We all know our comedic expats are the funniest of the bunch, Jim Jeffries, Adam Hills, Will Anderson, Rebel Wilson, Kitty Flanagan and internet favourite Natalie Tran. Thanks to Facebook vids, one tap away is an endless feed of skit videos, pranks and Youtube hilarity. So before you splash out on tickets to one of the big names, get in on the ground floor of these emerging comedians success. Bragging rights are most certainly included.
#1 Khaled Khalafalla at The Comic’s Lounge 9/12 + 10/12
His bio promotes him as a straight up jerk, but by being upfront, his comedy hits where no one else will touch. He’s confronting, raw and straight up hilarious. Think the Jim Jeffries of race issues. Impeccably pointing out the humour in modern day complaints and exaggerated descriptions, Tiger and Sydney Trains both cop it. Catch him as he takes to the stage in December for dinner and a show.
#2 Nikki Britton at The Comedy Store 14/10
Nikki Britton is an Aussie comedian guaranteed to have you overflowing with laughter. The giggles, chortles and hearty laughs just don’t stop. Her accents are superb and her timing impeccable. She’s going on tour as of the show mentioned above, so wherever you are get in early and watch the woman live.
#3 Naomi Higgins
Although there’s no immediate shows, Naomi Higgins demanded a spot on the list. Her most recent show at Dirty Secrets Comedy was just a taste of great things to come. A self deprecating woman who presents a comedy show that you want to put on repeat. Her demeanour on stage is that teenage girl persona without being one dimensional and aggravating. She’s a feminist too, so wins all round.
#4 Jay Morrissey at The Comedy Store 14/10 + 15/10
His comedy persona is almost adorably awkward, but expect no holds barred in the content. Crying in the shower, super hot babes on Facebook and a collaborative illuminati karate party have all featured in his set. The Melbourne local is always popping up around town at Herman’s Bar, Club Voltaire Comedy and Dirty Secrets Comedy. But Sydneysiders make sure you catch him while he’s here!
#5 Aaron Chen at The Laugh Stand 25/10
This boy wonder was cracking jokes at age 17, sneaking into comedy clubs while finishing Year 12. His comedy is deadpan hilarious and his wit is always on point. He’s been writing not only jokes but poetry and novellas too – what a sensitive guy. Catch him opening at The Laugh Stand on Tuesday 25th October and follow his Facebook for a consistent laugh. Seriously though, the Banksy vid will make you cry.