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Scroll down to check out the world-class and award-winning comedians making an appearance at this year's Sunshine Coast Comedy Festival.
MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
photo credit: Visit Sunshine Coast
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
Most Outstanding Show Nominee Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2021
"The piece de resistance - Delightfully self-deprecating and instantly captivating A tower of funny".
- Adelaide Advertiser
"Rory Lowe is funnier than he is insane"
- Tame Impala
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.
Geordie Giant Luke Benson is an award-winning stand-up from the UK. He has performed all over the world. His style is an uplifting mix of well-crafted jokes and stories mixed with honed audience interaction.
“Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up."
“Think Will Smith meets Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, a thoroughly entertaining show of infectious energy & hypnotic tales”
- 3 Wks Daily Edinburgh Festival 2008
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).
"With a comedic style that’s equal parts subversive, cheeky, political and playful, Jay is a festival must-see.""
“charming, rambunctious energy."
- edinburgh fest mag
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.
“Riotous, audacious and incredibly smart…Tisdell’s message of empathy over apathy is one that we all need to hear"
— ARTS HUB
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”.
'Exactly the comedian women need right now' ★ ★ ★ ★
Fresh off an Australian Tour with multiple sold out shows, Chris is taking the comedy world by storm with his cleverly camp and sometimes twisted outlook on life.
'No shortage of laughs"
★ ★ ★ ★
– the west australian
"reduces his audience to tears with a deadpan delivery of mentally delightful concepts"
- Weekend notes
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.
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.
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.
Fiona McGary’s comedy will put you at ease, loosen you up, draw you expectantly close and then throw you back in your seat with laughter! Her exceptionally original approach to comedy gigs leaves her audience sore from laughing while feeling motivated and inspired.
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