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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

More Than A Festival



We're more than a once-a-year Festival!
Check out our year-round development programs, tours and other events.

ROADSHOW
For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring around Australia, bringing all the fun of the Festival to cities and towns nationwide. Beginning at the close of the Festival, the Roadshow visits over 80 destinations before heading to Asia, visiting Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and India. The schedule for Roadshow 2019 will be released soon. In the meantime, check out 2018's tour here.
 

RAW COMEDY
RAW Comedy is Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition. For over 20 years RAW Comedy has brought the nation’s best new performers to light, with past competitors including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor and Anne Edmonds. Register for RAW Comedy 2019 here!
 

DEADLY FUNNY
Cheeky and loud, black and proud, Deadly Funny is Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national comedy competition unearthing the freshest and funniest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent from across the country. A truly one-of-a-kind program, Deadly Funny graduates include Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders and Steph Tisdell. Register your interest in Deadly Funny 2019 here!
 

CLASS CLOWNS
Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival's development program for young people around the country. From comedy workshops in schools to a national comedy competition, Class Clowns engages and inspires young funny peeps to hone their potential. Alumni includes Joel Creasey, Rhys Nicholson, Aaron Chen, William McKenna and Tom Ballard. The 2019 Class Clowns program will open soon. Keep an eye on the website for details!

LOL SQUAD
LOL Squad is a development program for teenage comedians from the Class Clowns program, presented by Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Arts Centre Melbourne. Together with a range of professional mentors, LOL Squad write, act, film and edit original sketches and perform a live show during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Read more about LOL Squad 2018 here.