Side Splitter heading to Hami Hill (arious) for eighth year

The hugely popular Side Splitter Comedy festival returns for its eighth massive year of laughter at the iconic Memorial Hall in Hamilton Hill (aka Hami Hill-arious), October 6, 7, 13 and 14.

Presented by the City of Cockburn, this 2023 program features a whopping 16 events, including a variety of side splitting comedy gala’s, showcases, split bills and solo shows that are guaranteed to leave you in stitches.

Festival highlights include:
Dave Thornton - Live on opening night, Friday 6 October 8.30-9.30pm
Dave Thornton has built a reputation for being one of the best live stand-up comedians in the country. You may have seen him on The Project and Would I Lie to You Australia on Network Ten, Fox Sport’s The Back Page or Upper Middle Bogan on ABC & Netflix.
Fresh from a sell-out season at this year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival, his engaging and whip-smart comedy is a must-see.
Tom Ballard – Live, Friday 13 October 8.30-9.30pm
One of the country's hottest comedians (not physically) is coming to Side Splitter to yell and laugh and cry about the state of the world. It will be very very very funny. 
Nominated for most outstanding show at Melbourne Comedy Festival 2023.
Ivan Aristeguieta – Citizen, Saturday 14 October 7-8pm
Say “Hola” to Australia’s newest Aussie – Ivan Aristeguieta. This happy immigrant has just become one of us – crikey amigo!
As seen on Have You Been Paying Attention? Hughesy We Have A Problem and Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.
Rounding out the program includes festival favourites Famous Sharron, Rove McManus, Janelle Koenig, Peter Rowsthorn, The Motherhood and heaps more.

Side Splitter also features a pop-up garden bar and food trucks for you to enjoy a deep and meaningful before or after a show.

Tickets and information is available at the Side Splitter website. Early Bird priced tickets available until 9pm 13/9/23. Group bookings of 4+ also available. There will be to AUSLAN friendly performances.

Shows regularly sell-out so you do not want to miss out! (All shows are 18+).

Getting there:
Side Splitter is Cockburn’s Comedy Central! Located at Memorial Hall in Hamilton Hill – 435 Carrington Street (Corner Carrington Street and Rockingham Road). Free Parking + Transperth bus routes.

Presented by the City of Cockburn and Produced by Ronan Freeburn (WA Comedy Week).

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