Canberra Comedy Festival 2018

The annual funny festival is set to return March, with Novotel Canberra offering exclusive accommodation rates and perks for festival goers


Canberra Comedy Festival, Canberra

The annual Canberra Comedy Festival is set to return once more, with a spectacular line-up of talent featured over more than 60 shows playing across Canberra City, from 19 – 25 March 2018.

Kicking off with the ever-popular, The Opening Night Gala on Tuesday 20 March, the festival will host an impressive line-up of international such as Ross Noble and Stephen K Amos from the UK, Arj Barker and Rich Hall from the US, John Hastings from Canada and Urzila Carlson from New Zealand.

Canberra Comedy Festival, Canberra, Becky Lucas, Nazeem Hussain, Joel Creasey, Dave Hughes

In addition, local and returning favourites including Dave Hughes, Nazeem Hussain, Joel Creasey, Cal Wilson, Becky Lucas, Tommy Little, Claire Hooper and Damien Power, to name just a few, will also perform.

This year’s festival will also welcome the return of national comedy competition RAW Comedy 2018, school-aged comedy competition Class Clowns, and family-friendly The Clean Comedy Spectacular, featuring performances by Josh Earl.

Canberra Comedy Festival

Proudly supporting Canberra Comedy Festival is accommodation partner Novotel Canberra, which will be offering exclusive accommodation rates, packages and perks to coincide with the festival. Arrive early or stay late for a pre or post-show drink and cheese platter at First Edition Bar and Dining at Novotel Canberra.

Located in the city centre, Novotel Canberra is conveniently positioned to Canberra Comedy Festival venues as well as a variety of restaurants, shops and major attractions.

Novotel Canberra, Canberra

The award-winning 4.5 star hotel offers modern facilities including a gym and newly renovated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna, in addition to 286 spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites. Choose from a standard queen room, standard double room, executive king room, or executive apartment, complete with kitchenette.

Led by executive chef Jennie Tressler, the hotel’s dining venue First Edition Bar & Dining offers a seasonally-driven, locally-focused menu with an impressively curated list of Australian wines, crafted cocktails, and spirits, including its own handcrafted gin in collaboration with The Canberra Distillery. Festival goers can enjoy a pre- or post-show drink and cheese platter for $35.

Novotel Canberra, First Edition Bar & Dining

Opened in July 2017 following an extensive refurbishment, the 180-seater restaurant is located on the first-floor mezzanine, and offers an intimate and inviting space, inspired by homely interiors and old world reading rooms.

For more information and to book your exclusive Canberra Comedy Festival accommodation package with Novotel Canberra:


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