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BEST OF THE BEST

BEST OF THE BEST

THU 21 APR - SAT 14 MAY @ 7:45PM

All Gorilla – No Filler

Handpicked from the Sydney Comedy Festival, Best of the Fest brings you the ultimate snea Read more

JOHN CONWAY TONIGHT

JOHN CONWAY TONIGHT

WED 27 APR - SAT 14 MAY @ 9:30PM

Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Best Comedy Nominee

Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Best Newcomer No Read more

YO MAMA BATTLE! 2016

YO MAMA BATTLE! 2016

SAT 30 APR & SAT 7 & FRI 13 MAY @10:30PM

in its 8th year running the world wide sell out smash hit returns! Read more

WILLIAM ERIMYA - Friend To All

WILLIAM ERIMYA - Friend To All

TUE 3 - SAT 7 MAY @ 7PM

William Erimya brings you his 3rd solo show, Friend to All.

Join William as he showcases a fresh, new set of char Read more

BEN POBJIE - The Harbinger Of Death

BEN POBJIE - The Harbinger Of Death

TUE 3 - SAT 7 MAY @ 7PM

Why do we laugh, when we know we soon will die? Read more

LICENCE, WOOLLER & PLUMPTER - The Gospel of Greg

LICENCE, WOOLLER & PLUMPTER - The Gospel of Greg

TUE 3 - SAT 7 MAY @ 7PM

Religion has been known to have the power to save, to heal, and to answer the most fundamental questions of humanity. Read more

TRIPOD - 101 Hits

TRIPOD - 101 Hits

TUE 3 - SAT 7 MAY @ 7:30PM

NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED Read more

AUSTRALIA'S FUNNIEST SHORTS

AUSTRALIA'S FUNNIEST SHORTS

TUE 3 MAY @ 7:45PM

Curated by Vulture Culture, Australia’s Funniest Shorts is the only film Festival in Australia that provides emerg Read more

MARK WILLIAMSON - The (un)Australian

MARK WILLIAMSON - The (un)Australian

TUE 3 MAY @ 7:45PM

Where do you go to for news and analysis that you can trust? Read more

CHRIS ENDREY - Withdrawal Method

CHRIS ENDREY - Withdrawal Method

Tue 3 - Sat 7 May @ 8:15PM

The world is a playground, sure. Read more

JONAS HOLT - Tony Abbott's Greatest Hits

JONAS HOLT - Tony Abbott's Greatest Hits

TUE 3 - SAT 7 MAY @ 8:15PM

Former PM Tony Abbott (impersonator and comedian Jonas Holt) shows off all his proudly crazy talents in a one hour Read more

BOB DEACON - Eats, Beats & Parakeeets

BOB DEACON - Eats, Beats & Parakeeets

TUE 3 - SAT 7 May @ 8:15pm,
SUN 8 MAY @ 7:15PM

“Good thanks” uttered Bob as he mingled with the waitstaff. Read more

LUKE NOWELL - pLight

LUKE NOWELL - pLight

TUE 3 - SAT 7 MAY @ 9:15PM

Following the success of his sell-out solo show, The Weaning of Life, Luke Nowell (selected as a 2015 Sydney Com Read more

CAMERON DUGGAN - Sorry I'm Late

CAMERON DUGGAN - Sorry I'm Late

TUE 3 - SAT 7 MAY @ 9:30PM

You’ve asked, you’ve pleaded, and now you’ve gotten what you (nobody) really wanted- ‘Sorry I’m Late’ is the debut show fro Read more

KILIAN DAVID - Kilian In The Name Of

KILIAN DAVID - Kilian In The Name Of

TUE 3 - SAT 7 MAY @ 9:30PM

Straight from the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival, Kilian David hits the stage for the better pa Read more

NICOLE HENRIKSEN - Is Making It Rain

NICOLE HENRIKSEN - Is Making It Rain

TUE 3 - SAT 7 MAY @ 9:30PM

Award-nominated alternative comedian and stripper, Nicole Henriksen, tells all about her life as a high-class Read more

VICTOR LEE - Smile When You Can

VICTOR LEE - Smile When You Can

WED 4 & FRI 6 MAY @ 7PM,
SUN 8 MAY @ 6PM

Victor Lee has sold out shows in Sydney Fringe, received numerous 5 star reviews (from his uber drivers) and even Read more

JOHN KNOWLES - Storytiller - "I Can Top That!"

JOHN KNOWLES - Storytiller - "I Can Top That!"

WED 4 & FRI 6 MAY @ 7PM,
SUN 8 MAY @ 6PM

If you’ve ever been around a gaggle of comedians chatting, they spend most of their time trying to top each other with a mo Read more

JESSICA MCKERLIE - Gender Spanner

JESSICA MCKERLIE - Gender Spanner

WED 4 & FRI 6 MAY @ 7PM,
SUN 8 MAY 6PM

Armed with a ukulele, spinning plates and an array of costumes that traverse gender stereotypes, Jessica McKerlie (PACT Read more

YOUROVISION! The Improvised Song Contest

YOUROVISION! The Improvised Song Contest

WED 4 MAY @ 7:45PM

Roll out your spandex onesies, climb into your Read more

MATTY B - Flanno Worries

MATTY B - Flanno Worries

WED 4 & FRI 6 MAY @ 8:15PM,
SUN 8 MAY 7:15PM

Neville is a man down on his luck until he has an encounter with a bogan angel who offers him an opportunity to make all hi Read more

DAN WILLIS - Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

DAN WILLIS - Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

WED 4 & FRI 6 @ 8:15PM,
SUN 8 MAY @ 7:15PM

The funny side of Australia. British comedy veteran Dan Willis moved to Australia three years ago. Read more

CHIEF BEEF - Reuben War & Maddie HW

CHIEF BEEF - Reuben War & Maddie HW

WED 4 & FRI 6 MAY @ 9:15PM

Chief Beef brings you the hottest, funniest sketch show this Sydney Comedy Festival, loosen your belts and put on yo Read more

 SEIZURE KAISER - Trigger (word) Happy

SEIZURE KAISER - Trigger (word) Happy

WED 4 & FRI 6 MAY @ 9:30PM,
SUN 8 MAY @ 8:30PM

There’s certain words that trigger peoples emotions that could shock, frighten or even offend . Read more

MADELEINE CULP - Brains!

MADELEINE CULP - Brains!

WED 4 - SUN 8 MAY @ 9:30PM (SUN 8:30PM)

Roll up and roll in! Prepare to be sorted inside Madeleine‘s brain! Read more

NICOLE HENRIKSEN - Techno Glitter Penguins

NICOLE HENRIKSEN - Techno Glitter Penguins

WED 4 & FRI 6 MAY @ 9:30PM,
SUN 8 MAY @ 8:30PM

Award-nominated alternative comedian Nicole Henriksen returns to Sydney with a brand new hour of her high-energy Read more

SUSIE YOUSSEF - Check Youssef Before You Wreck Youssef

SUSIE YOUSSEF - Check Youssef Before You Wreck Youssef

THU 5 - SAT 7 MAY @ 7:45PM

Susie Youssef (ABC’s How Not To Behave) return Read more

HEATH FRANKLIN'S CHOPPER - Republic of Anzakistan

HEATH FRANKLIN'S CHOPPER - Republic of Anzakistan

THU 5 - SUN 8 MAY @ 9PM (SUN 8PM)

FRI 6 & SAT 7 MAYSOLD OUT Read more

SABRINA D'ANGELO - Why Do I Dream?

SABRINA D'ANGELO - Why Do I Dream?

THU 5 & SAT 7 MAY @ 9:15PM

WINNERBEST COMEDY, NOMINEESTAND OUT PERFORMER (NZ Fringe 2014)

Following a smash hit season at the Melbourn Read more

FACTY FACT VS THE AUDIENCE

FACTY FACT VS THE AUDIENCE

FRI 6 & SAT 7 MAY @ 10:30PM

Dave Warneke‘s cult comedy quiz show has toured the country and for the first time ever debuts in Sydney. Read more

JAGGED LITTLE SINGALONG

JAGGED LITTLE SINGALONG

FRI 6 MAY @ 10:30PM

It’s crap but it’s brilliant Read more

THE GOLDEN GOOSE AWARDS

THE GOLDEN GOOSE AWARDS

SAT 7 MAY @ 6PM

They’re young, they’re hot and they’re very, very funny.

Now in it’s 4th big year at the Sydney Comedy Festival, t Read more

SIBEN & BENIMON - All Day Breakfast

SIBEN & BENIMON - All Day Breakfast

TUE 10 - SAT 14 MAY @ 7PM

SACRE BLURB!

All Day Breakfast is a show that has absolutely nothing to do with breakfast but a lot to do with no Read more

VICTORIA HEALY - The Vick Van Dyke Show

VICTORIA HEALY - The Vick Van Dyke Show

TUE 10 - SAT 14 MAY @ 7PM

Last year Victoria Healy lezzed out and started to date a girl. Human sexuality is not black and white. Read more

TONY WOODS (USA)

TONY WOODS (USA)

TUE 10 - SUN 15 MAY @ 7:45PM (SUN 6:45PM)

US comedy legend and one of the funniest smooth-talking headliners in the business, Tony Woods, returns to Sydney.

Anyon Read more

JOHN CRUCKSHANK - Pleasure Avalanche

JOHN CRUCKSHANK - Pleasure Avalanche

TUE 10 - SAT 14 MAY @ 8:15PM

Pleasure Avalanche is an hour of jokes and funny stories. Read more

THE STEVENSON EXPERIENCE - Twinfinity

THE STEVENSON EXPERIENCE - Twinfinity

TUE 10 - FRI 13 MAY @ 8:15PM

After selling out all around the country and being nominated for Best Comedy in 2016 & 2015, identical twins and musical co Read more

MICHAEL HING - The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

MICHAEL HING - The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

TUE 10 - SAT 14 MAY @ 8:15PM,
SUN 15 MAY @ 7:15PM

Michael Hing (triple j, Good Game) has been offered a pill that would solve all of his problems. Read more

TAHIR BILGIC - Bogans, Wogs, Asians And Other Aussie Citizens

TAHIR BILGIC - Bogans, Wogs, Asians And Other Aussie Citizens

TUE 10 - SAT 14 MAY @ 9PM

Australia is a melting pot of culture and Tahir will explain all the ingredients. Read more

ZANZOOP - Feeble Minds

ZANZOOP - Feeble Minds

TUE 10 - SAT 14 MAY @ 9:15PM

Feeble Minds is an immersive sensory experience.

It’s about a funny naked party-alien who comes to earth to solve pe Read more

DAN RATH - Rathematics

DAN RATH - Rathematics

TUE 10 - SAT 14 MAY @ 9:30PM

RATHEMATICS is a show for anyone who has ever had problems genuinely showing affection for a dog. Read more

ALFIE & LAKSHMAN - Topdeck

ALFIE & LAKSHMAN - Topdeck

THU 12 & SAT 14 MAY @ 7PM

After half a dozen sold out festival shows Loose Motion’s Alfie and Lakshman are going solo. Together. Read more

TOM, BEN & GIRARD - Unvarnished Human Fraility

TOM, BEN & GIRARD - Unvarnished Human Fraility

WED 11 & FRI 13 @ 7PM,
SUN 15 MAY @ 6PM

Come behind the laughs with Frank, Girard and Tom as they conquer their bitterness and perform the most degrading gi Read more

 PETER ADAMS & JOEL SPREADBOROUGH - What happened?

PETER ADAMS & JOEL SPREADBOROUGH - What happened?

WED 11 & FRI 13 MAY @ 7PM

For as long as man has roamed the earth, he’s f**ked s**t up.

What really goes on in the dark recesses of a stressed Read more

REECE PIPER - The Centre of the Universe

REECE PIPER - The Centre of the Universe

WED 11 & FRI 13 MAY @ 9:30PM,
SUN 15 MAY @ 8:30PM

Reece spent far too long worrying about what people thought of him.

“So, stop caring.”

“It’s not that easy, N Read more

KING TV - A Solo Delusion Live in Ultimate 3D

KING TV - A Solo Delusion Live in Ultimate 3D

THU 12 & FRI 13 MAY @ 7:30PM

When a life spent watching TV affects ones reality, how do you decipher the truth?

Decades of newsworthy events flash by Read more

TONY MARTIN - Live!

TONY MARTIN - Live!

THU 12 & FRI 13 MAY @ 9PM

Tony Martin from ‘The D-Generation’, ‘The Late Show’, ‘Martin/Molloy’, ‘Get This’ and the video Read more

THE 3RD ANNUAL SYDNEY COMEDY SPELLING BEE

THE 3RD ANNUAL SYDNEY COMEDY SPELLING BEE

FRI 13 MAY @ 10:15PM

Every year, Michael Hing (triple j, Good Game), Alex Lee (Dragon Friends, Buzzfeed) and Pat Byrnes (King of Spelling), invi Read more

BRYCE HALLIDAY - SOUNDhuMAN

BRYCE HALLIDAY - SOUNDhuMAN

Sat 14 May @ 6:30pm

After touring his previous show, The Bryce Is Right, to the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Fes Read more

ATLAS ADMAS - Australian Physco

ATLAS ADMAS - Australian Physco

SAT 14 MAY @ 6:30PM

A psychopath is hidden in audience! Read more

TROY KINNE - The Big Little Things

TROY KINNE - The Big Little Things

SAT 14 MAY 7:30PM & SUN 15 MAY 6:30PM

He is the Logie nominated writer/director/performer and editor of series 1 & 2 of his own Sketch Comedy TV show titled KINN Read more

JARED JEKYLL - Sodium Valpro 808

JARED JEKYLL - Sodium Valpro 808

SAT 14 & SUN 15 MAY

Sodium Val Pro 808, Aka Thems the Break[down]s What Jared Jekyll can do with a blank canvas in 60 minutes is nothing short Read more

JACKIE LOEB & GRETEL KILLEEN - We Don't Like Young People

JACKIE LOEB & GRETEL KILLEEN - We Don't Like Young People

SAT 14 MAY @ 9PM,
SUN 15 MAY @ 8PM

Young people should be seen and not heard until they’re at least forty. Read more

CAMERON JAMES - Sha Na Na Na Na

CAMERON JAMES - Sha Na Na Na Na

SAT 14 & SUN 15 MAY

Hey, baby – I’m an acclaimed up-and-coming comedian (ABC’s How Not To Behave, Triple J’s Matt and Alex, RAW Comedy Runner U Read more

MISS BURLESQUE AUSTRALIA - Crowned & Dangerous

MISS BURLESQUE AUSTRALIA - Crowned & Dangerous

Supported by Bella de Jac + Egson Ham + Charlie D Barkle

FRI 20 MAY @ 8PM

Darwin didn’t quite know what had hit it, last October. Read more

SHANE KOYCZAN (CAN)

SHANE KOYCZAN (CAN)

FRI 20 MAY @ 8PM

Internationally recognized author and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan is coming to Australia for a highly anticipated tour Read more

CAST (UK)

CAST (UK)

Supported by The Iron Horses + Fools Gold

SAT 21 MAY @ 8PM

Britpop legends Cast are heading to Australia for the very first time this May

Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’s Read more

A WILHELM SCREAM (USA)

A WILHELM SCREAM (USA)

Supported by Nerdlinger + Dividers

SAT 21 MAY @ 8PM

Massachusetts natives A Wilhelm Scream return to Australian shores this May for a full Australian tour

Known for their energeti Read more

BOBBI'S POLE STUDIO - Amateur Night

BOBBI'S POLE STUDIO - Amateur Night

SUN 22 MAY @ 6PM

Bobbi’s Pole Studio is once again hosting their annual Amateur Night and giving their students the opportunity to perform onstag Read more

BASEMENT (UK)

BASEMENT (UK)

Supported by Turnover + Break Even + Vices

FRI 27 MAY @ 7PM

After abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of their 2012 breakthrough LP Colourmeinkindness, BASEMENT went on to gain an intensely devoted posthumous following. Read more

RICK DANGEROUS AND THE SILKIE BANTAMS

RICK DANGEROUS AND THE SILKIE BANTAMS

FRI 27 MAY @ 8PM

Having just finished up an East-Coast run of dates in support of their new single ‘Bruja’, Rick Dangerous and his band of cocks ar Read more

BEING AS AN OCEAN (USA)

BEING AS AN OCEAN (USA)

Supported by Saviour + Void Of Vision + Final Frontier

SAT 28 MAY @ 7PM

Californian melodic hardcore crew Being As An Ocean will return to Australia in May for their first headlining tour of the Read more

RADIO BIRDMAN

RADIO BIRDMAN

FRI 3 JUN @ 8PM

SOLD OUT

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend against purchasing tickets from a third party.

Tickets purchased from a third party may be fraudulent and you will n Read more

SOUNDSCAPE FESTIVAL

SOUNDSCAPE FESTIVAL

Supported by Roland Tings (Live) + Sons of the East + World Champion + Winston Surfshirt + Borneo + The Kava Kings + more

SAT 4 JUN @ 2PM

An intimate music festival set in the heart of Sydney – Soundscape brings together Australia’s most talented bands and producers

Soundscape returns in 2016 to one of Sydney’s best live music venu Read more

One Day Sundays

One Day Sundays

Sat 5 Jun @ 1:00pm

ONE DAY SUNDAYS is set to light up your Sunday with a very special party in conjunction with VIVID SYDNEY on Sunday 5th June at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville. Read more

LITTLE EARTHQUAKE

LITTLE EARTHQUAKE

FRI 10 JUNE @ 8PM

After their launch in 2014 and the success of their debut single ‘Planets‘, Central Coast brothers Matthew and Justin Hyland(a Read more

HEAPS GAY X VIVID SYDNEY 2016

HEAPS GAY X VIVID SYDNEY 2016

Supported by Collarbones + Blow Waves + Yo! Mafia + HTML Flowers + Simo Soo + Dweeb City + more!

SUN 12 JUN @ 4PM

Heaps Gay and Vivid Sydney are, in the words of Janet Jackson, together again, and good times will be shared again

Factory Theatre will be transformed into a day & night carnival; an all immersive, Read more

BIG COUNTRY (UK)

BIG COUNTRY (UK)

Supported by Buzz Kull

FRI 17 JUN @ 8PM

“Classic” is the only way to describe the energy infused, foot tapping vibes of 80’s juggernauts Big Country

Having never toured Australia and New Zealand despite a cancelled tour attempt in Read more

RIBONGIA + KLUE

RIBONGIA + KLUE

FRI 17 JUN @ 8PM

Italian-born, Sydney-based producer RIBONGIA & contemporary soul man KLUE announce their dual EP launch show; with Ribongia celebr Read more

YOUNG DOCTEURS

YOUNG DOCTEURS

Supported by Rosie McDonald + Ruth Carp & The Fish Heads + Fabels + Big White

SAT 18 JUN @ 7PM

Revitalised veterans Young Docteurs are launching their first album in 25 years in spectacular style

Young Docteurs are headlin Read more

BLACK STONE CHERRY (USA)

BLACK STONE CHERRY (USA)

FRI 24 JUN
CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

All ticket purchasers will be offered a full refund, for further information please call our box office on (02) 9550 3666

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SWERVEDRIVER (UK)

SWERVEDRIVER (UK)

SAT 25 JUN @ 8PM

Shoegaze legends Swervedriver Return to Australia this June playing all the classics and tracks from their new album I Wasn’t Born To Lose You, their first album since 1998

In 1990 London’s indie-r Read more

THE BENNIES

THE BENNIES

Supported by Clowns + Axe Girl

SAT 9 JUL @ 7:30PM

The Bennies recently wrapped up their Wisdom Machine Australian tour in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Read more

SHIHAD

SHIHAD

Supported by Grenadiers

FRI 15 JUL @ 8PM

Shihad return to Australian stages this July for the first time since their FVEY tour in 2014, joined by Adelaide punk rock trio – Grenadiers

In 1996 Shihad released what many consider to be thei Read more

MARK LANEGAN BAND (USA)

MARK LANEGAN BAND (USA)

SAT 23 JUL @ 8PM

Mark Lanegan, the former frontman of iconic US 90’s band Screaming Trees, has redefined the blues with his signature combination of growling baritone vocals and electro, new romantic swagger

“L Read more

CHEEZ TV LIVE

CHEEZ TV LIVE

FRI 29 JUL @ 7PM

Get ready to party like it’s 1999

From 1995 to 2004 Cheez TV was a morning ritual for kids and teens alike. Read more

ALEX & EVE

ALEX & EVE

THU 25 - SAT 27 AUG @ 7:30PM,
SUN 28 AUG @ 5PM

The phenomenon that is Alex & Eve continues with Alex & Eve: The Complete Story. For those who came to learn about Alex & Eve late, Alex Lykos wrote Alex & Eve: The Complete story. Read more

CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR

CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR

SAT 27 AUG @ 8PM (18+)
SUN 28 AUG @ 5PM (ALL AGES)

The power-pop recording group Cute Is What We Aim For has revealed an exclusive tour itinerary for late 2016, including the first- Read more

LEVELLERS (UK)

LEVELLERS (UK)

FRI 7 OCT @ 8PM

Levellers have been called a lot conflicting of things over their 27-year history – However, the closest thing to a consensus surrounding the seminal British folk-punk band is that their platinum-sell Read more

THE MISSION (UK)

THE MISSION (UK)

FRI 11 NOV @ 8PM

80s UK bad boys The Mission are heading downunder for their 30th Anniversary tour this November, the first time they’ve set foot in Australia since 1990

Known as the kings of excess, the band’s Read more

LIVERPOOL FC Q&A with Robbie Fowler

LIVERPOOL FC Q&A with Robbie Fowler

SAT 12 NOV @ 6PM

UPGRADED FROM CHEERS BAR DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND

Fancy an intimate Q&A with Liverpool Legend Robbie Fowler in Sydney this November

The man the Kop dubbed ‘God’, Robbie Fowler, is h Read more