Perth Comedy Festival ’22 Line-Up Revealed
The Perth Comedy Festival is pleased to announce an Irishman, a South African, some Americans and a friend from across the ditch in New Zealand will be dusting off their passports and visiting our fine city next month to deliver not-to-be-missed performances alongside a slew of home-grown talent.
Thanks to Western Australia’s recently re-opened borders, David O’Doherty (IRE) will be welcomed with open arms for two performances at the Regal Theatre on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April. Fans can expect lots of talking, some apologising and some songs on a glued together plastic keyboard from 1986 as part of his show whoa is me.
Comedian Alfred Adriaan (RSA) presents Another South African on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May at the Astor Theatre – a highly relatable, slightly nostalgic show which chronicles his time spent during lockdown, whilst Alfie Brown (UK) presents Sensitive Man on the same nights around the corner at The Rechabite – a brand new show in which the thoughtful social satirist asks, ‘does emotion help us make moral judgements?’
American history podcast The Dollop, presented by comedians Dave Anthony (USA) and Gareth Reynolds (USA), makes a highly anticipated return to Australia for Down Under 6 – which follows multiple sell-out tours in the US, Canada and Europe; Tuesday 3 May at the Astor Theatre.
New Zealand comedian, actress and scriptwriter Melanie Bracewell (NZ) delivers Ooh La La on Saturday 7 May at the Regal Theatre. At just 26, Melanie’s natural wit and zinging one-liners have quickly made her a media star in her homeland and rising star on the international comedy circuit.
Join the queens of comedy for women’s rights as Frocking Hilarious performs for the first time in Perth on Friday 15 May at the Rechabite. The dazzling, fierce and fabulous all-women line-up has been a huge success at recent comedy festivals on the east coast. All proceeds from ticket sales will support Action Aid’s work to empower women on the frontlines of injustice to work together to transform their communities.
Australia’s favourite metal loving iso cook and mental health advocate Nat’s What I Reckon, beloved Australian drag queen Karen From Finance, and medical doctor now turned self-described “Malaysia’s funniest comedian” Dr Jason Leong are just some of the other highlights within this year’s Festival.
The full line-up will see over 50 shows taking place upon the stages of the Regal Theatre (Subiaco), Astor Theatre (Mt Lawley), the Rechabite (Northbridge) and Freo Social (Fremantle) from 29 April – 15 May.
Perth locals Daniel Delby, Colin Ebsworth, Grant Mushet, Simone Springer, Matt Storer, Fabian Woods and Jez Watts are also bringing the goods in what promises to be a great fortnight of comedy.
As usual, the Perth Comedy Festival presents two Gala’s at The Regal Theatre on the 4th and 11th of May as well as showcases for our friends south of the river at Freo Social on the 5th and 12th of May.
The popular late-night comedy show The Biggest Comedy Show on Earth runs at The Rechabite this year; it’s like speed dating with comedians and features a huge line-up of comics performing short and hilarious sets back-to-back – Thursday 5, Friday 6, Saturday 7, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May.
29 April – 15 May, 2021
Tickets to all shows on sale Thursday 7 April