Prepare your cheekbones – some of Australia’s funniest people are coming to Hurstville.
A selection of comedians who set this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival alight with their hilarious routines are set to delight audiences at Hurstville Entertainment Centre in July.
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase is doing a tour across Australia, taking in 60 different towns.
The night in Hurstville will feature the comedic talents of Matt Okine, Becky Lucas and a variety of other side-splitting performers.
Fellow funnyman Cam Knight – well-known for his rapid-fire one-liners – will act as the event’s MC.
The two-hour event is set to include plenty of foul language and ‘adult themes’ – so it’s best to leave the kids at home for this one.
Okine and Lucas are among two of the country’s most exciting comedic talents.
Okine has been steadily rising up the comedy ranks since retiring from his old Triple J breakfast hosting duties at the end of last year.
He performs internationally to sell-out crowds and is also the proud winner of a host of comedy awards, including the prestigious Director’s Choice Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
He has also performed support acts for Dave Chappelle, Chelsea Handler and Aziz Ansari.
“There’s a kind of ownership in what a performer does,” Okine said.
“Without people who listen and take it in, you’re just an idiot yelling at a wall.”
Voted one of Buzzfeed’s 27 funniest Australian comedians, Lucas will also bring her unique brand of comedy to the Hurstville Entertainment Centre.
Her stand-up is relatively mild in comparison with some of the other comics out there, she says, but maybe has a greater reaction because it's coming out of the mouth of a woman.
“I'm not doing it for shock value. I'm just trying to be honest," she says.
"I like to be real. I only do it if it's funny."
A prolific tweeter, Lucas has only been on the comedy circuit for two years, presenting her debut solo show Hightide in 2015.
The young comedian is also a respected writer, penny stories for the widely-acclaimed (and Emmy-nominated) ABC show Please Like Me starring Josh Thomas.
Lucas has opened for US comedians Beth Stelling and Little Esther and made her television debut in last year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Up Late program.
Tickets for the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase at Hurstville Entertainment Centre on July 13 at 7.30pm are expected to sell out fast.
- Bookings 9330 6400 hec.org.au