The 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival will take place from 27 March to 21 April 2019.
RAW Comedy 2019 heats will take place across Australia from January to March. Visit rawcomedy.com.au for details or to register.
The 2019 Roadshow will kick off nationally from April 2019. As tour dates and locations are announced they are updated in the schedule here.
2019 Festival shows are constantly being announced, browse the shows now on sale here. The full program for the 2019 Festival will be available from mid-February 2019.
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Registrations for the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival have now closed.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is an open access festival for all citizens and permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand. Overseas artists or their producers should submit an Expression Of Interest to the Festival Director. For more information visit our For Performers page.
There are lots of ways to stay in touch with the Festival. You can sign up to our e-newsletter, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, subscribe to our YouTube channel and join the conversation using the hashtag #MICF.
You can book tickets online via comedyfestival.com.au. If you want to book by phone or in person, check out the relevant booking options for each show on their individual show page. From Thursday 28 March 2019 tickets will also be available from the Melbourne Town Hall Collins Street Box Office (open 11am to late every day of the Festival) or at the door of most venues on the night of the show.
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Please note, under the Major Events Act 2009 it is illegal for a 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival ticket to be resold or offered or advertised for resale for more than 10 percent above the face value purchase price of the ticket. For more info click here.
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Most Melbourne International Comedy Festival venues have unreserved (general admission) seating. If you, or anyone in your party, has any accessibility requests please email email@example.com or phone +61 3 9245 3788 so we can advise the venue.
Preview shows are the first few shows of an artist's run. They are a cheaper ticket as performers may be making the last few adjustments to their performance. These adjustments can be the finalising of production elements to the show, or arrangement of their jokes to get the biggest laughs. Preview shows are a high quality performance ready for the audience and a great way to see comedians at a cheaper price!
The Gala is the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's most popular event and always sells out very quickly. The best way to get tickets for future years is to join our mailing list to be the first to find out exactly when and where the Gala goes on sale. Due to the popularity of the Gala, and its status as a fundraising event for Oxfam, we do not set aside tickets for corporate sales.
Refunds are only issued according to the Australian Entertainment Industry Association's Ticketing Code of Practice. Refunds are only issued if:
You can download a full copy of the Code here. If you feel that you are entitled to a refund, please contact the Comedy Festival office in writing, addressing all communication to the Executive Director. The final decision on refunds is made by the producer of the show.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has contacts for all the comedians who appear at the Festival but the question of who is best for your event can be a really tricky one. We recommend you have a look at past Festival programs and, if you want to contact someone in particular, let us know. Otherwise, email us and we can put you in touch with some good booking agents in your area.
If you have lost property at a Melbourne International Comedy Festival show the best thing to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll often need to contact the venue you went to and ask them (the majority of venues will keep lost property on site for the duration of the Festival), if you need help finding contact information for a venue or have any further queries you can contact the Festival office on 03 9245 3700 or email@example.com.
Know someone who loves comedy but don’t know what they want to see? Treat them to a Melbourne International Comedy Festival gift voucher!
2019 Gift vouchers are available for online purchase here.
Vouchers can be redeemed for tickets to 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows in selected venues (including Melbourne Town Hall, Trades Hall, ACMI, Greek Centre, Chinese Museum, Max Watt’s, Swiss Club, Victoria Hotel and many more). Vouchers are redeemed via a unique code, which you will receive instantly via email on purchase. Vouchers can be redeemed online, over the phone or at a Melbourne International Comedy Festival box office.
Please note: vouchers are non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Not valid for purchases through Ticketmaster, Ticketek or any other external ticketing provider. Redemption is subject to availability.
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