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In 2019 the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is once again committed to making a number of its shows accessible to patrons.

Many of the venues hosting Comedy Festival shows will be accessible for persons with mobility issues and we'll also have a number of shows and events interpreted by Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreters.

We are continuing to refine the added features to our website to allow patrons to search by accessible venues in the drop down menu at the top of the homepage, and included a list of Auslan interpreted shows below. 


Auslan Interpreted Shows 2019
Please note that the full 2019 Festival Program will be available from Tuesday 12 February - check back after this time for the full list of Auslan Interpreted shows.

Performer Show Name Category Interpreter Dates Interpreter 
Alice Tovey Garbage Monster Cabaret Sun 14 April, 7pm Kirri Dangerfield
Cal Wilson Gifted Underachiever Stand-up Wed 17 April, 7pm  Susan Emerson
Claire Healy Truth of Claire Cabaret Thu 11 April, 6pm Kirri Dangerfield

Dazza & Keif

Go Viral Theatre Wed 3 April, 6.45pm Paola Mitchell
Dr. Duck Bulk Billing Sketch Thu 18 April, 7pm Susan Emerson
Foil, Arms & Hog Craic-ling Sketch Wed 17 April, 6.45pm TBC
Geraldine Hickey Things Are Going Well Stand-up Thu 11 April, 7pm Michelle Ashley


1900-Lisa-Skye Stand-up Sat 13 April, 4pm 

Lynn Gordon

The Listies

R.O.F.L.S.H.A.L.B.O.W.C.O. (Rolling on the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out)

Kids Comedy Sat 13 April, 11am
Rebecca White
Single Asian Female by Michelle Law   Theatre Thu 11 April, 8.30pm Linda D'Ornay and Glenda Judd
Tom Ballard Enough Stand-up Wed 10 April, 9.45pm Kirri Dangerfield

Wil Anderson


Stand-up Wed 17 April, 7pm  Marc Ethan
Tommy Little Self-Diagnosed Genius Stand-up Wed 10 April, 8.15pm Kirri Dangerfield
Carl Donnelly Full of Beans Stand-up Sat 6 April, 8.30pm Marc Ethan
Eleanor Tiernan Success Without a Sex Tape Stand-up Wed 10 April, 7.00pm Benji Hopman
Sarah Keyworth Dark Horse Stand-up Fri 12 April, 8.30pm Rebecca White
Mark Watson The Infinite Show Stand-up Sun 7 April, 6pm Marc Ethan
Jude Perl I Have A Face Cabaret Wed 10 April, 8.30pm TBC
Diana Nguyen Dirty Diana Stand-up Thu 18 April, 9.45pm Susan Emerson
Up Next Comedy   Stand-up Fri 12 April, 7pm Marc Ethan


Other Accessible Shows

We also feature some shows that may be suitable for a deaf or hard of hearing audience.

Check back after the full program is available on Tuesday 12 February for a list of shows, though not Auslan interpreted, that are suitable for a deaf or hard of hearing audience and people who speak a language other than English. These shows are primarily physical or visual, with little to no spoken dialogue. 


Relaxed performances
Relaxed Performances welcome audiences who may require a more relaxed sensory experience and casual environment. Audiences can expect a reduction in the intensity of light and sound, access to a de-stress break area, the house lights staying up, and a relaxed attitude to noise and movement from the audience during the show.

Performer Show Name Category Relaxed Performance Dates Relaxed Performance Guide
The Listies R.O.F.L.S.H.A.L.B.O.W.C.O. (Rolling on
the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out)
Kids comedy Sat 6 April, 11am
Sat 13 April, 11am
Sat 20 April, 11am 
Lisa-Skye 1900-Lisa-Skye Stand-up

Fri 12 April, 8.30pm 

Sat 13 April, 4.30pm