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The biggest names in comedy, from hilarious home-grown talent to international bigwigs, are on the massive 2023 roster for Gold Coast’s biggest and only comedy festival GC Laughs when it returns to stage at HOTA, Home of the Arts in March next year.

GC Laughs Festival will host its biggest year to date with 32 comedians performing shows across 7- nights, across March 17-25, and April 4.

Bringing together a stacked calendar of events, this year’s event will deliver a healthy dose of knee- slapping hysterics and have you giggling the night away.

With Australian talent including Akmal (Sydney), Rove McManusTommy LittleBrowyn Kuss (Melbourne), Sandeep Totlani (Gold Coast), Luke Heggie (Brisbane), Lawrence Mooney (Melbourne), Tom Ballard (Melbourne), Geraldine Hickey (NSW), and Simon Taylor (Melbourne).

The best in the international comedy biz will be joining the line-up too with shows from Daniel Sloss (Scotland), Mike Goldstein (USA), Larry Dean (UK), Stephen K Amos (UK), Schalk Bezuidenhout (South Africa) and Dusty Rich (South Africa).

With the event in its fifth year, GC Laughs Festival Director, Josh Armstrong said people attending this year’s mammoth event would be in for a real treat.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing back and presenting this year’s event with such an epic line-up of Australian talent and a bunch of international comedians,” Mr Armstrong said.

“2023 will be the biggest year of GC Laughs history. There are so many sensational acts that we’ve managed to bring together for a 7-days’ worth of belly-laughs from big-name acts, up-and-coming sensations, and laughter legends.

“There’s something for everyone – think ridiculous skits, absurd stories, complete nonsense and lewd humour, all wrapped up in one epic festival.”

Kicking off the antics is The Biggest Night of Comedy on the Gold Coast – GC Laughs Gala on Friday 17 March which showcases a bunch of acts and give you a taste of each upcoming show.

Then, settle in for a bumper night-in on Saturday March 18 as Bronwyn KussNikki OsborneRove McManusTommy LittleSteph Broadbridge, Dane Simpson, and Simon Taylor take to stage.

Famed South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout will be visiting and performing his hilarious skit Feeling Good in Australian for the very first time, on Wednesday March 22. In this classic man and mic hour of stand-up comedy, Schalk Bezuidenhout delivers a healthy dose of 90s nostalgia and hilarity with a uniquely South African lens and the show is not to be missed.

Hailing from Northern NSW, comedy duo Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs will showcase their funny collection of stories in their performance Women Like Us – Wednesday March 22Women Like Us is a comedy show that delivers, with one hour of stand-up ‘gold’ by two powerful, ‘no holds barred’, ‘tell it how it is’ pin up girls for what they call Real Women.

After selling out shows in every Australian capital city, Hard Quiz Live has extended its tour presenting live on the Gold Coast on Saturday March 25. Hosted by the Quiz Master and Australian media funny- man, Tom Gleeson, members of the audience will be invited on stage to give Gleeson a good roasting. With a huge live crowd, there’s no rules for this show.

Prepare for a cracker of night of fun and unruly comedy at the Late Laughs – Laughs After Dark, held from 10pm on Saturday March 18 and Saturday March 25. This is a fast-paced, quick-witted, non- one-knows-what-will-happen-next night of crazy comedy.

Regarded has one of the most successful touring stand-ups of all time, Scotland’s Daniel Sloss will showcase his new show Can’t for the final show of the GC Laughs 2023 festival season on Tuesday April 4. Sloss is renowned for his unique style of tackling diverse and sometimes uncomfortable material captured from his own experiences, including battling with his own masculinity, relationship breakdowns and death. But mostly he writes cracking jokes and tells hilarious stories.

“We’re gearing up for an even bigger and better event than ever before. Throughout the past four- years, we’ve welcomed more than 20,000 comedy fans to HOTA and we hope to see bigger crowds embracing the art of comedy in 2023,” Mr Armstrong said.

Get your comedy fix at the GC Laughs Festival on from March 17-25 and April 4 at HOTA, Home of the Arts.

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

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Friday 17 March 2023

7:30PM – GC Laughs Gala – The Biggest Night of Comedy on the Coast

Saturday 18 March 2023

7:00PM – Bronwyn Kuss – Sounds Good
7:00PM – Nikki Osborne – Too Far
7:05PM – Rove McManus – Awesome Sauce 7:15PM – Tommy Little – Rapidly Ageing Fuckboy 8:30PM – Dane Simpson – Didgeridoozy

8:45PM – Steph Broadbridge – Ignatia 9:00PM – Simon Taylor – Live
10:00PM – Late Laughs – Laughs After Dark

Wednesday 22 March 2023

7:00PM – Women Like Us – Mandy Nolan & Ellen Briggs 7:05PM – Chris Ryan – Busy
8:35PM – Schalk Bezuidenhout – Feeling Good

Thursday 23 March 2023

7:00PM – Geraldine Hickey – Of Course We’ve Got Horses 7:00PM – Stephen K Amos – Before and Laughter
8:15PM – Cal Wilson – Supposably
8:55PM – Tom Ballard – It Is I

Friday 24 March 2023

7:00PM – Lano & Woodley – Moby Dick
7:00PM – Lawrence Mooney – Embracing Your Limitations 7:15PM – Diana Nguyen – Going All In
7:30PM – Larry Dean – Fudnut
8:45PM – Michelle Brasier – Legacy
8:55PM – Luke Heggie – Grot
9:00PM – Andrew Wolfe – Retard’e Hour
9:00PM – Scout Boxall – Turbo Lover

Saturday 25 March 2023

7:00PM – Akmal – Not Dead Yet
7:00PM – Hard Quiz Live – Hosted by Tom Gleeson 7:00PM – Mike Goldstein – The Mike Goldstein of Comedy 7:00PM – Sandeep Totlani – Brown Privilege
7:10PM – Claire Hooper – Sweet Charity
8:30PM – Dusty Rich – New Me
8:45PM – Lizzy Hoo – Woo hoo!
10:00PM – Late Laughs – Laughs After Dark

Tuesday 4 April 2023

7:30PM – Daniel Sloss – Can’t