Our picks of the best of the fest

Written by LN Team / December 04, 2018

There’s nothing funny about the pressure of choosing who to see from the mammoth line-ups at comedy festivals—especially when you are choosing for someone else. Here’s our picks, so you can go forth and confidently give the gift of laughs this holiday season, or just impress your mates with your comedic chops.

DeAnne Smith – Epiphany
Fresh from taping the acclaimed 2019 Netflix special "Gentleman Elf," Australia's favourite Canadian-American returns with a breakthrough hour. TICKETS

Nazeem Hussain – Basic Idiot
It’s been a massive year for Nazeem. He became a Dad, his sketch show Orange Is The New Brown began airing on Channel 7, he recorded his first Netflix special, and was finally invited to speak at his high school assembly (Rex Hunt pulled out).  But more than fatherhood itself, Nazeem is most excited about joking about these things AND MORE on stage! TICKETS


Joel Creasey – Drink. Slay. Repeat
Looks like Joel Creasey has had quite the year. You may have seen him on Eurovision and Mardi Gras (SBS), Take Me Out (Channel 7) or Show Me The Movie, (Network 10) Or his worldwide Netflix stand-up special. Well, behind every one of these sparkling achievements are unfiltered, chaotic and hilarious f**k ups that have become a staple of his act. TICKETS

Urzila Carlson – Loser
Loser is almost always negative, I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity… it’s only positive when you lose some weight. WHY? If you meet someone awesome would you not want there to be more of them? Urzila Carlson sells out every year, do not be a ‘LOSER’ and miss out! TICKETS 

Des Bishop – The Comments Section
Native New Yorker and one of Ireland’s most loved comedians, Des Bishop returns to Australia in 2019 with a brand-new hour of stand-up. His signature rapid-fire, open and inquisitive style brings in the laughs and makes you think! Unapologetic, charismatic and clever, Des Bishop is not to be missed. TICKETS



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