Brisbane Comedy Festival 2020 **CANCELLED**

Brisbane Comedy Festival, Funny, Stand Up

Most of us will have laughed as babies, even before we could speak, and laughter continues to bond us with our family and friends as we age. Research has even proved that laughter is good for us: for both our health and our relationships.

So, how can you get more laughter into your family life? Buying tickets to the family program of the 2020 Brisbane Comedy Festival would be a hilarious start!

Now in its 11th year, the Brisbane Comedy Festival will run dozens of comedy events over five venues between Friday 21 February and Sunday 22 March 2020.

The 2020 program is so jam packed we’ve invited two new venues along for the ride. Joining Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall and Newstead Brewing Co are The Fortitude Music Hall and The Tivoli (there goes the neighbourhood) to the growing festival family.

Get your tickets first with the pre-sale below. Full lineup goes on sale Thu 28 Nov at 10am.

Performers include Paul McDermott & Gatsey, Tommy Little, Fiona O’Loughlin, Peter Helliar, Jimeoin, Dave Hughes, Frank Woodley, Rosie Waterland, Nazeem Hussain, Effie, Akmal, Andrew Hansen, Stephen Amos, Harley Breen, Cal Wilson, Sammy J, Mel Buttle, Becky Lucas, Ivan Aristeguieta, Queen Stories, Matt Okine, The Travelling Sisters, Tom Ballard, Nick Cody, James Veitch, Cameron James & Becky Lucas, Jonathan Pie, Agro Up Late! With Jamie Dunn and more! 

Comedy in all its forms is showcased, including stand up, improv (improvisation) and sketch comedy, often poking fun at current events, celebrities, politicians and ourselves.

Brisbane Comedy Festival Family program

Last year, the Brisbane Comedy festival introduced a family program celebrating “class clowns, fart jokes and a snot load of fun across five shows sure to tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike.”

These PG rated events included improvised comedy, a game show, silly skits and a ‘class clowns’ competition for kids in years 9 – 12. In 2020 these are all held at the Brisbane Powerhouse. 

Building on the success of the 2019 family program, the 2020 family program will offer even more for kids, to both watch and participate in.

Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director, Kris Stewart, said that they wanted to “spread the laughs far and wide” and “show our unashamedly immature colours with a program just for families”.

“We think kids’ comedy is awesome and know even adults will get a laugh out of the weird, wonderful and ridiculous shows we have planned,” Kris said.

Comedy for teens at Brisbane Comedy Festival

High school can be stressful and laughter can be a great stress reliever for teens. If you have a budding stand up comic in the family, it’s time for them to start sharpening their wit and practising their routine on their most honest critics – their family!

For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit You can also purchase tickets at the event box office, 60 minutes before the show’s scheduled start time. For more terrific family events happening across Brisbane and in surrounding areas, check out the Brisbane Kids events calendar.  

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