November 22 – 24, 2018
AAMI JUST FOR LAUGHS SYDNEY is thrilled to announce the line-up for the 6th season of JUST FOR LAUGHS AUSTRALIA: LIVE featuring a smorgasbord of top International and Australian comedians. Hosted by TOMMY LITTLE, JUST FOR LAUGH AUSTRALIA: LIVE will be filmed for Foxtel’s Comedy Channel.
This year’s JUST FOR LAUGHS AUSTRALIA: LIVE lineup features Rove McManus · Dilruk Jayasinha · Peter Helliar · Gen Fricker · Ismo · Nazeem Hussain · Rhys Nicholson · Damien Power · Lizzy Hoo · Steph Tisdell · Al Del Bene · Simon Taylor · Sammy J · Ivan Aristeguieta · Nina Oyama · Troy Kinne · Nikki Osborne · Sam Campbell · Chanty Marostica · Justin Hamilton · Lehmo · Harley Breen · Nikki Britton · Ivan Decker AND MORE! (See below for full timetables on dates and lineups).
A highlight on the show this year is Canadian comedian CHANTY MAROSTICA, who is the winner of the ninth annual SiriusXM Top Comic Competition. Along with receiving the coveted Top Comic title, Marostica won the opportunity to perform at the Sydney Opera House this year for AAMI Just for Laughs Sydney. The prize also included $25k and invitations to perform at all of the other Just for Laughs festivals in 2019; Just for Laughs (Montreal), JFL42 (Toronto), and Just for Laughs NorthWest (Vancouver). Chanty was the first ever trans comedian chosen to be one of the prestigious “42” at JFL42 Toronto in 2018, performing their solo show to sold out crowds and garnering critical and fan acclaim.
Courtesy of the Canadian Consulate supporting Canadian artists in Australia, we are thrilled to have Vancouver comedian Ivan Decker join this amazing line up! It’s been a stellar year for Ivan – he won the 2018 Juno Award (Canadian Music Awards) for Best Comedy Album, filmed his first Netflix special at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival this past summer, and will be returning to the Vancouver stage for a special appearance on Gad Elmaleh’s The Dream Tour.
JUST FOR LAUGHS AUSTRALIA: LIVE has become a favourite of the festival, giving audiences the opportunity of catching several top names in one night, over three nights.
THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER – 7.15pm
Ismo, Nazeem Hussain, Damien Power, Lizzy Hoo and more
THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER – 9.30pm
Steph Tisdell, Rhys Nicholson, Al Del Bene, Simon Taylor, Gen Fricker and more
FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER – 7.15pm
Ivan Decker, Sammy J, Rove McManus, Ivan Decker and more
FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER – 9.30PM
Ivan Aristeguieta, Nina Oyama, Troy Kinne and more
SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER – 7.15pm
Dilruk Jayasinha, Peter Helliar, Nikki Osborne, Sam Campbell, Chanty Marostica
SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER – 9.30pm
Justin Hamilton, Lehmo, Harley Breen, Nikki Britton, Sam Taunton and more
*All lineups subject to change
THE JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL PASS
The Just for Laughs Festival Pass gives comedy fans the opportunity to experience the festival, see more comedy and save money! The pass is only for Just for Laughs Australia: Live Hosted by Tommy Little. Purchase either a 2-show or 3-show pass and choose between the SIX live shows featuring over 30 top international and local comedians.
One Show $37.90
*Two Show Pass $50.00 (saving $25.80)
*Three Show Pass $60.00 (saving $53.70)
*JFL Australia Live show passes can only be used for 1 person, per show, per pass.
And, if you purchase a ticket for any show at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall you have the opportunity to purchase a ticket to JFL Australia: Live! for just $20