9 Perth Comedy Festival Shows You Need to See in 2024

There’s a big ol’ barrel of laughs ahead as Perth Comedy Festival returns to Subiaco from 22 April to 19 May. The 2024 edition of Perth’s biggest annual comedy event promises to bring the very best comedians from Australia and beyond to the Regal Theatre for a massive month of entertainment. To make it easy, we’ve rounded up our top picks from the program for your viewing pleasure…


26 to 28 April | Regal Theatre

Swamplesque is the award-winning, critically acclaimed, burlesque parody show taking Australia by storm, offering its audience a smorgasbord of performance styles including burlesque, drag, musical theatre and even opera. Don’t be green with envy and miss out on this hilarious, raunchy and naughty show. Please note: strictly for over 18s.

David O’Doherty – Ready, Steady, David O’Doherty

30 April | Regal Theatre

The David O’Doherty of comedy is back! Having trained his body and mind to the point of peak perfection, he has used a very nice pen to write a new concert of talking and songs. Now it’s time to say it out loud. He’s got fresh batteries for his keyboard and a splendid new hat for his head. He is ready. Are you?

Perth Comedy Festival Gala

1, 8 and 15 May | Regal Theatre

It’s the biggest night of comedy in Perth! The Perth Comedy Festival Gala brings together a dazzling line-up of the Festival’s funniest international stars, Australian legends and next-big-things for a spectacular night of comedy at Subiaco’s Regal Theatre.

Luke Heggie – Grogan

3 May | Regal Theatre

These are the tribulations of someone just trying to stay alive until he’s dead, while attempting to remain a man of the people. The people aren’t really honouring their end of the bargain. Besides nothing, the crushing majority of people don’t know anything. In fact, most of them are heading in the right direction for a smack.

Rhys Nicholson – Huge Big Party Congratulations

10 May | Regal Theatre

In this, the year of our Lord 2024, it’s a brand new, hour-long, stand-up comedy concert from your ol’ pal Rhys Nicholson! Only a coward wouldn’t attend.

Jason Leong – Why are you like this?

11 May | Regal Theatre

Fresh off his sold-out Brain Drain World Tour in 2023, Dr Jason Leong is back with a brand new show. Filled with never-before-seen jokes and revealing anecdotes, Dr Jason tries his best to examine his own personality but predicts that by the end, most will still be asking “Why is he like this?”

Nazeem Hussain – Totally Normal

17 May | Regal Theatre

Nazeem’s back after a two year break and as ‘Totally Normal’ as ever. Totally Normal is Nazeem’s brand new stand-up show, and he’ll be hitting stages around Australia in 2024. Whether you’ve laughed at him on TV, followed him on TikTok, or perhaps tailed him in real life (creepy, but he appreciates the commitment), now’s your chance to strap in for a full dose of Nazeem, live and up-close.

Melanie Bracewell – Attack of the Melanie Bracewell

16 – 17 May | Regal Theatre 

Ahhhh! Watch out! It’s Melanie Bracewell! You may have seen her on her hit show, the Cheap Seats, or embarrass herself on Taskmaster NZ. Now is your chance to see her live as she brings her brand-new stand-up show to venues across Australia and New Zealand in 2024. Melanie promises to bring you her signature brand of relatable, goofy and punchline-heavy stand up comedy. She promises she won’t actually attack you.

Stephen K Amos – Oxymoron @ The Regal Theatre

18 May | Regal Theatre

Stephen K Amos is back with a brand-new show, after treading the boards of London’s West End in the smash hit musical My Fair Lady. What a mad couple of years it’s been! How did you get through it all? Stephen’s solution…find the funny. The opportunity in the crisis, the joy in the sadness, the wisdom of fools, after all comedy equals tragedy.


The Perth Comedy Festival runs from 22 April to 19 May 2024. Click here to view the full event program.

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