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    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    Brisbane Comedy Festival returns with a star-studded line-up for 3 massive weeks of laughs and live gigs from July 16 to August 8, 2021, at Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tivoli and The Fortitude Music Hall.

    Prepare to laugh out loud with Australia’s most talented comedians, including homegrown heroes, repeat offenders and crowd favourites; most of them spending 2020 in lockdown working on new material, and if the reviews coming out of Melbourne International Comedy Festival are anything to go by, Brisbane is in for a real treat! 

    Here are 10+ shows you won't want to miss at this year's Festival:

    Nat’s What I Reckon - July 17-18

    Join comedian, content creator, best-selling writer, rock musician, and lockdown legend Nat as he takes his unique brand of comedy offline in his debut hour-long multimedia stage show and video party, On Purpose.  

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    Effie (Mary Coustas) - July 17-18

    Also emerging from lockdown with fresh material is our nation's funniest second-generation Greek Australian, whose trademark honest wit punctuates her new show, Better Out Than In.

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    Jimeoin - Jul 21 + Jul 25

    Fan favourite, Jimeoin, returns to Brisbane Comedy Festival for 2 shows only with his new stand-up show Ramble On! delivered in his trademark devil-may-care style.  

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    Paul McDermott - Jul 24-25

    Paul McDermott has been fighting tyranny, injustice and enuui for 40 years, armed only with comedy and a pretty voice. Join him for this spectacle of mellifluous wonder when he hits the Brisbane Powerhouse stage in July. 

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    Ross Noble - July 27-Aug 8

    Australia’s beloved comedic import will launch his post-COVID 2021 Comeback Special at the Brisbane Powerhouse this winter, and he’s chomping at the bit, raring to go!

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    Karen from Finance - July 29-31

    Pack your calculators, save your spread sheets and set your automatic email reply because Australia's much-loved drag queen, Karen from Finance, is heading Out of Office with her debut one-woman show.

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    Christian Hull - Jul 31-Aug 1

    Christian's hilarious characters, parenting parodies, paint guessing and T-shirt folding escapades have earned him an ever-expanding army of two and a half million+ online followers. Don't miss his stand-up debut at Brisbane Powerhouse.

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    Jeff Green - Aug 4-8

    One of the UK’s funniest comedians, Jeff Green, returns to Brisbane Comedy Festival with As I Was Saying, a hilarious hour of stand-up featuring his best stories, jokes and routines from three decades.

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    Aboriginal Comedy Allstars - Aug 1 

    After sell-out seasons and 5-star reviews, the Allstars - Sean Choolburra, Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders and Steph Tisdell - will bring huge belly laughs to the Brisbane Powerhouse.  

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    Frocking Hilarious - Aug 7

    Australia’s queens of comedy are hitting the Brisbane Powerhouse stage for a night of laughter in support of ActionAid and their work promoting women’s rights around the world. 

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021

    The Naked Magicians - Aug 5-8

    Brisbane’s own naughty magicians are returning home following their Las Vegas residency at MGM Grand, playing at The Tivoli for 4 nights only on their Home-Coming Tour.  

    Other live stand-up shows worth checking out at The Tiv are Fiona O'LoughlinRandy Feltface, and Rosie Waterland

    Meanwhile, Brisbane's leading arts performance venue, Brisbane Powerhouse, will also host the return of Festival favourites Brisburned, QueerstoriesThis Is Your Trial and Knockoff free comedy every Friday during the festival. 

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