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101.9 The Fox and 105.1 Triple M Melbourne named Official Radio Partners of the 2024 Festival

101.9 The Fox and 105.1 Triple M Melbourne named Official Radio Partners of the 2024 Festival

In an epic combination of radio waves and comedic folly, SCA’s 101.9 The Fox and 105.1 Triple M Melbourne today proudly announced their shared official partnership with the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Feb 12, 2024

The Gala and Opening Night host announcement

Lizzy Hoo and Guy Montgomery announced as The Gala and Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow hosts.

Feb 21, 2024

The Gala and Opening Night host announcement

Funny Tonne Applications now open

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 in the ring for Funny Tonne, proudly supported by ArtsHub.

Feb 22, 2024

Funny Tonne Applications now open

2024 Stand Up! Grant recipients announced

This year’s recipients include Melbourne comedians Nat Harris and Bridget Hassed, as well as the comedy collective Breast of the Fest.

Feb 13, 2024

2024 Stand Up! Grant recipients announced

Announcing the cast of Comedy Zone 2024

We're delighted to announce the brilliant cast for the 2024 Comedy Zone – Frankie Rowsthorn (WA), Henry Yan (VIC), Meg Jäger (QLD), Rapha Manajem (VIC) and William Wang (VIC)

Dec 20, 2023

Announcing the cast of Comedy Zone 2024

RAW Comedy 2023 on SBS Viceland

They’re some of the best new talent in Australian comedy and you can catch them on SBS VICELAND on Saturday 22 July at 9.25pm. Pop it in your calendar, set a reminder, get your mates around and tune in to the 2023 RAW Comedy National Grand Final!

Jul 11, 2023

RAW Comedy 2023 on SBS Viceland

Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023 - Nominees

The 2023 nominees have been announced for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, an eagerly anticipated event in the world of comedy, recognising outstanding comedic talent emerging from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Aug 25, 2023

Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023 - Nominees

Aussies at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

Edinburgh Fringe approaches, bringing forth a delightful array of Australian comedians! If you're journeying north for the month or know anyone in that part of town, be sure to encourage them to show their support and attend these fantastic performances by our exceptional local talents.

Aussies at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

Light The Way Home Fundraiser

Mid-way through the 2023 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we joined forces with cult Melbourne Comedy Room Hairbrush Comedy for one night only to present a stellar line-up of women, non-binary and queer comics, to raise money for Light The Way Home.

Jun 22, 2023

Light The Way Home Fundraiser

On the road to win!

Go into the draw to win one of three getaway packages to the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, including 5-star accommodation, tickets to the Festival and dining!

On the road to win!

40th Annual Green Room Awards recipients

A massive congratulations to Geraldine Quinn & Cameron Thomas, Samantha Andrew & Mel O'Brien and Game Boys Comedy, who were announced as winners in their categories at the 2023 Green Room Awards – for their Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows.

May 30, 2023

40th Annual Green Room Awards recipients

2023 Festival Award winners announced

Congratulations to our 2023 Award winners Gillian Cosgriff, Aiden Willcox & Isaac Haigh, Hannah Camilleri, Takashi Wakasugi, Dan Rath and Urzila Carlson.

Apr 22, 2023

2023 Festival Award winners announced