Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly supports the following organisations and their work in making the world a better place for everyone.



For the past 15 years Melbourne international Comedy Festival has been proudly supporting Oxfam's projects around the world through the donation of proceeds from The Gala's live performance and the national television broadcast on Network Ten. A glitterati line-up of local and international comedians donate their time and jokes to a one-night-only event of unrivalled laughs.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is also supporting Oxfam by providing patrons the opportunity to make a small donation to Oxfam when booking tickets for certain shows.

Who is Oxfam Australia?

Oxfam Australia works to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. Oxfam is currently responding to emergencies, campaigning for lasting change and empowering communities to work their way out of poverty in 28 countries. Oxfam works to improve the lives of thousands of people through increased income, better crops, more food, cleaner water, less disease, greater access to health care and education, and increased power to speak up on important issues.

Mirabel Foundation

Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been supporting the Mirabel Foundation for over 11 years.

Mirabel assists children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and its mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction.