Some of the biggest names in comedy are headed to Australia

Excuse us while we book our tickets...

There's a good reason why big showbiz names keep coming back to Australia for more.
Aussie audiences have a reputation as some of the most raucous in the world, which is probably why these high-profile shows are on the horizon.
TV WEEK shares our top comedy picks - be sure to check out these shows before the end of 2018!


Jim Jeffries has a worldwide fanbase.
When: December 6-17
Tickets: frontiercomedy.com
He's the local lad who tried his luck in the States and made it big – very big.
For the past few years, Sydney-born comic Jim Jefferies, 41, has been killing it in the US with The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central.
And now, following sold-out back-to-back shows at Madison Square Garden in New York, Jim is bringing The Night Talker Tour back to Oz, back to where it all began.
Jim's last visit saw him sell more than 50,000 tickets in nine sold-out shows across the country.
This time around, his razor-sharp observations will target subjects such as alcoholism, political satire, celebrities, gun control, religion and sex.
Known for his fearless approach to gags, Jim says exactly what he thinks.
The result is a comedy event for mature audiences that will have your sides splitting and your mind ticking.


Kitty puts the spotlight on society.
When: November 16 to March 30
Tickets: kittyflanagan.com
From avocados to cocktails, ascerbic comedian Kitty Flanagan is tired of seemingly everything getting "smashed".
So she's taking her verbal sledgehammer to that trend – and all the other ridiculous aspects of modern life we should have noticed earlier – in her Smashing show.
The Utopia star, who regularly appears on The Weekly With Charlie Pickering, The Project and comedy news/quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention?, is now touring the country and will even play the Sydney Opera House.
Smashing nights of comedy ahead.


Is there anything Kevin Hart can't do?
When: December 3-9
Tickets: Ticketek.com.au
He might be just 163cm tall, but Kevin Hart is the biggest star in the comedy game right now.
Kevin, 39, has rocketed to the top of stand-up in the past few years.
Combining his recent sold-out stadium tour, What Now, with roles in hit films such as Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and Ride Along, Kevin's influence has only grown.
On his last visit down under, Kevin sold more than 100,000 tickets. And given he now has more than 100 million social media followers (yes, really!), expect more fans to flock to Irresponsible.
The show sees Kevin performing 360 degrees in-the-round – a first for a stand-up tour of this scale.
Catch Kevin – from every angle – in Oz.

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