Comedy seats are hot tickets

IT ATTRACTS some of the biggest and funniest Australian and international comedians, so it’s no surprise the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival is selling out quickly.

There will be about 170 shows during the festival, including Cracker Night, a comedy gala event at Riverside Theatres on Tuesday, April 29.

“It’s a festival that sells very quickly, so you’ve got to get in early so you don’t miss out,’’ festival director Jorge Menidis said.

In its first year, 7000 tickets were sold.

More than 110,000 tickets will sell quickly in this, the 10th year.

“We are looking forward to some big debuts,’’ Menidis said.

“People like Mike Epps, an amazing Hollywood comedian, who we are really excited to have at the festival.

“Bob Saget, the dad in Full House, is a very colourful stand-up comedian and we are ecstatic to have Jim Jefferies who is finally getting the recognition he deserves in Australia.”

Tom Gleeson, Kevin Bridges, Wil Sylvince, Jimeoin and some big Australian acts like Dave Hughes,

Matt Okine, Effie, Alex Williamson and more will take the stage.

‘‘I think there’s a lot of interest in Australian comedy right now, more than there has been in the past,’’ Menidis said.

‘‘Australian comedy is really kicking some goals right now. It is all gearing up to be an awesome festival.”

And even though the festival is two months away, Menidis said people should not to wait to book their tickets.

‘‘Get in early, because if you snooze you lose,’’ he said.

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