STAN confirms launch date for Aussie LOCKDOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL

Dave Hughes. image – Stan

Stan today announced that the brand new Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival will premiere next weekend with new episodes weekly.

The original series was commissioned as a direct result of the cancellation of many of Australia’s most-loved comedy festivals and tours, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.

Created by Stan and Guesswork Television, the Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival is a four-part series which will showcase the cream of Australia’s comedy crop.

Starting on the 9th of May, each episode will feature at least six different comedians performing short standup comedy spots captured by cameras delivered to their homes.

Dealing with the highs and lows of lockdown, some of Australia’s biggest comedians will be putting on rare and raw performances from the comfort of their own homes. Their audience will range from loud and loveable kids to adorable pets, bathroom mirrors, empty lounge rooms and laundry baskets. You’ll see them in their bathrooms, bathrobes, baths, bedrooms and kitchens but most importantly, they’ll be streamed directly into Australian homes ready to make us laugh.

Previously announced comedians Wil AndersonCal Wilson, Nazeem HussainDave Hughes, Zoe Coombs Marr, Tommy LittleGeraldine Hickey, Dilruk Jayasinha, Steph Tisdell, Aaron Chen, Sam Campbell, Michelle Brasier, Nath Valvo will be joined by new additionsincluding Tom Ballard, Randy Feltface, Claire Hooper, Becky Lucas, Sam Taunton, Nikki Britton, Demi Lardner & Tom Walker, and exciting emerging talents Lauren Bonner, Oliver Twist, Blake Freeman and Bec Charlwood.

Episode one will feature MC Dave Hughes along with Tom Ballard, Becky Lucas, Randy Feltface, Nikki Britton and newcomer Oliver Twist.  

The second instalment of the comedy special will feature MC Nazeem Hussain, along with Zoë Coombs Marr, Dilruk Jayasinha, Nath Valvo, Demi Lardner & Tom Walker, plus emerging talent Lauren Bonner.

Episode three will see Cal Wilson taking up the MC spot, while other comedians include Tommy Little, Aaron Chen, Geraldine Hickey, Sam Taunton and newcomer Bec Charlwood.  

Rounding out the special, episode four will feature Wil Anderson as MC, plus Claire Hooper, Sam Campbell, Steph Tisdell, Michelle Brasier, and emerging talent Blake Freeman.  

Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival premieres Saturday, 9 May at 7pm AEST, only on Stan.

Kevin Perry
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. | Call/Text 0428 275 111
Advertisement

Similar Articles

Comments

We Want To Hear From You

Advertisment

Follow US

3,271FansLike
282FollowersFollow
16,439FollowersFollow

Latest

Journos in danger, Olympic bombshell, and the chequebook closes | TV Blackbox S04E17

From the US riots and journalists being targeted by Police, to the rumour Seven are selling their Olympic broadcast rights - it's all here on the TV Blackbox podcast!

ABC commits $3 million from Fresh Start Fund to support Australian creatives during COVID-19

Projects in line for development support include new documentaries on Australian architecture and design, mental health, body image and sport

SBS commissions new Tasmanian online drama series THE TAILINGS

The Tailings takes place in her tight-knit, remote community in the wilderness of the West Coast of Tasmania.

THE POINT investigates the Black Lives Matter movement

NITV hosts Ryan Liddle and Shahni Wellington will be joined by a panel of experts and special guests to examine deaths in police custody in the United States and in Australia

Australians turned to the ABC in record numbers during Australia’s bushfire crisis.

The ABC’s role in providing a rolling source of information was crucial in allowing people to be informed and aware of danger, to make plans, and in evacuating.

Massive ratings continue for #HYBPA as DENISE SCOTT prepares to Pay Attention

Denise is in good company alongside return familiar faces Marty Sheargold and Melanie Bracewell plus series regulars Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang.
Advertisement