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Aussies hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

Aussies hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

After two years of closed borders, Australian comedians are excited to be dusting off their passports and setting their sights on the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

Aug 1, 2022

NAIDOC Week 2022

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with the funniest First Nations talent from across the country

Jul 3, 2022

NAIDOC Week 2022

Watch the 2022 RAW Comedy National Grand Final on SBS Viceland

The 2022 final, hosted by Nikki Britton and featuring the freshest and funniest new talent from around the country, will air on SBS VICELAND on Saturday 18 June 2022.

Jun 10, 2022

Watch the 2022 RAW Comedy National Grand Final on SBS Viceland

2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 Award winners and nominees!

Apr 23, 2022

2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award Winners

Meet our Deadly Funny National Grand Final winner!

The 2022 Deadly Funny title was awarded to Janty Blair from Butchulla QLD, with special mentions given to David Human and Dora Smith.

Apr 16, 2022

Meet our Deadly Funny National Grand Final winner!

Meet our RAW Comedy National Grand Final winners!

The RAW Comedy crown will be shared this year, with joint winners Alexandra Hudson and Bron Lewis taking out the 2022 RAW Comedy title!

Apr 10, 2022

Meet our RAW Comedy National Grand Final winners!

Meet our Class Clowns National Grand Final winner!

Congratulations to Erin Almeida from Loreto College in Ballarat Victoria, the winner of the 2022 Class Clowns National Grand Final!

Apr 6, 2022

Meet our Class Clowns National Grand Final winner!

The Funny Tonne Reviews are in!

Armed with a pen and a coveted Festival VIP pass, Funny Tonners review shows right across the Fest. Keep your finger on the Festival's pulse with our Funny Tonne reviews!

The Funny Tonne Reviews are in!

Trades Hall $15 Rush Tickets!

This year we’ve got a deal for last-minute comedy lovers with exclusive Rush tickets at one of our hottest comedy hubs, Trades Hall. Every night (except Wednesdays) you can access $15 Rush tickets!

Trades Hall $15 Rush Tickets!

Mitsubishi $20 Tix returns along with a new one-night-only event 'Laugh Outlandish'

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s relationship with Mitsubishi Motors continues for a second year in 2022 with Mitsubishi Tix the Mitsubishi Outlander Comedy Convoy, a one-night only money-can’t-buy event and more!

Mar 11, 2022

Mitsubishi $20 Tix returns along with a new one-night-only event 'Laugh Outlandish'

Win tickets to an exclusive night of laughs for that special someone who is 10/10!

Tell us in 25 words or less who you think deserves a night of laughs. Winners will receive four tickets to an exclusive night out at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – two for them and two for the person they nominate.

Mar 28, 2022

Win tickets to an exclusive night of laughs for that special someone who is 10/10!

2022 Gala and Opening Night Hosts announced!

The Gala, proudly supporting Oxfam, will be hosted by the luminescent Steph Tisdell. Then one week later, the impressively dapper Rhys Nicholson will take on hosting duties for the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow.

Mar 4, 2022

2022 Gala and Opening Night Hosts announced!