KYLIE NORTHOVER 11:45pm Comedian Nazeem Hussain has some Islamic State followers on Twitter but hopes they never turn up to a show.
John Bailey 9:39am French Canadian Emilie Fournier tours the world as one half of the duo Chilli and Fly, whose "aerial cradle" act in Cirque du Soleil's Le Noir sees Fournier torpedoing seven metres in the air. Without a net.
Griff Witte 5:22am 29-year-old Humza Arshad is an internet sensation, a hero to Muslim teenagers and perhaps the most potent new weapon in Britain's arsenal as it wages an increasingly desperate campaign to counter violent Islamist extremism.
LENNY ANN LOW 11:45pm A few weeks ago Luisa Omielan boarded an international flight in London, accepted a glass of champagne and readied herself for her first tour of Australia as a successful, five star-review comedian. Then everything went wrong.
ELISSA BLAKE 4:46pm If age is wearying Bert Newton, you wouldn't know it from his voice. At 76, Newton's pipes, honed when radio was king and television the upstart prince, is as bubbly and mellifluous as ever.
Richard Watts 3:44pm The travails of turning 40 are grist to the mill for American comedian Jen Kirkman.
Valerie Lawson 3:45pm In a few months it will be Madeleine Eastoe’s turn to step away from the spotlight.
Rebecca Harkins-Cross 3:24pm Local comic Anne Edmonds doesn’t ease you into her amiably sardonic persona.
2:59pm Gregg Turkington's Neil Hamburger character is quite unlike any other comic.
Cameron Woodhead 2:32pm Unpredictability is one of the hallmarks of the comic impulse, and Gen Fricker’s Monsterpussy has it in spades.
Chloe Smethurst 1:08pm I am not a Unicorn is equal parts theatre, dance, comedy, social critique and fairytale.
TIM RICHARDS Wanting a new challenge, Clem Bastow headed to LA in 2012 with a work visa and dreams of writing the next great fantasy movie.
Joanne Brookfield If an audience thinks an impro scene must have been scripted then the performers have succeeded, comedian says.
ANNABEL ROSS "It's a very silly, personal romp through my mind," says Sam Simmons, one of Australia's best-loved and most irreverent comics, of his new show.
RON CERABONA How did Mr and Mrs Bennet come to be married? Emma Wood explores this question in her theatrical precursor to Pride and Prejudice.
Rebecca Harkins-Cross The offbeat English funnyman James Acaster delivers an hour of fresh comedy.
'Thanks and farewell'
ANDREW HORNERY After 90 years playing for them, there was no way Stuart Wagstaff was going to miss out on having the last laugh.
Rebecca Harkins-Cross When the British comic comes on stage wearing an ill-fitting tonsure wig and grimy false teeth, complaining that they won't let him on the gala, collective terror rises. Where could this possibly go?
Company, one of Sondheim's most acclaimed and beloved works, will be presented by Watch This.
John Bailey Stand-ups will lace up their boots and go toe to toe as representatives of their nation in the Comedywealth Games.
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN Australian comedians have taken to social media to express their views on shock comedy following the story of a comedian who told an audience member to "die" for protesting against his joke about rape.
Malthouse Theatre's The Shadow King will make its international premiere next year with a season at London's Barbican to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY Comedian Katherine Ryan describes her past job at Hooters as "weird ... like being a modern-day geisha".
Reviewed John Bailey In recent years the ventriloquist's shows have leant towards the clever at the expense of the funny: this time around she nails it, however, ditching the script and delivering an hour of impro that's the equal of anything else in town right now.
Reviewed by Rebecca Harkins-Cross COMEDY FESTIVAL
John Bailey This British comic's on-stage persona will blow you away.
Reviewed by Michael Lallo Ali McGregor hosts an ever-changing line-up of artists in her nightly variety show.
Reviewed by Nino Bucci Assured solo debut not to everyone's tastes
Reviewed by Cameron Woodhead The Headliners showcase offers a diverse line-up of American comics.
Reviewed by Rebecca Harkins-Cross Shap-witted Ruby Wax battles the war in our heads in her new show, Sane New World.
Hot songs from the year 1942 will be reprised in a special show.
Director Rafael Bonachela was inspired by signs.
Celestial magic as ensemble takes to the open air.
Life and times of Pat Thompson at Four Winds Festival.