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Urzila Carlson, Cal Wilson Lead 2018 Canberra Comedy Festival Lineup

‘ACT Like A Lady’ returns to Canberra after a successful run at this year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival

Now an annual tradition of the Canberra events calendar, the Canberra Comedy Festival is set to return next year returns in spectacular fashion from March 19–25.

The Flagship festival event, The Opening Night Gala will return on Tuesday 20 March 2018, leading a stacked lineup that features a huge contingent of international stars and local funny people.

The likes of Arj Barker (USA), Ross Noble (UK), Urzila Carlson (SA), Stephen K Amos (UK), Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare (UK), Daniel Sloss (SCO), Rich Hall (USA) and John Hastings (CAN) lead the international bill while Dave Hughes, Nazeen Hussain, Cal Wilson and Claire Hooper rep Australia’s comedy scene.

The local contingent features a diverse roster of artists as well, and includes Tom Gibson, Simon Taylor, Chris Ryan, Andrew and Danny Bensley, ACT Like A Lady, Pilot Season, Mark Swivel, Josh Earl, Anthony Tomic, Cameron James, Yianni Agisilaou, Greg Kimball and Jeremy Margosis, Luke Bernie, Harris Stuckey and James McMahon, Vanessa Conlin, and Look at me now Mum!

Artistic Director Benjamin Stevenson says “For the 2018 festival we have managed to pull together the biggest and best line-up that we have ever had. Featuring the biggest stars in the world and smorgasboard of specially curated rising stars, the 2018 Comedy Festival promises a hilarious and varied lineup with something for every-one!”

Basically, there’s too much good stuff for us to talk about here. Go check out the full lineup at canberracomedyfestival.com and get yourself some tix.