Five comedians that'll have you wetting your pants
THERE is only one place it's socially acceptable to wet your pants after the age of four, and in this case, it's almost unavoidable.
The Brisbane Comedy Festival is known for attracting the most hilarious of hilarious comedians from across the globe and 2018 is no exception.
With 65 funny fellas and fillies to touch down in the city, here's a taste of five of the best coming to town in February and March.
Things always seem funnier when they're said in an accent, especially when it's already hilarious content before the foreign twang is added.
This is what makes Australia's favourite Irish funnyman Jimeoin a must-see at the Brisbane Comedy Festival.
Jimeoin is acclaimed as one of the best stand-up comics of this generation. A prolific writer with an exceptional audience rapport, he is known and loved for his brilliantly funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of everyday life.
He is a well-loved and familiar face on Australian television and has made appearances on top-rating international programs.
Jimeoin has toured to great acclaim from New York to New Zealand, Aspen to Amsterdam, the Middle East to the Far East. He has also performed around Europe and the UK and is a regular invitee to the mecca of comedy, Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival, as well as our own Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Don't miss his latest show The Ridiculous at the Main Auditorium and Brisbane City Hall this March.
- Thursday March 15, 7.30pm
- Friday March 16, 7pm
- Saturday March 17, 7pm
2. Dave Hughes
You either love him or hate him, but Dave "Hughesy" Hughes's history of consistantly sold-out shows would indicate the majority of the population fits the former.
If that includes you, then you're in luck because the dad-joke-riddled comedian is headed to the River City for the Brisbane Comedy Festival.
Undoubtedly one of Australia's funniest men, Hughesy's latest show The Snorkeler is set to be a cracker.
And if you've ever doubted how funny this guy is, remember he splashed out on Elyse and Josh's Elsternwick property from The Block in 2017 for a casual $3.067million; he's no struggling performer, he's the real deal.
Check him out at the Powerhouse Theatre from March 8-10.
- Thursday March 8, 7pm
- Friday March 9, 7pm
- Saturday March 10, 4.15pm and 7.45pm
3. Urzila Carlson
Again with the funny accents, but this time she's got a mix of about three.
Urzila Carlson is a South African-born kiwi, who's surely got a bit of Aussie in there too with the amount of time she spends on our shores.
Anyone that has seen this cheeky, likeable woman in action knows most people leave thinking "I just wish she was my best friend".
In New Zealand she has sold out every solo show she has had since 2009, and with a huge following in Australia, you'll need to be quick to snag a seat to her upcoming Brisbane shows titled Studies Have Shown.
See Carlson at the Brisbane Comedy Festival in five shows over four days at the Powerhouse.
- Thursday March 22 at 7pm
- Friday 23 March, 6pm
- Saturday March 24, 4.15pm and 6pm
- Sunday March 25, 5pm.
4. Peter Helliar
If you added anything else to this guy's resume, you'd run out of ink before it all printed.
Australian actor, comedian, radio presenter, television host, writer, producer and director, Peter Helliar has all bases well and truly covered.
In 2017 he was nominated for the Gold Logie for the Most Popular Personality and if you've seen him in any of his recent television commercials (Fernwood Fitness comes to mind), it is no wonder this guy is so loved.
Check him out in the flesh, with his latest show Big Boy Pants at the Powerhouse as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival.
- Friday March 2, 6pm
- Saturday March 3, 6pm
- Sunday March 4, 5pm
5. Cal Wilson
She's such a dork you can't help but love her. Not afraid to poke fun at herself (or those in the front row), Cal Wilson is another comedian that's sure to have you in stitches.
With six shows scheduled for the Brisbane Comedy Festival, you'd be as nuts as she is to miss her in action.
The kiwi-turned-Melbournite brings her show Hindsight to the line-up, where she aims to make sense of everything she's ever done, including those awful decisions - relationships, jobs, the '90s.
Head to the Ithica Auditorium and Brisbane City Hall for some serious belly laughs.
- Tuesday March 13, 7pm
- Wednesday March 14, 7pm
- Thursday March 15, 7pm
- Friday March 16, 6.15pm
- Saturday March 17, 6.15pm
- Sunday March 18, 5.15pm
For more information on what to expect at the Brisbane Comedy Festival and to check out the full line-up, head HERE.