Woy Woy’s very own Felicity Ward was recently picked by Amy Schumer as the support act for her UK dates. And she’s certainly one of our funniest exports, as the first Australian to be given a ‘Live from the BBC’ comedy special.
There's a dilemma at the centre of Judith Lucy's new show: should she continue to date men, despite her horrifying record, or should she “hang up her vagina for good?”
In the last year, Nazeem Hussain became a father, starred in his own sketch series (Orange is the New Brown), and scored a stand-up special on Netflix. Now he’s returning to his stand-up roots with a show that’s sure to tackle all of the recent developments in his life.
Just jokes. That’s what Zoë Coombs Marr is promising this year. No theatre stuff, no gimmickry and no characters. Basically none of that silly, distracting meta stuff that won her the Barry Award for best show at the comedy festival back in 2016.
Neel Kolhatkar is only in his twenties but has been honing his skills ever since he won the Class Clowns competition at just 15 years of age. Since then he’s filmed three stand-up specials, a bunch of TV shows and has become hugely popular on YouTube, amassing tens of millions of views online.
When we saw Rhys Nicholson’s last stand-up show, we said: “Most comedians would kill to hear the almost unending screams of laughter Nicholson manages to extract from a crowd.” And we really mean it.
Nina Oyama is making her solo stand-up show debut at Melbourne International Comedy Festival with this set about her journeys as a black market taxi driver. But she’s definitely not a newcomer to comedy.
Hannah Gadsby has been a popular live act in Australia for more than a decade, but it wasn't until she announced her retirement from the stand-up stage that she really made her mark.
Alice Fraser is an ex-corporate lawyer who quit the profession when she found she was writing more jokes than contracts. She’s had a fast rise in comedy, having gained a significant following thanks to her stand-up gigs and podcasts.
Steph Tisdell's star is very much on the rise: in 2014 she won the prestigious Deadly Funny competition and last year was nominated for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Best Newcomer Award.
Margot Tanjutco might be making her solo debut at this year's Comedy Festival, but she's no stranger to it; she was a stand-out in Jean Tong's musical Romeo is Not the Only Fruit last year.