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  • Our 2017 comedy competitions are now open

    Melbourne International Comedy Festival is looking for the hottest new talent in comedy - and it could be you! RAW COMEDY Australia’s largest national open mic comedy competition  2017 could be your time to make... Continue Reading

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  • Russell Howard - Round The World Tour 2017!

    We're super excited to announce that Russell Howard, one of the UK's most popular comedians, is heading back to Australia and New Zealand in 2017!   After completely selling out his 'Wonderbox' tour here in 2014,... Continue Reading

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  • Roadshow Perth

    Buckle up Perth, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival to His Majesty’s Theatre! With an all-killer,... Continue Reading

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  • Touring in 2017!

    FOLLOW THE FUNNY – INTERSTATE TOURS AND EVENTS The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is presenting some of the biggest international names at festivals and events around Australia. Check out who’s on tour... Continue Reading

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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... Continue Reading

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  • New broadcast partner and 2017 Gala host announced!

    We're delighted to today announce that ABC will be the 2017 broadcast partner for the Festival's signature events The Gala, Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow and The Great Debate. This... Continue Reading

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