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Check back here regularly for all the latest Festival promotions and special events.

  • The Great Debate & Upfront - on sale now!

    Two huge Festival Special Events! They're always Festival highlights and sell like hotcakes, so get in quick to secure your tickets for The Great Debate and Upfront!  Taking place in the grand surrounds of... Continue Reading

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  • Perth and Alice Springs Roadshow now on sale!

    Buckle up Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming back and hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival! Each year we hand pick some... Continue Reading

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  • Melbourne's comedy Christmas specials

    It’s the silly season, and while the snow is falling in other parts of the world our city is being covered with laughter! There’s a bunch of Christmas supershows going on around Melbourne, so if you’re... Continue Reading

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  • 2018 competitions now open!

    Think you’ve got a particularly funny bone? Time to show the world what you’ve got! It’s that time of year again where we put the call out to Australia, as we trek around to every corner of our nation looking for... Continue Reading

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  • Follow the funny! 2018 interstate tours

    DAVID O'DOHERTY Nominee: Barry Award 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival  Unhook your mindbras. David O'Doherty is coming back to Australia with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played... Continue Reading

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  • We're returning to India!

    Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Comedy Wagon proudly present Get ready, India! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to you with the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy... Continue Reading

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  • 2018 Artist registrations are now open

    The stage is set... We're prepping for Festival 2018! Artist registrations are now open! If you're thinking of presenting a show in the 2018 Festival head to our registration site to get started. Registrations close on... Continue Reading

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  • Rich Hall returns

    Winner: Barry Award 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival  Winner: Perrier Award Edinburgh Fringe Everyone’s favourite sardonic straight shooter, Rich Hall, returns! After a sell-out tour in 2016 the... Continue Reading

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  • #SAYYES

          On Wednesday 15 November, Australia said Yes to marriage equality. We are delighted to see Australia standing up for marriage equality and respect for all. We... Continue Reading

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  • RAW Comedy 2017 is coming to SBS VICELAND!

    Round off your weekend in front of the telly as RAW Comedy 2017 comes to SBS Viceland! Tune in at 8.30pm on Sunday 20 August to see all the action from our National Grand Final, where the best and boldest new comedians took the... Continue Reading

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