It's a case of third time's the charm for the Melbourne-based comedian.
Writing a book was a very different proposition for the Irish comedian Jason Byrne. But he knuckled down to produce his memoir – and he didn't need any props.
New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo is your sassy best friend.
Matt Ford's stand-up is bold and acerbic; his stage-mate Dane Simpson's less so.
A reliable and satisfying hour of stand-up. ★★★★
Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 review: Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja's Wine Bluffs a hearty laugh for wine hobbyists
The wine bluffs find the biggest wine wanker of all in their audience.
"I've seen what they go through," says Sydney Comedy Festival director Jorge Menidis, speaking about struggling young comedians.
Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 review: Damien Power takes stand-up to next level in Utopia - Now in 3D!
The Queenslander fuses comedy with philosophy to powerful effect.
Is it possible for a show to be one of the best things you've seen at the festival, and one of the worst, at the same time? ★★★★
Renowned comics lead a stellar field in this year's Barry Award.
Denise Scott and Judith Lucy have been entertaining Melbourne since they were fertile.
Sarah Kendall takes the audience on a nostalgic journey back to her childhood in Newcastle.
Fear and comedy are natural bedfellows, says Sydney comic Thao Cao.
A powerful young act with a lot of interesting things to say about men, women and Destiny's Child.
Once you've gone Portenza, there's no going back.
The 29-year-old's latest show, Cake in the Rain, features her signature raw humour. Be prepared for an abortion joke.
An ambitious show with plenty of interesting material never quite gets to the point of very funny.
The veteran comic has adopted a more holistic approach to life, and the pace of his stand-up has slowed too.
Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 review: Reading the phonebook has never been as dangerous as in Sam Simmons' A-K
The notoriously belligerent comedian risked ruining his own show when he let fly at a patron.
The energy in the room is palpable, but the YouTube sensations have done better work than this.
The zingers may not be memorable but Edmonds' charm certainly is.
An award-winning comedy show that isn't a comedy?
Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 review: Rich pickings for this year's Deadly Funny National Showcase & Final
Winner Ghenoa Gela had the audience in stitches.
Australia's 'crown prince' of comedy is not so royal, writes Nathanael Cooper.
Though full of her trademark nanna-isms, self-deprecation and wit, there's a real edge to Hannah Gadsby's swansong. ★★★★★