AAMI presents Just for Laughs Festival

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[Sponsored] Bill Bailey, Ken Jeong and Iliza Shlesinger headline the eighth Sydney edition of this international comedy festival

Now in its eighth year, AAMI presents Just For Laughs Festival has become a comedy fixture for Sydney, presenting a largely Antipodean, UK and American line-up across Sydney Opera House, Enmore Theatre, Factory Theatre and City Recital Hall.

Highlights from this year's program include English comedy stalwart Bill Bailey, who'll be bringing stand-up, sing-alongs and satire to the Sydney Opera House in his new show, Earl of Whimsy.

You know him from his laugh-out-loud roles in Crazy Rich AsiansThe Hangover and Community, but did you know Ken Jeong actually started his career as a medical doctor? He'll be reverting back to his foundations in stand-up, with a one-off Opera House performance.

Iliza Shlesinger was the first woman to win Last Comic Standing in 2008, and has four Netflix specials to her name as well as the hugely popular podcast, Truth and Iliza.

Improviser extraordinaire Reggie Watts will be using just has voice and looping pedals to create a hilarious musical performance. 

Whose Line is it Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops will be bringing a touch of the Whose Line magic to Sydney in an improvised performance.

Ryan Hamilton and Becky Lucas will also both take to the Opera House while IsmoKenny Sebastian and Mo Gilligan will hit the Factory Theatre for solo shows. 

Returning this year is the popular All-Star Gala (which tends to sell out), again hosted by Dave Hughes and featuring Reggie Watts, the stars of Whose Line is it Anyway? and more. Also returning is the Just for Laughs Australia: Live Hosted by Tommy Little, a filmed Comedy Channel series featuring 32 local and international comedy stars.

Click through the Dates & Times tab to see who's on where, when. 

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