Trevor Noah and Margaret Cho headline the smaller, pointier offshoot of Montreal's prestigious comedy festival, at Sydney Opera House
Now in its 6th year, Just For Laughs is become a comedy fixture for Sydney, bringing big names down under. After last year's Brit invasion, this year's line-up is looking a bit more balanced: so far, the three major names on the bill are South African-born US-based comedian (and host of The Daily Show) Trevor Noah, American Margaret Cho, and Brit talk-show host Alan Carr (Chatty Man).
Also returning this year are the popular All-Star Gala (which tends to sell out) and the six-night Stand Up Series, a clusterf*ck of local and international comedians doing short sets back to back, filmed for The Comedy Channel.
Update: 2nd line-up announcement – featuring Natasha Leggero (CANCELLED), Beardyman, Charlie Pickering and Peter Helliar.
3rd line-up announcement – featuring Julian Clary, with his show The Joy of Mincing.