Sunshine Coast Comedy Gala

Sunshine Coast Comedy Gala

Strap in for an exclusive and hilarious preview of what’s coming your way in November, with the Sunshine Coast Comedy Festival Gala in the Wonderland Spiegeltent.

It’s a world-class evening of stand-up comedy, showcasing some of the most exciting acts and new talent you’ll see at the 2023 Sunshine Coast Comedy Festival.

From the uniquely dark wit of ABC TV’s Craig Quartermaine (“Laugh-out-loud humour and perfect delivery” – Weekend Notes) to the high-energy hilarity of local lad, Ben Knight (“This is clever comedy” – Herald Sun), and the award-winning style of Harley Breen (“Charms the audience with his quick wit and snappy material” – Herald Sun) you’ll be crying with laughter and that’s not even the full line-up…

Rounding out the show we’ve got Mick Neven (“He’s seriously entertaining” – The Age), Emma Zammit (“Emma is a really, really, really, really good comedian” – Jimeoin) and your host for the event is one of the UK’s finest exports, Nicky Wilkinson (“Bright, effervescent and pleasantly filthy” – The Advertiser).

It’s a jam-packed night of laughs from some of the finest in the country.

Find out more here.

Image credit: Grace Finlayson

Visual Content Rating
50: This work is predominantly aural but does have visual aspects and may include music.

Language No Barrier
This event is mostly dialogue.

Low Lighting
This venue will feature low lighting throughout. A level of lighting will be provided to assist in moving around the space safely.

Companion Cards
Horizon Festival is proud to support the Companion Card program. Companion Card holders are eligible for a second ticket at no cost for their companion.

To access a complimentary companion ticket, please contact our team via

Any other access requirements
We welcome all audiences to Horizon Festival and strive to make every event and performance as accessible as possible.

We are always open to discussing your individual requirements to assist wherever possible. If you’d like to speak to someone about your access requirements, please contact us during business hours at (07) 5475 7272 or

Wheelchair Accessibility
This venue is accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Seating for people who use wheelchairs will be clearly marked.

Accessible bathrooms are available on site within the Wonderland Spiegeltent Festival Hub garden.

Accessible car parks are available at the northern end of the carpark adjacent to The Wonderland Spiegeltent.

Level Access
Entry to The Wonderland Spiegeltent, and all seating, is via level access.

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
All Festival Hub garden bathrooms are gender-neutral.

There are various public carparks and plenty of street parking in and around Cotton Tree Park, where The Wonderland Spiegeltent is located. We encourage you to check the parking signs for timed carparks and bays.

Public Transport
The Wonderland Spiegeltent is centrally located in Cotton Tree and easily accessible via public transport. Visit the Translink website to plan your journey.

  • MA 15+
  • Language warning and adult themes

This event is presented as part of Horizon Festival 2023, the Sunshine Coast’s leading multi-arts festival. Get lost in 10 days of must-see art, music, culture events and more, from the coast to the hinterland.

How to get there

Sunshine Coast Comedy Gala

Wonderland Spiegeltent, Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore / Kabi Kabi Country