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Sydney Comedy Festival is back for its 15th year

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The Sydney Comedy Festival will celebrate its 15th year by delivering some of the finest comedians from all over the world in a huge event across four weeks from 22 April to 19 May. They’ve begun to announce some of the talent who will be taking part in next year’s event and it turns out it’s not half bad. The likes of Arj Barker (US), Ross Noble (UK), Stephen K Amos (UK), Daniel Sloss (SCO), Georgie Carroll (UK/AUST), and New Zealand International Comedy Festival’s 2017 Best Newcomer Award winner Melanie Bracewell (NZ), it’ll be a lol or two. Local stars joining the line-up include TV regular Nazeem Hussain, the acid-tongue prince Joel Creasey, the hilariously outspoken Akmal, Australia’s only Turkish comic Tahir, musical comedy duo The Stevenson Experience, and rising star and Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 2017 Director’s Choice Award winner Demi Lardner. The festival starts at Enmore Theatre on 23 April, before moving to the Sydney Opera House and Riverside Theatres on 24 April and The Concourse on 25 April. With a dazzling line-up of the funniest international and local stars, the Gala is the perfect taste of what’s on offer throughout the festival. Tickets for these shows will go on sale to the general public as of 10am on Friday 16 November via sydneycomedyfest.com.au.

Comedy at Della Hyde on Oxford Street by Down For Good Laughs is all it’s cracked-up to be

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Comedy on a weeknight is a thing in inner Sydney if you head to Della Hyde, the clandestine cocktail bar just up the road from Hyde Park on Oxford Street. Once a month, the venue puts on an array of comedians, male and female, for the enjoyment of a room of drinking lol-lovers whose idea of a good night out is just that. The comedy movement is well-known and well-loved across Australia, and Della Hyde’s basement bar will be transformed into a laugh-fest for the shows. The next show is on Wednesday 12 September and in collaboration with the Laugh Mob, so you know there’ll be a-plenty. Have a look at what’s on next for Dellacomedy at their website.