Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2017

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2017

The funniest comedians from this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival are hitting the road and bringing an all-star comedy showcase right to your doorstep!

Expertly curated and lovingly presented the showcase will feature some of the hottest acts of this year’s Festival all live on stage for an incredible 2 hours of hard hitting laughter.

LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

MC: Cam Knight
Al Del Bene (USA)
Sean Woodland
Bart Freebairn
Ciaran Lyons

Plus more special guests!

Get in quick and grab your tickets to the funniest night you will see all year!

'the comedians in the showcase all knew what they had to do to get a laugh, and had the crowd in constant stitches…' - AU Review, May 2015

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Ticket Prices:

All Tickets: $35.00 | Group 8+: $32.00ea


Performance Dates and Times:

Thursday 10th August at 7:30pm


Running Time:

Approximately 2 hours (including intermission)


The Lineup:

CAM KNIGHT - MC

Cam Knight’s fast one-liners and wickedly absurd flights of fancy almost take you by surprise with their brilliance. Less surprising is the fact that he trained as an actor and later found a home in the stand-up comedy scene.

Cam has appeared and performed with some of the world’s best comics, including Stephen K Amos, Seth Green and Will Ferrell, as well as supporting Wil Anderson at the Sydney Opera House. Cam currently hosts Channel Nine’s Unreal Estate and recently was part of the ABC’s How Not to Behave.

Boy does he know how to work an audience. Knight will have you in stitches from the first minute right until the last. ★★★★★– Adelaide Advertiser

AL DEL BENE - HEADLINER

Los Angeles Comedy Awards Comedian of the Year, Al Del Bene broke into comedy in Boston at the ripe age of 18. Upon moving to New York City he quickly became a staple of the underground comedy scene. After bleeding New York dry of every last joke about how miserable living there made him, Al moved to sunny Los Angeles where he became a regular at the world famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard.

Al Del Bene has toured extensively with Dane Cook, performing to more than 100 sold-out stadiums and arenas as part of Cook’s tours. Del Bene has also performed at the Sydney Opera House with Bill Burr and supported Jon Lovitz and Tim Allen on countless shows.

“Genius of Stand-Up” – The Manly Daily

BART FREEBAIRN

Bart Freebairn is a rising star in the Australian comedy scene. He is known for his bizarre style of humour and explosive randomised performance. Bart is insightful and sees things differently to most people; he takes you on a journey and it’s funny, intelligent and genuine.

Bart is co-host of long running Podcast Something for the Drive Home. He has written for Good News Week, appears regularly on triple J and performs at festivals and clubs country wide.

“A joy to watch. ★★★★– The Age

“…turns ordinary tales into wonderful adventures. ★★★★– Adelaide Advertiser

SEAN WOODLAND

Sean Woodland began performing stand-up comedy at age 40. Since then he has forged his dream career, captivating audiences around Australia and abroad, with his ‘everyman’ appeal always a winning formula. Sean’s material is endearingly relevant as he tells comical truths from his own, varied experiences whilst also drawing on a barrage of observational funnies that are befitting of his irreverent and curious persona. He cleverly dismantles meaningless language, shallow rituals, pretentiousness, tokenism and many other annoyances borne of popular culture.

With a joke per minute rate rarely seen on a stage, Sean Woodland is a comic that will stay with you for a while. He is one of the most sought after club performers in Australia and is not to be missed.

"Has more than the average number of laughs up his sleeve… Do Woodland and yourself a favour and get along.” – The Adelaide Advertiser

CIARAN LYONS

Voted by The Sunday Times as one of WA's Hottest 100 People of 2016 along with Troye Sivan and Danny Green, performances at Splendour in the Grass, Wil Anderson and Friends, Triple J's Good Az Friday, ABC Comedy Bites Gala, supporting some of the country’s finest including Lawrence Mooney, Sammy J and Randy, Lehmo, Akmal and Nazeem Hussain., and regularly presenting on national media outlets, Ciaran Lyons keeps a busy schedule.

Since winning Next Gen Comedian at the 2013 Perth Comedy Festival, Ciaran has gone on to perform at a host of prestigious events, including the Beyond Blue Gala, Stand up to MS Gala and Rottofest. He has been nominated for Best Comedy at the 2015 Perth Fringe Festival, and more recently was selected to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Zone – a showcase of five up and coming Australian comedians.

Managed to slay the crowd and match it with some of the more seasoned performers”  - CriticTurnedComic