Sydney's annual lolfest turns 14 in 2018 – and celebrates with a hefty line-up of international acts
Sydney Comedy Festival takes over key Inner West venues for a month from April to May, with a line-up of international, local and interstate comedians across all genres.
This year includes international favourites like South African-New Zealander Urzila Carlson and Irishmen David O'Doherty and Jason Byrne. Daniel Sloss is heading our way from Scotland, alongside British stars Ross Noble, Stephen K Amos and Jamali Maddix. The American cohort includes Michael Che, Shawn Wayans, Tom Segura and Ari Shaffir, and Canadian DeAnne Smith is returning.
And if you're looking for something a little bit different, this year's festival features a showcase of South African Comedy Allstars. And unlike many allstars shows, the line-up for this one is made up of all stars: Tumi Morake, John Vlismas, Alfred Aidriaan, Robby Collins and Dusty Rich.
Of course there are plenty of local favourites such as Cal Wilson, Fiona O'Loughlin, Kitty Flanagan, Matt Okine, Rhys Nicholson, Tom Gleeson, Aunty Donna, Demi Lardner, Nazeem Hussain and Dilruk Jayasinha.
The good people at Sydney Comedy Festival are also throwing their weight behind a flotilla of new talent through a mentoring and promotion initiative called 'FRESH'. You can see any of the shows by these artists for just $15.