Get Your Giggle On At Brisbane Comedy Festival

Looking for a laugh? Well, prepare to laugh your socks off at this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival, returning later this month with a brilliant line up of 85 giggle-inducing acts.

Back for its 11th year, the Brisbane Comedy Festival will be carried out across 14 performance spaces in five Brisbane venues from February 21 until March 22 and boasts a fantastic program filled with talent for all ages to enjoy.

Whether you snort-laugh over drunken Shakespeare, reality TV recaps or fake news reporters ranting when they think the camera is off, there’s sure to be something for everyone at this year’s festival.

Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and Newstead Brewing Co will once again be showcasing some of the best local and international comedy talent on offer. Joining the festival’s venue line up this year is also the Fortitude Music Hall and of course, an old Brisbane staple: The Tivoli.

Photo credit: Brisbane Powerhouse

Some of the Queensland talent will include Mel Buttle, Steph Tisdell, Becky Lucas and Matt Okine, as well as collectives Act/React, Brisburned and Politics in the Pub. National favourites like Dave Hughes, Peter Helliar, Fiona O’Loughlin, Naseem Hussein, Frank Woodley, Tom Ballard, Matt Okine, Jordan Raskopoulos, Rosie Waterland and many more are also set to take the stage!

And it doesn’t stop there! A range of international acts are set to tickle your funny bone including Stephen K. Amos, Jimeoin, Cal Wilson, Jonathon Pie and Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare who are set to take on Hamlet.

There’s plenty of entertainment for the whole family with programs like Mr Snot Bottom’s Horrible, Terrible, Really, Really, Bad, Bad, Show returning to the festival, which is sure to have both young and old in fits of laughter.

Brisbane Comedy Festival will run from February 21 to March 22. To view the festival program and purchase general tickets, visit You can also find them on Facebook @brisbanecomedyfestival and on Instagram @briscomedyfest.

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