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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2020 will not go ahead

Friday 13 March, 2020

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.

The success of our Festival is in the way that comedy transforms our city for the inspiration and entertainment of hundreds of thousands of comedy lovers.

Our primary concern is the health and welfare of our artists and participants, staff and audiences. Cancelling the Festival is heartbreaking but the only decision possible to support the community’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

For more information regarding refunds and how you can help click here.

We’re devastated by the news, thank everyone for their understanding and support and look forward to sharing a laugh with you again soon.