The Sydney Comedy Festival


The Sydney Comedy Festival
The Enmore Theatre in Sydney's Inner West, where the Sydney Comedy Festival was born

The Sydney Comedy Festival is an annual comedy festival held in Sydney, Australia.

Launched in 2005 as The Cracker Sydney Comedy Festival at a number of inner city venues, the Festival has grown quickly and now attracts 75,000-80,000 patrons every year at venues all across Sydney.[1][2]

In 2011, the festival held events at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney Opera House, The State Theatre, The Metro, The Comedy Store, The Factory Theatre, the Seymour Centre, Parade Theatres, The Hayden Orpheum, Riverside Theatre and many more between 11 April and 8 May.

The 2012 Festival will be held from 24 April - 12 May.

Contents

Special events

The Sydney Comedy Festival produces the following special events:

Cracker Night

The Mother of All Galas

The Great Comedy Debate

60 in 60

Sydney Comedy Festival International Showcase

Awards

The Time Out Sydney Comedy Awards were introduced in 2008, to celebrate excellence in the Sydney Comedy Festival.

Winners 2011:

Best International Act - Danny Bhoy

Best Local Act - Felicity Ward

People's Choice Award - Dead Cat Bounce


Winners 2010:

Best of Fest - Glenn Wool

Best Local Act - Axis of Awesome

Best International Act - Pajama Men

The Jury Prize - Dead Cat Bounce

Best Newcomer - Cloud Girls

People's Choice Award - Tommy Bradson


Winners 2009:

Best Newcomer - The Pajama Men

Best Local Act - Julia Morris

Best International Act - Jeremy Hotz

The Jury Prize - The Paradoxical Advetures of Lawrence Leung and Andrew McClelland

People's Choice Award - The Al Pitcher Picture Show

Best of the Fest Award - The Pajama Men


Winners 2008:

Best Newcomer - DeAnne Smith

Best Local Act- Lawrence Leung

Best International Act- Mark Watson

People's Choice Award - Ross Noble

Best of the Fest Award - Mark Watson

Director's Choice Award - Amelia Jane Hunter

Comics

Comedians who have appeared at The Sydney Comedy Festival include:

Adam Hills (2006, 2009)

Ahmad Ahmed (2006)

Akmal (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010)

Al Lubel (2005)

Al Pitcher (2008, 2009, 2010)

Alexis Dubis (2010)

Alonzo Bodden (2010)

Amelia Jane Hunter (2008, 2010, 2011)

Andres Lopez (2011)

Andrew Dice Clay (2006)

Andrew McClelland (2008, 2009, 2011)

Andrew Stanley (2008, 2009)

Angelo Tsarouchas (2008)

Anh Do (2008)

Anil Desai (2011)

Anthony Salame (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Ardal O'Hanlon (2011)

Arj Barker (2006, 2008)

Austen Tayshus (2005)

Axis of Awesome (2008, 2009, 2010)

Barry Diamond (2005)

Basile[disambiguation needed ] (2005, 2010)

Benjamin Crellin (2010)

Black Rose[disambiguation needed ] (2005)

Bo Burnham (2011)

Bob Downe (2005)

Brad Garrett (2005)

Brendhan Lovegrove (2006, 2008)

Brendon Burns (2009)

Brett Nichols (2008)

Bruce Griffiths (2005)

Busting Out (2008)

Carl Barron (2006)

Carl-Einar Hackner (2010, 2011)

Carpe Idiotus (2011)

Celia Pacquola (2010)

Charlie Pickering (2005, 2006)

Cheech & Chong (2009)

Chris Radburn (2008, 2009, 2011)

Chris Wainhouse (2011)

Circus Bizarre (2005)

Connie Chang (2006)

Craig Hill (comedian) (2010, 2011)

Daniel Moore[disambiguation needed ] (2010, 2011)

Daniel Sloss (2010, 2011)

Daniel Townes (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Danny Bhoy (2005, 2006, 2009, 2011)

Dave Bloustien (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010)

Dave Eastgate (2010, 2011)

Dave Jory (2008, 2009)

Dave Thornton (2010)

David O'Doherty (2008, 2009, 2010)

Dead Cat Bounce (comedy band) (2010, 2011)

DeAnne Smith (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Des Bishop (2009, 2010)

Diane Spencer (2010)

Die Roten Punkte (2010)

Dom Irrera (2010)

Doug Stanhope (2005)

Dylan Moran (2009)

Eddie Brill (2006)

Eddie Ifft (2009, 2010)

Eddie Perfect (2006)

Elliot Goblet (2006)

Eric Hutton (2011)

Evin Donohoe (2011)

Fairy Fail (2010)

Fear Of A Brown Planet (2010, 2011)

Felicity Ward (2009, 2011)

Fiona O'Loughlin (2008, 2009, 2010)

Gabriel Inglesias (2011)

Gabriel Rossi (2005, 2006)

Garry Who (2005)

George Kapiniaris (2008, 2009)

George Nassour (2005)

Gina Yashere (2010, 2011)

Glenn Wool (2010, 2011)

Greg Burns (2006)

Greg Fleet (2011)

Greg Proops

Griffiths & Dean (2006)

Guy Pratt (2011)

Hannah Gadsby (2008, 2009, 2010)

Heath Franklin (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Henry Rollins (2010)

Hing & Magee (2010, 2011)

Hung Le (2011)

Hypnolarious (2011)

Il Davo (2009)

Jackie Loeb (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Jacques Barrett (2009, 2011)

Jamie Kennedy (2008)

Jamie Kilstein (2009)

Jarred Christmas (2010)

Jason Alexander (2008)

Jason Byrne (2010, 2011)

Jeff Green (2011)

Jeremy Hotz (2009, 2010)

Jim Jeffries (2005)

Jimeoin (2006, 2008)

Joe Avati (2006)

Joe Dolce (2005)

Joel Creasey (2011)

John Barresi (2008)

John Robertson[disambiguation needed ] (2011)

Jordan Raskopoulos (2007)

Josh Thomas (2008, 2009)

Julia Morris (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009)

Julia Wilson (2008, 2011)

Julian Clary (2010)

Justin Hamilton (2008, 2009, 2010)

Kent Valentine (2008)

Kitty Flanagan (2010)

Lawrence Leung (2008, 2009, 2011)

Lou Sanz (2011)

Luke & Wyatt (2010)

Marc Maron (2008)

Marcel Lucont (2011)

Mark Watson (2008, 2009, 2011)

Matt Dyktynski (2005)

Matt Okine (2011)

Michael Chamberlin (2010)

Michael Workman (2010, 2011)

Mick Meredith (2006)

Mikey Mileos (2011)

Milton Jones (2005)

Mitch Fatel (2010)

Nazeem Hussain & Aamer Rahman (2008)

Nick Sun (2009, 2010)

Nina Conti (2011)

Pablo Francisco (2009, 2010)

Pauly Shore (2010)

Pedigree Syndicate (2011)

Peter Berner (2010, 2011)

Polytoxic (2009)

Puppetry of the Penis (2008)

Rachel Berger (2006)

Rain Pryor (2006)

Raymond Crowe (2008, 2010)

Rebel Wilson (2005)

Reggie Watts (2009, 2010, 2011)

Reginald D Hunter (2008, 2009, 2010)

Robbins, Stilson & Molloy (2010)

Rockwiz Live (2011)

Ronny Chieng (2011)

Ross Noble (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010)

Roy Chubby Brown (2006, 2011)

Russell Kane (2010)

Ryan Withers (2011)

Sally Kimpton (2008)

Sam Cosentino (2005)

Sam Simmons (2006)

Sammy J & Randy (2011)

Sandra Bernhard (2005)

Sarah Quinn (2011)

Scared Weird Little Guys (2006, 2011)

Scratch[disambiguation needed ] (2008, 2009)

Seamus McAlary (2011)

Shane Mauss (2010)

Shane Warne The Musical (2009)

Simon Palomares (2009)

Six Quick Chicks (2010)

Smart Casual (2011)

Spy Monkey (2006)

Stephen K. Amos (2006, 2011)

Steve Coogan (2009)

Steve Hughes (2008, 2010, 2011)

Steve Patterson (2008)

Steve Philps (2008)

Steven Wright (2005)

Sugar Sammy (2008, 2009)

Tahir (2006, 2008, 2011)

The Bad Boys of Comedy (2010)

The Bedroom Philosopher (2010)

The Chaser (2008)

The Cloud Girls (2009, 2010, 2011)

The Colors (2009)

The Dirty Bros (2009)

The Gigalees (2010, 2011)

The Kransky Sisters (2006, 2010)

The Pajama Men (2009, 2010)

The Umbilical Brothers (2005, 2006, 2009)

Tim Minchin (2009)

Tom Gleeson (2010)

Tom Green (2010)

Tommy Dassalo (2011)

Tommy Dean (2010, 2011)

Tommy Tiernan (2010, 2011)

Tony Woods (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010)

Topping & Butch (2006)

Tripod (band) (2010)

Vince Sorrenti (2006)

Wil Anderson (2010)

Withers, Capper, Matheson (2010)

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.australianstage.com.au/component/option,com_events/Itemid,199/task,view_detail/agid,4257/year,2009/month,05/day,03/
  2. ^ http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25291417-5013438,00.html

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