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Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021 Take 2

Brisbane's 2021 laughfest was affected by lockdown, so the event has rescheduled some of its big names — and big giggles.
By Sarah Ward
October 13, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
October 13, 2021
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The pandemic isn't something to giggle about, including when it's interrupting the Brisbane Comedy Festival two years in a row. After 2020's event didn't quite go as planned, the annual fest returned to Brisbane Powerhouse this past July, only to be impacted by lockdowns and changing restrictions. So, the event is coming back again in 2021 — this time, to unleash a heap of shows that were affected by the tightened rules and conditions.

Welcome to the Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021 Take 2, which'll kick off on Friday, October 29 and pop up on intermittent dates all the way through until the end of May 2022. Big names, local talent, excuses to get chuckling again and again — they're all on the bill.

Highlights include sets by Ross Noble, Tom Ballard, Judith Lucy, Jude Perl, Josh Earl and Lizzy Hoo, plus an Aboriginal Comedy Allstars gig, Nat's What I Reckon and sketch comedy show Brisburned.

What's better than a month-long comedy festival? A comedy festival that makes a triumphant comeback, then runs covers another seven-month period — obviously.

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