Melbourne International Comedy Festival acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live. We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' spirit, imagination and rich history of storytelling and humour that is an inspiration to all Australians.

We accept the invitation to walk together with First Nations people towards a more positive future for Australia, as described in the Uluru Statement From The Heart.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival team

Festival Director/CEO Susan Provan AO
Executive Director Damien Hodgkinson (to March 2024)

Deputy Festival Director Claire Hammond
Associate Director Gideon James
Producers Rebecca Austin, Anthony Noack, Peta Sloley
Producer: Education, Family & Development Programs Libby Lynch
Creative Advisor In Residence Kevin Kropinyeri
Venue Programming Manager Lillian Birch
Participant Services Manager Alexina Coad
Associate Producers: TV Events Claudia Nankervis, Sue Thomson
Tours Coordinator Hannah Norris
Assistant Producer Roan Johnson
Writer & Script Coordinator Chris Kennett
Company Manager Tom Noble

General Manager Kylie Mitchell
Finance Manager Torben Deinert
Office Manager Erin Joy Martin
Administration Assistants Amy Dorner, Emerson Ransom
Finance & Payroll Officer Claire Fievez

Marketing & Partnership Director Denise Damianos
Partnership Managers Chelsea Guy (parental leave cover), Genevieve Kelly
Marketing Campaigns Manager Adrian Joannou
Social Media Specialist Brooke Reilly
Digital Marketing Coordinator Drishti Chawla
Marketing Operations Coordinator Lizzy Carmine
Social Media & Digital Content Assistant Alex Lowes
Editor Andi Lawson-Moore

Technical Director Nathan Hale
Production Manager: Venues Iain Behan
Production Manager: Shows Alison Graham
Production Manager: Galas Kim Freeman
Production Manager: Special Events Cat Cardilini
Production Manager: Logistics Zach Mangan
Senior Production Coordinator Jess Dunn
Production Coordinator: Special Events Jessica Summit
Production Coordinator Bec Poulter
Production Administrator Isabel Lobos Caneleo
Precinct Coordinators Jess Hutton, Rudi Lo, David Tiernan
Rovers Niko Wajon, Eloise Whibley

Galas & Special Events Set Design Morwenna Schenck
Galas Lighting Design Tom Wright
Special Events Lighting Design Amelia Lever-Davidson
Deadly Funny Set Design Colin Mitchell

Ticketing Manager Rachel Hanley
Deputy Ticketing Manager Nick Turner
Assistant Ticketing Manager Oliver Bailey, Kristin Burns
Box Office Manager Elouise Hourn-Smith
Call Centre Manager Edie Polkinghorne

Venues Manager Katy Barron
Deputy Venues Manager Eve Gilbert
Assistant Venues Managers Anna Field, Bonnie Perry

National Publicity Asha Holmes, Meg Bennett, Millie Corser, Tiki Menegola for Asha Holmes Publicity
Design Actual Size, Andrew Doodson, Lorna Hendry, Millmaine Entertainment
Websites Calico
Festival Content Production Stupid Old Studios, LateNite
Festival Ticketing Red61
Finance John Paxinos & Associates
Festival Lawyers marshalls+dent+wilmoth Lawyers
Festival Photographers Jim Lee, Nick Robertson, T J Garvie
IT Support Redfly IT
Media Buyer Millmaine Entertainment
Media Monitoring Streem