Its that time of the year again when the best comedians make their way to the Sydney shoreline and this year is the biggest program of international comics in the Festival’s history!
And, oh boy, its a doozie!
After travelling the international comedy circuit some of comedy’s best international artists are ready to hit up Sydney featuring returning festival favourites and a new wave of international stars.
Decisions can be tough, that’s why we compiled the ultimate list of Sydney Comedy Festivals fresh international stars that you just don’t want to miss!
This Year’s International Fresh Faces
Fern Brady (SCO) – Power and Chaos, 26 – 28 April
Scottish stand-up Fern Brady is making her Sydney debut! Fern is full of wit and charm, fearlessly tackling sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality in this brand new hour.
Alfie Brown (UK) – Lunatic, 8 – 12 May
Fresh from a complete sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Alfie Brown is coming to his first Sydney Comedy Festival and he remains charming and disgusting.
Josh Wolf (USA) – Live, 20 – 21 May
US comedian, actor and NY Times Bestselling author JOSH WOLF has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy. Regularly appearing on “Last Comic Standing”, “My Name Is Earl”, “Shark Week”, “Chelsea Lately” and his own “The Josh Wolf Show”, Wolf is Funny and brutally honest, his live show covers everything involved with bringing up three teenagers and dating single mums.
Kanan Gill (IND) – Teetar, 26 Apr
In this personal, observational and deeply stupid follow-up to his wildly successful 2017 hour, Kanan juggles thoughts and ideas about everything from Julius Caesar’s death to bands and building societies.
Jamali Maddix (UK) – Vape Lord, 24 – 28 May
Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix is embarking on his first world tour. He’ll be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation.
Lauren Pattison (UK) – Peachy, 16 – 19 May
Following a whirlwind year of awards, nominations and sold-out shows, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Best Newcomer nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison makes her Sydney Comedy Festival debut with her brand new show PEACHY.
Ron Funches (USA) – Live, 27 Apr
Razor-sharp yet soft and cuddly like a baby’s blanket, Ron Funches is described as “comedy’s relaxing equivalent of a glass of wine in a fragrant bubble bath” by UK comedy Bible Chortle Ron’s laidback stage persona is a perfect vessel for his incisive observations on everything from casual racism to raising a son with autism.
Phil Wang (UK/MYS) – Philly Philly Wang Wang, 26 – 28 Apr
Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang made a name for himself plumbing the depths of his mixed British-Malaysian heritage and exploring the spicy worlds of sex and romance, in shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart/silly stupidity. This one is about morality and our modern sense of self.
We Still Have Our Festival Favourites!
Daniel Sloss (SCO) – X, 26 – 27 April
Danny Bhoy (SCO) – Age Of Fools, 2, 3, 5 May
Ross Noble (UK) – Humournoid, 9 – 11 May
Arj Barker (USA) – We Need To Talk, 2 – 4 May
Des Bishop (USA/IRE) – The Comments Section, 23 – 28 Apr
To view our full line up of locally grown and international superstars head to our Events Page