They say laughter is the best medicine, and with the impending winter blues approaching a tad faster than we’d like we’re all ready for a big dose of funny. Thankfully the Perth Comedy Festival is back for another year, bringing the very best side-splitting, drink-spitting jokes going around to venues across Perth from Monday 19 April through to Sunday 16 May.
Not sure where to go and who to see? Here’s just a handful of favourites.
The Astor Theatre, Friday 30 April and The Regal Theatre, Saturday 1 May
The Australian Government knew we were in need of a good laugh this year, so they granted special travel exemptions to Scottish funnyman Daniel Sloss so that he can perform his highly anticipated show, Hubris. And while ancient Greeks define hubris as a personality quality of foolish pride and overconfidence leading to one’s downfall, Sloss seems to deviate from this definition as he’s one of the most significant and successful touring stand-ups of his generation.
The Astor Theatre, Saturday 8 May
If you’re up for something slightly offensive and very, very funny, you’re going to want to snap up tickets to Nat’s What I Reckon’s show On Purpose before it inevitably sells out. Throughout the course of this epically entertaining evening, this foul-mouthed Aussie metal-head and quarantine cook will be serving up some hilarious behind-the-scenes insights into the creative process that has led him to this point in his career.
We Need To Talk
The Regal Theatre, 6-8 May
Arj Barker has taken some time off from his usual appearances on late night talk shows such as Letterman and Conan O’Brien to bring his brand new solo comedy show We Need To Talk to The Regal Theatre for three nights, so get ready for some side-splitting laughs.
Nina Oyama Is Doing Me Right Now
The Astor Theatre, Friday 30 April
You might know Nina Oyama from her role as Courtney from Utopia, or her kooky characters on Kinne Tonight and Tonightly with Tom Ballard, but for her brand new hour of stand-up comedy she’s debuting a new character she’s been working on—herself! Get ready to enter the mind of this actress, comedian and writer throughout the course of her new hour-long show, Nina Oyama Is Doing Me Right Now.
Big Hair, Big Dreams
The Regal Theatre, Friday 7 May
Chris Ryan is wise and full of life experience, and she says she had big plans when she was little—and that if they had worked out, she wouldn’t be doing this show. But we’re so glad she ended up where she is. Big Hair, Big Dreams is a hilarious and inspiring recap of stories from Ryan’s 47 years of life, and you won’t want to miss it.
The Perth Comedy Festival kicks off on Monday 19 April and runs until 16 May. Tickets are now available here.
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