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Big Names in Comedy join GC’s Laughs Festival in March

Final shows have just been released for the Gold Coast’s biggest comedy festival, GC Laughs, and they feature a star-studded lineup of comedic talent.

Performing from 12-20 March 2022, GC Laughs Festival will feature Australian comedy legends, Peter Helliar and Dave Hughes, among the huge line of talent. Hosted at Home of the Arts (HOTA), the venue will host 37 shows across 6 nights of comedy in March, as the biggest and best festival to-date in its fourth year running.

Taking to the GC Laughs stage for the first time on 18 March with his show ‘ Loopy’, Australian comedy veteran, actor, television presenter on Network Ten’s ‘The Project’ and more, Peter Helliar will have crowds roaring with laugher thanks to his quick wit and self-deprecating comedic style.

Funnyman Dave Hughes joins Helliar for the first time at GC Laughs, with his show ‘Trending’ on 19 March. Completely unfiltered, expect an unforgettable night of comedy from the star of comedy panel television series ‘Hughsey, We Have A Problem’.

Comedy fans are in for a treat with more shows added to the festival program, including the queen of grand gestures and even grander screw-ups, Cal Wilson, with her brand-new show, ‘I’ve Gone To A Lot Of Trouble’ on 13 March.

Nominee for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2018, Lewis Garnham takes to the stage with his show, ‘Too Much Time To Think’ on 17 March; followed by Nikki Britton with her effervescent storytelling and sell-out, must-see show of the 2021 Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals, ‘One Small Step’.

Then on 18 March, festival favourite and complete show-off, Nath Valvo arrives on the Gold Coast with his brand-new show, ‘Back In The Habit’; multi-award-winning comedian, Damien Power, brings you an electric night of comedy with his latest hour titled ‘Love Thy Neighbour? No Thanks’; Bec Charlwood, one of the country’s best young comedians, takes to the stage with ‘Why Not?’; and Lizzy Hoo brings a brand-new show about life, family and what happens to our shoes when we die following a sell-out season at the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals with ‘Hoo Cares?’.

Comedians and de facto couple, Ben Kochan and Concetta Caristo, are ‘Funny As Sin’ on 19 March, filled with stand-up and stories; followed by a new show ‘Here If You Need’ by Mel Buttle, who’s torn up the blindside of comedy appearing on the ‘Great Australian Bake Off’, ‘Hughesy We Have A Problem’ and ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’.

Celia Pacquola has also been named host of the GC Laughs Gala on 12 March, kicking off the festival with the biggest night of comedy on the Gold Coast. The stand-up comedian, writer and actor is known for springing between stage and screen and has become one of the most in-demand performers in any genre.

GC Laughs Festival Director, Josh Armstrong, spoke of the talented array of artists heading to the coast in March.

“Our program is enormous! We have added some incredible artists to the already killer lineup of talent we have performing at GC Laughs this year, showcasing a week of incredible shows here on the Gold Coast by some of the best Australian and international comedians out there,” said Armstrong.

“The live comedy we have in store will have you in stitches, with so many brand-new shows from festival favourites and newcomers, there will be something for everyone to come along and enjoy.”

Get your comedy fix at the GC Laughs Festival on 12-20 March and 11 May at HOTA, Home of the Arts.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via the GC Laughs website. or via the HOTA Box Office, (07) 5588 4000.

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