NEWS: Proudly Sponsoring Bris Funny Fest 2018

This month sees Newstead Brewing Co sponsoring some of Australia’s favourite comics...

This month sees Newstead Brewing Co sponsoring some of Australia’s favourite comics in a four-week independent comedy festival across Brisbane.

Now in its third year, Bris Funny Fest will keep crowds entertained with over 65 shows offering everything from live podcasts to improvised cabaret in some of Brisbane’s hippest venues.

With over 3,000 tickets sold last year and an extra week added this year, Bris Funny Fest has quickly become one of Brisbane’s most exciting and unique festivals. Celebrating the breadth of new comedy talent that Brisbane has to offer plus a chance for established international artists to encore sold out shows or trial new material.

After sold out shows last year, award winning comedian Matt Okine returns home to encore his critically acclaimed show The Hat Game along with shows from established comedians Luke Heggie, Damien Power and Nick Cody (The Project, Conan).

2018 sees newer faces from interstate make the trip such as ABC Fancy Boy’s Stuart Daulman, Rowan Thambar, Ben Knight, Chris Auld and Nicole Stevens, the recently voted winner of The People’s Choice Award at Darwin Fringe Festival.

After last year’s sold out season, local all-female show Am I Right Ladies? will return to Bris Funny Fest for three hilarious shows. Oliver Twist’s FARZO examines his experience as a Rwandan refugee arriving in Brisbane with razor sharp wit.

Having entertained thousands online and local audience favourite musical comedy duo Release the Bees will perform their first festival show and there is a special one-off show by one of Brisbane’s most loved comics, Mel Buttle, who is donating all proceeds from her show Paws For Laughter to the RSPCA.

Bris Funny Fest runs from 1st August to 26th of August 2018

Hit up the Bris Funny Fest website HERE for tickets and more details or download the BFF app.

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