Still just 26, Kevin Bridges is Scotland’s biggest export. Dubbed as ‘brilliant’ by Billy Connolly Kevin first made his debut at The Edinburgh Playhouse on BBC1’s ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ in 2009. Overnight success followed with Kevin selling out his run at the Edinburgh Festival in just a day.
Kevin's astonishing rise to success continued in 2010 – when he recorded his debut DVD at a sold out Glasgow SECC arena, in front of 10,000 adoring fans. The DVD was released in November 2010 and went on to out-sell Frankie Boyle and Billy Connolly.
His autumn 2012 tour, Kevin Bridges – The Story Continues…, smashed box office records for opening day ticket sales. A staggering 45,000 tickets were sold on the first day, selling out an incredible nine-show run at the Glasgow SECC Arena.
“Brilliant” Billy Connolly
“It’s his eye for detail that has elevated him to a MUST-SEE act” Daily Mirror
Back by popular demand, international comedy treasure and self-proclaimed ‘Lord of Mince’ Julian Clary will return for his 8th Australian tour in April with a brand new show Position Vacant: Apply Within. Currently touring the UK this has become one of Julian’s most successful shows to date!
Master of camp Julian Clary is scouring the land in search of love. He’s promised to leave no straight unturned. “Because I’m still considered to be quite a catch and because your town is noted for it’s heterosexuals on the cusp, there’s bound to be stiff competition”, says Julian. “Therefore I’ll be hosting ruthless elimination games. You can be sure of one thing. By the end of the evening, we’ll all be celebrating my new partnership.”
Don’t miss Julian at his very best when he returns to Australia this April. Get your tickets quickly as they are sure to sell out fast.
One of the most influential and important comedians in entertainment history returns with his hit one man show “An Evening With John Cleese” to Australia for a limited number of shows in 2014.
Cleese is loved the world over for his comedic antics in cult films such as “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life”, “The Life of Brian” and the ever memorable television series “Fawlty Towers”. In 1998 he won a British Academy Award for Best Actor in “A Fish Called Wanda” which also starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline. He also appeared in the James Bond films “The World is Not Enough” and “Die Another Day”.
Few comedy troupes have reached the same fame of Monty Python, and a large part of that success was due to John Cleese and his impeccable timing and sense of humour.
John Cleese will regale fans with stories and exclusive clips from his illustrious 40 year career. It's an opportunity to get up close and personal with a true living legend.
Cleese has mastered everything from dry wit to slapstick humour, making his type of humour one that everyone can enjoy. He is the master comedian and admired and respected by everyone. Don’t miss this legendary comedian following his sell out tour in 2012.
Ireland's most popular "easy listening" entertainer returns to Australia in March 2014.
Daniel has enjoyed tour and chart success in Australia and New Zealand for a number of years and earned himself a loyal following that stretches across both countries.
Daniel, who was awarded an Honorary MBE in 2002 for services to the music industry, has an immense chart history with both record and video sales. To date he has had 20 UK chart albums and 14 UK Top 10 music videos. His most current video release “Songs Of Faith” topped the UK music charts. He is the only artist to feature in the UK album charts each of the last 20 years! Daniel has also received great chart success in Australia with his Showtime DVD reaching No. 6 and his album ”The Jukebox Years” reached No. 36 on the ARIA charts.
He may be a superstar, but Daniel remains as excited and enthusiastic about his work and his fans as when he first launched his career. Daniel has never forgotten that it was the public who gave him his success in the first place, especially as he struggled long and hard to achieve his ambitions.
A native of Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal, Daniel's concert appearances have taken him from London's Royal Albert Hall and Dublin's Point Depot to New York's Carnegie Hall and Sydney's Opera House, but he still continues to set himself fresh ambitions and new worlds to conquer.
We're excited to announce a 4th Sydney and 3rd Melbourne show has been announced on the hugely successful Jimmy Carr - Gagging Order tour of Australia & New Zealand!READ MORE
One of the most original and distinctive stars on television, radio and the stage in the UK, Jimmy Carr is set to tour Australia for the first time.
Over the past 10 years, Jimmy Carr has deservedly earned his place amongst the very best of British comics. His stand-up achievements to date include a British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand Up Tour, a Loaded LAFTA Award for Best Stand-Up & a Perrier Award nomination.
Having now played to over 1.5 million people on his live tours Jimmy knows a thing or two about making people laugh. Gagging Order is the chance for Australian fans to catch this award winning comedian at his near-the-knuckle best.
‘A comedy hero for our times’
‘Jimmy Carr is a world-class comedian…I envy his brilliance with words’
Due to overwhelming demand a second show for Tommy Tiernan has just been announced in Melbourne. The show is Friday 25 October @ the Princess Theatre. Get your tickets quick as they are selling fastREAD MORE
The star of ABC TV’s Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Michael McIntyre is bringing his stand-up show that has sold out all across the UK, to Australia for the very first time. Considered the “UK’s Biggest selling Comedian” in 2012, with over 750,000 tickets sold for his live shows and over 2,500,000 copies sold of his Live & Laughing and Hello Wembley DVDs – Expect this to be one of the biggest comedy shows of the year.
Michael’s spot on observational comedy and trademark ability to turn everyday situations into master-classes of human exasperation have struck chords with millions of fans, resolutely cementing him as one of the UK’s most loved and treasured comedy performers.
Winner of Best Stand-up at the British comedy awards in 2009, his UK tour last year included four record-breaking nights at Wembley Arena and ten at the O2 Arena, where he performed for over 200,000 people in London alone. Other awards include Best Male TV Comic 2010, Perrier and Chortle Awards and a host of nominations, including a BAFTA.
Be one of the first people in Australia to witness live on stage this unrivalled comic genius. These shows will sell-out, you’ll need to be fast if you want to witness the comedian that the rest of the world is talking about.
The world’s favourite comedy festival Just for Laughs will return to the Sydney Opera House this October armed with yet another stellar line up of international and Australian comedians.
Brace yourself as some of the best names in comedy land in Sydney for the third incarnation of this annual festival. Featuring the ever sassy Kathy Griffin (My Life on the D-List,) Rob Schneider (Grown Ups, Saturday Night Live,) and Ireland’s #1 stand up Tommy Tiernan (The Late Show with David Letterman) taking over the concert hall!
Australia’s very own Rove McManus will host an evening of sidesplitting hilarity with performers from across the globe for the one and only international comedy gala.
To top it all off you can catch UK favourite Mark Watson (Mock the Week), partake in an evening of improvisation with Who’s Line is it Anyway? Stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood and witness Peter Helliar and fellow romantically dysfunctional comedians explore the craziness of human coupling in Date Night: The Relationship Show.
And to remember the laughs longer, for the first time, audiences this year can be apart of an intimate studio experience with Just for Laughs: The Stand Up Series filmed exclusively for the Comedy Channel and hosted by Dave Thornton (This Week Live, The Project).
Just for Laughs at the Sydney Opera House – your comedy destination in October!
Presented by Just For Laughs, Sydney Opera House and Adrian Bohm Presents
Over the last two years Just For Laughs at the Opera House has served up a stellar line up of international and Australian comedy stars including John Cleese, Dylan Moran, Louis CK, Noel Fielding, Adam Hills and Drew Carey.
But the laughs don’t stop here, book 16 – 20 October in your diary and brace yourself for more of your favourite comedians in a series of star-studded galas, solo shows and mixed bills.