Each ticket sold at Byron Comedy Fest removes 1Kg of plastic from the Ocean (thank you The Hidden Sea Wines)
Did you know that… Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain. A good laugh reshapes the way we see the world and lightens everything up.
Who doesn’t want that?
You don’t have to be “into” stand up comedy to enjoy everything that Byron Comedy Festival has to offer. Delivered early in June each year this festival really offers up a gorgeous boutique style experience, beachfront Byron Bay.
World class entertainment is not the only thing Mell Coppin & Zara Noruzi (the Festival Directors ) deliver. Locally sourced food and delicious cocktails are served in a vintage Scandanavian styled space with the waves of main beach lapping just metres away. And as if you could want for more, the festival purchases carbon off sets so that it is carbon neutral.
Being a regional town, Byron is not automatically on artists touring list. So the primary motivation of the Festival is to get fabulous comics to Byron who wouldn’t have ordinarily stopped by. By all accounts they’ve done an excellent job with performances from some of the greats of comedy; Glenn Robbins, Dave O’Neil, Denise Scott, Jean Kittson, Peter Rowsthorne, Joel Salom, Andy Saunders, Gerladine Hickey, Zoe Coombs Marr, Fiona O’Loughlin and the list goes on…
The diverse program is delivered over several days and has been carefully considered to ensure there is something for everyone; great family shows in the daytime and lots of adult fun as the winter sun settles down.
Comedy provides the space to talk about the most provocative current affairs in the most joyful way and this festival celebrates the connectedness between the artist and the audience. The Byron audience are nothing if not engaged and this town thrives on provocative current affairs spun in clever and amusing ways.