They say laughter is the best medicine. If that’s the case, then you need to see the Sydney Comedy Festival.

The Sydney Comedy Festival is Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event held every April to May. Here, hundreds of comedians are given the opportunity to make their audiences laugh and have a good time.

The festival kicked off on April 23 and will be on until May 20. Everything is set into motion with the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala held in various theatres across Sydney, including the Sydney Opera House, Enmore Theatre, The Concourse Chatswood, and Riverside Theatre.

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Curated by Festival Director Jorge Menidis, the festival features performances from top comedians from Australia, as well as international names.

Whether you’re a  fan of sketch comedy, improv, musicals, or magic, there is something for everyone. It’s all a matter of finding out who you want to see live.

The event, through the help of the FRESH program, aids up and coming Australian talent. The FRESH Program offers these artists financial assistance, marketing support, help them gain experience to grow their audience, as well as professional advice for successful shows.

The program has had a lot of success over the years. Creating names such as Ronny Chieng and Matt Okine, who both won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) Best Newcomer award in 2012, Lou Sanz, who won the Best of the Comedy Festival: Critics Choice in 2012, and Corey White who won SCF & MICF Best Newcomer in 2015.

If you’re interested in seeing a show, then you’re in luck. Tickets and show schedules are available online, so you can choose who you want to see, and when.

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