How much laughing can you do in one month? It's time to find out. For the ninth year in a row, all things funny are taking over the city for the Brisbane Comedy Festival.
Running from February 23 to March 25 not only at the fest's usual home of Brisbane Powerhouse, but with shows at Brisbane City Hall and SunPAC too, this year's lineup continues a grin-inducing trend: yes, it's bigger and better once again. More than 70 Australian and international comics are taking to the microphone to tickle your funny bones, win you over with their witty gags and simply sling more jokes at you then your stomach can probably handle.
Amusing folks endeavouring to do just that include Jim Gaffigan, Mel Buttle, Rich Hall, Matt Okine, Zoe Coombs Marr, Nazeem Hussain, Sam Simmons and Celia Pacquola — and if you hadn't guessed already, the very lengthy list just keeps going. If you're looking for something a little looser in its vibe than the usual standup setup (and a bit later, too), After Hours returns as well. Or, you could head on back a few decades with Yada Yada Yada, a '90s Sitcom Special.