Perth Comedy Festival 2016

Perth Comedy Fest 2016- Our picks


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The Comedy Festival is here again.  Between the 22nd of April and the 15th of May be prepared for a month of laughter.
There are many world class and hilarious comedians coming to our fair city, check out our favourites here and get booking!


Craig Hill

Playing with my Selfie

Perth Town Hall
28 – 30 April 2016

Craig Hill

 

Get snap happy with Scotland’s favourite kilted treasure for an evening of gloriously camp, no-holds-barred comedy… live and unleashed!Hot on the heels of last year’s hysterically funny, sold out tour, don’t miss the chance to see Craig flashing his kilt pins, striking a pose and calling for ‘Lights, Camera… and, most definitely, Action!’
The Independent has raved that Craig was ”Riotously funny…. he’s that rare thing, a naturally funny comedian’ and we absolutely agree! Book early for this deliciously wicked evening of pure, unadulterated fun.


Em Rusciano

Em Rusciano is not a diva

Regal Theatre
Saturday, 7th May 2016

Em Rusciano

Growing up Em Rusciano had a simple dream: to be the first person to win an Olympic Gold medal, an Oscar, a TONY and a Grammy.Now Em is 36 and can’t even crack an invite to the Logies let alone a nomination. She has also had to accept that she may never be Taylor Swift or Beyonce and that the only time-appropriate Diva left is Susan Boyle.
If you’ve ever sung into a hairbrush and dreamt big but now can’t even be bothered to wear a G-string, then this is the show for you.And she is FINALLY ready to talk about Australian Idol. It is time to accept that Em Rusciano… is NOT a Diva.


Frank Woodley

Extra Ordinary

Regal Theatre
28 and 29 April 2016

Frank Woodley

Frank Woodley fashions comic nonsense from any topic as easily as an origami master turns a sheet of paper into an astoundingly beautiful giraffe that’s not anatomically correct (’cause it’s really hard to make the legs as thin as they should be.)
Frank Woodley is built from funny – it’s in his bones. Whether he’s being a comedian, clown, actor or acrobat, he is constantly creating characters and worlds for the audiences who have followed him through more than 25 years of professional ridiculousness.
With his shows a regular sell-out, treat yourself to an evening with one of the country’s most beloved physical comedians — it will be anything but plain ordinary.


Joel Creasey

The Crown Prince

Regal Theatre
29 – 30 April 2016

Joel Creasey

He’s Australia’s Crown Prince of comedy! In the last year Joel has carved a comedy swathe across the globe and on TV screens, he’s an unstoppable comedic force!
Grabbing critical acclaim in the UK, USA, Canada and of course here in Australia, he’s sold out shows and conquered the globe with acerbic, fearless and hilarious tales drawn from his life.
Don’t miss the next installment from Australia’s hottest comedy star. No one is safe and nothing is sacred!


Hannah Gadsby

Dogmatic

His Majesty’s Theatre
Sat 23rd April 2016

Hannah Gadsby

“Hello. I would like to invite you to attend my show. I have worked very hard on it and I am a very charming performer. But these things alone do not maketh a show. I need you. I need you to buy a ticket, attend the relevant session and laugh at me. What a darling team we will be.
Ok. Bye.
Hannah x (This invitation does not extend to knob biscuits.)”

Hannah Gadsby is a story teller par excellence with a joke rate that most dads at a family BBQ would envy, in ‘Dogmatic’ Hannah will attempt to explain the thought processes and woeful life choices that have led her to where she is today. You will laugh. She will remain baffled.


 

Nick Cody

Come Get Some

Mt Lawley Bowling Club
10 – 15 May 2016

Nick Cody

As seen on Opening Night Comedy Allstars (Ch 10), Please Like Me (ABC), Just For Laughs (Comedy Channel) and Kinne (7Mate).Last year, Nick sold out his Australian tour. Then he went on to play in front of packed houses in Edinburgh, New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. He was also on the TV a bunch. Here and overseas.
Now he is back home with his sweet red beard and a brand new hour of hilarious standup.
You like the sound of that? Well, COME GET SOME!


Jimeoin

Yeehaa!

Regal Theatre
12 – 14 May 2016

Jimeoin

Jimeoin has certainly stood the test of time.
His ever-evolving live show and the most famous eyebrows in comedy. If laughter is the best medicine, Jimeoin is a course of steroids… Brilliant wit and razor-sharp take on the absurdities of life… Series of hilarious, often surrealistic climaxes.


Stephen K Amos

The Laughter Master

His Majesty’s Theatre
28 April – 1 May 2016

Stephen K Amos

 

Fresh from touring the UK and Australia, the maestro of feel-good comedy returns to Perth. Stephen’s show “The Laughter Master” will bring hilarious tales and stories of finding laughter in this crazy world we inhabit. Is it all just doom and gloom in the headlines?
Establishing himself as a household name in Australia over the last decade, Stephen K Amos has charmed and entertained audiences all over the world with his natural, assured delivery and his honest, original material. Amos is filled with an almost child-like joy and exuberance and can find the funny in some of the most unexpected places.


 

Sammy J and Randy

Sammy J and Randy Land

State Theatre Centre of WA
12 – 14 May 2016

Sammy J and Randy

Fresh from their hit ABC TV show, Sammy J & Randy have borrowed three million dollars and opened a theme park. What could possibly go wrong? A brand new theatrical adventure from everyone’s favourite skinny/purple duo.
Please note, the petting zoo is closed due to quarantine restrictions and the fortune teller is under police investigation.


 

Tony Woods

Live!

Mt Lawley Bowling Club
4 – 8 May 2016

Tony Woods

US comedy legend and one of the funniest smooth-talking headliners in the business, Tony Woods, returns to Perth.
Anyone who has seen his comedy routine on Comedy Central, HBO, The Footy Show or Showtime, knows that Tony Woods is a one-of-a-kind comedic legend that is always in control of his audience.  A seasoned veteran in the comedy business, Tony is recognised not only by fans but by his peers as one of the best and most engaging comedians in the business.
Renowned for his ability to transfix people worldwide – “A legend at the top of his game” (New York Times).
His playful and cool demeanour, combined with sharp and mischievous subject matter, create a show that is unmistakably entertaining at every level. A natural entertainer, Woods understands an audience and encourages them to become part of his strange world.
A Festival favourite, don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind comedy sensation and experience his incredible stories.


 

Variety nights.
Galas and showcases are good as you see a little bit of material from a lot of comedians.
A fun night out.

Perth Comedy Festival Showcase

Perth Town Hall
28 April – 14 May 2016
(check website for exact dates)

Showcase

THE FESTIVAL’S FUNNIEST IN ONE HOUR OF POWER!
The Perth Comedy Festival Showcase is back with an awesome line-up of the funniest and freshest acts from the 2016 Festival!
This is the Festival’s funniest in one hour of absolute power. With a line up of comedians that will tickle everybody’s funny bone, this is the best value ticket in town, so don’t miss out!
Recommended for mature audiences 15+. May contain adult themes and coarse language.


 

Biggest Comedy Show on Earth

10 Comics, Hundreds of Laughs

Mt Lawley Bowling Club
28 April – 14th May 2016

The Biggest Comedy Show on Earth
A show for those of short attention span, 10 comics take the stage in this fast-paced, showcase of non-stop laughs! This is anything but a traditional comedy show featuring a variety line-up of the best Australian and international talent plus Australia’s brightest rising stars.
Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

 


 

These are just a few of the fantastic shows that are on during the Perth Comedy Fest 2016.
For more info or to book a ticket please click here:

The Perth Comedy Festival 2016

 

NB: Seasons Online cannot be held accountable for changes in scheduling. Please check appropriate venue websites for further details before planning or booking.
Seasons Online gives a date range from opening to closing night but we cannot guarantee shows every night in between.  Please check the links above for exact dates.

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