It's a scientific fact that you can't have too much laughter — or if it isn't, it really should be. Giggling is good for you. A hearty laugh is a heck of a good workout. And checking out the hilarious stylings of up-and-coming comedians doesn't just offer amusement for eager audiences, but supports aspiring talent.
That's what's on offer at Bris Funny Fest, which returns for a third year of rib-tickling, side-splitting fun. From August 1 to 26, the fringe comedy festival will showcase the comic stylings of a few recognisable names and whole host of others that aren't quite household fodder yet — but one day, they just might be.
Check out Matt Okine on his return home, or other locals such as Mel Buttle, Luke Heggie and Damien Power. Let improv masters get you guffawing, or catch one of the breakout favourites of this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Laugh along with amusing ladies, see which show has the best name ever (our vote: Rage Against the Washing Machine) and enjoy more sketches than Saturday Night Live has ever aired. Okay, so the last one is a bit of an exaggeration, but hey, whatever kind of comedy you're looking for, you'll probably find it here.