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September 19, 2019

By day, they’re David Megarrity and Samuel Vincent: academics, musicians and creative devisers. By night, or the nights of this week at least, they’re Tyrone and Lesley — the former a large-toothed, fez-wearing, ukulele-playing Master of Ceremonies; and the latter his...

September 2, 2019

If John Cleese and Rik Mayall had a sketch comedian baby, it would be David Massingham. Thankfully, this Raw Comedy state finalist brought his solo comedy show from Melbourne to the Bris Funny Fest at the weekend.


No stranger to Brisbane audiences, Massingham is fondly...

August 19, 2019

Hilarious comedian Ting put herself ‘Out On a Lim’ with her new show at the 2019 Bris Funny Fest and what a great show it was!


Watching Ting’s comedy is like having a drink with your best friend, only funnier. The combination of exceptional storytelling skills with dar...

July 5, 2019

This is a story of a six-year-old girl, kidnapped by a troll, locked up, and told she is sick. Now only the power of a giant can save her.

Using a childhood fairy tale to communicate serious and difficult messages, Cassie Workman’s Giantess is an example of masterful st...

July 1, 2019


The 2019 Melt Festival Comedy Gala at the Brisbane Powerhouse last night was a smorgasbord of gay, lesbian, and transgender stand-ups — kind of like hilarious tapas, only you are left feeling satisfied!

The Menu…

MEXICAN BURITO...

April 27, 2019

Tom Gleeson’s Joy is 60 minutes of pure witty intelligence. Starting his show with observational humour about the Gold Coast’s high-rise buildings on the beach, Gleeson had the audience in the palm of his hands from the moment he stepped on the stage at the Spiegeltent...

March 18, 2019

Big Fork Theatre have done it again! The winners of Anywhere Theatre Festival 2017 and 2018 have brought yet another successful show to this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival. Their American style of scenic comedy improvisation ensures that every performance is unique, f...

March 12, 2019

Making his Brisbane debut tonight at the Brisbane Comedy Festival with his show What’s Next, Ciaran Lyons performed stand up to a very receptive audience.


At just 22 years old, Lyons has already made his mark on the Australian comedy scene with appearances on The...

March 5, 2019

We had the honour of chatting with Jan van de Stool ahead of her show, Parting the Red Curtains, at the 2019 Brisbane Comedy Festival. Our curiosity about this inspiring woman led us to ask Jan about her special gifts and her new show.

Can you describe your new show Par...

March 4, 2019

If you watched television in the late 80s in 90s, you might remember a comedy genre called sketch, which was popularised in Australia by shows like Fast Forward, Full Frontal, and The Comedy Company. Local comedy group, Brisburned, brought their sketches to the Brisban...

March 1, 2019

They say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in any field. After 30 years in his field, Jeff Green is beyond expert; he’s a comedy guru!


Green’s new one-hour show, Letters Home, is traditional British humour at its best! More one-man show than your average stand...

December 3, 2018

Elixir takes you on a journey of comedy and circus, all told through the story of a science experiment (yes, you guessed it – drinking the right elixir can make you do amazing acrobatics!).


As the three performers embark on their mission, their superb mix of clowning a...

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