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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

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  • Stand Up! Grants

    A grant supporting a new generation of strong funny women serious about comedy We are very pleased with the announcement of Stand Up! Grants, an Andrews Labor Government initiative inspired by the talent and promise of Eurydice... Continue Reading

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  • Urzila Carlson is our host for Opening Night!

    We're so delighted to announce that the wonderful Urzila Carlson will host the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow! This huge curtain-raising event will take place at the Palais Theatre on Wednesday 27 March at... Continue Reading

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  • Hannah Gadsby announces tour!

    Huge news! The wonderful, world-wide sensation Hannah Gadsby has announced a new show and tour! Her tenth solo show was 'Nanette'. It did alright. Nanette played around Australia and the UK for 18 months –... Continue Reading

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  • Michelle Wolf Australian debut announced!

    It's with great excitement that we announce the Australian debut of none other than Michelle Wolf! Exclusive to Melbourne, the fearless and critically-acclaimed US star Michelle Wolf is making her way to Melbourne... Continue Reading

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  • RAW Comedy heats start this week!

    Can you believe it?? RAW Comedy 2019 is off and running! Our search for Australia’s funniest starts NOW, with the first RAW Comedy heat taking place in South Australia this weekend. From there it’s all systems go around... Continue Reading

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  • Stuck for Christmas gifts?

    DON'T WORRY, WE'VE GOT YOUR SORTED. People say that time with family and friends is the greatest gift. The ‘presence is presents enough’. OK, so maybe that’s a nice sentiment, but we reckon tickets to the... Continue Reading

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  • Two huge shows you won't want to miss!

    The Great Debate and Upfront on sale now! Want to see something special, but just can't decide what to book?  We are here to help! Buy your tickets for Upfront or The Great Debate, both on sale now!  THE GREAT... Continue Reading

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  • 2019 Competitions Open!

    Think you’ve got a particularly funny bone? Time to show the world what you’ve got! It’s that time of year again! We're putting the call out to Australia, trekking around to every corner of our nation to... Continue Reading

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  • My First Festival

    It’s that time of year! Registrations have closed for the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, so it’s time for artists to get that show idea off the ground and for audiences to start revving up for what’s... Continue Reading

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  • We're off to India!

    Thursday 27 September, 2018 The Roadshow is taking to the skies again! We're super excited to announce that we'll be heading to India for a five-city tour this November, hitting Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Delhi before... Continue Reading

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