Our top picks for the Sydney Comedy Festival

April 29, 2019

If you’re looking for a night out that promises more laughs than dinner and drinks ever could, why not impress your date with tickets to something both hilarious and cultured? The Sydney Comedy Festival is back again for the 15th year and overflowing with talented homegrown and international acts. Across four big weeks from 22nd April to the 19th of May, you’ve really got no excuse to miss it.

Featuring overseas talent like Joe Lycett (UK), David O’Doherty (Ireland), Melanie Bracewell (NZ) and Storm Xu (China), you’ll be spoilt for choice! Don’t forget to give some love to the fresh-faced up and comers as well! To give you some guidance, we’ve compiled a list of the top acts on our wish list.

Stephen K Amos: The Story So Far
Saturday 4 May – Sunday 5 May

A truly unique comedy show is in store for you with this one, Stephen K Amos is reflecting on his ten-year career on the stage. Rumoured to be his last show ever, don’t miss this comedy legend! Featuring fresh material as well as classic bits, and some exciting audience participation, this is a fail-proof crowd-pleaser set that you’ll remember.

 

Alice Fraser: Mythos
Thursday 16 May – Sunday 19 May

Alice Fraser is an ex-corporate lawyer who quit her profession when she realised she had way more fun writing jokes than contracts. An up and coming act, she’s gained fast popularity and a solid following from her stand-up and podcasts. This act is about the lies we tell ourselves and it’s sure to pick at a few sensitive spots. She’s sold out shows in Edinburgh, London and New York, so don’t miss this quality act!

 

Nazeem Hussain: Basic Idiot
Saturday 18 May

Not one to rest on his laurels, in the last year Nazeem has become a father, starred in his own sketch series, and featured on a stand-up special on Netflix. He’s returning to his roots in Australia to discuss all these developments of his life, which is sure to get you cry-laughing. He’s one of the most controversial comedians when it comes to race as well so don’t bring your conservative family members to this show unless you love an awkward dinner conversation.

 

Check out all the ticket information below to get your hands on one of these special acts. We’ve also included some handy accommodation options to get your trip planning on the move.

Stephen K Amos
Saturday 4 May – Sunday 5 May
Tickets: Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Square, ibis Sydney Darling Harbour, ibis Sydney King Street Wharf 

Alice Fraser
Thursday 16 May – Sunday 19 May
Tickets: Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Squareibis Sydney Darling Harbouribis Sydney King Street Wharf 

 Nazeem Hussain
Saturday 18 May
Tickets: Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Squareibis Sydney Darling Harbouribis Sydney King Street Wharf 

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