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March 3, 2018

A musical comedy duo with a twist, The Stevenson Experience debuted in Brisbane this week with a fun, original, and lively act.

Walking into the theatre, I tried to recall how many sibling comedy acts I’ve seen. The answer is none. I wondered if it is because siblings h...

March 3, 2018

Matt Okine has been busy. Really Busy. His profile seems to be permanently on the rise, transitioning from a three-year stint as radio co-host on the triple j breakfast show to co-writer and starring in his own television show, ‘The Other Guy’ (Stan).  He also has his...

March 1, 2018

Well, maybe you don’t know Cameron James, per se, but you probably have a friend like him. Anyone who has turned 30 will relate to Cameron’s funny observations and stories. From partying to growing up and suddenly having to be ‘responsible’, we’ve all got someone in ou...

February 20, 2018

It’s a comedy festival bursting at the seams with hilarious acts, and no one would blame you for being indecisive about who to see. That’s why we thought we’d make it easier for you to choose. Here are our top eight shows to see at this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival:

December 8, 2017

A Very Naughty Christmas is a riotous romp that lives up to its name as it tears through the sanctity of Christmas, poking fun at everyone along the way.

November 11, 2017

With seven local Brisbane comedians presenting seven very different styles of stand up, regular patrons felt they’d been given a bonus (Knockoff usually feature between four—six comedians).

September 13, 2017

It’s safe to say the performing arts industry is female dominated, but this doesn’t seem to be the case for improvisational comedy theatre, or improv for short. So where are all the women and why aren’t they flocking to make things up on stage?

September 10, 2017

One ‘f’ word comes to mind after watching Strut & Fret’s new Brisbane Festival show.

August 22, 2017

In its second year, Bris Funny Fest did a fantastic job of offering performance opportunities to some truly talented local comics, as well as providing audiences with affordable, quality shows. The two-hour closing show on Sunday, August 20 featured 16 comedians of var...

August 22, 2017

Greg Larsen had the audience hanging on every word as he built up stories with meticulous detail and suddenly dropped both twisted and hilarious punch lines. Speaking to a full house, his easy-going approach made the audience feel like his mates swapping stories over b...

August 19, 2017

Two surprising additions fuelled a fire at the Bris Funny Fest on Friday night. ‘Surprising’ because anyone who saw ‘Keith on Fire’ at Five Sisters Café would have expected a one-man comedy show by Keith Cheng.

August 14, 2017

An Asian and an Aboriginal walk into a bar and delight a sold out audience in Bris Funny Fest’s Token Ethnics. Not caring about upholding political correctness, stand-up comedians Ting Lim and Stephanie Tisdell are witty and brutally honest about the way they tell it l...

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