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Check back here regularly for all the latest Festival promotions and special events.

  • Congratulations to the Comedy Performer Nominees!

    A huge congratulations to Judith Lucy, Matt Okine, Nazeem Hussain, Ronny Chieng and Sam Simmons Continue Reading

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  • Congrats to Rod Quantock (OAM)

    Congratulations to Rod Quantock who has been recognised with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for service to the performing arts, and to conservation and sustainability. Performer, comedian, writer,... Continue Reading

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  • RAW Comedy on TV!

    Tune in to SBS on Sunday 14 June at 8.30pm to see the latest and greatest RAW Comedy National Grand Final from the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival!! Don't miss it! Continue Reading

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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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  • EXTRA SHOWS in FINAL WEEK

    See the Extra Shows page here: http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2015/season/show-changes/ 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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