The Stan Original Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival is now streaming

Filmed in the homes of our favourite comedians under lockdown, the Stan Original Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival is a brand-new show on Stan. 

Filming will take into consideration all current health measures – including comedians setting up and operating their own cameras, with a director on hand via video conferencing.

The Stan Original special was been announced as a direct result of the unfortunate cancellation of many of Australia’s most-loved comedy festivals and tours, including the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. So many comedians have worked tirelessly on their 2020 shows – and have so much to say to make us laugh – but no stages to stand on. Not only have the cancellations impacted heavily on local comedians, they have also been felt by hard-working Australians who operate behind the scenes, and on the most important people at comedy shows – the audiences.

Episode one features MC Dave Hughes along with Tom Ballard, Becky Lucas, Randy Feltface, Nikki Britton and newcomer Oliver Twist.  

The second instalment of the comedy special features MC Nazeem Hussain, along with Zoë Coombs Marr, Dilruk Jayasinha, Nath Valvo, Demi Lardner & Tom Walker, plus emerging talent Lauren Bonner.

Episode three sees Cal Wilson taking up the MC spot, while other comedians include Tommy Little, Geraldine Hickey, Sam Campbell, Sam Taunton and newcomer Bec Charlwood.

Rounding out the special, episode four features Wil Anderson as MC, plus Claire Hooper, Aaron Chen, Steph Tisdell, Michelle Brasier, and emerging talent Blake Freeman.  

Wil Anderson said: “Thanks to Stan for their support of Australian comedy during this time – at least when I tell a joke at this gig and no one laughs I will know it is because I am responsibly socially isolating.”

The first episode of the Stan Original Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival is now streaming, only on Stan.