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  • Roadshow Tours South East Asia

    Not content within Australian borders, the Roadshow now visits our neighbours in Asia, bringing the LOLs to local and expat audiences in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and India. It’s a festival in a suitcase – stuffed to the brim with the best... Continue Reading

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  • Comedy Up Late on ABC TV

    Straight from the Melbourne Comedy Festival late night Festival Club, Comedy Up Late and the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival present performances from some of your favourite International and local comedians. Continue Reading

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  • The Great Debate on TEN Saturday 9 May!

    The 2015 Great Debate will air on TEN on Saturday 9 May at 8.30pm! "The line-up in this year's comedy debate was all class, making it one of the most enjoyable of these outings in years. Waleed Aly continued to prove his versatility in the... Continue Reading

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  • Hitting the road with Roadshow 2015

    Melbourne International Comedy Festival is on the road again with a colossal offering of comedy. Be prepared for laughs a plenty as we let our most loved comedians loose onto the open road for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow. Sixteen... Continue Reading

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  • Paul Foot in Perth!

    The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has finished for another year, but the laughs keep on coming as we take some of the world's biggest comedy stars around the country. Continue Reading

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  • Deadly Funny 2015

    Congratulations to the 2015 Deadly Funny winner Nina Kirby! The Deadly Funny National Final & Showcase (held at the Forum Theatre on Saturday 18 April) was hosted by Andy Saunders and Judith Lucy, with special guests Kevin Kropinyeri, Mia Stanford,... Continue Reading

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  • Barry Award WINNERS announced!

    The 2015 Awards were announced at The Jameson Festival Club at Hi-Fi Bar on Saturday 18 April 2015. 2015 AWARD WINNERS BARRY AWARD Winner - Sam Simmons Nominees - Luisa Omielan, John Kearns, Steen Raskopoulos, Lawrence Mooney, Sam Simmons and... Continue Reading

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  • Latest Funny Tonne reviews

    Read the latest Funny tonne reviews from this year's competitors a race that doesn't quite stop the nation, but is a mighty amusing chase for chuckles. Continue Reading

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  • Opening Night on air 28 March!

    The annual Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow marks the official opening of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and will appear on Channel Ten on Saturday 28 March at 8.30PM. Continue Reading

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  • Ruby Wax Australian Tour

    American motor mouth, TV star and best-selling author Ruby Wax brings her Sane New World show to Australia. Continue Reading

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  • Djuki Mala - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

    Unique, infectious and always exuberant, Djuki Mala fuse traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, dance and storytelling to create work that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning, warming both the heart and soul. Their appearances have... Continue Reading

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  • Gala to air on Monday 23 March!

    We're very excited to announce that you'll be able to watch the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala for Oxfam on Monday 23 March at 8.30PM on Network 10. Continue Reading

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  • Brisbane Comedy Festival

    Featuring comedy superstars such as the Pajama Men and Paul Foot, Brisbane Comedy Festival is a must-see if you need a giggle, chuckle, cackle or rip-snorter of a good time. You can also catch Pajama Men and Paul Foot in Melbourne for their 2015... Continue Reading

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  • Adelaide Fringe now on sale for 2015

    Book your tickets to see comedy stars such as Mike Wilmot, Paul Foot and Max & Ivan or help us discover Australia's next big thing in the 2015 RAW Comedy SA State Final... All at Adelaide Fringe in 2015. Continue Reading

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