Everyone loves a comedy festival, but sometimes being so spoiled for comic choice isn't just amusing — it's overwhelming. That's where comedy festival showcases come in. They add laughs to the lulls between annual fests, plus they offer a bite-sized sample of the up-and-coming comedians you might not have seen live yet.
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase certainly promises both, serving up the brightest and most buzz-worthy performers from the 2017 event. If it's highlights of hilarity you're after — from international and local funny folks alike — then this is the place to get it.
LA Comedy Awards 2012 comedian of the year Al Del Bene tops a packed bill, as corralled by Aussie comic Sean Woodland doing MC duties. They're joined by South Africa's Dusty Rich, rising Australian star Daniel Connell and more, aka the nation's next big comedy names in waiting. Check them out now, and then put their solo shows on your must-see list for the 2018 festival circuit.