Fady Kassab - Borderline

“War, what is it good for?” That’s the thought that popped into Fady Kassab’s head as he stood in front of a tank as a young child. Now, more than 30 years later, he has the answer: “Stand-up comedy!”

Don’t miss the 2019 winner of triple j’s prestigious RAW Comedy competition and grand finalist of the UK’s most influential comedy comp So You Think You’re Funny, which launched the careers of the likes of Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Graham Norton and Hannah Gadsby, as he makes his solo debut at the 2020 Sydney Comedy Festival!

A child of 17 years of the war of in Lebanon, in his brand new solo show Fady flashes back to bitter-sweet, funny childhood memories that are constantly reflected in his daily life in Australia.

The former SBS Radio Arabic program host has seen his share of wild, turbulent times in the Middle East, a region that keeps on giving… great material. With horrifyingly funny tales about growing up in a war zone, migrating, seamlessly blending into Australian culture and the storm that is migration, war, marriage, kids, separation, racism, health and ageing, the rapidly rising star is a comic to set your sights on. Don’t miss Fady as he launches his first full show at the Enmore Theatre!

Has you hooked in the first sentence and laughing in the second. Kassab has got the confidence of a man unfazed by a comedy gig after he’s encountered Israeli tanks

Chortle (UK)
Sat 16 May - Sun 17 May 2020 New South Wales SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL: Enmore Theatre Sold Out


Saturday 16 May - Sunday 17 May, 2020 | SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL: Enmore Theatre
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sydney Comedy Festival has regrettably cancelled the 2020 Festival which was set to take place from 20 April to 17 May.

Although the Festival will not be staged in April and May, a number of performers will look to reschedule their shows for later in the year. Information about these rescheduled events will come at a later date.

Tickets for cancelled events will be refunded and information regarding these refunds will be forthcoming.

We would like to thank all the artists, producers, sponsors and staff who have worked tirelessly to prepare the 2020 Festival.

We encourage everybody to follow the advice from the Department of Health during this difficult time.