Festival calls for comedy cadets
Brisbane’s new wave of comedy talent is urged to throw their hat in the ring as Brisbane Powerhouse prepares for the 2018 Brisbane Comedy Festival.
Brisbane Powerhouse is calling on expressions of interest from artists of all backgrounds to perform at next year’s Festival, which will kick off on Tuesday, 27 February.
Artistic Director of Brisbane Powerhouse Kris Stewart said the Brisbane Comedy Festival was a chance to shine the light on new acts and place them beside leading national and international stars.
“The 2018 Brisbane Comedy Festival promises to be our best yet, with a great line-up of Australia’s and, in fact, the world’s comedy favourites,” said Mr Stewart.
“While we all have our favourites, we’re also searching for the best in emerging comedy talent, in particular local artists.
“Last year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival unearthed 12 up-and-coming comedians and who knows, perhaps the next Dave Hughes or Fiona O’Loughlin is right on our doorstep.”
Mr. Stewart said expressions of interest would open on Monday 31 July and close on Sunday 17 September.
“Whether you’re from Brisbane, Bundaberg,or Far North Queensland, we want you!
“We’re taking submissions from stand-up comedians, cabaret performers, children’s entertainers, anything and everything! “ said Mr Stewart.
For more information on the Brisbane Comedy Festival expressions of interest visit https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/about-us/our-artists/submitting-a-show/brisbane-comedy-festival-submissions/
Only new shows will be considered for inclusion.
The 2017 Brisbane Comedy Festival set an all-time record of 55,099 attendees. Heading into its ninth year, the Brisbane Comedy Festival promises to be a month of side-splitting laughter, expanding to three theatres at Brisbane City Hall and all of Brisbane Powerhouse.
Brisbane Comedy Festival 2018, 27 February to 25 March 2018.