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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

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2020 Moosehead Award applications now open!

2020 Moosehead Award applications now open!

The grant is back for another year, but with a few tweaks.

Sep 11, 2019

Information for Performers

Interested in performing at the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival? Click here to find everything you need to know!

Sep 3, 2019

Information for Performers

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!

WATCH: Musical Comedy

Love a laugh as much as you love a melody? Here's a bunch of musical comedy clips!

WATCH: Musical Comedy

2019 Edinburgh Fringe award winners!

And just like that, it's over! After one huge August, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe finishes up, and with it comes a huge list of award winners that need congratulating. 

Aug 26, 2019

2019 Edinburgh Fringe award winners!

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

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

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

2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees announced!

The shortlist for comedy's biggest prize has been announced! Featuring an incredibly diverse array of nominees, the Edinburgh Comedy Award shortlist has dropped, with rising stars and some familiar Melbourne International Comedy Festival faces.

Aug 22, 2019

2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees announced!

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