The fourth annual GC Laughs Festival kicks off this weekend at Home of the Arts; the week-long lineup is made up of 30 star-studded shows and is set to be the biggest year yet for the festival.
Starting the week off strong is the largest comedy showcase on the coast; the SOLD OUT night of laughs kicks off the festival this Saturday with the GC Laughs Gala.
Hosted by Celia Pacquola, the two-hour event is packed with a surprise lineup of the festival’s funniest stars and some homegrown heroes.
GC Laughs Festival Director, Josh Armstrong said comedy lovers are in for a treat this year.
“We can’t wait to bring the laughs to life on the Gold Coast from this weekend – and oh my, don’t we need it,” said Josh.
“Audiences can expect side-splitting comedy from a huge line-up of incredible talent every night of the GC Laughs Festival, with so many brand-new shows from festival favourites and newcomers, our program is enormous and we’re staying true to this being the biggest and best festival yet.”
The stage is set for Sunday when Michelle Brasier, Melanie Bracewell and Cameron James take to the stage, followed by Emma Holland, Aaron Chen, Nikki Britton, Ivan Aristeguietia, Matt Ford, Dani Cabs and John Cruckshank on Thursday.
Aussie favourite and project co-host Peter Hellia will have the crowds roaring on Friday evening joining other acts like Nathe Valvo, Kristy Webeck, Damien Power, Bec Charlwood, Harley Breen, Dusty Rich and Lizzy Hoo.
Then on Saturday, March 29, funny man Dave Hughes return to the coast for the first time since hosting the Logies (maybe who knows) and takes to the GC Laughs stage for the first time. In addition to Ben Kochan and Concetta Caristo, David Quirk, Blake Freeman, Nick Cody, Mel Buttle, Kat and Stav Davidson, Shayne Hunter, Becky Lucas, Simon Taylor and Oliver Twist.
Closing out the festival, Chris Ryan, Rhys Nicholson and Luke Heggie put on a show on Sunday, March 20.
Then as an added bonus, Australian absurdist comedy group, Aunty Donna, best known for their Netflix series Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun return to HOTA on Wednesday, May 11 as an extension to the GC Laughs Festival.