Hobart Comedy Festival

Where Comedy Meets Chaos

Nipaluna • Hobart
Comedian Reuben Kaye, wearing high contrast makeup and hair styled in a bonny quiff, laughs against a dramatic orange backdrop.

Lineup

  • Heath Franklin's Chopper

    Heath Franklin's Chopper

    Not Here To Fđź•·ck Spiders

    Australia’s most wanted comic is back and he’s not here to f🕷ck spiders. Chopper returns to Tassie for the best night out you’ve had in yonks.

  • Geraldine Hickey

    Geraldine Hickey

    Don't Tease Me About My Gloves

    The endlessly funny storyteller weaves new yarns about the last year, including the recent need to wear gloves all the time. May include some passionate yelling. As seen on the 2023 Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala and Thank God You’re Here.

  • Reuben Kaye

    Reuben Kaye

    APOCALIPSTIK

    Part eulogy, part elegy, part Eastern Bloc Dog Day Afternoon. Reuben brings us a cabaret that crosses continents, generations, and the political spectrum of the 20th century.

  • Nina Oyama

    Nina Oyama

    Nina Oyama is Coming

    As seen on Deadloch, Taskmaster Australia and Utopia, this fast and filthy comedian doesn't really know what she’s doing or where she’s going. But one thing is for certain. She is coming.

  • Resident Comedy

    Resident Comedy

    Local Comedy Showcase

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    Catch four of Tassie’s boldest and brightest wildcards, as they flaunt their comedy chops for a night of nonstop laughs. Buckle up. MC'd by David Bakker and featuring Chloe Black, Valerie Cameron, Tracey Cosgrove and Nellie Ryan. Co-curated by Rob Braslin.

  • Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

    Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

    Starring Australia’s premier First Nations comedians Andy Saunders, Janty Blair, Jay Wymarra, Kevin Kropinyeri, Elaine Crombie & local legend Rob Braslin.

  • Lizzy Hoo

    Lizzy Hoo

    Hoo's That Girl?

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    Lizzy Hoo is bringing you a brand-new show about love, grief and sharing custody of her dog. Lizzy is a regular guest on Have You Been Paying Attention? Directed by Tom Ballard.

  • Urzila Carlson

    Urzila Carlson

    Just Jokes

    Urzila’s new show is built on a simple premise: switch off, relax, and laugh yourself silly. Enjoy the trademark deadpan humour and cheeky wit from this Aussie household name. 

  • Schalk Bezuidenhout

    Schalk Bezuidenhout

    Keeping Up

    Newly married, Schalk feels older, wiser and much more mature (possibly), but all he wants is to stay "hip with the youth". Can he do it? Can he keep up? That’s for you to find out.

  • Sh!t-faced Shakespeare

    Sh!t-faced Shakespeare

    Macbeth

    Experience the timeless tragedy of Shakespeare's Macbeth, portrayed by a troupe of classically trained actors, and hilariously upended by a single, inebriated performer.

  • Guy Montgomery

    Guy Montgomery

    Over 50,000,000 Guy Fans Can't Be Wrong

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    From across the ditch, the award-winning comedian, podcaster and improvisor brings a brand new show of intoxicatingly offbeat stand up.

  • Ed Byrne

    Ed Byrne

    Tragedy Plus Time

    According to Mark Twain, humour is defined as tragedy, plus time. Come and join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

Schedule

Day 1 – Friday 22 March

Heath Franklin's Chopper — Not Here To F🕷ck Spiders

5:30PM
Odeon
All Ages 

Geraldine Hickey — Don't Tease Me About My Gloves

Sold Out
6:30PM
Altar
Over 18 

Reuben Kaye — APOCALIPSTIK

8:00PM
Odeon
All Ages 

Nina Oyama — Nina Oyama is Coming

Sold Out
8:30PM
Altar
Over 18 

Day 2 – Saturday 23 March

Resident Comedy — Local Comedy Showcase

Selling Fast
4:00PM
Altar
Over 18 

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

4:15PM
Odeon
All Ages 

Lizzy Hoo — Hoo's That Girl?

Almost Gone
6:00PM
Altar
Over 18 

Urzila Carlson — Just Jokes

Sold Out
6:30PM
Odeon
All Ages 

Schalk Bezuidenhout — Keeping Up

8:00PM
Altar
Over 18 

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare — Macbeth

8:30PM
Odeon
Over 18 

Day 3 – Sunday 24 March

Guy Montgomery — Over 50,000,000 Guy Fans Can't Be Wrong

Selling Fast
5:30PM
Odeon
All Ages 

Ed Byrne — Tragedy Plus Time

7:30PM
Odeon
Over 18 
Please note: Advertised times indicate doors opening. Shows start 30 minutes after doors and run for approximately 60 minutes, unless stated otherwise.

Hobart Festival of Comedy is a three day spectacle of stand up comedy, drunken theatre, unbridled wit and carnivalesque pageantry.

From 22 — 24 March, embrace the unexpected as an entire city block in Hobart transforms into a celebration of all things wild, wonky, and witty. A place where comedy meets chaos.

Find us in Hobart's cultural precinct, In The Hanging Garden.

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Cathedral

153 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Hang out on the grass, eat and drink and enjoy the spectacle. Beneath our open Cathedral lives our festival hub: a garden circus where roving performers and entertainers roam free. A place to mingle between shows.

Cathedral is fully accessible with an accessible toilet. Accessible entry is via 153 Liverpool Street.
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Odeon

167 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Hobart's historic former cinema and live entertainment venue comes to life with some of comedy's biggest names.

Assisted level-access is available via Liverpool Street. Please contact us prior to arrival at info@odeontheatre.com.au. There is one accessible toilet.
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Altar

112 Murray Street, Hobart

Hobart's favourite dark and moody temple of live music, transformed into an intimate comedy club.

Altar is fully accessible with an accessible toilet. Accessible entry is via the chevron laneway on 112 Murray Street.