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The Comedy Files - Issue #7

The Comedy Files - Issue #7

Issue #7 of The Comedy Files is out now! In this issue we chat to Greg Larsen, dive into the video archives with Lynda 'Gibbo' Gibson, hear from Nazeem Hussain on the Festival show that blew his mind and hit you with another round of our Comedy Quiz!

Sep 21, 2021

Audible Presents: Live From 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Comedy for your ears! Audible Presents: Live from 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival is available now! All seven eps are up on Audible, so head over and have a listen.

Jul 6, 2021

Audible Presents: Live From 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Can Comedy Facilitate Healing?

We're using NAIDOC week to amplify the voices of the First Nations voices on the Australian comedy scene and in doing so, asking them how comedy facilitates healing.

Jul 4, 2021

Can Comedy Facilitate Healing?

National Reconciliation Week 2021

There’s heaps of events happening online (and in person for those outside of Victoria) - and if you missed it during the Festival, for Reconciliation Week we’ve made our online panel Deadly Funny Women: In Conversation available again here.

May 27, 2021

National Reconciliation Week 2021

RAW Comedy 2021 Regos Now Open!

Our 2021 winter season of RAW Comedy are open now! Head to the RAW Comedy website for all the deets!

May 19, 2021

RAW Comedy 2021 Regos Now Open!

Deadly Funny Showcase at YIRRAMBOI Festival

Don't miss this line-up of some of Deadly Funny's finest graduates at YIRRAMBOI Festival in May!

Apr 28, 2021

Deadly Funny Showcase at YIRRAMBOI Festival

2021 Deadly Funny national winner

Congratulations to the 2021 Deadly Funny winner Jahmarley Dawson

Apr 17, 2021

2021 Deadly Funny national winner

2020/21 RAW Comedy National Winner

Congratulations to Prue Blake from Victoria, the 2020/21 RAW Comedy Winner!

Apr 10, 2021

2020/21 RAW Comedy National Winner

2021 Class Clowns National Winner

Congratulations to Dhruv Rao from SA; the winner of the 25th annual Class Clowns National Grand Final!

Mar 31, 2021

2021 Class Clowns National Winner

Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage $20 Tix

We're at the half-way mark of the Festival, a bunch of new shows start this week and we've just released a stack of $20* Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage tickets! Get in quick - tix are limited.

Apr 5, 2021

Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage $20 Tix

EXTRA SHOWS ADDED

The Festival is in full swing and shows are selling out - so much so that many artists have added extra dates! These artists are in demand, so get in quick...

Mar 29, 2021

EXTRA SHOWS ADDED

We've officially launched the 2021 Festival!

Melbourne International Comedy Festival today launched its 34th year of laughs with Creative Industries Minister, The Hon. Danny Pearson MP officially launching the Festival.

Mar 23, 2021

We've officially launched the 2021 Festival!