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Yack Festival
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You'll laugh, think and laugh some more at this new Sydney festival

Sydney's got a new festival for you to laugh yourself silly to. The Yack festival is bringing together some of Australia's top comedians, writers, commentators and filmmakers for two weeks of events inspired by the fine Australian tradition of "banging on".

Between November 5-19 Yack is taking over the Giant Dwarf with live comedy, podcasts and live discussions on a host of topics including race, gender, conflict and religion.

The full line-up includes Wil Anderson – who'll be recording his podcast Wilosophy live, Sam Simmons, John Safran, Rove McManus – who'll be asking the audience to help him come up with ideas for a new TV show, Tom Ballard – who'll be interviewing award-winning journalist Stan Grant for his podcast Like I'm a Six Year Old, Rhys Nicholson, Kyran Wheatley, Benjamin Law in conversation with The Kates (Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan of Get Krackin! and The Katering Show), Peter Helliar, The Chaser, live Bang On podcast with Zan Rowe and Myf Warhurst plus live comedy shows by Dilruk Jayasinha and Damien Power.

For more information on the Yack festival visit their website.

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