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Brisbane Comedy Festival Has Unveiled the Next Lineup of Hilarious Folks Who'll Get You Giggling in 2024

The Brisbane Powerhouse-hosted event just keeps getting bigger, with Ed Byrne, Stephen K Amos, Wil Anderson, Lizzy Hoo and an improvised whodunnit joining the bill.
By Sarah Ward
December 07, 2023
By Sarah Ward
December 07, 2023

There's usually only one problem with comedy festivals. Jam-packed lineups mean a wealth of talented folks trying to get you laughing, but we've all only got so much time. Of course, that's the best kind of issue to have, spoiling fans for choice — so, from the 100-plus names and events that'll grace Brisbane Comedy Festival in 2024, prepare to have plenty of options.

Hosted by Brisbane Powerhouse each year, the month-long fest has been unveiling its next lineup in batches. The November drop included Josh Thomas, Nazeem Hussain, Joel Creasey, Rhys Nicholson, Nina Oyama, Melanie Bracewell and Arj Barker, plus Reuben Kaye, Luke Heggie, Ivan Aristeguieta, Guy Montgomery, Schalk Bezuidenhout and the return of Sh!t-faced Shakespeare. The list went on then, and does so even more now. Indeed, BCF's December announcement is its biggest for the 2024 fest so far.

Ed Byrne, Stephen K Amos, Wil Anderson, Lizzy Hoo, Felicity Ward, Tommy Little, Annabel Crabb, Peter Helliar, Dave Hughes, Mel Buttle, Akmal, Effie: they've all just joined the Brisbane Comedy Festival's celebration of chuckles and giggles.

The Brisbane debut of Future Science Talks, which includes both scientists and comedians, is also on BCF's 2024 roster. So is the return of improvised whodunnit Murder Village, plus everyone from Fern Brady and Urvi Majumdar to Nath Valvo and Jenny Tian, and Connor Burns, Dilruk Jayasinha, Geraldine Quinn, Hannah Camilleri and Takashi Wakasugi as well.

2024's Brisbane Comedy Festival will take place from Friday, April 26–Sunday, May 26, filling not only New Farm's riverside arts venue with laughter, but also The Princess TheatreFortitude Music Hall and The Tivoli.

As always, BCF is a something-for-everyone fest. If you can't find something to laugh at, you mightn't have a funny bone. The event's new additions sit alongside other already-announced highlights such as the annual Brisbane Comedy Festival Opening Gala; rom-com production 44 Sex Acts in One Week; Bob Franklin, Tony Martin, Bev Killick and Gretel Killeen teaming up for an Aussie Comedy Legends night; and James Schloeffel from The Shovel and Charles Firth from The Chaser bringing Wankernomics: Solutionising the Corporate World follow-up Wankernomics 2.0: As Per My Last Email Brisbane's way.

Mark Gambino

The 2024 Brisbane Comedy Festival will take place between Friday, April 26–Sunday, May 26. For further details and tickets,  head to the festival's website.

Published on December 07, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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