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Sydney Comedy Festival Unveils Lineup for 2024

8 December 2023 | 9:46 am | Jessie Lynch

Sydney, get ready for four weeks of non-stop laughter.

Sydney Comedy Festival

Sydney Comedy Festival (Brett Hemmings)

Comedy enthusiasts, mark your calendars and brace yourselves for a month-long barrel of laughs as the Sydney Comedy Festival, scheduled from April 22nd to May 19th, 2024, has just announced its next wave of comedic talents that promise to keep audiences in stitches.

Among the international headliners gracing Sydney’s stages are renowned Irish comic Ed Byrne, British comedy powerhouse Helen Bauer, UK Taskmaster’s Fern Brady, rising star Connor Burns, the fiercely funny Olga Koch hailing from Russia and the UK, and the razor-sharp wit of Micky Bartlett from Ireland.

The 2024 lineup also features familiar faces, including self-professed f-boy Tommy Little, 2023 Taskmaster Australia winner Danielle Walker, Thank God You’re Here fave Emma Holland, and Felicity Ward, who is set to star in the upcoming Australian reboot of The Office.

Additionally, the quick-witted and much-loved host of Question Everything, Wil Anderson, and the outrageous Effie — brought to life by Mary Coustas — will grace the festival stages.

Notable additions to the lineup include the 2023 Sydney Comedy Festival Best of the Fest Award winner Guy Montgomery, the sensational He Huang, crowned 2023 Sydney Comedy Festival Best Newcomer, and the musical sketch comedic geniuses Hot Department, recipients of the 2023 Sydney Comedy Festival Directors Choice Award.

Jorge Menidis, the Director of the Sydney Comedy Festival, expressed his excitement, stating, “With everything from comedy legends to rising stars, next year’s line-up is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Sydney, get ready for four weeks of non-stop laughter!”

Tickets for the Sydney Comedy Festival 2024 are already available for purchase on the festival's official website. Keep an eye out for additional acts yet to be announced.

Sydney Comedy Festival 2024 Acts Schedule:


  • 23rd: Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at Concourse Concert Hall

  • 24th: Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at Enmore Theatre

  • 25th: Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at Pavilion PAC Sutherland

  • 26th: Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at Riverside Theatre

  • 27th: Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at Sydney Opera House


  • 1st-19th: Various performances by a multitude of comedians at different venues throughout Sydney. Check the official website for the detailed schedule.