Andrew Hastings


Khaled Khalafalla

An award-winning comedian who sold-out his Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festival debut seasons, Khaled Khalafalla’s stage presence belies his relatively short time on the comedy circuit. Khaled’s at times abrasive style of comedy has already seen him perform alongside the likes of Arj Barker, Eric Andre and Jim Jefferies in venues across the country: from Melbourne’s Town Hall to Sydney’s Allphones Arena.

Having lived in 11 cities across three countries, the Australian Egyptian’s fresh, intelligent social commentary is a welcome addition to the comedy scene.

Khaled was National winner of the Green Faces comedy competition in 2012, National runner-up of RAW in 2011, and has been dubbed the next “huge mainstream star” by the Age.

Sian Smyth


Sian Smyth

One of this year’s Raw Comedy national finalist, Sian Smyth is having an exciting year and is one to watch. But before her rise to Comedy Festival fame, she had been making laughter for over half a decade in Sydney.

She performed her split show ‘Gag Hags’ at Secret Garden Festival and the Sydney Comedy Festival earlier this year and was selected for the ‘best of the Sydney comedy fest showcase’ held at the comedy store in Sydney.

She is a regular at all the great Sydney comedy venues. Her dark, edgy humour will make you feel guilty for laughing later.