Posted December 1st 2014 in News

Comedy in Canberra

Now in its third year, the Canberra Comedy Festival is hosting some big names.

Jason Byrne in You Name the Show!
Dates: Fri 20 – Sat 21 Mar 2015
Times: 9 - 10pm
Price: Full $46.90 / Conc $44.90

Back in Australia in 2015 for the Canberra Comedy Festival, Jason Byrne wants you to name his show!
Following hugely successful UK and Australian tours, do not miss your chance to see ‘Jason Byrne in… You Name the Show’.

The “outright king of live comedy”, Comedy Gala and Great Debate favourite, Jason Byrne is one of Australia’s best loved comedians.

“quite simply full-on, doubled-up, gasping-for-oxygen hilarious” - Chortle, UK

★★★★★ “Jason Byrne is so good it hurts“ - Metro, UK
★★★★★ “Jaw achingly funny“ - Sunday Herald Sun
★★★★★ “The King of live comedy“ - The Times, UK
★★★★★ ”genius.” - Wales Online
★★★★★ “If ever a show deserved more than 5 stars, it’s this one. Not only is it the funniest show on the fringe, it’s the funniest show I’ve ever seen”- Radio 1 Scotland


Wil Sylvince - Syllables, Fat & Celibacy
Dates: Thu 19 - Fri 20 Mar 2015
Times: 7 - 8pm
Price: All Tix $25

Three things Wil can’t live without; his thesaurus, wheatgrass and lotion.

Words fascinate Wil. His daily struggle for the “right” word often ends badly. In his brand new show Syllables, Fat & Celibacy Wil discusses this, as well as his past as an overweight man. These days he has cleaned up his act (hence the wheatgrass) and enjoys showing off his newfound six-pack almost as much as his thesaurus. Except in the bedroom, because Wil is currently celibate; waiting for the right one to come along and enjoy his six-pack with him.

He hopes you will also enjoy his six-pack.

“That gift for physical comedy combined with his confident, relaxed stage presence gave Sylvince the air of the late great Pryor” – Yahoo News Aus
“Flawless delivery” – SBS News
“Sylvince is a fireball.” Paste Magazine
“Comedy star on the rise.” Time Out New York
“Top notch, energetic performance.” Keeping Up With NZ

Nazeem Hussain - Legally Brown
Dates: Fri 20 Mar 2015
Times: 8:30 – 9:30pm
Price: Full $35 / Conc $32

The star and creator of the critically acclaimed smash hit TV show Legally Brown (SBS) Nazeem Hussain debuts his much anticipated solo show. Regularly heard on Triple J and Nova’s Meshel & Tommy, Nazeem has been seen on The Project (Network Ten), It’s A Date (ABC), Balls of Steel Australia (The Comedy Channel) and was one half of award-winning cult comedy duo Fear of a Brown Planet.
“Hussain's cheerful manner belies the acuity of his observation”-The Guardian (UK)

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