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Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

The (Very) Big Laugh Out

IN PERSON
Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

The (Very) Big Laugh Out

Please note: all Monday 18 April sessions as well as Tuesday 19 April sessions of Dino’s Got Talent and Great Big Comedy Show for The (Very) Big Laugh Out at Melbourne Museum have been cancelled due to inclement weather. Tuesday 19 April session of Wantok will still proceed in an indoor setting if required – see Melbourne Museum staff for directions. 

The best stand-up, physical and musical comedy performers. Right through the school hols! Totally free.

It’s exciting, it’s surprising, it’s unpredictable – it’s The (Very) Big Laugh Out!

A fabulous line-up of action-packed, free-flowing family fun running right through the school holidays. The best bit? It’s totally FREE!

Featured shows:

Dinos Got Talent
Join the world’s longest-running* talent competition. Tumbling triceratops, hadrosaurs in hula hoops, epic veloci-rap battles, who will win? Come see oddly familiar Festival faces decked out as their favourite dino-stars competing for the top title.
* 65 million years old!

Wantok (AUS/PNG)
Sean Choolburra, Alyson Joyce and Sean Murphy
create a riotous tour of our Antipodean cultures with stories, songs, dances and lots of cheeky humour!

Wantok opens kids' minds to the compelling history and unique humour of their native land, one unpredictable tale at a time!
Catch Wantok from 16-24 April at 3pm at Melbourne Museum. Click here to secure your free ticket!

The (Very) Big Laugh Out special guest performers include Anna Pocket Rocket, Clara Cupcakes, Dane Simpson, Garry Starr, Lauren Bok, Oliver Coleman, Patrick Collins, Tash York, The Listies, The Travelling Sisters and many many more!

Where & When

FED SQUARE MAIN STAGE
1 – 23 April

Fri 5pm (90mins)
Sat & Sun 1.30pm & 3pm (60mins)

24 April
Sun 1.30pm

MELBOURNE MUSEUM PLAZA
12 – 
19 April (no show Good Friday 15 April)
12pm Dino’s Got Talent
1.30pm Great Big Comedy Show

All Ages
Suitable for audiences All Ages

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

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