With support from City of Sydney, we’re transforming the Sydney Town Hall into a Jungle of comedic proportions-delivering wildly funny evenings of action packed comedy from April 19-26.
Headlining the Sydney Town Hall program is international super star Ross Noble (UK) with new show Brain Dump, ABC’s Good Game Live running a gauntlet of hilarious challenges whilst Giant Dwarf’s EPIC fundraiser edition of Story Club will host special celebrity guests reading true, hilarious stories to support the Marrickville Legal Centre.
Downstairs, Live at the Jungle will present ABC2’s Lawrence Leung experimenting with mind games and impossible coincidences in Very Strange Things, Edinburgh Fringe favourites Trash Test Dummies, multi-award-winning Korean clowning and beatbox ensemble, Ongals and Catherine Deveny’s Pushy Women- where 30 lucky bike riders traverse the streets before parking at the Town Hall and watching this riotous 90 minute explosion of witty, opinionated Lycra cladded Dykes on bikes telling it straight.
Comedy for Kids! will delight young audiences aged 2-12 with six action-fueled days of interactive fun and silliness, playing host to the biggest children’s comedy line-up the Festival has ever seen. And what’s more, the program is FREE! Comedy For Kids! will offer appearances by Ongals, Trash Test Dummies and Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™ (an Erth Visual & Physical Inc. Production) where life-like prehistoric creatures including baby dinos, carnivores and herbivores, will come eye-to-eye with the audience. Learn how to feed, pet and interact with a menagerie of insects and dinosaurs that once roamed the world.
Hosted by hilarious thrill seeking ‘park ranger’ Nikki Britton Comedy For Kids! will include uproarious storytelling with Sydney Story Factory, break out stations sponsored by the Australian Museum, Theatresports, Crazy Cartoonist illustration workshops by Brett Bower and street dance classes by hip hop legends, Phly Crew. Access is free, with a booking fee of just $2.50 per ticket donated to Redfern’s Sydney Story Factory- a not-for-profit creative learning centre for young people aged 7-17, championing literacy, reading and writing skills for young children from marginalised backgrounds.
By night, the Jungle loses its PG rating and transforms into a swingin late night-club for adults, Hosted by Rhys Nicholson Jungle Nights will present internationally revered comics alongside an array of absurd musical acts, and riotously funny sketch comedy direct from Edinburgh. For three nights only!
On April 26, the festival suits up in style to host the annual Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at Centennial Hall- a star studded line up of international and local talent.
Check out shows part of the Sydney Town Hall program:
Sydney Town Hall Gala – Tue 26th April – 7:30 pm
Comedy for Kids! – Tue 19 – Sun 24 April – 10am & 2pm
Ross Noble (UK) – Sat 23 – Sun 24 April – 8:30pm
Story Club – Sat 23 April – 6:00 pm
Good Game Live – The Anniversary Edition – Sun 24 April – 5:30 pm
Lawrence Leung – Fri 22 – Sat 23 April – 8:00pm
Pushy Women – Sun 24th Apr 2016 – 5:00 pm
Ongals (KOR) – Wed 20 & Fri 22 April – 6:30 pm, Sun 24 April – 7:30 pm
Trash Test Dummies – Tue 19, Thu 21 & Sat 23 April – 6:30 pm
Jungle Nights – Fri 22 – Sun 24 April – 9:30pm
Corey White – Sat 23 – Sun 24 April – 9:30pm
Sam Campbell - Sat 23 – Sun 24 April – 8:15pm
Luke Heggie – Sat 23 – Sun 24 April – 7:00pm
Break Out – Fri 22 – Sun 24 April – 7:15pm
Michael Workman - Fri 22 – Sun 24 April – 9:00pm
Sydney Comedy Festival’s Comedy for Kids! is supported by Australian Museum, Baldwin and Bagnall, Bedrock Landscapes, City of Sydney, Century Venues, Chamelon, Clark Rubber, Kawai, Redspot Car Rentals, Sydney Props Specialists, Sydney Story Factory, Ticketek.
Sydney Comedy Festival is supported by City of Sydney’s Accommodation Grants program.
Lower Town Hall Jungle designed by Baldwin and Bagnall.