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February 27, 2020

In the current generation of stand ups where the large majority of comedians incorporate a multitude of tools to enhance their comedy act, Sam Taunton is refreshing, and his pace perfect.


Taunton does everything the right way in his new show Rooster : he uses vide...

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...

March 14, 2018

Brissy girl Gillian Cosgriff, who now resides in Melbourne, is uber talented (singing, playing keyboard and composing her own songs); is uber anxious about the unknown (space and marriage) and manages to make it all uber funny.

Cosgriff, a WAAPA graduate and award winni...

March 14, 2018

If someone can make an entire audience laugh until tears roll down their faces, then comedy is what they were born to do. Such is the gift of Harley Breen, proven in his new show ‘Flat Out Doing Nothing’.

Breen’s a smart guy—he realised what’s important and acted on it....

March 11, 2018

After starting a career in law, James Smith segued into comedy and has never looked back. Appearing in a plethora of television shows, both in Australia and the United States, Smith embarked his six-city Australia and New Zealand 2018 comedy festival run this weekend.

L...

March 10, 2018

An international festival favourite and veteran of the comedy circuit, Jeff Green’s latest show '30' celebrates 30 years in comedy. Green has an impressive resume with appearances on Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, The Big Music Quiz and The Melbourne Comedy Festiva...

March 8, 2018

Don’t let the ethereal aesthetics fool you; wickedly funny comedian Daniel Sloss is no angel.

Aware that he’s no saint, Sloss asks the audience in his new show ‘Now’ to decide if he is a sociopath. It’s easy to see why this question plays on his mind — he passed his gra...

March 7, 2018

Texas-born Melbournian Jude Perl is a talent to behold. She can sing, play piano, she makes up songs oh yeah AND she’s funny.

Perl, who has received commercial radio airplay for her pop song Boys and Girls, is an accomplished jazz musician (she studied jazz at uni) and...

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