Danielle Walker.

Following sold out shows in 2018, the Bendigo Comedy Festival is back.

Running across five days, with three nights at the Shamrock Hotel, the second festival is going to be another huge event packed with big laughs and great fun.

The festival will feature performances from some of Australia’s best comedians, including Nazeem Hussain, Nick Capper, Sonia Di Ioria, Ben Lomas, Kirsty Webeck, Winner Best Newcomer 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Danielle Walker, and The Beep Test’s Dave Thornton.

Bringing the local flavour will be the contingent of Jim Hallawell, Cody Jones, Poppa, Cath Styles and the fast-rising Ash Greblo.

Of course Bendigo is a regional community with a family focus so there will also be a free children’s show, with an improvised adventure hosted by Ben Russell on Saturday, October 12 in the Bendigo library at 2pm.

The children’s show was a massive hit in 2018 so book in advance to ensure a cushion.

The festival runs from Wednesday, October 9 to Sunday, October 13.

From free to $20, events are at the Cambrian Hotel, Shamrock Hotel, and the Bendigo library.