Four days of laughter
Top-notch comedians Sammy J, Nick Cody and Greg Fleet will headline the Side Splitter Comedy and Arts Festival in Hamilton Hill next week.
THE Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall will host some of Australia’s biggest comedy acts in October.
Planned by the team behind the popular Rottofest and Freo Royale, Vulture Culture’s Side Splitter Comedy and Arts Festival will feature 15 shows over four days.
Headlining will be Greg Fleet, Nick Cody and Sammy J, best known as one-half of the man-puppet duo Sammy J and Randy.
The festival will also feature a host of local artists and an outdoor pop-up bar.
Festival director Ronan Freeburn said: “Side Splitter is basically us programming the best comedy acts we can get our hands on and bringing them to Cockburn, an area that traditionally doesn’t get much comedy.
“We’ve seen so much comedy over the years that it is easy to get jaded, but Side Splitter is going to be something special.”
Mr Freeburn, a Canning Vale resident, said the show would offer audiences something new, saying there was no point trying to be a Melbourne Comedy Festival 2.0.
The City of Cockburn helped fund the event, chipping in $25,000.
City of Cockburn spokeswoman Samantha SeymourEyles said the festival was a fantastic opportunity to host high-profile performers and showcase the city’s local premier venue.
For tickets and details visit sidesplitter.com.au.
Comedian Nick Cody.
Sammy J hams it up with the microphone at one of his shows.