The Giant Dwarf loves to bang on — so much so, they're dedicating two whole weeks to celebrating the art of it. After launching in 2017, the Redfern theatre's YACK festival is set to return for a second stint, bringing together a selection of Sydney's funniest, smartest and most provocative comedians, podcasters and panellists.
The little festival will feature big laughs with a great lineup of people who like to have a good ol' chinwag. We're pretty excited to see Zoë Coombs Marr (as herself, not in character), Bob Franklin and Danielle Walker, the latter of whom you might recognise from Get Krack!n. Or, hear about failed jokes, bad gigs and unfulfilled ideas from SBS Viceland's Michael Hing and The Feed's Victoria Zerbst — and discover the secrets, joys and all-round allure of satire from The Weekly's James Colley and Black Comedy's Nakkiah Lui.
The Freudian Nip School of Performing Arts Annual Showcase Evening will also make a comeback; themed storytelling night Story Club will hit YACK as part of its tenth year, this time focusing on the theme 'when we were young'; and The Chaser's Julian Morrow will host a slide night for current affairs junkies — and that's just the lineup so far.
Judging by the state of world affairs, two weeks of non-stop laughing at YACK will be just what the doctor ordered, so head over to the Giant Dwarf website for tickets. The festival will run from October 19 to November 4.