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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Simon Amstell What Is This? (United Kingdom)

Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Simon Amstell What Is This? (UK)

Following a sold-out UK tour and residencies in London and New York, the UK’s Simon Amstell returns to Melbourne for the first time since 2012! What is This? is a deeply personal, funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love.

A prolific comedian, presenter, screenwriter and actor, Simon may be best known as the host of 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and star of sitcom 'Grandma’s House'. In his stand-up he has always worn his heart on his sleeve, honestly and intimately exploring his own insecurities on stage. The 2019 Simon is happier and perhaps a little wiser, but remains a thoughtful performer, marvellously funny and profound in equal measure.

‘Wise and funny… strikes a beautiful balance between perky and pained, anxious and ironic’ The Guardian (UK)

‘His fifth and finest stand-up show. Propelled in equal parts by real jokes and a real sense of emotional unburdening, this was an uplifting, effortlessly entertaining hour.'  The Times 

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