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Jewish-ish at Sydney Comedy Festival

After SOLD OUT shows around the country, Michael Shafar brings his critically acclaimed show Jewish-ish to the Sydney Comedy Festival!

As seen and heard on SBS’s RAW Comedy, the Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World Competition, ABC’s Comedy Bites and Triple J’s Good Az Friday. Writer for Channel 10’s The Project and creator of satirical webpage and web series Round Squares. 

Since leaving a career in law for comedy, Michael Shafar has been trying to assuage the concerns of his Jewish mother by becoming one of the fastest rising stars in Australian comedy, reaching the RAW Comedy National Final in 2016, selling out shows across the country and touring internationally. 

Michael is now debuting at the Sydney Comedy Festival with Jewish-ish, a show that SOLD OUT its entire season and extra show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. “It’s a show about being culturally Jewish. I’m not religious, but I come from a wealthy family and have a diverse share portfolio, so I’m culturally Jewish.” 

“If you love to laugh, Shafar is the ‘go to’ guy.” ★★★★★ Glam Adelaide

“Jokes that set the room on fire with laughter.” ★★★★½ The Australia Times

“Still laughing a day later.” ★★★★½ The Plus Ones

“A warm, intelligent performance.” ★★★★ The Age

“Clever, informed, witty and well-crafted.” ★★★★ Beat Magazine

“He is really very good.” ★★★★ Funny Tonne

"Shafar knocks out the punchlines at a prodigious rate." Chortle UK

“Mel Brooks would have been proud.” Herald Sun 

Dates and Times: 17-20 May, 9:30pm (8:30pm Sunday)

Venue: Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown, 2042

Tickets: $15 at


Event starts
Thursday 17 May, 2018
Event Ends
Sunday 20 May, 2018
Enmore Theatre
Venue Address
118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown

New South Wales, Sydney

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