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  • Deadly Funny Showcase - YIRRAMBOI Festival

    Melbourne International Comedy Festival is delighted to partner with YIRRAMBOI – Australia’s premier First Nations arts festival – to present the Deadly Funny Showcase.  Cheeky and loud, black and... Continue Reading

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  • 2022 Festival dates

    SAVE THE DATE! The 35th Melbourne International Comedy Festival will take place from 30 March to 24 April 2022. Continue Reading

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  • 2021 Deadly Funny national winner announced

    SATURDAY 17 APRIL 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Deadly Funny National Grand Final took place today in Melbourne. Hosted by Dane Simpson, the show was a joyous celebration of fresh,... Continue Reading

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  • 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Awards

    Saturday 17 April, 2021 WINNERS ANNOUNCED On the final Saturday of the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Australian comedy industry came together to celebrate the highlights of this year’s Festival.... Continue Reading

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  • 2021 Award Nominees Announced

    MONDAY 12 APRIL, 2021 (updated Tuesday 13 April, 2021) Each year, the Festival recognises the shows and comedians that have everyone talking with a series of awards presented in the final week of the Festival. We are delighted... Continue Reading

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  • 2020/21 RAW Comedy Winner Announced

    SUNDAY 12 APRIL 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s RAW Comedy National Grand Final took place on Sunday 11 April 2021, celebrating the freshest and funniest new talent from around the country. Hosted by Dane... Continue Reading

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  • 2021 Class Clowns National Winner Announced

    MELBOURNE 31 MARCH, 2021 Today, 14-year-old Dhruv Rao (SA) from St John's Grammar was crowned the winner of the 25th annual Class Clowns National Grand Final, held as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival at... Continue Reading

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  • IT’S TIME TO LAUGH AGAIN!

    The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Is Back, Launching Its 2021 Festival With Special Guests Dilruk Jayasinha, Nath Valvo & Jude Perl MELBOURNE, MONDAY 22 MARCH 2021: Melbourne International Comedy Festival today launched... Continue Reading

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  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back!

    After a less than hilarious year, we’re back! The Festival kicks off next week! So get ready Melbourne, it’s well and truly time for a laugh. Thanks to Ben Russell, Lucy Fox, Frank Woodley, Andy Saunders, Dave... Continue Reading

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  • Funny Tonne 2021

    Looking for 2021 Funny Tonne reviews? CLICK HERE Think you’ve got what it takes to write the best comedy reviews? Melbourne International Comedy Festival is looking for budding reviewers and arts critics to throw their hat... Continue Reading

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