Brisbane Comedy Festival 2018

Australia's funniest comedians are set to descend on Brisbane with their brand new hours of stand-up for the Brisbane Comedy Festival 2018. 

To save time and the possibility of falling victim to carpal tunnel syndrome with constant-clicking through the program, we've delved deep and chosen our Must Do Brisbane Top 11 highlights. 

Dave Hughes - The Snorkeler

The stand-up comedy king - Hughesy has left an indelible mark on the Australian comedy scene over the last two decades. He nails gig after gig, sells out theatres nationally and continues to get better every year. Don't miss him, whatever you do...more

Wil Anderson - Wilegal

Host of ABC TV's Gruen and as heard on podcasts TOFOP, Wilosophy and 2 Guys 1 Cup, Wil spent 2017 performing sold-out shows from Melbourne to Montreal. He also got arrested on a plane to Wagga Wagga so that will probably get a mention...more

Cal Wilson - Hindsight

Cal's made some awful decisions - relationships, jobs, the '90s. She's made some great ones as well, she just didn't realise at the time. Cal's trying to make sense of everything she's ever done. Or she might just tell some jokes. See her and find out...more

Celia Pacquola - All Talk

A multi-award winning performer, it is Celia's ability as a writer that makes her stand up so damn good. A comedian who takes stories in unexpected and delightful directions. Sharp, frank, honest, deft and smart as hell, she'll leave you in stitches...more

Damien Power - Violent Chaos Anyone?

Damien Power is on an unprecedented hot streak with three nominations in a row for best show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. With an assured style and material that swerves from the everyday to the philosophical, he's a rising star to look out for...more

Dave Thornton - So What Now?

Dave Thornton has learnt a thing or two over the last year, including: It's hard to explain the concept of an Uber to a 70-year-old. There's rarely any need to leave the 3km radius surrounding your home. Find out more in his brand new show...more

Mel Buttle - Dog Bitch

Mel is a dog lady, a dog fan, and when she's not filming The Great Australian Bake Off, Mel hangs out at the dog park with her RSPCA rescue dog, Lady Ruby April Longsocks Buttle Esquire The First. This show is an ode to dogs and their owners...more

Peter Helliar - Big Boy Pants

Fun fact: Peter Helliar only tours a stand-up show every 2 years to ensure he can craft the hour perfectly. There comes a time in every man's life when he must put on his big boy pants and get on with it, and getting a vasectomy is a good place to start...more

Sam Simmons - Radical Women of Latin American Art, 1960 - 1985

Think you know everything about the feminist Latin art movement of urban Puerto Rico in the 1970s? Well think again as Sam Simmons, a once in a generation comedian turns this world inside out and upside down. All killer, no vanilla...more

Tom Gleeson - Sure Thing

Star of The Weekly. Host of Hard Quiz. "Who should we see?" "Tom Gleeson." "Sure thing." "If there was such an event at the mythical Comedy Olympics - Gleeson could take on hecklers for Australia." Herald Sun. Enough said - just go see him...more

Tommy Little - The Last King of Stupid

Tommy Little is as stupid as they come. Lucky for the rest of us stupid makes for great comedy. He sold out shows all over the country in 2017 so why wouldn't you forget your troubles and come have a laugh with the best of all the idiots...more

Need to know - The 2018 Brisbane Comedy Festival will take place from 23 February to 25 March 2018.

Brisbane Comedy Festival is a valued partner of Must Do

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

The summer night sky above South Bank will light up this festive season
Christmas Cinema returns to South Bank this holiday season with a brand new location
A spectacular, must-see light show illuminating the historic St Stephen's Cathedral
This festive twilight market takes place throughout the beautiful South Bank Parklands
Welcome the New Year in style at Brisbane’s glamorous riverside botanical bar
Join the Queensland Pops Orchestra for a spectacular night of entertainment with two New Year's Eve Gala Concerts
The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway are returning with a mind-blowing spectacular new show
First of a series of fun and exciting free, ticketed performances in the school holidays
Join Queensland’s premier youth ballet for another year of ballet magic

New Year's Eve 2018

Make this New Year's Eve in Brisbane the best ever, with these 9 fantastic events and celebrations
New Year's Eve 2018