Stan has announced that the new Stan Original Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival will premiere Saturday, 9 May at 7pm AEST, with new episodes weekly.
The Stan Original series was commissioned as a direct result of the cancellation of many of Australia’s comedy festivals and tours, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.
Created by Stan and Guesswork Television, the Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival is a four-part series which will showcase the cream of Australia’s comedy crop.
Starting on the 9th of May, each episode will feature at least six different comedians performing short standup comedy spots captured by cameras delivered to their homes.
Previously announced comedians Wil Anderson, Cal Wilson, Nazeem Hussain, Dave Hughes, Zoe Coombs Marr, Tommy Little, Geraldine Hickey, Dilruk Jayasinha, Steph Tisdell, Aaron Chen, Sam Campbell, Michelle Brasier, Nath Valvo will be joined by new additions including Tom Ballard, Randy Feltface, Claire Hooper, Becky Lucas, Sam Taunton, Nikki Britton, Demi Lardner & Tom Walker, and emerging talents Lauren Bonner, Oliver Twist, Blake Freeman and Bec Charlwood.
Episode one will feature MC Dave Hughes along with Tom Ballard, Becky Lucas, Randy Feltface, Nikki Britton and newcomer Oliver Twist.
The second instalment of the comedy special will feature MC Nazeem Hussain, along with Zoë Coombs Marr, Dilruk Jayasinha, Nath Valvo, Demi Lardner & Tom Walker, plus emerging talent Lauren Bonner.
Episode three will see Cal Wilson taking up the MC spot, while other comedians include Tommy Little, Aaron Chen, Geraldine Hickey, Sam Taunton and newcomer Bec Charlwood.
Rounding out the special, episode four will feature Wil Anderson as MC, plus Claire Hooper, Sam Campbell, Steph Tisdell, Michelle Brasier, and emerging talent Blake Freeman.