These funny ladies will leave you in stitches, writes David Smiedt

From Louis CK to Anzari, the behaviour of many male comedic superstars has ranged from the undeniably hideous to the hugely suspect. The women? Not so much. By which we mean not at all. Ride the wave of female funny as a comedy festival rolls into your town - Perth has already kicked off and Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne are set to follow. Here,'s pick of the crop.

Ready, set, lol: the funniest women at this year’s comedy festivals