Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents
31 March - 24 April
Trades Hall - Old Council Chambers
Cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton
Group (4 or more) $20.50
Laugh Pack $20.50
Tightarse Tuesday $18
Directed by Justin Hamilton
Australia’s best stand-up apprentices have been jack-hammered into the one show…
We advise to wear your hard hats, people. To enter The Comedy Zone is a risky undertaking – you’re likely to laugh your head off.
Featuring Jennifer Wong (NSW), Daniel Connell (ACT), Luke Heggie (NSW), Henry Stone (QLD) and Ronny Chieng (VIC). With special appearance by YouTube sensation Jaydos.
Daniel Connell – Daniel's big break came in 1988 when he took out the "Mr Personality" award at the Bateman’s Bay Neptune Festival for ages 0-5. He was a member of the sell out show Capital Punishment at the 2010 MICF.
Ronny Chieng – Ronny Chieng is Chinese Malaysian, raised in the USA and Singapore. He studied Law at the University of Melbourne and then gave up a good job offer in Malaysia in 2009 to go around making people laugh. He received a Special Mention in the 2010 RAW Comedy Grand Final.
Jennifer Wong – Writer and self-described comedy tadpole Jennifer Wong made her debut at RAW Comedy in 2005. She’s also written for Good News Week on Channel 10 and counts being in the World’s Longest Dancing Dragon (2001 Guinness World Records, page 29) at the Great Wall of China in her list of accomplishments. Read Jennifer's insider Comedy Festival blog here
Luke Heggie – Luke is very good at picking stuff up with his feet, and very bad at golf, but it's okay, because he hates golf. Luke has worked for over 60 different employers, and has a resume resembling that of MacGuyver. Oh, and he also won Raw Comedy in 2010.
Henry Stone – Henry has always been a bit of a dork. But not an actual 'dork' dork, more like one of those interesting dorks who is a total charmer and also is sometimes heaps good at backflips. Henry’s character 'Jaydos' assists the nation with helpful hints for attending music festivals and has had hundreds of thousands of views online.
Previous Zoners include Tom Ballard, Mickey D, Adam Rozenbachs, Lawrence Leung, Damian Clark, Claire Hooper, Josh Thomas, Mat Kenneally, Hannah Gadsby, Nelly Thomas, Sammy J and Celia Pacquola.