THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE IS BACK WITH ITS BIGGEST TOUR EVER!
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, WE ARE HITTING EVERY STATE IN AUSTRALIA!
The funniest comedians from this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival are hitting the road and bringing all-star comedy showcases to a range of locations in every state of Australia – playing to audiences in 66 different towns! The tour is coming to Sutherland, Bathurst and Gosford with an epic comedy line up expertly curated from this year’s festival, sure to leave audiences sore from belly laughs!
MC for the night is the inimitable superstar Rhys Nicholson – whose razor sharp wit and wry humour is sure to keep the laughs coming!
Highlights from the Showcase will include the no-nonsense comedy of one of Australia’s most in-demand comedians, Luke Heggie, and mischievous Australian comedy darling Becky Lucas, and the rapid-fire jokes of American-born Australian adoptee Mike Goldstein! With special guests joining these comedy stars live on stage, you’d better strap in because this is a night you will not want to miss.
So call your pals, book the babysitter and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year - get in quick and don’t miss out on a huge night of laughs!
“The comedians all knew what they had to do to get a laugh, and had the crowd in constant stitches… the talent on show definitely left the crowd wanting more…” – AU REVIEW
Rhys Nicholson Razor sharp, daring and downright lascivious, Rhys Nicholson is a wit quickly gaining international acclaim. After winning Best Newcomer at Sydney Comedy Festival in 2012, Rhys has gone on to perform all over the world, including Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin’s Vodafone Comedy Festival and London’s prestigious SOHO Theatre, garnering audience and critical praise. They also quite liked his nice jackets.
Back home he is a fixture in the Australian comedy scene as a Sydney Comedy Store regular and headliner in clubs all over the country. Known within the industry for unrelenting, rapid fire punchlines, he has supported the likes of Louis CK (US), Amy Schumer (US), Kathy Griffin (US), Fiona O’Loughlin and Wil Anderson. At only twenty six, Rhys has already plastered his jagged face all over TV as co-host with Joel Creasey of ABCTV’s celebrated documentary GayCrashers, a panellist on Dirty Laundry Live, a recurring member of the Channel 7 Morning Show's Style Squad as well as performing stand up on Comedy Up Late and JFL Stand Up Series and the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala.
“He belongs on the stage, and isn’t afraid to show it” – The Guardian (UK)
“Honest and filthy, yes. Intelligent and hilarious? Without a doubt.” – Beat Magazine
“Brilliant, confronting, confessional comedy ★★★★” – Herald Sun
Luke Heggie Luke Heggie is fast becoming one of Australia's most in demand and recognisable stand up comedians. His no-nonsense one-liners delivered in a dry, dead pan manner quickly gained praise after his debut into the comedy world by winning Melbourne International Comedy Festivals 2010 Raw Comedy and jetting off to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Since then Luke has written and performed a brand new killer show every year for festivals in Australia and New Zealand. He has performed at the Sydney Opera House supporting Stephen Merchant and again as part of Montreal’s Just for Laughs Stand Up Series filmed for the Comedy Channel, and received the Sydney Comedy Festival’s Director’s Choice Award for his sold-out 2015 show You’re Not Special. In 2016 he performed on the Opening Night Allstars Supershow at Melbourne International Comedy Festival which aired on Channel 10. His show that year Anythink is Possible went on to rave reviews and sell out festival runs across Australia, later filmed by ABC2 at the Enmore Theatre.
“Heggie is marvellous. ★★★★½“ – Crikey.com
“…unique, powerful and insightful…★★★★½” – Sydney Morning Herald
"Deadpan sniper with no heroes." – Comedian's Comedian, UK
Becky Lucas Writer, performer, rat and prolific tweeter. Becky Lucas is one of most exciting new voices on the Australian comedy scene and is quickly commanding attention. She has opened for US stars Beth Stelling and Little Esther, written for Josh Thomas‘s Emmy nominated hit show Please Like Me and was named as one of Buzzfeed‘s 27 funniest Australian comedians on Twitter. 2015 saw Becky perform her debut solo show Hightide to sell out crowds and rave reviews in Sydney and Melbourne and join Triple J as a regular guest with her own weekly segment, What’s Cool on Drive with Veronica and Lewis.
In 2016 she performed her second solo hour of stand up, Baby, to sell out crowds around the country as well as make her stand up television debut on ABC for The Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Up Late. She was also invited to perform on Comedy Central Australia’s debut sell out live show An Evening With The Workaholics, and asked to perform as part of New Zealand International Comedy Festival’s Breakout show which features the 4 hottest overseas rising stars.
“Girl next door look undercut by subtle winks, nods and eyes that sparkle mischievously to deliver a punch line
★★★★”– Daily Review
“Her unceremonious punchlines hit dead centre every time” – Herald Sun
Tickets on sale Monday 12 December
This event is recommended 15+