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Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Comedy Fest's Neighbourhood Sessions

Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Comedy Fest's Neighbourhood Sessions

Watch out, we’re bringing the Comedy Festival to your neighbourhood!

If you like your laughs local, we’re heading out of the CBD and straight to your ‘hood, showcasing some of the biggest names in comedy alongside the country’s best new talent.

Over four big weekends, some of Melbourne’s favourite local venues will come alive with the Neighbourhood Sessions. Chock full of favourites, and a great look at what’s hot through the Festival, these shows will keep you laughing all the (short) way home.

You won’t have to go far this year to see some of the best the Festival has to offer.

Coming soon to a suburb near you!

Thornbury Theatre

Fri 18 Mar show 8pm, doors & bar 7pm 

Featuring: MC Ivan Aristeguieta (Venezuela), Anna Piper Scott, Takashi Wakasugi (Japan), Andrew Hansen, Prue Blake


Bunjil Place, Narre Warren

Sat 19 Mar 7.30pm 

Featuring: MC Carl Donnelly (UK), Kirsty Webeck, Emma Holland, Takashi Wakasugi (Japan), Dahn Rozario


Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee

Fri 25 Mar 7.30pm 

Featuring: MC Sami Shah, Jude Perl, Josh Glanc, Carl Donnelly (UK), He Huang (China)


Footscray Community Arts
Fri 1 Apr 8pm 

Featuring: MC Harley Breen, Sami Shah, David Quirk, Floyd Alexander-Hunt, He Huang (China)


Kingston Arts, Moorabbin
Sat 2 Apr 8pm 

Featuring: MC Harley Breen, Kirsty Webeck, David Quirk, Dane Simpson, Lauren Bonner


Darebin Arts Centre, Preston
Sun 3 Apr 5pm 

Featuring: MC Carl Donnelly (UK), Luke Heggie, Michelle Brasier, Dane Simpson, He Huang (China)


Town Hall Broadmeadows
Fri 8 Apr 8pm 

Featuring: MC Harley Breen, Sami Shah, Chris Ryan, Jude Perl, Dahn Rozario

Show duration 120mins including a 20min interval

Strictly for audiences 18+

This show contains: Occasional coarse language.


Before and after the show

  • Stay COVIDSafe

    The safety and wellbeing of all artists, audiences and staff is our number one priority so we ask that all visitors to Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows follow COVIDSafe practices.

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  • The Festival Club

    No Festival experience is complete without a night at the Festival Club!

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