SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL
Urzila Carlson: Studies Have Shown
The South African-born, New Zealand-based stand-up star is sort of a huge deal in NZ and consistently sells out shows around Australia. Book early to catch one of the most amiable and lovable comedians we know. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown 2042. 02 9550 3666. www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au. $39.90-$44.90. Apr 26-27.
Nazeem Hussain: No Pain No Hussain
Nazeem Hussain’s star has been seriously on the rise in recent years thanks to international tours, collaborations with Bill Nye and even a stint in the African jungle on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! He’s back in Sydney with a brand new show and his signature fearless approach to stand-up. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown 2042. 02 9550 3666. www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au. $30-$35. Sat May 12.
Rhys Nicholson: Seminal
The only thing sharper than Sydney comedian Rhys Nicholson’s sense of style is his tongue as he unleashes his brutally honest takes on the anxieties of life and love. The award-winning comic returns home with a new show. Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville 2204. 02 9020 6966. www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au. $28-$33. May 17-20.