Brisbane Comedy Festival

Running off the back of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Brisbane Comedy Festival draws dozens of major Australian and international comedians to the Brisbane Power House each year.

The converted power station turned theatre is the perfect venue for the regular host of comedians poking fun at politics, society, human behaviour and looking at the lighter side of life in general.

Starting at the end of February and going through most of March, the Brisbane Comedy Festival regularly sees the likes of Tom Gleeson, Wil Anderson and Stephen K.Amos.


Brisbane Comedy Festival 2015

Unfortunately the 2015 festival has been and gone. There were good times and great laughs with the likes of Celia Pacquola, Matt Okine, Tom Gleeson, Fiona O'Laughlin, and Wil Anderson from Australia, as well as international acts like Cal Wilson and Bianca Del Rio. The 2014 show line up looked like this;

  • Let me know how it all works out - Celia Pacquola
  • The Antichris - Chris Wainhouse
  • Donkey - Hannah Gadsby
  • Beard Game Strong - Nick Cody
  • Running is good - Jack Druce
  • Molotovs on Old Street - Tien Tran
  • Bianca Del Rio's Comedy Special
  • The Pineapple Club
  • Enter the weapon - Tommy Little
  • Spit & Polish - Dave Thornton
  • Repeat offender - Heath Franklin's Chopper
  • The Truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth... so help me god! - Fiona O'Loughlin
  • Happy Hour - Jeff Green
  • That guy from the internet - Alex Williamson
  • Live and lanky - Frenchy
  • Befrdfgth & Comedy Workshops - Dr Brown
  • Forward - Rhys Nicholson
  • Cutie pie - Tommy Dassalo
  • Funny - Simon Taylor
  • Experience the difference - Greg Larsen
  • These kids are good - Emerging talent
  • Speed: The movie, the play
  • Undercurrents - Cal Wilson
  • Taxis & rainbows & hatred - Tom Ballard
  • Up to pussy's bow - Mel Buttle
  • I can't believe I cared - Damien Power
  • The motherload - Em Rusciano
  • Fire in the meth lab - Jon Bennett
  • The cane toad effect - Corey White
  • You know what I'm like - Anne Edmonds
  • The other guy - Matt Okine
  • Sandyland - Sandra Bernhard
  • You don't know what you're talking about - Ronny Chieng
  • 2 man 3 musketeers - Pajama Men
  • Tom Gleeson
  • Free Wil - Wil Anderson
  • Is not cool - Dave O'Neil
  • Spaghetti for breakfast - Sam Simmons
  • And much much more...

Stay tuned and keep your ear to the ground. The festival is not one to be missed and the final line up is usually announced December each year.

You can choose to turn up just for your favourites or try someone new. It really is a solid month of the best comedy acts to pass through Brisbane, all at the one quirky venue.

Getting There

The Brisbane Powerhouse is located right on the river next to New Farm Park. The best way to get there is to catch any of the CityCats to the New Farm Park jetty, then take a short 300 metre walk along the shore line to the Powerhouse. Alternatively it’s a short taxi ride from the Brisbane CBD, while buses 195, 196 and 197 all stop near New Farm Park.

If you’re from out of town there is plenty of New Farm accommodation, placing you nice and close to the Powerhouse so you can attend as many shows as possible. If you’re looking to make the most of all Brisbane has to offer there’s accommodation in most of the surrounding suburbs including the CBD.

Tickets can be purchased online or directly from the Brisbane Powerhouse box office.