All about quality at the Wagga Comedy Festival

LAUGHS ALL ROUND: Wagga Civic Theatre manager Carissa Campbell celebrates the festival's success. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

LAUGHS ALL ROUND: Wagga Civic Theatre manager Carissa Campbell celebrates the festival's success. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

The third Wagga Comedy Festival was a resounding hit with two shows sold out and many others close to full.

Wagga Civic Theatre manager Carissa Campbell said despite the success, the event will never get too big for its boots. 

“It’s small, boutique and great quality and it’s always going to be that way,” she said.  

Big names Will Anderson and Cal, Claire and Anne sold out. More than 2070 people attended the 10 shows with 26 per cent travelling from outside Wagga.

The Doug Anthony Allstars returned for their second year. With fond memories of their early days testing material in Wagga, the trio are big fans.

“They insisted they come, they’ve basically become ambassadors for the festival,” Ms Campbell said. 

The festival experimented this year with the outdoor markets, attended by approximately 2000 people.

Ms Campbell said she’s already fielding requests from comedians for next year.

“Everyone’s so excited to come here,” she said.  

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