Takashi Waka visited Sydney as an exchange student in 2012 and leaped into the English st Read more

AHMED ZUBB - Kebab Tonight

AHMED ZUBB - Kebab Tonight

THU 17 + SAT 19 MAY @ 9:30PM

Returning from the Sydney Fringe Show. Read more

FRIDA DEGUISE - AKA 'Wogan'

FRIDA DEGUISE - AKA 'Wogan'

FRI 18 MAY @ 7PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 6PM

Her over-the-top bravado balanced with brevity will make you explode with laughter. Read more

CONFETTI GUN - Glitterati

CONFETTI GUN - Glitterati

FRI 18 MAY @ 9:30PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 8:30PM

Confetti Gun is glamour. Glamour is an attitude. If you can’t afford diamonds, cover yourself in glitter. Read more

GAME IS A FOOT - An Improvised Sherlock Holmes Mystery

GAME IS A FOOT - An Improvised Sherlock Holmes Mystery

SAT 19 MAY @ 5:45PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 4:45PM

After a sell-out season at the 2015 Sydney Fringe, The Game is Afoot! mysteriously disappeared, seemingly never to be seen again. Read more

MARK SWIVEL - Alternative Prime Minister

MARK SWIVEL - Alternative Prime Minister

SAT 19 MAY @ 5:45PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 4:45PM

Another slightly drunk TED talk from Mark Swivel, Australia’s leading artisanal humorist. Read more

BURGER KING ILLUMINATI - The Infinite Pizza Party DX

BURGER KING ILLUMINATI - The Infinite Pizza Party DX

SAT 19 MAY @ 5:45PM
SUN 20 MAY @ 4:45PM

Hey you! Yeah you, you at the party, why don’t you have a slice of pizza? Heck, take another one. Heck. There’s PLENTY! Read more

JACINTA GREGORY - Jacintervention

JACINTA GREGORY - Jacintervention

SAT 19 MAY @ 5:45PM

Jacinta Gregory is a musical comedienne and a person who makes terrible choices. Read more

REBECCA DE UNAMUNO - An Evening With Rebecca De Unamuno

REBECCA DE UNAMUNO - An Evening With Rebecca De Unamuno

19 MAY @ 7PM

Join Rebecca De Unamuno (ABC Radio’s Thank God It’s Friday, Just For Laughs’ World Improv Champion) for an evening of unpredi Read more

MATES! A Struthin' Aussie Soap Opera

MATES! A Struthin' Aussie Soap Opera

SUN 20 MAY @ 4:45PM

G’day Mate and welcome to the small rural country town of Ridgey Didge. Read more

JEFF GREEN - 30

JEFF GREEN - 30

TUE 22 MAY @ 9PM

In 1988, as a young Chemical Engineer, comedy festival favourite Jeff Green walked into a North London comedy room and has never lo Read more

PP ARNOLD (USA)

PP ARNOLD (USA)

WED 23 MAY @ 8PM

Former Ikette & Swinging Sixties London Soul Star The First Lady of Immediate Records

PP ARNOLD

In Her First Ever Concert Tour of Australia

Ike & Tina Turner, Mick Jagger & Andrew Lo Read more

JOSHUA RADIN (USA)

JOSHUA RADIN (USA)

Supported by Special Guests

THU 24 MAY @ 8PM

Singer/songwriter Joshua Radin (USA) brings his self proclaimed “whisper rock” to Australia for an evening of intimate and deeply personal performances.   “his music transports you. Read more

 JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS

JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS

FRI 25 MAY @ 8PM

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders will launch the release of their fifth album, ‘Blue Poles’ with a run of east coast shows. Read more

PURPLENE

PURPLENE

Supported by Jordan Ireland & Purple Orchestra + Pinch Hitter

FRI 25 MAY @8PM

Sydney’s PURPLENE, the four-piece responsible for one of the most breathtaking and inventive Australian indie albums of the las Read more

DIANA ANAID

DIANA ANAID

Supported by Ben Camden + Steve James QNA

SAT 26 MAY @ 7PM

Alternative singer/songwriter and 90’s favourite Diana Anaid returns with the quirky and upbeat My Queen, and Better Girl t Read more

CIRCA SURVIVE (USA)

CIRCA SURVIVE (USA)

Supported by Plus Special Guests Far Away Stables + Corpus + AM//PM

SAT 26 MAY @ 7:30PM

Philadelphia alt-rock outfit Circa Survive return to Australia this May!

‘a primal, animalistic experience’ – Under the Gun Review



Catch them playing fan favourites Lu Read more

JEREMY LOOPS (RSA)

JEREMY LOOPS (RSA)

SUN 27 MAY @ 7PM

South Africa’s biggest contemporary music export Jeremy Loops announces his return to Australia and New Zealand today following on from his successful visit in 2016. Read more

MISS POLE AMATEUR NIGHT #2

MISS POLE AMATEUR NIGHT #2

SUN 27 MAY @ 7PM

Bobbi’s Annual Amateur night is the night of nights for students and attendees alike!

Watch our students take the stage & bring their performances to life – some of them for the very first time Read more

DREAM ON DREAMER

DREAM ON DREAMER

Supported by Special Guests

THU 31 MAY @ 8PM

Dream on Dreamer recently announced the forthcoming release of It Comes and Goes, their 4th studio album and today the band announ Read more

JONVAL

JONVAL

Supported by Mood Eyes + Art Vandelay + Nath Morrison

SAT 2 JUN @ 7:30PM

Inner west Indie rockers Jonval are ready to bring their sound to Factory Theatre to launch their long awaited debut album Flick Read more

MAVERICK

MAVERICK

SAT 2 JUN @ 8:00PM

Maverick invite you to celebrate the release of their debut EP State of Mind in an intimate show at the Fusebox Theatre. Read more

JACK HOWARD'S EPIC BRASS

JACK HOWARD'S EPIC BRASS

SAT 2 JUN @ 8:30PM

Jack Howard’s Epic Brass is a celebration and an exploration of the great horn hits and hidden gems of Australian rock – from Hunters and Collectors and the Oils to The Saints, The Laughing C Read more

VENENO

VENENO

Supported by El Orquestron - Pato Lara

SUN 3 JUN @ 6PM

Featuring DJ Sebi, DJ Willie Sabor & DJ Dante Rivera

Sydney’s home grown 10 piece fusion band with an Afro Cuban and Latino/Australian Rock influence… A crazy blend of Afro, Salsa, Regga Read more

KNOWER (USA) [Full Band]

KNOWER (USA) [Full Band]

Supported by Dingbats?! + Sarah Belkner with Matt Keegan

WED 6 JUN @ 8PM

Presented by Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA)

Spearheading a new movement in electronic music and intelligent pop, LA-based KNOWER band represents the best of drummer-producer Louis Cole Read more

IN HEARTS WAKE

IN HEARTS WAKE

Supported by Justice For The Damned + Thornhill + The Beautiful Monument

THU 7 JUN @ 7:30PM

In Hearts Wake have announced they will be playing three special all ages shows in June before heading off to Warp Read more

THE MARVIN GAYE EXPERIENCE

THE MARVIN GAYE EXPERIENCE

FRI 8 JUN @ 8PM

The Marvin Gaye Experience is a tribute to a true soul legend, celebrating three decades since the passing of one of the most talented, singer/songwriters in the history of the Motown Read more

SKEGSS

SKEGSS

Supported by Dumb Punts + Los Scallywaggs

SUN 10 JUNE @ 7:30PM

JUNIOR ALLOCATION SOLD OUT Join the Under Read more

NO ILLUMINATI

NO ILLUMINATI

Supported by PepperHead + Peter Conaty

THU 14 JUN @ 7PM

Viva La Sociale are happy to welcome No Illuminati to The Factory Theatre Floor on the 14th June.

After a hiatus from Read more

ALTAN (IRE)

ALTAN (IRE)

FRI 15 JUNE @ 8PM

In the last dozen years, no traditional Irish band has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan.

With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ra Read more

SPIT SYNDICATE

SPIT SYNDICATE

SAT 16 JUN @ 4PM

‘Orbit’ Warm Up Party – In the courtyard from 4pm

Theatre Doors – 8pm Read more

ELLADOGRAFIA

ELLADOGRAFIA

SUN 17 JUN @ 6PM

Greek Festival of Sydney

A dramatic monologue by Yannis Vouros

The actor, theatre director and writer Yannis Read more

MALLRAT

MALLRAT

Supported by Ninajirachi + Eilish Gilligan

FRI 22 JUN @ 7PM

SOLD OUT

Join the Waitlist THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Read more

I BUILT THE SKY

I BUILT THE SKY

Supported by Glass Ocean + The Omnific + We May Fall

SAT 23 JUN @ 8PM

Melbourne based Guitar Wizard I Built The Sky has been steadily climbing the ranks of the progressive instrumental scene worldwi Read more

STRUNG OUT (USA)

STRUNG OUT (USA)

THU 28 JUN @ 8PM

Performing “Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues” in full Plus the absolute best of Strung Out.

“I’ll never bow to your expectations, I never have, I never will 
I’m not a puppet, pawn Read more

EDUCATION IN REVERSE - Tribute to 30 Years of Morrissey

EDUCATION IN REVERSE - Tribute to 30 Years of Morrissey

SAT 7 JUL @ 8PM

Morrissey, one the worlds most enigmatic performers and front man for the seminal band The Smiths, released his debut album in M Read more

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Supported by Whole Lotta Rosie

FRI 13 JUL @ 7:30PM

Bon But Not Forgotten is the closest you will ever get to AC/DC in the 70’s! 

This show brings together some of the world’s greatest rockers to pay tribute to the legend behind one of t Read more

LORD HURON (USA)

LORD HURON (USA)

Supported by Carla Geneve

SUN 15 JUL @ 8PM

Following the release of their highly anticipated album Vide Noir, Lord Huron has announced a run of headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, with support from Carla Geneve. Read more

BAY CITY ROLLERS (UK) Ft. Les McKeown

BAY CITY ROLLERS (UK) Ft. Les McKeown

WED 18 JUL @ 7PM

Are you ready for more Australia? BAY CITY ROLLERS (UK) FEAT. Read more

NOTHING BUT THIEVES (UK)

NOTHING BUT THIEVES (UK)

Supported by Special Guests

THU 26 JUL @ 8PM

Due to an overwhelming response from Australian fans, Nothing But Thieves have added an extra All Ages Sydney date.

On Read more

MORTIIS (Norway)

MORTIIS (Norway)

FRI 27 JUL @ 8PM

For the First Time in Australia……….. Mortiis (Nor) is coming to Sydney With a very Special Performance of the Cold Meat Read more

KAKI KING (USA) - The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body

KAKI KING (USA) - The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body

Supported by Daniel Champagne

FRI 10 AUG @ 8PM

Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, “The Neck Is A Bridge To Read more

MAKE THEM SUFFER

MAKE THEM SUFFER

Supported by Silent Planet (USA) + Oceans Ate Alaska (UK) + Thornhill

THU 16 AUG @ 7PM

Today Perth’s Make Them Suffer have announced an Australian tour set to hit venues this August. Read more

ALBERT LEE (UK)

ALBERT LEE (UK)

Supported by The Spin Drifters

SUN 19 AUG @ 7:30

Grammy Award-winning legend Albert Lee celebrates over 50 years in th Read more

MOOSE BLOOD (UK)

MOOSE BLOOD (UK)

Supported by Hundredth

THU 6 SEP @ 6:30PM

Bursting on to the scene in 2012, Canterbury quartet Moose Blood solidified themselves as one of the UK’s hottest expor Read more

STARGAZER - The Sound of Rainbow

STARGAZER - The Sound of Rainbow

Supported by In Rock (The Deep Purple Experience) + Devine Electric

SAT 27 OCT @ 7PM

Stargazer

Rainbow was the Brainchild of Ritchie Blackmore, which came into being almost the minute he left Deep Purple. Read more

VLATKO STEFANOVSKI TRIO (EX-YU)

VLATKO STEFANOVSKI TRIO (EX-YU)

SAT DEC 1 @ 8PM

That’s right. After 40 years rocking the Balkans, Europe, the States and beyond, one of the world’s best guitar virtuous will tour Australia for first time in late 2018. Read more