The festival will be run in venues across Canberra, including: Canberra Theatre Centre, ANU Arts Centre, Novotel Canberra, and The Civic Pub. The shows presented will be a range of Canberran, Australian, and International comedians. Among the highlights;
• On the year of their thirtieth anniversary since they started busking in Canberra in 1984, the Doug Anthony All Stars will be reuniting! Paul McDermott and Tim Ferguson will introduce Flacco as “Richard” in this not to be missed premier event.
• International Irish superstar Jimeoin is returning to Canberra with his new show Yes, Yes, Whatever!?
• South African/New Zealand Comedian Urzila Carlson will visit Canberra for the first time
• Australian favourites Dave O’Neil (Tractor Monkeys), Glenn Robbins (Kath and Kim, Upper Middle Bogan, The Panel), Jeff Green (Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Good News Week), Peter Berner (The Einstein Factor), and Luke Heggie (Australia’s Got Talent) will all be presenting shows at the festival.
• Canberra Comedy Festival introduces a children’s comedy program for the first time, featuring Matty Grey’s Grossed Out Game Show, and also a Late Night Festival Club, to keep the adults entertained with even more late night laughs.
• Local favourites The Stevenson Experience, Emo Parsonson, Daniel Connell, Hamish Hudson, Dayne Rathbone, Chris Ryan, and Edwina Nelson, will all be presenting festival shows.