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Not Just for Laughs Comedy Festival
Madam Speaker proudly presents
Newcastle’s very first comedy festival…
NOT JUST FOR LAUGHS
With a strong local focus Not Just for Laughs is set to introduce Newcastle audiences to their next favourite comedian. The full day of back-to-back Labour Day comedy programming will kick off at noon and celebrate comedy in all its forms; stand up, improv, sketch and podcasting.
In addition to local performers, the lineup also boasts comedians from interstate and overseas whose credits include the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Also on the bill are alumni of some of the world’s most prestigious comedy schools in Ecole Phillipe Gaulier (Paris) and the Amy Poehler-founded Upright Citizens Brigade (Los Angeles).
12:00 Elena Terol: Outsider
12:45 Rowan Thambar: 22
1:50 Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed
2:55 Michael and Janet Sykes: How I Met My Mother
4:00 Debbie Zukerman: The Gonzo Hour
5;15 Guantanamo Dave (Live Podcast)
6:15 Jacob Lingard: Whiskey Tuesday
7:30 Newcastle vs Sydney Debate: Which City is Greater?
8:30 Hell Gig Simulator
All shows are unticketed and pay what you can. Take a punt. Support local comedy.