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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

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Aboriginal Comedy Allstars in Edinburgh!

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars in Edinburgh!

We’re delighted to announce that the wonderful Aboriginal Comedy Allstars will make their Fringe debut in Edinburgh 2019! Featuring Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders and 2019 Pinder Prize winner Steph Tisdell, this is fresh, fierce and funny comedy from the oldest culture on earth.

WATCH: Aaron Chen at The Opening Night Supershow 2019

This year's Directors' Choice Award winner made his Opening Night debut, and smashed it.

WATCH: Aaron Chen at The Opening Night Supershow 2019

Helpmann Awards 2019 nominations announced!

The nominees for the 2019 Helpmann Awards have been announced, and with it comes a huge list of comedy legends being given the nod for their achievements.

Jun 12, 2019

Helpmann Awards 2019 nominations announced!

Audible Presents: Live from the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019

You can now listen to some of the most incredible breakthrough performers from the 2019 Festival as part of the first Australian live audio recording for Audible Original.

May 29, 2019

Audible Presents: Live from the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019

Watch: Urzila Carlson

Check out the opening set from our 2019 Allstar Supershow host!

Watch: Urzila Carlson

Save the date!

SAVE THE DATE! The 2020 Festival will be held Wed 25 Mar to Sun 19 Apr 2020.

Save the date!

Listen: Geraldine Hickey

Listen to the 2019 'Piece of Wood' winner's set, recorded for ABC Radio Melbourne.

Listen: Geraldine Hickey

Up Next is back!

Up Next returns for it's first show post-Festival! A stand-up comedy night produced and presented by Australia’s funniest young comedians. With a fresh line-up every month, we are thrilled to be returning to Arts Centre Melbourne from June 1!

May 6, 2019

Up Next is back!

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!

On Saturday 20 April at The Toff In Town we announced the recipients of the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Awards - and what a lovely bunch they are! A huge and hearty congratulations to all the winners and nominees who have helped to make the 2019 Festival so fabulous.

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!

2019 Award Nominees announced

2019 Award nominees and Pinder Prize recipients announced!

Apr 16, 2019

2019 Award Nominees announced

Fady Kassab wins RAW Comedy 2019!

Congratulations to Fady Kassab (NSW) - our 2019 RAW Comedy Winner! Fady took out the top spot, alongside runners up Laura Hutchinson (WA) and Suraj Kolarkar (QLD). Fady will now go on to compete in 'So You Think You're Funny' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fady Kassab wins RAW Comedy 2019!

2019 Award Nominations announcement

Nominee announcement for the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival awards will be made at 10.30am on Tuesday 16 April.

Apr 15, 2019

2019 Award Nominations announcement