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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

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Aussies storm Edinburgh Fringe!

Aussies storm Edinburgh Fringe!

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is off and with it comes an influx of performers from right across the globe, so we want to give a shout out some of the Aussies doing us proud!

Jul 31, 2019

The Roadshow returns to Asia!

After one of our biggest tours to date, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow makes its way back to Asia.

Jul 16, 2019

The Roadshow returns to Asia!

WATCH: Classic Clips

Delve into the archive of some Galas gone past - head over to our YouTube and rediscover come timeless Festival moments.

WATCH: Classic Clips

Overseas Artist Expressions of Interest for 2020 are now open!

If you live outside Australia and New Zealand and wish to perform at the 2020 Festival, expressions of interest are now open!

Overseas Artist Expressions of Interest for 2020 are now open!

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

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.

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars in Edinburgh!

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!

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!