What’s On

  • The Fighter and The War Boy
    • The Fighter and the War Boy - March
      31 Mar
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • ITS SOAP
    • ITS SOAP - Fri March 31
      31 Mar
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • STORY CLUB – More Fool Me
    • Story Club - April
      03 Apr
      8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • The Double Disillusionists
    • The Double Disillusionists: April
      04 Apr
      7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Comedy(its)
    • Comedy(its): Wednesday April 5
      05 Apr
      7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    • Comedy(its): Wednesday April 12
      12 Apr
      7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    • Comedy(its): Wednesday April 19
      19 Apr
      7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Fake Psychic: Gaol Bird
    • FAKE PSYCHIC
      06 Apr
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • ITS AXEL COBRETTI
    • ITS Axel Cobretti - WORLD PREMIERE!
      07 Apr
      8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • The Return of Sketch the Rhyme
    • Sketch the Rhyme
      08 Apr
      8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • An evening of conversation with Guy Montgomery and Carlo Ritchie in MELBOURNE
    • Guy and Carlo - Sunday 9 April
      09 Apr
      10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    • Guy and Carlo - Sunday 16 April
      16 Apr
      10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • DRAGON FRIENDS
    • Dragon Friends - April 11
      11 Apr
      7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • The Sydney Moth StorySLAM
    • The Moth StorySLAM
      18 Apr
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    • The Moth StorySLAM
      16 May
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    • The Moth StorySLAM
      20 Jun
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Queerstories
    • Queerstories: April 21
      21 Apr
      7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Story Club Workshop – April
    • Story Club Workshop - APRIL
      22 Apr - 24 Apr
      10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Dairy Truths & Music for the Animal Liberation movement
    • Animal Liberation
      22 Apr
      7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • The Full Catastrophe
    • The Full Catastrophe
      23 Apr
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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  • ITS AXEL COBRETTI: Undercover
    • ITS Axel Cobretti
      29 Apr
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • The Bedroom Philosopher – Cat Show
    • Saturday 29th April
      29 Apr
      8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

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  • Gigi Fontaine: Whatever Happened to Gigi Fontaine
    • Gigi Fontaine - Saturday
      29 Apr
      9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • TOM BALLARD – Problematic
    • Thursday 4 May 2017
      04 May
      9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Friday 5 May 2017
      05 May
      9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Saturday 6 May 2017
      06 May
      9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Sunday 7 May 2017
      07 May
      8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Frank Woodley: I, Woodley
    • Frank Woodley - Friday
      05 May
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Frank Woodley - Saturday
      06 May
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Frank Woodley - Sunday
      07 May
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Nailed It! – Sydney Comedy Festival
    • Nailed It!
      11 May
      8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Sammy J – Hero Complex
    • Friday 12 May 2017
      12 May
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Saturday 13 May 2017
      13 May
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Anne Edmonds – No Offence, None Taken
    • FRI 12 May 2017
      12 May
      8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    • SAT 13 May 2017
      13 May
      8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

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  • DAMIEN POWER – Utopia: NOW IN 3D!
    • Friday 12 May 2017
      12 May
      9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • QUEERSTORIES
    • Saturday 13 May 2017
      13 May
      9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Sam McCool: Poli-Tricks
    • Sam McCool
      19 May
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • SPICE! A Singalong
    • Spice! A Singalong
      19 May
      9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja: The Wine Bluffs
    • The Wine Bluffs
      20 May
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • DILRUK JAYASINHA – The Art of the Dil
    • Saturday 20th May
      20 May
      9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • The Glitta Supernova Experience – Body Map
    • Glitta - May 27
      27 May - 03 Jun
      8:30 pm - 9:29 pm

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Test event

  • 01 Mar - 01 Apr
    6:40 pm - 7:40 pm
This is a test event

The Fighter and The War Boy

  • The Fighter and the War Boy - March
    31 Mar
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fighter and the War Boy in their own words: Mark Hunt and Deng Adut in conversation UFC great Mark Hunt and former child soldier, lawyer and refugee advocate Deng Adut will join their biographer Ben Mckelvey on stage to speak about their lives, their late brothers and their books ‘Born to Fight’ and ‘Songs of a War Boy.’ All … Continue reading The Fighter and The War Boy

ITS SOAP

  • ITS SOAP - Fri March 31
    31 Mar
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
In the style of ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’, this improvised soap opera will make the twists and tales of ‘Days of Our Lives’ look G rated.

STORY CLUB – More Fool Me

  • Story Club - April
    03 Apr
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stories about stuffing up and getting played. Stories about trusting the wrong guy and getting egg all up in your face.

The Double Disillusionists

  • The Double Disillusionists: April
    04 Apr
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In 2017, everything's different. Malcolm Turnbull's an insult comic, Pauline Hanson's being taken seriously, ​Cory Bernardi isn't (okay, that's not different), and Bill Shorten is on course to finally win an election without doing the numbers beforehand. And then there's Donald Trump​, sworn enemy of the media and concerned friend of Sweden​. Our own politicians don't know whether they want to be him, be with him, or shout at him down the phone. How on earth did we get here, and where's the exit? Co-hosts Andrew P Street (Fairfax columnist and author) and Dom Knight (The Chaser, ABC Radio) have a few ideas. Their brilliant guests – commentators, comedians and political insiders – have better ones​. Join them on stage for another instalment of the now-monthly political ​chat slash comedy show that's ​​like Q&A ​without any attempt at balance or objectivity – but with swearing. This event will be recorded as an episode of Dom and Andrew's weekly podcast, which may also be found here. And if Donald Trump or Malcolm Roberts tweets during the show, there will be a prize for the best reply. Special guests ​TBA - watch this space!

Comedy(its)

  • Comedy(its): Wednesday April 5
    05 Apr
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Comedy(its): Wednesday April 12
    12 Apr
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Comedy(its): Wednesday April 19
    19 Apr
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The lovechild of Comedyish and Improv Theatre Sydney, Sydney’s best stand-up comedians try out their new material, real raw, and the ITS ensemble play with it with their improvised comedy stylings.

Fake Psychic: Gaol Bird

  • FAKE PSYCHIC
    06 Apr
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harry Milas, Fake Psychic is back with an hour of brand new material. The lottery will be predicted, palms will be read and a voodoo trance will have a bloody end. But it's all bullshit.

ITS AXEL COBRETTI

  • ITS Axel Cobretti - WORLD PREMIERE!
    07 Apr
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Axel Cobretti (Will Erimya) is the coolest, slickest, hairiest undercover dude you ever did see. He gets into all kinds of trouble but never leaves without solving the case and gettin' loose. Starring the ITS Ensemble that have sold out the Enmore Theatre and Giant Dwarf over and over again with their hit show ITS Soap.

The Return of Sketch the Rhyme

  • Sketch the Rhyme
    08 Apr
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sydney’s favourite freestyle rap & speed drawing game show Sketch The Rhyme, Sydney’s favourite freestyle rap & speed drawing game show, will regroup for their first hometown show since 2014. During their 3 years hiatus of Sydney shows, Sketch the Rhyme has continued their touring shows, performing at Perth Arts Festival in 2016, Falls Festival 2014 & 2015 and BelloWinter festival 2015. Sketch The Rhyme is an improvised theatrical battle of verbal wit, rhyme & illustration.

An evening of conversation with Guy Montgomery and Carlo Ritchie in MELBOURNE

  • Guy and Carlo - Sunday 9 April
    09 Apr
    10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Guy and Carlo - Sunday 16 April
    16 Apr
    10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join Guy and Carlo for a one hour improvised talk show of the highest caliber, with special guests Bridie Connell, Will Erimya and Zoe Rae and maybe some other old friends will stop in to say hello. One night only, so don't delay.

DRAGON FRIENDS

  • Dragon Friends - April 11
    11 Apr
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dragon Friends is a monthly comedy show & podcast where comedians play Dungeons & Dragons for the first time. Guests to be announced! Find out more and listen to the latest episodes at www.thedragonfriends.com Also, prizes from our friends at Good Games Australia! Dragon Friends is sponsored by PAX Australia.

The Sydney Moth StorySLAM

  • The Moth StorySLAM
    18 Apr
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • The Moth StorySLAM
    16 May
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • The Moth StorySLAM
    20 Jun
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
StorySLAM theme for March: FRESH 7pm Doors open / 7:30 Stories begin Media Sponsor: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)   FRESH: Prepare a five minute story about the crispest and cleanest of life’s offerings. A new zip code, spouse, haircut or nose. Out with the stale, and in with the freshly baked. Tales of reinvention, from love … Continue reading The Sydney Moth StorySLAM

Queerstories

  • Queerstories: April 21
    21 Apr
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join some of Sydney’s best storytellers for an evening of our city’s queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community. There’s more to being queer … Continue reading Queerstories

Story Club Workshop – April

  • Story Club Workshop - APRIL
    22 Apr - 24 Apr
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm
We are offering a dozen lucky wordsmiths the chance to work with the creative family at Story Club in our all new STORY CLUB WORKSHOP program; a hands-on creative development weekend aimed at inspiring budding storytellers into whipping their work into shape. The STORY CLUB WORKSHOP offers participants a crash course in storytelling with brainstorming sessions, guest tutors, script … Continue reading Story Club Workshop – April

Dairy Truths & Music for the Animal Liberation movement

  • Animal Liberation
    22 Apr
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a special event to learn about and support Animal Liberation's campaigns on the dairy industry, enjoy diverse musical performances, and share in a range of vegan dairy options - including chocolates and cheeses - available to sample and buy on the night!

The Full Catastrophe

  • The Full Catastrophe
    23 Apr
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Full Catastrophe is an afternoon story slash therapy session hosted by Rebecca Huntley and Sarah Macdonald. The show is a collection of short stories by well known guests about when life got so bad it got funny.

ITS AXEL COBRETTI: Undercover

  • ITS Axel Cobretti
    29 Apr
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented by Improv Theatre Sydney   Axel Cobretti (Will Erimya) is the coolest, slickest, hairiest undercover dude you ever did see. He gets into all kinds of trouble but never leaves without solving the case and gettin’ loose. Directed by Simon Greiner for Improv Theatre Sydney. Long Show Description: Axel Cobretti (Will Erimya) is the … Continue reading ITS AXEL COBRETTI: Undercover

The Bedroom Philosopher – Cat Show

  • Saturday 29th April
    29 Apr
    8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Comedy jazz-cat The Bedroom Philosopher (Triple J) returns for a special Sydney purr-formance. He’ll celebrate his back cat-alogue by playing every song that mentions a cat, while dressed as a cat. It’ll be Cat Stevens versus Pussy Riot. "A daggy, sexy and acerbic hurricane of whimsy." - SMH

Gigi Fontaine: Whatever Happened to Gigi Fontaine

  • Gigi Fontaine - Saturday
    29 Apr
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Faded cabaret darling Gigi Fontaine has washed up in Sydney right on closing time, ready for a night of sequins and grey-import gin. With two seasons at Sydney Fringe and a string of suspicious nightclub fires under her belt, Gigi is one Vicodin-addicted ex-Vegas lounge singer not to be missed.

TOM BALLARD – Problematic

  • Thursday 4 May 2017
    04 May
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Friday 5 May 2017
    05 May
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Saturday 6 May 2017
    06 May
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Sunday 7 May 2017
    07 May
    8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
NOMINEE Barry Award for Best Show Melbourne Comedy Festival, 2016 NOMINEE Best Comedy Edinburgh Fringe, 2016 WINNER Helpmann Award, Best Comedy Performer, 2016 A funny show about whether anything can be funny anymore. “this is a vitally relevant show, boasting plenty of excellent routines underpinned by a biting wit and fierce social conscience” ★★★★ – Chortle

Frank Woodley: I, Woodley

  • Frank Woodley - Friday
    05 May
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Frank Woodley - Saturday
    06 May
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Frank Woodley - Sunday
    07 May
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
There’s funny lurking everywhere. It can be hidden in a slight itch on your arm. You hardly notice it, but when you scratch it some funny comes out. Then sometimes you’re struggling to open a can of great sadness and the lid pops off and funny jumps out like one of those spring loaded novelty snakes. After thirty years of comedy I still feel as if the funny is a giant feral cat that I ride around on, always aware that at any moment it might consider me a mouse.

Nailed It! – Sydney Comedy Festival

  • Nailed It!
    11 May
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Want the hottest takes, the most thought-provoking thinkpieces, and feelpinions so heartfelt that you have no choice but to please like and share to signal-boost? Come along to Nailed It! and see Sydney’s best comedians, writers, journalists and other hot-takers SKEWER the issues of the day. Is Garfield a Feminist? Are Earthquakes deeply problematic? How Can You Even? Find out at Nailed It!

Sammy J – Hero Complex

  • Friday 12 May 2017
    12 May
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 13 May 2017
    13 May
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In 1996, Sammy J borrowed some Phantom comics from his school gardener. He wasn’t to know it, but moment set off a chain of events that led to the birth of his daughter, saw him committing a crime in Canberra, and ended with a federal policeman searching his attic. It’s an unbelievably true story from the star of ABC’s “Playground Politics”.

Anne Edmonds – No Offence, None Taken

  • FRI 12 May 2017
    12 May
    8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
  • SAT 13 May 2017
    13 May
    8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
No offence guys, but Anne ‘Eddo’ Edmonds is widely recognised as one of Australia’s most exciting stand-up and character comedians. None taken? Following a stellar 2015, which saw her sell out shows around the country, score rave reviews and walk away with the highly coveted, peer-nominated Comic’s Choice Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Anne’s 2016 has not disappointed. She was nominated for the Barry Award for the best show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and was part of the group who won the Directors’ Choice Award for True Aussie Patriots.

DAMIEN POWER – Utopia: NOW IN 3D!

  • Friday 12 May 2017
    12 May
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
NOMINATED BARRY AWARD Melbourne Comedy Festival 2015 & 2016 WINNER DIRECTORS’ CHOICE Melbourne Comedy Festival 2016 As seen on The Project Damien Power is undeniably the most exhilarating fresh voice on the comedy circuit. Not afraid to wade into deep water, he takes on the absurdity of humans en masse, the illogic of the herd and the systems that pull our strings. "Power is the one to see" ★★★★★ Beat "a deep thinker dressed up as a knockabout pub comedian” ★★★★ The Age “Power will make you laugh, but he’ll also make you think…he has the audience in stitches” Herald Sun

QUEERSTORIES

  • Saturday 13 May 2017
    13 May
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
There’s more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Listen to an unexpected tale or two from some of Australia's best LGBTQI comedians at this Sydney Comedy Festival special edition of Giant Dwarf's monthly storytelling night, Queerstories, hosted by Maeve Marsden. Join us for an evening of reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. Line up to be announced soon! This event is Auslan interpreted. Presented by Maeve Marsden with support from the City of Sydney.

Sam McCool: Poli-Tricks

  • Sam McCool
    19 May
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Democracy is dead. The fairy tale is over. We’ve gone from Prince Charming to Prince Charles, from Transylvania to Trump ’n' Melania, from Snow White to Far Right. The world is now caught in a Figure 4 Leg-Lock between Trumpelstiltskin and Vladimir Ras-Putin… without a viable Brexit strategy! Who will win, the ‘Pussy Grabber’ or the man who made ‘Pussy Riot’ go quiet’? Will Merkel, May or Gladys save the world from too much testosterone, or will they become clones of the same clowns? Can we trust Vlad, Angela, Theresa, Francois, Kim-Jong, Ban-Ki, Modi, Shinzo, Malcolm, Pauline or ‘The Donald’ to throw a political party that won’t go off with a Big Bang? Or will we all just end up Citizen Kane’d. In 2016, Sam McCool sold out shows at Sydney Opera House, launched his first stage-play “Lighten Up”, and completed a World Comedy Tour across 4 continents.

SPICE! A Singalong

  • Spice! A Singalong
    19 May
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Enter our Spiceworld... We'll do Something Kinda Funny while performing the Spice Girls' first album, Spice, in its entirety. You'll sing along with all the 90s nostalgia and girl power you can muster, and If You Can't Dance? Get Naked. Just kidding, we don’t care what you wear, just Say You’ll Be There. Let Maeve Marsden, Libby Wood, Alison Avron, Benjamin Kiehne & Sepora ask you, just Who Do You Think You Are? Bring your best mates, your Mama, even your Last Time Lover. From the team that brought you the sell-out sensation, Jagged Little Singalong, comes another ridiculous night of puns, memories and singing at the top of your lungs. Wannabe there? Book now 2 become 1 of our audience members.

Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja: The Wine Bluffs

  • The Wine Bluffs
    20 May
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ever wondered what wine goes best with Fairy Bread? Why hasn’t the ‘Champagne Spider’ caught on? These questions and many more will be inadequately answered by the self-styled sommeliers of comedy, Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja. After ‘intoxicating’ sold out audiences at Adelaide and Melbourne Fringes, The Wine Bluffs return to their hometown to do what they do best: bullshit about wine. Laying spurious claim to a reputation as renowned wine consultants, the duo, fresh from judging the Fruit Wine Section at The Rockhampton Show, will take you through the cellar door experience with a comedic twist. They’ll help you match wine to Chiko Rolls, translate over-written bottle blurbs and identify the biggest Wine Wanker in the room: if you have a wine fridge set on two temperatures... It’s probably you.

DILRUK JAYASINHA – The Art of the Dil

  • Saturday 20th May
    20 May
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
As seen on Have You Been Paying Attention? and Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane In 2016 Dil had audiences at the Melbourne Comedy Festival scrambling for tickets to his smash hit show Sri Wanka. Don’t miss this brand new hour from a star on the rise! "You'll be hard-pressed to find a more buoyant, joyful comedian" Pedestrian TV “A charming, funny comic with a likeability that burns bright” Chortle

The Glitta Supernova Experience – Body Map

  • Glitta - May 27
    27 May - 03 Jun
    8:30 pm - 9:29 pm
“Ridiculous in all the best ways” – Gay News Network “Original, Outlandish, provocative & not to be missed” Macandmae.com My name is Glitta Supernova & I’ll be your guide this evening. You’ve acquired access & your off-road body reality tour will commence shortly after you accept a few terms & conditions. Some locations are going … Continue reading The Glitta Supernova Experience – Body Map