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PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL First glimpse at 2020’s line up


The Perth Comedy Festival is back from April 20 to May 17, 2020, bringing some of the world’s biggest names alongside homegrown stars in a month-long celebration of laughter with shows at The Regal Theatre (Subiaco), Astor Theatre and Lounge (Mt Lawley), Comedy Lounge (Perth CBD), State Theatre Centre of WA (Northbridge) and Rock Rover (Fremantle).

The first shows announced include Irishman Jason Byrne (pictured upper left) and UK comedy greats Dane Baptiste, Jamali Maddix (pictured bottom right) and Stephen K Amos (pictured bottom left) who will be returning to perform alongside fellow Englishmen Mark Watson and Alfie Brown embarking on their maiden voyages to our shores.

The biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Jason Byrne will perform his brand new show Wrecked but Ready, tipped to be a festival highlight from the man sometimes referred to as the “King of Live Comedy.”

Critically acclaimed comedian, host of Vice’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix’s new show Strip Club Einstein reflects on tales from the front line of social change and uncomfortable home truths.

On a mission to bring about world peace, or at least an evening of peace, Stephen K Amos is a familiar face to the comedy circuit and takes on the every day with infectious charm in his new show Everyman.

According to the life expectancy calculator, Mark Watson is halfway through his life and will be taking an audit on his time on earth with This Can’t Be It which premieres in Australia, his spiritual home. Fellow Englishman Alfie Brown’s Imagination is described as loving, dangerous, inquisitive and disgusting, like him.

Melanie Bracewell (pictured upper right), one of the fastest rising stars in New Zealand comedy, is another international making her first performance in P-town with her show The Rumours Are True, whilst Australia’s favourite Venezuelan comedian who now calls Melbourne his home, Ivan Aristegueta, is set to return delivering Latino inspired laughs with Piñata.

The ever-popular Perth Comedy Festival Gala is set for Wednesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 29 at The Regal Theatre. The perfect stand-up sampler, the Gala presents the unique chance to see emerging and established comedians on the one bill.

More acts for 2020’s Perth Comedy Festival will be announced in early December with the full line-up revealed in 2020.

Perth Comedy Festival 2020 runs from April 20 to May 17, 2020. For the full list of events and tickets click here.

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