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Canberra Comedy Festival 2013

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Fancy a laugh with the finest comedy acts in ACT

On Tuesday 19th of March, the inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival will kick off with a huge gala event that would span over five days and will be a showcase of some of the most hilarious local and international comedy acts.

With favourites such as Tripod, Akmel Saleh, Stephen K Amos and Steve Hughes just to name a few, you'll know you'll be in good company that's for sure.

So let's get on with the details shall we?

About The Comedy Festival
Every city in Australia has had the pleasure of hosting at least one comedy festival and this year. Canberra will be joining in on the laughter by hosting it's very own quality festival that will be showcasing local, national and international comedy acts.

The festival will be presented across various venues including The Civic Pub and the ANU Arts Centre and with additional shows being held at Ainslie Football Club.

On With the Shows
Stephen K Amos: Image Copyright Canberra Comedy Festival Website
The shows will span across five days starting from Tuesday 19th March and finish on 23rd March 2013.

Unfortunately the opening night gala is already sold out at the time of writing (see how you might have a chance to get tickets below), but I highly recommend you check out the rest of the shows.

To view the entire listing see their main website here.

Who is Performing?
As always you can view their main website here for more information.

This year, Canberra is hosting a complete show of local, national and international comedy talent and with a list of performers such as this, you'll be sure to laugh yourself all the way to the bathrooms.

Here is the complete line up of all the performers who will be at the Canberra Comedy Festival for 2013:

  • Stephen K Amos
  • Tripod
  • Akmal Saleh
  • Steve Hughes
  • Celia Pacquola
  • Luke Heggie
  • Matt Okine
  • Mel Buttle
  • Ronny Chieng
  • Rhys Nicholson
  • Mathew Kenneally
  • Toby Halligan
  • Daniel Connell
  • The Stevenson Experience
  • Shiralee Hood
  • Hamish Hudson
  • Greg Kimball
  • Jez Margosis
  • Danny Philippa
  • Nick Smith, Edwina Nelson, Chris Ryan, Ben Crispin
  • Tim Noon, Shahed Sharify, Harris Stuckey, Simon Bower
  • Satyros Comedy Society


  • Want to Win Tickets?
    Canberra Centre being the official sponsors of the Canberra Comedy Festival has exclusive ticket giveaways. Here is a chance to win one of the following double passes:

  • One of two double passes to Tuesday 19th March (sold out) Opening Gala Show
  • One double pass to Wednesday 20 March show to see Celia Pacquola in her finest.
  • One double pass to Friday 22nd March show to see Sydney's best comedian of 2012; Luke Heggie

    For more details and to enter, see Canberra Centre's website here.
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    Why? Have a good laugh with some the finest comedic acts to date
    Where: Various Locations, The Civic Pub, ANU Arts Centre and Ainslie Football Club
    Cost: Various Costs, refer to individual shows
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