More artists added to the 2018 Yack Festival lineup

Sydney’s little festival for people who can’t shut up is back, and is shaping up to be a banger!

Having previously cemented itself as the cool thing to do, today’s lineup announcement adds to an already impressive list of artists taking over Giant Dwarf.

Sam Simmons will get silly in the Sydney premiere of Radical Women of Latin American Art, 1960-1985; Osher Günsberg will unveil the emotional, raw and hilarious stories from his highly-anticipated memoir Back, After the Break; your pal Alex Lee will host new comedy talk show Old Friend/New Friend; Rove McManus is back to put his improvisation skills to the test again in this spontaneous show I’ve Still Got Nothing; and Zoë Norton Lodge will present Story Club: Solo as she shares true stories from the ridiculous suitcase of her life.

Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor will engage in a conversation about their smash-hit show Rosehaven moderated by Myf Warhurst; Corey White will be quizzed by Jan Fran about the highs and lows of his critically-acclaimed series Roadmap To Paradise; and Laura Davis will make the Sydney debut of her lauded show Cake In The Rain.

Tom Ballard and friends will read a play that Tom has written; Justin Hamilton will present a special return of his superb play Three Dances with John Tilt Animus, joined on stage by Fran Middleton and Claire Hooper; Richard Glover will launch his new book The Land Before Avocado; The Perennial Inaugural Chaser Lecture will see Nigerian social media star and satirist Adeola Fayehun as this year’s guest lecturer; and Dan Ilic’s popular podcast A Rational Fear will see a panel of comedian smart-arses explore what we really should be scared of in a special live recording.

This uber cool lot join an eclectic line-up offering Sydney-siders the chance to see some of the smartest and funniest comedians, broadcasters and writers in the country, including Danielle Walker, Bob Franklin, Zoë Coombs Marr, Julian Morrow, Meshel Laurie, James Colley, Nakkiah Lui, Michael Hing and Victoria Zerbst.

Much more is still to be announced. Yack Festival 2018 will take place from 19 October – 4 November at Giant Dwarf. For bookings and more information, visit yackfestival.com.

Show dates

October 15, 2018

7.30pm

Story Club

$25

October 19, 2018

7pm

Alex Lee – Old Friend/New Friend

$25

October 19, 2018

8.30pm

Three Dances With John Tilt Animus

$25

October 19, 2018

9.45pm

Michael Hing & Victoria Zerbst – Clear Out Your Notebooks

$20

October 20, 2018

5.30pm

Corey White In Conversation With Jan Fran

$29

October 20, 2018

7pm

John Safran - Jew Detective: Sarcasm Is Not A Crime

$32

October 20, 2018

8.30pm

Rove McManus – I've Still Got Nothing

$29

October 25, 2018

7pm

Zoë Norton Lodge – Story Club: Solo

$20 – $25

October 26, 2018 to October 27, 2018

7pm

Danielle Walker – Bush Rat

$29

October 26, 2018 to October 27, 2018

8.30pm

Sam Simmons – Radical Women of Latin American Art, 1960-1985

$39

October 27, 2018 to October 28, 2018

Saturday 5.30pm, Sunday 5pm

Bob Franklin – Yours Sincerely

$35

October 28, 2018

6.30pm

Julian Farrow – Photo Opp feat. Gladys Berejiklian 

$30

October 28, 2018

8pm

Osher Günsberg – Back After The Break, Live

$25 (ticket and book $50)

October 30, 2018

7pm

Freudian Nip School of Performing Arts Annual Showcase Evening

$15 – $20

October 31, 2018

7.30pm

Celia Pacquola & Luke McGregor In Conversation

$39

November 1, 2018

7pm

The Perennial Inaugural Chaser Lecture

$0 – $3,330

November 1, 2018 to November 4, 2018

7pm

Zoë Coombs Marr – Bossy Bottom

$29 – $34

November 2, 2018

8.30pm

Dan Ilic – A Rational Fear

$15 – $20

November 3, 2018

5.30pm

Meshel Laurie – Bad Buddhist

$39

November 3, 2018

7pm

Tom Ballard & Friends Read A New Play That Tom Has Written

$29

November 3, 2018

8.30pm

Laura Davis – Cake In The Rain

$25 – $29

November 4, 2018

4pm

Richard Glover – The Land Before Avocado

$15 (ticket and book $40)

November 4, 2018

5.30pm

Making Fun – James Colley & Nakkiah Lui on Satire

$25 – $30