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26 days of comedy content...

26 days of comedy content...

To celebrate the Festival we love we will be sharing a clip each day from Festivals gone by... check them out here.

Mar 25, 2020

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2020 will not go ahead

With great sadness we must announce that following the Prime Minister’s statement about non-essential mass gatherings, the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival will not go ahead.

Mar 13, 2020

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2020 will not go ahead

2020 ticket holder information

More info on refunds for 2020 Festival ticket holders

Mar 16, 2020

2020 ticket holder information

2020 Roadshow will not go ahead

We have made the very difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, set to take place from April to July.

Mar 20, 2020

2020 Roadshow will not go ahead

RAW Comedy and Class Clowns events continue

Important information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and upcoming RAW Comedy and Class Clowns events

Mar 14, 2020

RAW Comedy and Class Clowns events continue

Festival Favourites' Recommendations

Navigating the program guide can be hard! We feel you. So we've asked some Festival favourites, local legends and Melbourne personalities for their tips on who to see in 2020.

Festival Favourites' Recommendations

WATCH: Musical Comedy

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

WATCH: Musical Comedy

Applications are now open for Funny Tonne 2020!

We're looking for budding reviewers and arts critics to throw their hat in the Funny Tonne ring and go head-to-head in a race to see and review the most Festival shows.

Feb 25, 2020

Applications are now open for Funny Tonne 2020!

Host of the Gala Announced!

Steph Tisdell has been announced as the host of Australian comedy’s night of nights - The Gala in support of Oxfam.

Feb 21, 2020

Host of the Gala Announced!

Indian All-Star Comedy Showcase Cast Announced!

A red-hot showcase of Indian Superstars just announced!

Feb 6, 2020

Indian All-Star Comedy Showcase Cast Announced!

Comedy Zone Asia Cast Announced!

Get a taste of these international stars as we head into the sixth year of Comedy Zone Asia!

Jan 23, 2020

Comedy Zone Asia Cast Announced!

Fundraiser events and comedy shows

The comedy community are rallying together to help raise funds for those battling and affected by the bushfires. There are comedy fundraisers happening around the country, check out what's happening in your town.

Jan 6, 2020

Fundraiser events and comedy shows