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  • Aussie Comedians on Telly

    Are you missing your favourite stand-up comedians? Not to fear, you can catch some of Australia's best from the comfort of your own couch! Continue Reading

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  • Ronny Chieng new correspondent on The Daily Show

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah announced today that Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. will be the newest correspondents to join the team under new host Trevor Noah. Continue Reading

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  • Sam Simmons wins Edinburgh Comedy Award

    Australian absurdist Sam Simmons has won the main Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for the best show on the Fringe. Continue Reading

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  • Judith Lucy wins Best Comedy Performer at the 2015 Helpmann Awards

    The winner of Best Comedy Performer went to Judith Lucy for Ask No Questions of the Moth, her first solo show in three years. More info here: Continue Reading

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    It’s been a Melbourne International Comedy Festival cult-hit for years, and now the formidable Haus Party is heading to Edinburgh for the very first time! Continue Reading

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  • 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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