4 hilarious acts to check out this comedy season

Tickle your funny bone at one of these laugh-out-loud shows from local and international comedy acts
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An A-list line-up of comedy talent is about to hit a stage near you. Here's the rundown of what to see and where and when to see it. 

Comedy acts you can't miss

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Ross Noble: El Hablador

England’s funniest (and hairiest) man is coming back Down Under. Noble is renowned for his style of off-the-cuff improvisational stand up and energetic stage presence. His new show El Hablador, which roughly translates to the storyteller (appropriately enough), once again will take you on a wild ride through his imagination. There’s only one thing you can be sure of with Ross Noble – you're guaranteed a whole lot of nonsense and endless laughs from this master comedian.

Where to see it: 

Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mar 8-13, Thebarton Theatre

Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Apr 10-14, Palais Theatre

Sydney Comedy Festival, Apr 19-21, The Enmore Theatre, The Concourse

Lawrence Mooney in costume as Malcolm Turnbull
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Lawrence Mooney: An Evening with Malcolm Turnbull

Lawrence Mooney displays his mastery of mimicry in this one man show that shows you the real Malcolm Bligh Turnbull. Our Prime Minister is often seen to be disconnected, aloof and, let’s be honest, a bit boring, but Lawrence Mooney knows different. Join the audience to meet a side of our PM you've never seen before.  

Where to see it: 

Adelaide Fringe Festival, Feb 16- Mar 4, Garden of Unearthly Delights 

Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Mar 28- Apr 22, The Athenaeum Theatre 

Sydney, May 4, The Enmore Theatre

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James Smith
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James Smith: Pleasure Enthusiast

You could've seen this Australian-born, New York-based comedian on Just For Laughs, Flight of the Conchords, Conan or even as a special guest on Chris Rock's Total Blackout tour. With a CV like that, you can be guaranteed a good time when James Smith makes his way across Oz this comedy season. 

Where to see it: 

Adelaide Fringe Festival, Feb 27-Mar 3, The Howling Owl

Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Apr 16-24, Trades Hall

Sydney Comedy Festival, May 9-13, Factory Theatre

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Wayne Brady: Brady AF

As the star of Whose Line is it Anyway?, the Chicago production of the Broadway smash Hamilton and a five-time Emmy winner, Wayne Brady is one of the most sought-after comedians and performers in the world. He brings his signature style of showmanship and sharp humour back to Australian stages, proving once and for all that he is the king of improvisational comedy.

Where to see it: 

Sydney, Jun 17, The Star Event Centre 

Adelaide, Jun 20, Festival Theatre 

Melbourne, Jun 21-24, The Palms at Crown

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