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Russell Brand headlines the 2015 edition of Sydney's festival of funnies 

This now-annual festival at Sydney Opera House is a smaller, pointier local iteration of Montreal's comedy behemoth. This year's lineup is looking a lot like a British invasion: serial provocateur Russell Brand and Liverpudlian everyman champion John Bishop, Omid Djalili, Al Murray (aka the Pub Landlord) with his show One Man, One Guvnor, and Scotsman Danny Bhoy...

Locally, Celia Pacquola is leading the charge, with Dave Thornton reprising his filmed Stand Up Series variety nights for the Comedy Channel in the Playhouse, featuring locals and internationals. So far the lineup includes Ronny Chieng, Joel Creasey, Cal Wilson, Hannah Gadsby, Tom Ballard, Anne Edmonds, Damien Power and Tommy Little.

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Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000

Telephone 02 9250 7111

Date 19-25 Oct

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