The 2016 Festival will run from 23 March to 17 April 2016.
RAW Comedy registrations for 2016 are open now! Visit rawcomedy.com.au for more information.
The Australia leg of the Roadshow takes place between June and July. The South East Asia leg runs from mid July to early August.
Artists will be confirmed for the 2016 Festival later this year. To keep up to date with all announcements as they happen be sure to sign up to our e-newsletter.
There are lots of ways to stay in touch with the Festival. You can sign up to our e-newsletter, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, subscribe to our YouTube channel and join the conversation using the hashtag #MICF.
You can book tickets to shows via their listing on comedyfestival.com.au. Tickets to many shows are also available through Ticketmaster either by phoning 1300 660 013 or by visiting an outlet near you. Sign up to our e-news for details on shows as they are released.
The Gala is the Comedy Festival's most popular event and always sells out within hours of tickets going on sale. The best way to get tickets for next year is to sign up to our e-news, to be the first to find out exactly when and where the Gala goes on sale.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has contacts for all the comedians who appear at the Festival but the question of who is best for your event can be a really tricky one. We recommend you have a look at past Festival programs and, if you want to contact someone in particular, let us know. Otherwise, email us and we can put you in touch with some good booking agents in your area.
If you know your friends or family love comedy but you don't know what show they'd like to see you can buy them a Comedy Festival gift voucher. Available in amounts of $20, $50 or $100, the vouchers are available to purchase from Ticketmaster.
Vouchers can be used to purchase all Comedy Festival shows that are selling tickets through Ticketmaster.