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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

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Apply now for the Funny Tonne!

Apply now for the Funny Tonne!

Since 2005, we've challenged die-hard fanatics to go head-to-head in a race to see the most Festival shows and take out the Funny Tonne title. Past Funny Tonners have gone on to careers writing about comedy… who will make their mark in 2019?

Pay the right price for tickets!

Great news! The Victorian Government has declared the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival a Major Event. Under the Major Events Act 2009 it is illegal for a 2019 Festival ticket to be resold or offered or advertised for resale for more than 10 percent above the face value purchase price of the ticket. Always purchase your tickets via comedyfestival.com.au.

Pay the right price for tickets!

Hannah Gadsby announces tour!

Huge news! The wonderful, world-wide sensation Hannah Gadsby has announced a new show!

Feb 5, 2019

Hannah Gadsby announces tour!

RAW Comedy Heats on now!

RAW Comedy events are now on across the country - head to a heat in your city.

RAW Comedy Heats on now!

Scotland's Larry Dean returns to the Festival in 2019

Watch Larry's performance at 2018's Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow.

Scotland's Larry Dean returns to the Festival in 2019

Michelle Wolf Australian debut announced

Exclusive to Melbourne, critically-acclaimed US star Michelle Wolf is making her way to the Festival!

Jan 14, 2019

Michelle Wolf Australian debut announced