Sydney Comedy Festival kicks off with largest program to date


Photographer: Brett Hemmings.
Photographer: Brett Hemmings.
The Sydney Comedy Festival is back for 2024 with its biggest program ever, comprising more than 750 artists across more than 315 shows.

Featuring many a much-loved Aussie comedy superstar as well as numerous stand-out international stand-ups, there’s something for everyone at this year’s event.

Local talent highlights include The Project regular panellist Peter Helliar, a hilarious night with Judith Lucy & Kaz Cooke, comedy crackpot Reuben Solo, the sassy and sardonic Gen Fricker, Lizzy Hoo loved for her Prime Video comedy special Hoo Cares!? and 2022 Australia’s Got Talent finalist Emo Majok.

Meanwhile, you can see international stars such as 2016 English Comedian of the Year Josh Pugh, the fierce and fiery Irish comic Shane Daniel Byrne, and American-history-meets-comedy podcast The Dollop.

Kiwi attendees can be reminded of home by catching the likes of Chris Parker, Melanie Bracewell, Eli Matthewson, Guy Montgomery, Guy Williams, David Correos, Ray O’Leary, Tom Sainsbury and Two Hearts.

“This year marks a monumental chapter for Sydney Comedy Festival, as we proudly roll out our largest and most vibrant program to date with Sydney stages set to host over 750 comedians,” says Sydney Comedy Festival Director Jorge Menidis.

“We can’t wait to fill the city with a kaleidoscope of comedic talent with everything from ground-breaking newcomers shaking up the comedy scene to the household names we all know and love.”

Tickets are on sale via

Sydney Comedy Festival
22 April – May 19


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