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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...

August 27, 2018

If anyone can make a packed audience laugh at the bright and early hour of 2pm on a Sunday afternoon, it’s stand-up comedian MJ Wong. There was no one to warm the starkly sober crowd for his Bris Funny Fest encore show, In the Wong Family; but when you watch a comedian...

August 18, 2018

Local Brisbane comedian Chris Martin recently stepped out of 10-minute sets and grew into comedy adulthood with his first one-hour show, Claw Machine, at the 2018 Bris Funny Fest.

Entertaining a crowd by yourself for an entire 60 minutes when you’re used to doing a quar...

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...

August 13, 2017

I’m a huge fan of Lindsay Webb’s observational-style, quick wit, high energy, and clever audience banter. I really like his work. I like him a lot. So, naturally, I had certain expectations when I went to see his show ‘World’s Greatest Exaggerator’ at the Bris Funny Fe...

August 12, 2017

‘Better than headline acts at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival’ was the sentiment expressed by the person sitting next to me during the show Get in the Cupboard! at Bris Funny Fest.

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