25 March 2013
If you believe that laughter can be the very best medicine, you won’t want to miss the Sydney Comedy Festival – an outrageously funny 20-day event hosted right in the heart of the harbour city.
Every year, the best comedians from Australia and around the world come together in Sydney for this side-splitting event, and with performances from Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), the 2013 Theatresports National Championships and Margaret Cho to take in, among many others, you won’t want to miss a second of the action.
A variety of Sydney venues play host to the event, including the Enmore Theatre, the Metro Theatre and the York Theatre at the Seymour Centre. If you’re keen to experience all the glamour of a gala performance, there are two to choose from – the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala, which is hosted at the Sydney Opera House, and Cracker Night.
Cracker Night is the major opening night gala – and it’s no surprise that it starts the festival off with a bang! The event takes place at a variety of venues and is considered to be Sydney’s biggest night of comedy all year – you can even reserve tickets for a special VIP party at the Metro Theatre to continue the evening of celebration in style.
This year, there will also be a second Cracker Night show due to popular demand, so if you miss all the excitement on April 23 at the Metro Theatre, you have another chance to take in all the action on April 24 at the Enmore Theatre.
Other acts set to perform during the Sydney Comedy Festival include 2010 Irish Comedian of the Year David O’Doherty, the UK’s Daniel Kitson, the US’s Arj Barker (who you may recognise from Flight of the Conchords) and Scotland’s Danny Bhoy, among Australians Josh Earl, Joel Creasey and Greg Fleet, to name only a few.