LINE-UP REVEALED FOR THE 7TH EDITION OF THE JUST FOR LAUGHS ALL-STAR GALA!

August 22, 2017

NEW SHOWS ADDED STARRING JOEL CREASEY and LUKE MCGREGOR PLUS FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF JUST FOR LAUGHS AUSTRALIA: LIVE LINE-UP

JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL
11-17 SEPTEMBER
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Some of the brightest names in comedy will come together for the first time on stage for the 7th annual Just For Laughs Sydney All Star Gala.

Hosted by the much-loved comedian, television and radio star, Dave Hughes and featuring an incredible line-up of international and Australian comedians including Kevin Bridges, Joel McHale, Gad Elmaleh, Bert Kreischer, Denise Scott and Anne Edmonds. This is a show not to be missed!

Opening for the Logies for the last 3 years in a row and with his laconic and fast comedic style it is safe to assume the Opera House will be in safe hands with DAVE HUGHES as this year’s host. Naturally and unmistakably Australian, Hughsey’s laconic style thinly disguises one of this country’s fastest comedic minds. KEVIN BRIDGES is Scotland’s biggest comedy export selling over 500,000 tickets last year in the UK alone. JOEL MCHALE, best known for his dry and fiery wit on The Soup and Community, is returning to Sydney after sell out shows in 2015. GAD ELMALEH, France’s answer to Jerry Seinfeld, is one of the world’s biggest comedians seeing him perform record sell-out shows in Paris’ Olympia Theatre Hall for seven consecutive weeks.

Currently the voice of Travel Guides on Nine, and touring the country with Judith Lucy in their runaway live smash Disappointments – the Barry Award-winning DENISE SCOTT is an all-time face of Australian audiences. Said to be the inspiration behind Van Wilder, BERT KREISCHER’s wildly hilarious stories make him a regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience and Rachel Ray Show, as well as having appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with David Letterman. ANNE ‘EDDO’ EDMONDS is one of Australia’s most exciting stand-up comedian and has brought her exquisitely incisive characters and acute perspective to TV, clubs and festivals all over the world. This really is a huge lineup and a not to be repeated show.

In addition to the JFL All-Star Gala, new exclusive stand up shows have also just been announced.

NEW SHOWS ADDED!

JOEL CREASEY will perform two shows at the Opera House Studio which will be filmed for his first solo television special. Comedy fans have the chance to come and be part of TV history. The protégé of the late great Joan Rivers, Creasey has presided over the commentary duties during Eurovision and is wrapping up 2017 with the release of his first memoir and his debut in a television drama.

‘He is a f*cking star!” – Joan Rivers

LUKE McGREGOR will also be bringing his solo show ‘ALMOST FIXED IT’ to the Opera House. Since Luke’s break through 2014 stand up show I Worry That I Worry Too Much, things have improved out of sight for Australia’s favourite awkward, obsessive compulsive comedian. He has become a genuine star of the small screen by way of his very own uncomfortably illuminating documentary series Luke Warm Sex. He also created and starred in Rosehaven with fellow comedian and real life best friend Celia Pacquola.

“Unmissable” ★★★★ The List (UK)

“There are plenty of comedians with swagger out there, but at the moment McGregor has something better – honesty” ★★★★ The Age
JFL AUSTRALIA: LIVE – FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF LINE-UP

JUST FOR LAUGHS AUSTRALIA: LIVE HOSTED BY TOMMY LITTLE: Aunty Donna, Rose Matafeo, Tommy Dassalo, Karl Chandler, Mark Nelson, Harley Breen, Ivan Aristeguieta, Heath Franklin as Chopper, David Quirk, Al Del Bene, Amos Gill, James Smith and Nikki Britton are the first comedians to be announced for appearances on JUST FOR LAUGHS AUSTRALIA: LIVE HOSTED BY TOMMY LITTLE. With over 30 international and local comedians appearing in the six shows filmed for the Comedy Channel, there are many more to be announced in the coming weeks.
THE JFL PASS

Introducing the JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL PASS which provides comedy fans with the opportunity to save money, experience the festival and see more comedy. The pass is for Just For Laughs Australia: Live Hosted by Tommy Little. Choose between SIX live shows featuring over 30 top international and local comedians.
Two Show Pass for $50.00 (saving $25.80)
Three Show Pass for $60.00 (saving $53.80)
Also, if you purchase a ticket for the JFL All-Star Gala or any JFL show in the Playhouse, you also have the opportunity to purchase a ticket to JFL Australia: Live for just $20.
JUST FOR LAUGHS BAR

Just For Laughs Festival this year will have the Sydney Opera House Northern Lounge Bar turned into a hub of effortless enjoyment! Sink into lounges, enjoy a craft beer and be entertained. Embodying the pop culture ecosystem that has cultivated decades of incredible comedy, offering classic entertainment with great music alongside comfort food. The bar is exclusive to Just For Laughs ticket holders only and will be open in the Northern Foyers 13-16 September 5.30pm – 12.30am for ages 18+.

More announcements still to come!
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