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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.

Save the date!

SAVE THE DATE! The 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival will be held from Wednesday 25 March to Sunday 19 April 2020.

Save the date!

Listen: Geraldine Hickey

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

Listen: Geraldine Hickey

Now recruiting!

We are currently looking for an Office Manager to join our team.

Now recruiting!

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

Herald Sun - Comedian Q&As

Get to know the 2019 Festival comedians! Major Media Partner Herald Sun have put together loads of Q&As so you can get to know what expect from their shows in 2019!

Herald Sun - Comedian Q&As

Watch: In The Zone

Meet this years participants of The Comedy Zone in Channel 31's 8th Annual "In The Zone" documentary. Follow five up and coming comedians on a personal journey towards performing in the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival's infamous The Comedy Zone.

Apr 9, 2019

Watch: In The Zone

Fabian Woods is our 2019 Deadly Funny champion!

A massive congratulations to Fabian Woods from Western Australia - our 2019 Deadly Funny National Winner! Fabian had the audience and judges (Kevin Kropinyeri, Caroline Martin, Celia Pacquola and Sam Simmons) in stitches from the get-go, with nonstop punchlines and tales of growing up in a low socio-economic community. The event was expertly hosted by Steph Tisdell, and special guests Luca & Tyler Saunders, Dhungala Baarka and 2018 Deadly Funny winner Leon Filewood all performed killer sets.

Fabian Woods is our 2019 Deadly Funny champion!