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This week in Sydney – May 2008

The Cracker Comedy Festival officially ended last weekend, but there are still some shows completing their Sydney runs: Prequels & Sequels Impro (Sunday), Ross Noble (Thurs-Mon) & George Kapiniaris (Saturday). [website] Eddie Ifft headlines at The Comedy Store in Sydney’s Moore Park Entertainment Quarter all week, while Greg Fleet heads the show at their new […]

In the media: news & reviews

SMH Stay In Touch: Wil Anderson’s new ABC-TV show The Gruen Transfer is generating buzz: The ABC’s resident rabblerousers have more tricks up their sleeve after spoof commercials prompted more than 250 complaints in the past week – and became YouTube hits. Lawrence Leung has been named the best local comedian at the Cracker Comedy […]

Have you got what it takes to make Australia laugh?

Then polish up your best routines and send them in to Auntie! Entries opened Thursday May 8th and close Friday May 30th, so get your skates on. You don’t have to be in the industry already, the opportunity is open to all. The Comedy Hour is a new, weekly radio comedy series that will air […]

Comedy on the radio: all over NSW

A good way of keeping up with who’s around Sydney doing gigs – they usually turn up on Richard Glover’s Friday afternoon show Thank God It’s Friday on ABC 702 Local Radio, and for those who can get to Ultimo by 5pm to join the studio audience (see contact details and upcoming artists below) it’s […]

Comedy Tours: May

Booking details can be found at the performers’/venues’ websites linked below: The Chaser’s Age of Terror Variety Hour on tour until July 2nd. Remaining shows will be in SYDNEY • ADELAIDE • CANBERRA • GEELONG • MELBOURNE • BRISBANE • NEWCASTLE Heath Franklin’s Chopper in Make Deadsh*ts History – on tour until June 8th. Remaining […]

Cracker is in town

It’s that time of year and I’m starting the site nearly at the end of it, with Sydney’s Cracker Comedy Festival ending on May 11. Oh well. Check out the acts at the Cracker site by clicking on the image below: Plenty of old favourites and some new faces too fronting up to the mic.

Prequels & Sequels @ Newtown Theatre: Hollywood Had It Coming

Impro lives! Part of The Cracker Comedy Festival: Sunday nights at 8:00pm at the Newtown Theatre, presented by Impro Australia. Price $26 / $20 + bf Bookings 9550 3666 Venue Newtown Theatre Only two more performances! Book through the theatre or online at Ticketek. Prequels and Sequels: Even Spielberg doesn’t have this much power!