If you’re a true comedy lover, you know those Netflix specials don’t quite make the cut. The real magic lies in the local comedy scene and under-the-radar clubs. Enter the Sydney Comedy Festival which has been bringing some truly knee-slapping jokes and events to the city since 2005. It’s now set to return for its 2023 edition and the comedy scene is going to be bursting at the seams with local and international comedic talent. And you will be too.
The upcoming editions roster will see the return of international talent for the first time since the pre-covid era. Three of the UK’s most celebrated comedians will grace the stage including Scottish star Daniel Sloss, comedian and television presenter Joe Lycett, and comedy trailblazer Sara Pascoe.
Closer home, Aussie improv group The Bear Pack will take the stage along with Sydney-based podcaster and comedian Luke Heggie. Other names include actor and stand-up star Schalk Bezuidenhout, Italian-Australian comedian Joe Avati, Lebanese-American stand-up Comedian Nemr and many more.
Also returning is the Sydney Comedy Festival Galas from Monday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 26 which has been a festival highlight for many years. Expect a jam-packed program of the Festival’s funniest international and Australian names plus up-and-coming talent.
As usual, the Sydney Comedy Festival will be spread out over the Enmore Theatre, Pavilion Performing Arts Centre Sutherland, The Concourse in Chatswood, The Opera House and Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre with each set to showcase some of the biggest comedy stars across the four weeks of the festival.
The festival is on from Monday, April 24 to Sunday, May 21. Get more information and snap up your tickets here.