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Just for Laughs Sydney is Back for Another Hilarious Year!

October, 2023. Just For Laughs: Sydney is back for its 11th year! With an exciting week-long line-up of iconic international and home-grown comedians, Just for Laughs: Sydney is not to be missed.

Just for Laughs Sydney performance

Initially kicking off in Quebec forty years ago, Just for Laughs is the side-splitting comedy festival that’s been bringing fits of laughter to international audiences for decades and has returned for another raucous program in Sydney from 12th – 21st of November, 2023.

Line Up for Just for Laughs Festival, November, 2023

This year’s line-up will include such shows as The All-Star Gala hosted by Urzila Carlson, The Alternative Show hosted by Geraldine Hickey and the Just for Laughs Australia Live tappings hosted by Melanie Bracewell.

With many International and Australian comedians alike scheduling their own tours to coincide with Just For Laughs, Sydneysiders are spoilt for choice as throughout the week, there will also be hysterical stand-alone performances in addition to the variety shows.

Expect to see the likes of Dara O Briain, Phil Wang, Catherine Cohen, Gabriel Iglesias, Andrew Schulz, Kevin Bridges, Nina Conti, Sam Morril, Russell Kane, Becky Robinson and many more! Including group, duo and variety performances with such acts as My Therapist Ghosted Me, Musical Comedy is Cool, hosted by Tom Cardy and Sooshi Mango and Friends.

With such a wealth of comedians and acts, there is something to tickle anyone’s fancy!

Just For Laughs: Sydney is one of the few events in Sydney’s entertainment calendar that really brings together a plethora of performers from not only all over the globe but from completely different genres, too.

From viral internet sensations like Trevor Wallace and to the musical stylings of Catherine Cohen and Tom Cardy to the traditional heavy-hitters like Dara O Briain and Gabriel Iglesias, there is truly something for everyone.

Comedian at Just for Laughs Festival in Sydney

Multipe Locations for Just for Laughs Sydney

You can catch these acts at a range of Sydney’s most iconic performance venues like The Sydney Opera House, The State Theatre, The Factory Theatre and Qudos Bank Arena. The highly anticipated All-Star Gala is set to be an enormous show, with the star-studded line-up set to include such comedians as Dara O Briain, Dilruk Jayasinha, Nina Conti, Tommy Little, Joanne McNally and Russell Kane.

The Just for Laughs: Sydney All-Star Gala is the comedy event of the year, with a hilarious mix of your favourite comedians as well as some newer faces. This annual sell-out gig has seen the likes of Eddie Izzard, Bill Burr, Dave Hughes, Noel Fielding, Judith Lucy, Rob Beckett, Wil Anderson, and the late great Cal Wilson. This year’s All-Star lineup features Host Urzila Carlson. Joanne McNally, Russell Kane, Tommy Little, Nina Conti, Dilruk Jaysinha and Dara O Briain. It is truly an event not to be missed, so get your tickets now!

Mark your calendars and clear out the 12th to the 21st of November and take advantage of the comedy event of the year grab your tickets now! To find out more about your favourite comedians and when and where they will be performing head to

By Isabella Edwards


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