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.
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.
You'll have to put pants on and head out of the house for these podcasts... coming at you LIVE from the 2017 Festival!
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!
Take a dive into the sultry side of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Filled with some seductive songstresses and musical mayhem, cabaret is popping up all over the night life of Melbourne during the Festival. So if you're looking to catch a late night show, or keen to take a chance on something a bit different, here's a list of shows that might just tempt you to try some cabaret.
Top of the morning to ya! St. Patrick's Day takes over the globe on 17 March to celebrate all things Irish, so to join the festivities, we're celebrating all the Irish artists we have joining us at the Festival for 2017. So have a pint of Guinness and tuck into some laughs!
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Gala proudly supporting Oxfam is one of the hottest nights of the comedy calendar! This year's jam packed line-up featured artists from around the globe, but the laughter doesn't stop there! You can catch every single one of these top notch artists at the Festival in their own live shows! So whether you made it to the show, or eagerly waiting the broadcast - make sure you don't miss out on these ones.