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Trades Hall Comedy is the Festival's one-stop destination for the best in new and emerging home-grown laughs! It's home to 22 awesome Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows and features an unbeatable bunch of Australian and New Zealand artists. Trades Hall Comedy - open six nights a week, no Wednesdays.
Sick of catching yourself laughing out loud on the bus? Unplug the earphones… lots of podcast treats are recording LIVE during the Festival!
Like something a bit different? If you like the weird and wacky comedy that we've got to offer - then check a list of some shows that offer something that no one could define as "traditional".
The Festival is over 30 years old now, and there are some artists out there who have been with us for most of that now! Here's a bunch of Festival veterans that have been conquering the Festival for over 10 years now. If you're looking for a surefire laugh, you can bet on this bunch!
The international component of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is growing each year and artists from across the waters are falling in love with our Festival. These artists have received critical acclaimed in their home country and now they're here to make themselves known. Check out these bright stars!
It's not all stand-up! Sketch is a thriving form of comedy, whether it's improv or written scenes, there is a lot of sketch ensembles ready to make you laugh this Festival. Whether it's fast paced, outrageously silly or completely unscripted - check out some of the sketch on offer.
If you're looking for some sultry songstresses, dulcet tones or glamrock gags - the Festival boasts a bill of rockstars that can hit the right note and the right joke. Cabaret and musical comedy know how to put on a show, so if you're looking for a show with a bit of rhythm, check these out!
A list of some of the fabulous women to catch at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Check out some of these fantastic female artists visiting from across the seas!
These brilliant performers have nabbed themselves Festival awards and nominations in recent years. Don't miss them at this year's Festival!
Head along to support female artists performing shows at the Festival for the first time!
Having performed in the final of RAW Comedy, Deadly Funny or Class Clowns years, these performers have gone from strength to strength and taken the next step in their careers.
Celebrate the start of the Comedy Festival – and the Easter long weekend! – with a glass of bubbles on us. Simply show your printed ticket to any show on that night on Thursday 29 March, and collect your fizz. * C’mon, even Jesus had a glass of wine at Easter! * Limited to one drink per customer and for customers 18+ only. Ticket holders must also present a valid ID at the bar to collect a drink. For further terms and conditions visit The Coopers Malthouse website.
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