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Edan Lacey
The Factory TheatreTue 12th May 2015 - 9:30 pmWed 13th May 2015 - 9:30 pmThu 14th May 2015 - 9:30 pmFri 15th May 2015 - 9:30 pmTickets: Info: LIKE THE UNDERPANTSEdan Lacey* loves to wear shorts. Short shorts. This show will consist mainly of him putting several pairs on at once and then taking them off one at a time, and a Spanish Elton John impersonator, and a tiny piano.National Theatresports Champion and star of Giant Dwarf’s Improvised Soap Opera brings his playful character sketches to the Factory Theatre in his Sydney Comedy Festival debut. "Edan Lacey is very funny"  -*Moustache included.
James Smith
The Enmore TheatreThu 14th May 2015 - 7:45 pmFri 15th May 2015 - 7:45 pmSat 16th May 2015 - 7:45 pmSun 17th May 2015 - 7:45 pmTickets: Info:    Fans of pure stand-up should not miss Australian-born, New York-based, James Smith. Since debuting at the Just For Laughs Festival, he’s appeared on Comedy Central, ABC, TBS, Flight Of The Conchords, featured in Time Magazine and recently gave a TED talk. He will appear on Conan on his return to the US and performs nightly at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York City.
Eric Hutton
The Factory TheatreThu 30th Apr 2015 - 7:00 pmSat 2nd May 2015 - 7:00 pmSun 3rd May 2015 - 6:00 Info: Eat My TalkEric Hutton has long been considered one of the shiniest cybermen in the Australian alternative comedy scene. He's been over the seas for three years, performing all across Europe.His Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows were loved by critics and normal people alike - with his 2012 show 'Every Other Show in the Fringe Sucks' being named one of the 'Top Ten Free shows of the Fringe' by The Scotsman newspaper, beating out approximately 4 billion other shows give or take.This show is a little bit about travel but mostly about what it means to be human ... just kidding! Look, it's funny. Just come see it."Magic" **** Kate copstick - The Scotsman"My favourite up-and-comer. He's like Daniel Kitson meets H.G. Nelson. Brilliant!" - Sam Simmons"The smartest and most original deadpan comic around. I've never seen him fail to win over a crowd." - Tom Ballard
Jen Carnovale
The Enmore Theatre:Tue 12th May 2015 - 8:15 pmThu 14th May 2015 - 8:15 pmSat 16th May 2015 - 8:15 pmTickets: Info: Give Us A SmileJen Carnovale’s been living out of a suitcase for 3 years.10 countries, 12 jobs, 6 illnesses, a bazillion travel calm tablets later she’s unpacked and ready to chat. “Outstanding razor-sharp slices of observational comedy” Funny Women UK“Very funny stuff” HongKong-ELD“Jen was fantastic” Comedy Estonia 2013 See the show you described as ‘we never go and do anything fun anymore... hmm this show looks fun, let’s see it! Yeah, let’s book now, right on! Man, we are great people’ 
Nazeem Hussain
The Factory Theatre:Fri 24th Apr 2015 - 7:15 pmMon 27th Apr 2015 - 8:30 pmTue 28th Apr 2015 - 8:30 pmWed 29th Apr 2015 - 8:30 pmThu 30th Apr 2015 - 8:30 pmFri 1st May 2015 - 8:30 pmSat 2nd May 2015 - 8:30 pmTickets: Info: Legally BrownThe star and creator of the critically acclaimed smash hit TV show Legally Brown (SBS) Nazeem Hussain brings his much anticipated solo show to the Sydney Comedy Festival. Regularly heard on Triple J and Nova’s Meshel & Tommy, Nazeem has been seen on The Project (Network Ten), It’s A Date (ABC), Balls of Steel Australia (The Comedy Channel) and was one half of award-winning cult comedy duo Fear of a Brown Planet.“Hussain's cheerful manner belies the acuity of his observation” The Guardian (UK)
Deanne Smith (can)
The Factory TheatreThu 23rd Apr 2015 - 7:15 pmTickets: Info: Get Into itSemi Finalist 2014 NBC'S Last Comic StandingWinner Best Female Stand-Up 2014 Canadian Comedy AwardsNon-Winner Barry Award 2011 Melbourne Comedy FestivalHilarious & Unique Stand-Up (Self-Awarded) 2015A show that digs deep, then deeper. You'll like it, if you like super fun and great things that make you laugh and also feel less alone in the knowledge that everything is meaningless and we're all gonna die. Let's hug.
David Smiedt
Wild Oats Wine Bar @ Enmore Theatre Sat 26th Apr 2014 - 7:00 pm Sun 27th Apr 2014 - 7:00 pm   David Smiedt ­returns to Sydney Comedy Festival with Smiedt. Pray. Love. Part meditation, part inflammation, all funny, showcases the writing (“some of the funniest you will find” - ­ The Sydney Morning Herald) and lightning improv skills (“his crowd work is fearless” - ­ The Daily Telegraph) that has made Smiedt one of the nation’s most in-demand stand-ups. A worldly comedy that takes no prisoners, sponsors third world children and still calls Australia home.   PLEASE NOTE THAT ON SUNDAY APRIL 27, THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF SMIEDT PRAY LOVE WITH AN AUSLAN SIGN INTERPRETER FOR COMEDY LOVERS WITH HEARING DIFFICULTIES.
Em Rusciano
The Concourse Show Finished - Encore shows announced! The Comedy StoreTue 7th Aug 2015 Wed 8th Mug 2015 Tickets: Info: The Motherload Imagine all the love of a Celine power ballad, and all the snot and isolation of an Ebola outbreak.  This show's kinda like that clip Beyonce did with Blue Ivy, only with more C-bombs, more references to extreme toilet paper usage, and no attempt whatsoever to hide marital difficulties.From parenting in the 80's to her hatred of the Disney musical Frozen, The Motherload will leave no stone unturned, no relationship unexamined, no swear word unsworn.Oh and there will be a John Farnham sing-along. By God there will be John Farnham sing-a-long. Accompanied by her long suffering Father Vincie, Em will rip through your heart like herpes at a blue light disco. If you've had a Mother, then this show is for you.   "Em Rusciano is an irrepressible force of nature." ***** Rip It Up   "Rusciano delivers some of the best written, outrageously funny comedy I’ve ever witnessed with near perfect precision."  SameSame  
Adam Richard
The Enmore TheatreThu 7th May 2015 - 7:45 pmFri 8th May 2015 - 7:45 pmSat 9th May 2015 - 8:15 pmTickets: Info: #FGTAdam Richard is tired of cyber bullying. Please attend his show so he can do it to you in person."pop culture boffinry and lewd humour." The Age (Melbourne)"nothing is safe from his dry wit and hilariously snarky jabs." (Sydney)"the wrong kind of transgressive" Herald-Sun (Melbourne)
Paul Foot (uk)
The Factory TheatreThu 23rd Apr 2015 - 9:15 pmFri 24th Apr 2015 - 9:15 pmSat 25th Apr 2015 - 9:15 pmThe Comedy StoreSun 26th Apr 2015 - 6:15 pmTickets: Info: HOVERCRAFT SYMPHONY IN GAMMON # MAJORTWO-TIME NOMINEE: Melbourne Comedy Festival Barry AwardWINNER: Best International Act Sydney & Perth Comedy FestivalsA message from the man himself ‘Glistening in the wake of last night’s pearl saga, premium line-caught Sally’s clam fist choir socks it to the salt babes big time baybayyyy. Cutlery cage enquiries? First come, first preserved.’Mr Foot is back to stimulate our minds with his brief case full of new rants and tall tales.‘His lunacy is truly inspired and remarkably structured… dreams are rarely this weird or wonderful’ **** Herald Sun"Brilliant” ***** The Sydney Morning Herald‘A dandified cyborg of quaintly English construction, a juddering, squeaky-voiced visitor from some far-off future.’ The Age  
Josie Long (uk)
The Enmore Theatre:Wed 22nd Apr 2015 - 8:15 pmThu 23rd Apr 2015 - 8:15 pmFri 24th Apr 2015 - 8:15 pmSat 25th Apr 2015 - 8:15 pmTickets: Info: CARA JOSEPHINEBarry award nominee and cult optimist Josie Long is back in Sydney with a show about love and heartbreak and being outdoorsy as a bear.  This is a personal show about looking for happiness and trying to grow up, but there's also a bit where I flex my guns loads, so there's something for everyone*!Josie is the star of Radio Four’s All Of The Planet’s Wonders and Short Cuts, and a regular contributor to The Guardian Guide. She’s recently appeared on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, Channel Four’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Comedy Central’s Alternative Comedy Experience, Radio 4’s Just A Minute and many more. Cara Josephine was the overall best-reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 – according to independent analysis.*most people.‘An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect… Long builds delightful comedy worlds’ **** The Times‘An absolute delight’ **** Time Out‘Effortlessly engaging’ **** Metro‘Raucously silly and profoundly moving, Long is a top class performer at the top of her game.’ ***** Edinburgh Evening News
Daniel Sloss (uk)
The Factory TheatreTue 12th May 2015 - 8:45 pmWed 13th May 2015 - 8:45 pmThu 14th May 2015 - 8:45 pmFri 15th May 2015 - 8:45 pmSat 16th May 2015 - 8:45 pmSun 17th May 2015 - 7:45 pmTickets: Info: REALLY…?!New show from comedy’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning half-man/half-Xbox. At just 24, Daniel has clocked up six consecutive sold-out Fringe seasons, toured extensively through the UK, Australia and USA, appeared on TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Conan O’Brien and released his debut DVD.‘Charming, self-deprecating, genuinely funny!’ Time Out‘Meteoric… Has them rolling in the aisles’ **** Scotsman‘A genuine twinkle in his eye and a sharp line in observational humour… The humour is funny, intelligent and charming. As is Sloss.’ **** Evening News‘Star in the making… Unstoppable!’ Telegraph
Harley Breen
The Enmore TheatreTue 28th Apr 2015 - 7:00 pmWed 29th Apr 2015 - 7:00 pmThu 30th Apr 2015 - 7:00 pmFri 1st May 2015 - 7:00 pmSat 2nd May 2015 - 7:00 Info: JUST A FULLY NAKED ENCOUNTERAS SEEN ON: Just For Laughs Sydney Gala – The Comedy Channel, It’s a Date - ABC1, Comedy UP Late - ABC2 and The Project - NETWORK 10.WINNER: Spleen Comic of the Year and the Comics' Choice “The Piece of Wood” Award winner MICF 2011.Exposing yourself is difficult; sometimes your leg gets stuck in your pants. Other times, we’re just not ready to let it all hang out.Whether literally or figuratively, most people will avoid exposing themselves if they can. Harley Breen has made a career out of it and is set to bare all again at the Adelaide Fringe.Come see the comic that everybody is laughing at and the person UK superstar Russell Howard handpicked to support him around Australia in the flesh. There probably won’t be any nudity… probably.
Hedluv & Passman
The Factory Theatre Tue 13th May 2014 - 8:15 pm Wed 14th May 2014 - 8:15 pm Thu 15th May 2014 - 8:15 pm Fri 16th May 2014 - 8:15 pm Sat 17th May 2014 - 8:15 pm   Since appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012, Hedluv + Passman have garnered a bevy of devoted fans including comedy superstars Alan Davies and Rhys Darby.  With only their casiotone, a red woolen hat and the most energetic dancing this millienium, their lo fi fun and hysterical, laconic lyrics have the audience rolling and dancing in the aisles.  A sell out hit in NZ, these laid back Cornishmen bring songs of flippers and sat nav’s to Australia for the first time in 2014. “an hour of ridiculous entertainment that surpasses anything you could imagine" - ThreeWeeks
Umit Bali
The Factory Theatre Wed 30th Apr 2014 - 8:15 pm Fri 2nd May 2014 - 8:15 pm   Umit Bali a former illegal immigrant now citizen talks about his experiences in a show that involves immigration, drug use, crime and ethnic parents.An exhilarating collection of odd ball characters & anecdotes told through the eyes of this fish out of water. Umit Bali is one of Australia's most exciting new comedian. He has toured in South Africa and supported international comedians Lee Camp (USA), Tony Woods (USA), Glenn Wool (CAN), Al Pitcher (UK), Ian Bagg (CAN), and Jon Dore (USA).
Julia Morris
The Enmore Theatre Mon 12th May 2014 - 7:30 pm   It's one massive night of laughs with all your Festival favourites! Come join us as we celebrate our exciting 10th birthday with a one-night-only comedy gala featuring the best and funniest comedians of the Festival! Julia Morris hosts a huge line up of international superstars and comedy royalty including Dom Irrera (US), Tony Woods (US), Craig Hill (SCO), Reginald D Hunter (US), Tom Gleeson, Jarred Christmas (NZ), Tommy Dean (US), Fiona O'Loughlin plus a whole heap more! Don’t miss our final gala before the Festival closes for another year!
Tommy Dean
Harold Park Hotel Tue 29th Apr 2014 - 7:15 pm Wed 30th Apr 2014 - 7:15 pm Thu 1st May 2014 - 7:15 pm Fri 2nd May 2014 - 7:15 pm Sat 3rd May 2014 - 7:15 pm   Tommy Dean is back in the Harold Park Hotel, where his career began in 1992. 22 years on he casts his gaze back across the years and what life has become in his adopted homeland. The big move, marriage, family life, and his continued search for understanding… all the while driving on the “wrong” side of the road. “Tommy Dean is Awesome” - Foxtel  Arizona-raised, now resident in Sydney for 16 years, American stand-up star Tommy Dean occupies the top echelons of Australia’s headline comedy artists. The big American with the rock god long hair and booming voice is a regular fixture across TV and radio, with appearances on Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, The Sideshow and ABC702 radio. With pin sharp banter, genial manner and a vast stock of hilarious routines interweaving the foibles of his adopted home country with the dark reality of his home country Tommy never fails to connect with and impress any audience.“Smarts, skill and wit” - The Age “a consummate master of timing” - Australian Stage
Simon Dodd
The Factory Theatre Tue 29th Apr 2014 - 7:30 pm Wed 30th Apr 2014 - 7:30 pm   Part homage to and piss-take of the Theatre of the Absurd, part existential dilemma, part philosophical rant, lots of bodily fluid jokes and a murder mystery to boot! All in under an hour. Now that’s what I call a good night at the theatre. “Plaything” is the hilarious yet thought-provoking story of two weak-bladdered amnesiacs trapped onstage in a play – or is it? You be the judge. “Plaything” is the brainchild of AWGIE Award-winning writer Simon Dodd, which means he had sex with his own brain. Think about that for a moment. Now buy some tickets. They’re cheap!
James Colley
The Enmore Theatre Tue 6th May 2014 - 7:00 pm Thu 8th May 2014 - 7:00 pm Sat 10th May 2014 - 7:00 pm   James Colley (TEDxYouth Host, A Rational Fear - Radio National, Festival of Dangerous Ideas) returns with a new hour-long solo show where he'll speak on the topics that make him feel inadequate. "Cerebral Comedy at its finest" - Sydney Fringe "Considered, touching and funny" - Honi Soit
Danny Giles
The Factory TheatreTue 12th May 2015 - 9:30 pmThu 14th May 2015 - 9:30 pmSat 16th May 2015 - 9:30 pm Show Info: STICKS AND STONES Danny Giles is a stick figure. He knows that - yet people always feel the need to point it out to him. But after finding himself single for the first time in 4 years, he realised that responding to good looking girls who come up to him and say "You're sooo thin" with "No, no you're just really fat" is both mean and counter productive.In his new solo show, Danny takes you into the world as he sees it through his big adorable eyes.Danny Giles is a radio-host, writer and filmmaker who performs stand up around NSW on a regular basis. After having sold out runs at both the Sydney Fringe and Sydney Comedy festivals he continues to try and validate himself as a person by speaking words into a microphone in exchange for cash and laughter."Sticks and Stones" is Danny Giles' new solo stand up festival show. Come be apart of a fun filled 60 minute experience that's bound to be a perfect use of your time."Great energy, solid delivery" - What's On Comedy"His banter with the audience was effortless and hilarious!" - Ciao Magazine"Daniel is a constant distraction to everyone around him and spends most of his time trying to entertain the other students" - Year 10 science teacher
Alice Fraser
The Enmore TheatreThu 7th May 2015 - 8:15 pmFri 8th May 2015 - 8:15 pmSat 9th May 2015 - 8:15 pmSun 10th May 2015 - 7:15 pmTickets: Info: SAVAGEEveryone believes something. It’s what makes civilisation tick. But after a chance encounter with a true believer, Alice starts to think that maybe she’s a heretic. What does she believe, and what’s at stake? Life, death, love and paper towels; when you’re an outsider, sometimes faith is the last thing you need. Some things make you feel Savage. Banjo playing, overeducated, and full of wild words, Alice Fraser (SBS Comedy, A Rational Fear, The Roast) takes you through a new hour of "brilliant" (Herald Sun) comedy about love, anger and belief.What makes you tick? What do you believe?“Hilarious. Alice Fraser, thank you for giving up your day job.” The Music"Brilliant" Sydney Morning Herald"Raw, Supersmart Hilarity" Cosmopolitan"Must See" TimeOut"Charming, brilliant and unexpected" New York Comedy Cellar
John Cruckshank
The Factory TheatreWed 29th Apr 2015 - 7:00 pmFri 1st May 2015 - 7:00 Info: Legends! The good stuff has been building up in your brain for too long. But don't worry! Professional comedian John Cruckshank knows where to put the dynamite to set it off just right. Get ready for the Pleasure Avalanche.
Carlo Ritchie
The Enmore Theatre:Tue 28th Apr 2015 - 9:30 pmThu 30th Apr 2015 - 9:30 pmSat 2nd May 2015 - 9:30 Info: Cooking For OneI've done some stupid things for love. This is most of those stories. I also talk about sand. You know, from the beach. It's pretty amazing. Disclaimer; no helpful cooking advice.  Sold out Sydney Fringe 2014, Sydney Comedy Festival 2014.
Al Del Bene (usa)
The Enmore Theatre:Wed 29th Apr 2015 - 9:30 pmFri 1st May 2015 - 9:30 Info: BrokenAl Del Bene has been awarded “Comedian of the Year” by the L.A. Comedy Awards. Al Del Bene has toured extensively with Dane Cook. He has supported Jon Lovitz and Tim Allen on countless shows.Al Del Bene just performed in the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House with Bill Burr.Al Del Bene will now pick up all those names he just dropped.In this comedy special Al Del Bene weighs the pros and cons of being alive these days… but you know… in a fun way!The Manly Daily called Al a “Genius of Stand-Up”. Whatever.
Sammy J & Randy
The Enmore TheatreFri 15th May 2015 - 9:30 pmTickets: Info: AN EVENING WITH SAMMY J & RANDYSince the moment of your conception, your entire existence has been leading to this glorious moment. The moment you settle into your seat, switch off all electronic devices, and immerse yourself in the sheer comedic powerhouse that is Sammy J and Randy. An hour of songs, smut and shenanigans from Australia's most popular ARIA-nominated, Barry-award-winning, ham-and-cheese-foccacia-eating comedy duo. Drink it in. Bask in the glory. Guaranteed to change your life. No refunds.‘Perverted purple puppet meets skinny virgin bastard in a must-see, musical perfect match. It’s a comedic marriage made in heaven’ ***** Adelaide Advertiser 2014 ‘Sammy J & Randy’s best show yet – not to be missed’ ****½ The Age 2014 ‘Again, Sammy J and Randy show why they own the musical comedy genre in this country. A guaranteed crowd-puller and crowd-pleaser that simply doesn’t put a foot wrong’ ****½ Herald Sun 2014
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