Scroll down to check out the world-class and award-winning comedians making an appearance at this year's Sunshine Coast Comedy Festival.


photo credit: Visit Sunshine Coast

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10-13 NOVEMBER 2022
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““Instantly witty, extremely affable… the future of funny is in capable hands”

– Beat Magazine

“masterful…her audience dissolved in helpless puddles formed from their tears of mirth”

- edinburgh evening news
“Australia’s funniest comedy character.” ★★★★★

- Sunday Mail 
heath franklin's
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Most Outstanding Show Nominee Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2021
“Nurse Georgie Carroll is a riot that had the audience rolling in the aisles. ”


- The Clothesline 
"Rory Lowe is funnier than he is insane"
- Tame Impala
rory lowe
Tommy’s infectious energy and killer performances have audiences coming back for more year after year. He sells out to huge crowds wherever he goes.
Cal Wilson is a perennial favourite on television shows such as Spicks and Specks, and Have You Been Paying Attention?

2022 is off to a roaring start for Cal as she battled it out in the jungle for season 8 of Network 10’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! After capturing our hearts on the show, Cal Wilson is ready to dazzle audiences as she bursts onto the stage.
Heath Franklin is a Logie-nominated Australian actor, comedic performer, improviser and writer. Franklin made his television debut on the sketch show The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, from where his character, 'Chopper', a comedic impersonation of real-life criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read, has become an international cult hit.
Australia’s favourite Venezuelan is one Happy Papi, and with a spring in his step, he is back on stage where he belongs. Like a chorizo in a vegan burrito, happiness can be found in the most unexpected of places.
Rory Lowe is an Stand Up Comedian, Animator, Presenter and as his good friend Luke Kidgell says an "Internet sensation." Rory's partyboi anttics have seen him perform on stages and police stations from USA to Pakistan.
This combination of Nationalities, home life and hospital has provided a 24/7 training ground that has nurtured Georgie’s naturally funny bones. Her bluntness and charm coupled with razor-sharp wit, give her a broad-spectrum appeal that can be put into any room and shine.
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dan willis
“Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up." 


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“Think Will Smith meets Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, a thoroughly entertaining show of infectious energy & hypnotic tales” 

- 3 Wks Daily Edinburgh Festival 2008
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Dan Willis has performed at over 3000 gigs in 11 different countries, including TV appearances in the UK and Australia, and now performs in all major comedy clubs as a headline act or MC and International festivals throughout the globe (New Zealand and Melbourne Comedy Festivals, Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringes to name but a few).
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"With a comedic style that’s equal parts subversive, cheeky, political and playful, Jay is a festival must-see.""

- beat.com
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“charming, rambunctious energy." 


- edinburgh fest mag
andy saunders
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Cheeky, clever and charismatic, Sean Choolburra has carved his niche as Australia’s No 1 indigenous entertainer. Weaving his inimitable blend of traditional dance, didgeridoo, story, knowledge and humour, Sean never fails to captivate audiences of all ages.
Whether hosting, MC’ing, performing stand-up comedy, acting or gracing the stage as his fabulous drag alter-ego, “Rhianna Mation,” Jay is a crowd favourite. He is a unique voice in the entertainment space and a staunch activist for the rights of people across all spectrums.
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“Riotous, audacious and incredibly smart…Tisdell’s message of empathy over apathy is one that we all need to hear"


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With an impressive and an extraordinary ability to use humor to break down barriers and stereotypes as well as provoke thought in any audience, Andy Saunders takes satire to new heights.
As a proud Indigenous woman, Steph is also a cast member of the Aboriginal Comedy All Stars, who sold out during their festival run at Edinburgh Fringe, before heading to London’s Soho Theatre. Major daily newspaper The Scotsman described her set as being “a phenomenal 20 minutes” and said “Steph Tisdell is a glorious powerhouse of First Nations Funny”.
'This is clever comedy. ★★★★'  Herald Sun 

'Awesome.'  Nova 100
'Exactly the comedian women need right now'  ★ ★ ★ ★ 

– Mindshare
awarded Best Variety Show at United Solo Festival NYC, the Award for Excellence in Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe and the ABC iView Pitch Perfect Award
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You might know Ben from his roles in TV and film - including Middle Bogan, Offspring, The Merger and The Warriors. Or maybe you know him from his equally catchy & hilarious songs on Youtube.
Either way, you're about to fall in love with his stand-up at the Sunshine Coast Comedy Festival!

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'No shortage of laughs" 

★ ★ ★ ★ 

– the west australian
"reduces his audience to tears with a deadpan delivery of mentally delightful concepts"
- Weekend notes
larry mitchell
Fabulous, filth and downright hilarious!  Brace yourselves for a wild ride of side-splitting hilarity with the modern-day Queen of Sass, as she takes you on a laugh-out-loud adventure of her trials and tribulations of parenting, dating and all things female.
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Jenny is an award-winning comedian, a TedX Speaker, passionate mental health advocate and founder of Funny Mummies™, a group which aims to improve mothers’ mental wellness through laughter, by providing a vibrant online community, and a touring stand-up comedy gala for mothers, by mothers.​​
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Singaporean-born Ting Lim is a beloved favourite on the Brisbane comedy scene. With an easy charm, her darkly intelligent observations about life and human nature have made her rising star in Australian comedy.
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Ashwin Segkar is a Brisbane based comedian whose comedy delves into migrant life, animals, Aussie history and the quirky facts of life. His engaging, dry style has seen him featured on ABC TV's Tonightly and he also presents on radio.