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GOOD NEWS WEEK is back! AGAIN!
Melbourne Town Hall
Saturday 18 April
TWO SHOWS ONLY 2PM & 5PM
A brilliantly funny showcase of the best comedians in Australia younger than 20, the cream of the Class Clowns crop!
This precocious partner of the Festival's grown-up Gala is an L-plated clusterthunk of embarrassingly talented Clownists from around the country.
Get some deadly laughs at the 2009 Deadly Funny Comedy
Competition National Grand Final. Featuring the very best up and coming
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comics from Victoria, West
Australia, South Australia and New South Wales. Who will be the new
Deadly Funny comedian in Australia and take home two thousand dollars?
Every night throughout the Festival (except Mondays), The Festival Club
offers comedy junkies a place to gather with like-minded souls, long
after most other venues have bolted their doors for the evening. Top
off a night of big shows or pop in for a quick, high-quality comedy hit
the Big Laugh Out each Friday night we cinemascopically present The
Funniest of Tropfest the best laughs from the world's largest short
film festival, Movie Extra Tropfest.
Glamour, guest stars and giggles that save lives. What better way to celebrate the beginning of the 23rd Melbourne International Comedy Festival?
We present the funniest flicks from international auteurs, Aussie impresarios and even a few Youtube gurus, in a special spoof awards ceremony, hosted by the Oscarlicious Scott Brennan.
Anarchy rules when the funniest of the funny shamelessly fight it out for the biggest laughs in a legendary battle of wits. The Great Debate is always a highlight of the Festival, always a sell out and always completely unpredictable. What completely devious, vile or hysterical tactics will this years combatants employ to be crowned kings of the Great Debate?
Ladies and gentlemen and definitely not boys and girls who can boast a few laughlines and maybe tell a few war stories, are maturely invited to a showcase of stand-up comedy for adults, by adults! Youll be home in time for The Bill, no ones neighbouring iPod will be doing an impression of mobile tinitis, and there will very definitely be no jokes about MySpace, P!nk, or anything else youve never heard of, dont understand and would no doubt abhor if you did!
Featuring special guest compere, Lady Julia Morris!
After months of heats across the entire country, Raw sorts out the pretenders from the contenders in the super-powered National Final of Australia's biggest and most prestigious comedy competition... someone's got to win a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe!
You may have missed out on the Gala. You might have seen the Gala and wanted more. Either way the Allstars Supershow, with its all-star sparkling line-up of some of the sassiest local and international comedians this globe has to offer, is sure to bring the house down in an uproarious night of glitz and giggles.
Elaborate, immoderate and definitely effeminate Upfront is the best of the Festivals stars in bras! A hilarious hall-full of the funniest women from Australia and overseas from punky to perky, CWA to NWA, Upfront never fails to be full of surprises from the gamut of the ladies of laughter.
In the name of art (and comedy), the Melbourne International Comedy
Festival and the National Gallery of Victoria join forces to break down
intellectual elitism and open your eyes to the greats of Australian art
in a way youve probably never seen them before.
At this years Festival of Funny, our favourite four-letter word is FREE! As audiences have come to expect, the family-friendly Big Laugh Out @
Fed Square showcases acts of a gob-smacking and often acrobatic nature.
Too hot for TV; it'll never be seen on the screen; you just can't do that on television!
Axed asks, 'is TV terminally tame'? In a tell-all interview Axed talks to Fiona O'Loughlin, Doug McLeod, Anthony Menchetti, the Fabulous Adam Richard and other guests about their behind-the-scenes misadventures and unexpected successes on the idiot box.