Sure, we all like to laugh – but sometimes you want something more specific. Established acts? Up-and-comers? Open mic? Let us direct you where you wanna go.
Having built up the biggest open mic night in Sydney, Mug and Kettle have now retitled and moved to a new home – next door to their old home – at Beats Eats Drinks (B.E.D.) on Glebe Point Road. Molotov Comedy will still be a sign-up-on-the-night affair: comedians should turn up from 6.30pm to add their name to the list, with 4 minutes guaranteed stage time and running order drawn from the hat. Your regular show runners are local comedians Paige Hally and Tom Sanderson, with the odd drop-in emcee – see the Dates & Times tab for weekly line-up info. Mug and Kettle also run Treehouse Comedy at the Forresters, and Eveleigh Comedy at the Eveleigh Hotel. Looking for impromptu comedy? Here are some other top open mic nights in Sydney.Read more
The rest of what's on
January is our favourite month of the year thanks to Sydney Festival. The three-week celebration of summer in the city includes 150 events across theatre, dance, circus, music and arts. This year is festival director Wesley Enoch’s first program and he’s brought with him a renewed focus on new Australian work, a deepening of our connections to country and languages, and lots of accessible public art. In fact, there are 73 free events on the program. Enoch is stretching the reach from the CBD to Parramatta, where there’ll be circus shows rotating in the big top at Prince Alfred Square. Plus, there are 16 world premiere performances and 14 Australian exclusives. Multipack tickets go on sale from October 27, and single tickets are available from October 31. Take a look at our top ten picks of the program, which all take place between January 7-29.Read more