Gold Coast Laughs Festival 2024 to Light Up the Comedy Scene

Prepare for the Gold Coast’s most anticipated comedy event as the Gold Coast Laughs Festival returns in 2024. With an expanded lineup of 40 shows, this comedy extravaganza is set to be bigger, bolder, and funnier than ever before. Held at the renowned HOTA, Home of the Arts, the festival promises two weeks of non-stop laughter from March 15 to 23.


Diverse Comedy Delights


The GC Laughs Festival 2024 boasts a diverse bill featuring home-grown Aussie heroes and internationally acclaimed comedic sensations. Audiences can anticipate an array of absurd stories, lewd humour, complete nonsense, and ridiculous skits—all brought together in an epic celebration of comedy on the Gold Coast.


Festival Kick-off – GC Laughs Comedy Gala


The festival starts with the crowd-favourite GC Laughs Comedy Gala on Friday, March 15. This gala promises a ‘chocolate box’ of surprise acts, offering a delightful preview of what’s in store throughout the festival.


Star-Studded Highlights


The festival’s lineup is nothing short of star-studded, including the comeback of award-winning comic Geraldine Hickey, TV personality and humorist Dave Hughes, radio icon Tommy Little, and He Huang and Heath Franklin, famously known as Chopper. Online sensation ‘mum’ Mel Buttle will make her festival debut, joined by Network 10’s The Project co-host Felicity Ward, Ray O’Leary, Sam Taunton, and Fern Brady.


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A Calendar Packed with Laughter


With a lineup of calendar of events presented by the best in comedy, the GC Laughs Festival 2024 promises to have audiences in stitches. More surprises are yet to be announced, ensuring a healthy dose of laughs that will keep you giggling for nights.


Navigating Your Way to HOTA on the Gold Coast


Here’s a simple guide to help you get to HOTA (Home of the Arts) on the Gold Coast hassle-free:


By Car:

– Set your GPS to 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 if driving.

– Follow the directional signs along the route to HOTA.

– Ample parking facilities are available on-site for your convenience.


By Public Transport:

– Utilize the G: link Light Rail service and alight at the Surfers Paradise North Station.

– From there, HOTA is just a short walk away.


By Bus:

– Various bus services operate in the area. Check the TransLink website for the most suitable route.

– The closest bus stops to HOTA are located on Bundall Road.



– HOTA is committed to accessibility. If you have specific accessibility requirements, visit the official HOTA website or contact their staff for assistance.


Calling All Laughter Enthusiasts!


Don’t miss the laughter-filled extravaganza at HOTA, Home of the Arts, from March 15 to 23. Tickets for the event cost $69.90 for Stalls. Tickets are on sale now, and you can purchase yours through or the HOTA Box Office at (07) 5588 4000. Secure your seats for a comedy experience like no other!


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