Roar with laughter at the Sydney Comedy Festival Get ready for giggles, cackles, sniggers, chuckles, rip-roaring laughter and more, because the Sydney Comedy Festival 2014 is coming to town. Set to wow the crowds from April 22 right until May 17, you won't want to miss this hilarious extravaganza, which is Sydney's largest annual comedy event. For the duration of the festival, over 111,000 people will be treated to jokes and hysterical tales likely to leave them in stitches - and you don't want to be the one to miss out. Die-hard fans of the event will should check out the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala, which will take place at the Sydney Opera House. This two-hour show brings together the best in the business of riotous laughter from Australia and all across the world, and truly kicks the festival off in style. Cracker Night is another highlight on the bill for this year, and this year has been extended over two evenings. On April 28 and 29 the lineup of comedy legends is truly spectacular. If you're not sure if comedy is for you, this is the show that will change your mind. Five venues across Sydney will host Cracker Night events, so make sure you get to one of them. Did we forget to mention it's the Sydney Comedy Festival's 10th birthday this year? No matter, as you can still make it to the big birthday bash! Grab a ticket to the party, scheduled to take place on May 12 at the Enmore Theatre, from 7.30 p.m onwards. There will be a fierce line up of comedians to tickle your funny bone, with one of Australia's most treasured funny faces, Julia Morris, hosting the evening. " This two-hour show brings together the best in the business of riotous laughter from Australia and all across the world, and truly kicks the festival off in style. There's a comedian and an event for everybody. Whether you're looking for some hilarious X-rated humour or want to head to an event where you can bring the kids along, the Sydney Comedy Festival has you covered with a range of options. There's more than just your run-of-the-mill jokes on offer, too. From sketch, satire, musical and theatre to stand up, magic, improv and more, there's a smorgasbord of hilarious hijinks for you to take part in. There's even a comedic spelling bee set to take place on May 10 at the Factory Theatre! Comedians Michael Hing, Alex Lee and Pat Byrnes will take to the podium to spell out words in what is sure to be a weird, wacky and wonderful night. Check out the event timetable and see what's on offer that appeals to you, and try and spot your favourite comedian - they might just be on the lineup. There are plenty of shows to choose from including Jennifer Carnovale's "Didn't mean to say what she's about to say'. Make sure you get your holiday accommodation for this festival sorted as soon as possible, as demand is sure to be high. The locations of the comedy festival events are all over Sydney, so why not base yourself in the heart of the Sydney CBD to make the most of the convenience factor? A stay at Mantra 2 Bond Street means all of Sydney is right at your fingertips, with famous attractions and hot dining, shopping and entertainment venues all around. Choose from an executive studio, a one or two bedroom apartment or a three bedroom penthouse with beautiful views across the city. You'll be close to the train station, the Sydney Opera House, the Rocks, Darling Harbour, the airport and more - talk about a prime position. During your stay, sit back and enjoy a beverage at the Lobby Cafe and Bar, and wind down with a dip in the rooftop pool and spa - the perfect way to ease tensions in those muscles you've just worked out with your fits of laughter.