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Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival 2018

Presented by AAMI

19 - 25 November

Returning this November and celebrating its 8th year, Just For Laughs Sydney is back with a stellar 2018 lineup of some of the best international and Australian comedians including Bill Bailey, Reggie Watts, Ken Jeong, Ryan Hamilton and Colin, Brad and Greg from ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’. The Just For Laughs annual star-studded All-Star Gala returns with Dave Hughes as the host and some special guests. More to be announced soon.


Fortune Feimster

21 November

The stand-up comedian, writer and actor first made a name for herself on ‘Chelsea Lately’', and since then has become better known her roles in ‘The Mindy Project’ (as Nurse Collette) and current Netflix series, ‘Champions’ (as Ruby).



Becky Lucas

21 November

Becky has written for Emmy nominated show 'Please Like Me' and last year she co-wrote Matt Okine’s TV show 'The Other Guy' for Stan. She was picked to create a web series for ABC's 'Fresh Blood' as well as co-creating the popular online series 'share this' for Comedy Central



Just for Laughs Australia: LIVE
hosted by Tommy Little

22 - 24 November

Just For Laughs Australia: Live hosted by one of Australia’s favourite comedians, Tommy Little returns for a sixth season this year! Six live shows will be filmed from the Studio at the Sydney Opera House from Thursday 22 November to Saturday 24 November.



Reggie Watts

23 November

The internationally renowned vocal artist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian wows audiences with his live performances which are 100% improvised.  Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Reggie blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy.



Ken Jeong

21 November

Actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong, known for his scene stealing abilities, will grace the Concert Hall stage for the first time. Jeong has successfully established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars and is well-known for his role as the Asian mobster “Mr. Chow” in the hit-comedy The Hangover trilogy.  



Ryan Hamilton

25 November

Ryan Hamilton is often lauded for being a clean comedian, although his audiences span a broad spectrum. Named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch with standout appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and Comedy Central, don’t miss Ryan Hamilton and his solo debut at Just For Laughs Sydney. 



The Stars of Whose Line Is It Anyway?

22 November

Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops, stars of the US Emmy nominated ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy.  Don’t miss the chance to witness the three improv stars on stage together for the first time in Sydney.


The Just For Laughs All-Star Gala

24 November

Coined as the festival’s crown jewel, the 2018 Gala is hosted by Dave Hughes and features a star-studded lineup. Hughesy  is a natural and unmistakably Australian comedian whose laconic style thinly disguises one of the fastest comic minds this country has seen. Stay tuned for the stellar lineup to be announced.


Bill Bailey

19 & 20 November

The UK’s very own straggle-haired polymath, Bill Bailey, returns to Sydney  for the Just For Laughs festival with his new comedy and music extravaganza, Earl of Whimsy. It has Bill’s trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-alongs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers with tales of Britain’s fortunes past and present – both a mockery and a celebration of national identity.