We have secured some of the best venues Newcastle has to offer, with shows within 3 minutes walking distance between each other.


With big names both nationally and internationally there is a comic for everyone.


With shows over 4 days making sure you see all your favourite comics and even some new ones.


So, Whats going on?

The biggest week of comedy in Newcastle in history taking place from May 23-26.
Join us as we raise the curtain on the inaugural Newcastle Comedy Festival!
Kicking off a weekend long celebration of non-stop comedy with an amazing line-up of the Festival's funniest international stars, homegrown legends and next-big-things in comedy.




Opening Gala Night - The Civic Thertre

The biggest night of comedy in Newcastle history taking place at the incredible Civic Theatre.
Join us as we raise the curtain on the inaugural Newcastle Comedy Festival!


What She Said Comedy

What She Said is a all women comedy night packed with stand up, storytelling, sketch and musical performances from Sydney's best comics. What She Said is not just about displaying the great talent...


FKN NEWY - Festival After Party

Well, Newcastle. Wait no more. It's finally happening.

The FKN Newy team (@fkn_newy on Insta) are taking over Clarendon Hotel for the night celebrating Newcastle Comedy Festival!


Big Dog Up Late

It wouldn't be Newcastle Comedy Festival without the cult fav show Big Dog Comedy.

The best comedy antics always happen after dark! If the laughs haven’t swept you there already, get to Big Dog Comedy show for a late-night comedy set starring some of the Festival’s best local and international talent.

Kicking off at 10:30pm, this is a fast-paced, quick-witted, no-one-knows-what-the-heck-will-happen-next kind of night. Starring guest hosts and fresh line ups from the festival on the SATURDAY night..

If you like your comedy a little crazy, you’ll love these late laugh shows!


Newcastle Comedy Festival Launch Party @ 5 Sawyers

It's the Pre launch party for the first ever Newcastle Comedy Festival!!

World class brews, bangers and big belly laughs for all, as we get ready for a week of world class comedy in Newcastle ith a tipple and a show!

Tasty beers and loads of laughs. Join us at the 5 Sawyers for a celebration and a showcase of stand up honoring the launch our very own Newcastle Comedy Festival.

These tix will be hot property, you never know who will pop in!!!

Newcastle Comedy Showcase

Silverchair. Andrew Johns. The weird shaped tower we used to have. Just like all these things, this showcase is Newy through and through. Come watch some home grown standups from right here in the Steel City, it’s going to be better than Lego.

 Lineup to be announced!


Tommy Little

Performing at the Comedy Gala Night Only


Rowan Thumbar

23 and Disappointed

Bec Charlwood

Nikki Britton

Once Bitten

Luke Heggie

Have That

Al Del Bene

Cam Knight

Get Rich Or Die Trying

Nick Capper

Aaron Gocs

Divorced... With Children

Neel Kolhatkar

Sarah Gaul

Cameron James

Strawberry Blond

Gen Fricker

Performing at the Comedy Gala Night & After Party


Cameron Duggan


Want More?

Check out our full list of comedians playing over 20 shows and make sure you grab your tickets before there all gone!