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Sydney Comedy Festival 2017

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Watch top-shelf, live comedy in Sydney this April and May
Enmore Theatre, Newtown, Comedy, Stand-up
The Sydney Comedy Festival returns in late April with a line-up featuring the country's leading comedians. A few international guests will help round out the packed program running over four weeks, to cover critically important topics such as delusions, cats and winning at adulthood.

With so many stand-up shows to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice. Shows will be running at multiple venues including the Sydney Opera House, the Riverside Theatre at Parramatta and Bondi Pavilion among others. Most tickets range from $15 to $45; a fun night out has never been cheaper (or funnier).

Here are a few of the headliners you won't want to miss:

Jimeoin 'Renonsense Man'
Guaranteed to sell out, Jimeoin's ability to use facial expression and body language to tell a joke is a joy to watch. A loveable Irish comedian who has pitched his home in Melbourne (lucky us), Jimeoin can make the most minor, irrelevant things funny and interesting. His relaxed nature makes you feel like it is less of a show and more of a great conversation where you find yourself easily giggling in response.

Date: 5 and 6 May
Showing at: The Enmore Theatre, Newtown and The Concourse, Chatswood
Ticket price: $41.60 - $44.90

Cal Wilson 'Things I've Never Said'
A regular festival comedian, Cal's funny take on her day-to-day life makes a season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians seem dull. Her rapid up-beat talking style and punchy delivery is still as refreshing as the first time Cal broke onto the Australian comedy stage with aplomb fourteen years ago.

Date: Saturday 13 May
Showing at: The Comedy Store, Moore Park
Ticket price: $35

Nazeem Hussain 'Public Frenemy'
One of the best value shows of the festival, Nazeem will be fresh from his not-so-luxurious South African holiday as a contestant of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. Known for his comedy sketches on Balls of Steel and Legally Brown, Nazeem is no stranger to pushing the cultural envelope in a hilarious way.

Date: Friday 12 May
Showing at: The Enmore Theatre, Newtown
Ticket price: $29.95 - $35

Doug Anthony Allstars 'Near Death Experience'
The Doug Anthony Allstars are a dynamic trio who have graced the stand up stage many times, in a less than graceful manner. Paul McDermott, Tim Ferguson and Paul "Flacco" Livingston are Australian comedy greats who have been taking the world by storm with their latest tour. If you enjoy energetic comedy that will have you singing expletives on the way home, you have found the right show.

Date: Friday 28 April
Showing at: The Concourse, Chatswood
Ticket price: $49.90

Dane Baptiste 'G.O.D. (Gold. Oils. Drugs)'

Direct from the UK, Dane Baptiste will bring his observational humour to our shores. His ability to relate to people through his own life got him noticed in 2014 by the Edinburgh Comedy Awards where he was nominated for Best Newcomer.

Dane's comical talents can be seen in the British sitcom Sunny D. Inspired by his previous life before comedy, the show depicts Dane as a dejected office worker struggling to achieve his dreams. See Dane's life fulfilled - making you laugh this May.

Dates: 11 and 14 May
Showing at: The Enmore Theatre, Newtown
Ticket price: $32

Dane Baptiste - Radio 1 at Edinburgh Festival from David Geli on Vimeo.

Can't decide who you want to see? You don't have to with the festival's Cracker Night which will bring together a stack of comedians for two hours of laughter. Tickets start at $65. Or attend the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase, playing at Bondi Pavilion and the Hayden Opheum Picture Palace in Cremorne ($34.90 - $39.90).

To view all shows and details, visit the website here.

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Why? Watch some of the best comedians live on stage
When: 28 April - 21 May 2017
Phone: 02 9519 9231
Where: Various locations in Sydney including Newtown, Bondi, Cremorne, Chatswood, Moore Park, Marrickville and Parramatta
Cost: Tickets range from $15 to $120 (varies per show)
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I have been to a Just For Laughs show & love it and I also like Jimeoin, he's hilarious. Congrats on the award :)
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