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Once again the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for 2018 is 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 2018

Performer Show Name Category Interpreter Dates Interpreter 
Alice Tovey Existential Crisis Cabaret TBC TBC

Betty Grumble

Love & Anger

Cabaret Sun 22 Apr, 8.45pm Lynn Gordon
Cal Wilson Hindsight Stand-up Wed 11 Apr, 7pm Susan Emerson
Emma J Hawkins I am not a Unicorn! Theatre Sat 14 Apr, 5.30pm

Lynn Gordon

Fin Taylor

Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey

Stand-up Thu 12 Apr, 8.15pm Kirri Dangerfield
Geraldine Hickey Plucky Stand-up Sat 7 Apr, 7.30pm TBC
Gillian English Comedy of Errors for Kids Kids Comedy TBC TBC
Jordan Shanks A Life: MT Stand-up Sat 7 Apr, 8pm TBC
Jude Perl Let's Hang Out Music Tue 17 Apr, 7pm TBC
Kirsty Webeck I Get It Now Stand-up Sat 14 Apr, 7.30pm TBC
Larry Dean Fandan Stand-up Thu 19 Apr, 9.30pm Kirri Dangerfield
Lisa-Skye By the Time You Read This, Lisa-Skye Will Have a Girlfriend* Stand-up Sat 7 Apr, 3.30pm Lynn Gordon
PO PO MO CO Nosfer-ARSE-tu Sketch Fri 20 Apr, 9.30pm Kirri Dangerfield
Randy Randy's Anti-Crisis Stand-up Wed 11 Apr, 9.45pm Nicole Maher

Sophie Willan


Stand-up Fri 20 Apr, 7.15pm Angela Maclean

Steve Bugeja

Summer Camp

Stand-up Fri 13 Apr, 6pm Kirri Dangerfield
StageArtKids Garfield: The Musical With Cattitude  Kids Comedy Mon 9 Apr, 10.30am TBC
Tommy Little The Last King of Stupid Stand-up Wed 11 Apr, 7.50pm Kirri Dangerfield
The Travelling Sisters Toupé Sketch Sun 8 Apr, 6pm Anna Vost
Wil Anderson Wilegal Stand-up Wed 18 Apr, 7pm Nicole Maher


Other Accessible Shows

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

The following shows, though not Auslan interpreted, 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. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SHOWS.


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.

Show Name Category Dates Additional information 
Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit Theatre Wed 4 Apr Electronic pre-show resource pack.

StageArtKids Garfield: The Musical With Cattitude

Kids Comedy Mon 9 Apr 10.30am and 12.30pm sessions