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As seen on the Allstars Supershow

Catch the cast of the Allstars Supershow 2024 at the Festival

Urzila Carlson recommends

Catch these top acts, as recommended by Urzila Carlson

Comedy from the Coven

A line-up of dark shows to watch!

Sez's Picks!

Your fave internet comedian has shared her Festival watch list!

As heard on Comedy Bites!

Hosted by ABC Radio Melbourne's David Astle and Alice Zaslavsky

One Night Only!

Blink and you'll miss these shows...

As seen at UPFRONT

Catch the full shows of Upfront's cast!

LATE NIGHT SHOWS

For the night owls - there's something to keep you entertained all night long!

First Nations Spotlight

The deadliest comedy at the Festival!

As seen on The Gala

Catch the cast of The Gala 2024 at the Festival

As seen on Comedy Zone Asia Allstars!

Loved them and want more? Come watch their shows!

2024 Moosehead Benefit Recipients

Artists that have received funding to bring their best to the biggest comedy festival in the country!

LINE-UP SHOWS

A line-up of line-ups!

Duos, Trios & Troupes

Two, three or more... for the price of one!

Comedy at the Pub!

Serving up refreshing drinks and laughs!

Special International Guests

#MICF proudly presents international comedy legends!

Nick's Picks

Funny man Nick Cody shares his top picks for this Festival!

Anirban's Top 10 Picks

Anirban shares his personal watch list for this year's Festival!

Study Melbourne recommends

Study Melbourne's Comedy Festival picks!

Game-a-fied shows

Let's play! Here are this year's shows based around or involving a game.

Previous MICF Award Winners and Nominees

These seasoned pros have earned their stripes through previous MICF nominations or wins.

Festival News & Videos

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Introducing Shayla Keane, 2024 National Class Clowns winner

Introducing Shayla Keane, 2024 National Class Clowns winner

Shayla Keane from Santa Maria College in Perth has been awarded the winner of the 28th annual Class Clowns National Grand Final, held as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Mar 29, 2024

GIAGO awards $15K in new grants to support emerging comedy artists

Fifteen Festival artists have been awarded cash grants, helping them to reach new audiences in 2024, thanks to Festival Partner, GIAGO.

Mar 25, 2024

GIAGO awards $15K in new grants to support emerging comedy artists

Comedy Cocktails at The Westin

Not only are there a stack of awesome shows to catch at The Westin Melbourne this year, they are once again serving up delicious Comedy Cocktails! To celebrate our 2024 Westin Comedy Cocktails we asked Claire Hooper and Nath Valvo to have a go at making up some for themselves (don’t worry, we promise The Westin are far better at it).

Mar 24, 2024

Comedy Cocktails at The Westin

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

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

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