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  • Trades Hall Comedy

    Say hello to Trades Hall Comedy – the Festival's one-stop destination for the best in new and emerging home-grown laughs! It's home to 20 awesome Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows and features an unbeatable bunch of awesome young artists. With drinks on-site and some left-of-centre surprises, Trades Hall Comedy will be the place to rock up and settle in for a night of laughs and libations. It’s our hottest comedy hub – the place to head when the sun goes down. It’s the place to take a punt on someone new and find a fresh favourite. Come for the giggles, stay for the good times! We're proud to be presenting this exciting program during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival! Trades Hall Comedy will be open six nights a week, no Wednesdays.

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  • Shows that may be suitable for a deaf or hard of hearing audience

    The following shows, though not Auslan interpreted, are suitable for a deaf or hard of hearing audience and people who speak a language other than English. These shows are primarily physical or visual, with little to no spoken dialogue.

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  • Podcasts

    You'll have to put pants on and head out of the house for these podcasts... coming at you LIVE from the 2017 Festival!

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  • Sketch Comedy

    The Melbourne International Comedy Festival embraces all kinds of humour, even if stand up is not your thing! This year we have a bounty of sketch shows on offer for you to laugh yourself silly with some absurd characters and fantastical fiction. Here's a small taste of a wide variety of sketch shows that part of our 2017 Festival. So if you love some character work, or want to take a punt on something a bit different, check them out!

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