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Just for Laughs Sydney - Finally Returns in 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Just for Laughs Sydney is back (28th November–4th December) to celebrate its 10th year of bringing the world’s best and brightest comedians to stunning venues around Sydney!

2022 sees the festival’s biggest lineup to date with lots of new and exclusive Sydney-only, never to be repeated shows such as the All-Star Gala hosted by Tommy Little, Musical Comedy Gala hosted by Aunty Donna, The Alternative Show hosted by Randy Feltface, First Nations Funnies hosted by Steph Tisdell, Say No More! A Conversation with Eric Idle hosted by Shaun Micallef, and Just For Laughs Australia: Live hosted by Nath Valvo.

The All-Star Gala is the crown jewel of the festival, selling out year after year. 2022 sees a huge lineup including Rhys Nicholson, Urzila Carlson, Tom Ballard, Nish Kumar, Rob Beckett, Melanie Bracewell, Steph Tisdell and recently added - Stephen K. Amos. Never will you see these comedians on stage all together again, and there may even be some surprises!

International superstar of comedy, music, acting and writing Eric Idle makes his return to Australia with Say No More! Hosted by Shaun Micallef, the Monty Python alum will be performing for one night only exclusively at the State Theatre.

First Nations Funnies, curated by Steph Tisdell, will showcase First Nations comedians from all walks of life. Having recently launched First Nations Talent Agency, Steph has her finger on the pulse of all things comedy, and is bringing the best First Nations comedians from around the country including Dane Simpson, Janty Blair, Andy Saunders, Kevin Kropinyeri and Jay Wymarra to the Opera House Stage. For the musical comedy buffs, Aunty Donna have you covered with their Musical Comedy Gala — Musical Comedy IS Cool. With a lineup including Matt Okine, Michelle Brasier, Two Hearts, Jude Perl and Donny Benét, this gala will be a real party.

Just For Laughs takes place around Sydney from 28 November to 4 December. More details and tickets can be found at


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