Festival News

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


          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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  • Australians at Edinburgh Fringe

    August is upon us, and that means Edinburgh Festival Fringe! This year a bumper group of wonderful Australian comedians have made the trek to Scotland, including Barry Award winner Hannah Gadsby, Pinder Prize recipient Damien Power,... Continue Reading

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  • Australians in Montreal

    Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival is underway, and lots of our favourite Australian (and adopted Australian!) performers are taking to the stage in Galas and solo shows. We're chuffed to see so many great comedians repping... Continue Reading

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  • Get your comedy fix on TV!

    Thursday 13 July 2017 It may well and truly be winter outside but the comedy is heating up indoors! Settle in to series like Ronny Chieng: International Student, Sammy J's Democratic Party, Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell,... Continue Reading

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  • Helpmann nominations announced!

    Thursday 29 June 2017 A massive congratulations to Aunty Donna, Hannah Gadsby, Joel Creasey, Nazeem Hussain, Tom Ballard and Sammy J, who were announced last week as nominees for the 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy... Continue Reading

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  • Comedians Stand Up For Road Safety Across Victoria

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  • And The 2017 Award Winners Are...

    On Saturday 22 April at the Festival Club it was with our absolute pleasure that we announced the award winners for the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival! 2017 Barry Award Winner: Hannah Gadsby... Continue Reading

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  • More Nominees Announced! 2017 Best Newcomer

    NEWCOMER NOMINEES ANNOUNCED We're delighted to announce the nominees for the 2017 Best Newcomer Award! Angus Gordon Sad Boy Comedy Hour, Aaron Chen The Infinite Faces of Chenny Baby, Fringe Wives... Continue Reading

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  • Zack Dyer takes out RAW Comedy 2017!

    After months of heats and state final events, twelve finalists from across Australia took to the stage of Main Hall in Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 16 April in a battle of the LOLs, with Zack Dyer from Victoria taking out the... Continue Reading

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