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The best alternative comedy in Sydney

Sick of stand-up? These regular nights offer up comedy with a twist.

Photograph: Yaya Stemper
Story Club co-founder and sometime-host Ben Jenkins

Since it opened in February 2014, Giant Dwarf has established itself as a home for alt comedy in Sydney, hosting pretty much every genre and hybrid of comedy except stand-up.

So although not all the nights below hail from that stable, we're just going to say up front: if you're looking for nights that take an oblique run at comedy or fuse funny bones with special interests, Giant Dwarf is a good place to start...


John Conway Tonight

This late-night talk show is hosted by John Conway – Australia's answer to Fallon, if Jimmy were blonde, drunk and being attacked by bees, and if his guests were mostly made up.

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Cafe Lounge , Surry Hills Sunday April 30 2017 - Sunday December 17 2017