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Information for Performers

The 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival will take place from 30 March to 24 April.

Registrations for the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival will open in late 2021 (we'd recommend checking back in October). 

To be notified when registrations open make sure you are subscribed to receive Festival participant newsletters.

Artists' Resources
For information on the registration process, producing, ticketing and marketing a show in Melbourne International Comedy Festival, please review the resources below:

Participation in the Festival
Marketing & Publicity

A list of venues open for Festival shows will be available when registrations open.

Contact us
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This page was last updated on 31 May 2021.

Overseas Artist Expressions of Interest
Overseas artists are welcome to make enquiries about participating in the Festival or to submit an expression of interest at any time by emailing

Festival Managed Venue (FMV) Expressions of Interest
Expressions of interest for performing in a Festival Managed Venue (FMV) in 2022 will open in early October. To be notified when expressions of interest open make sure you are subscribed to receive Festival participant newsletters.

Venue Expressions of Interest
The Festival maintains a database of all venues interested in hosting Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows. This database is accessible to producers interested in registering a show in the Festival. To express interest in being a Festival venue please complete the Venue Expression of Interest form here and we will add you to our database.

Not quite ready for a Festival show?

If you're interested in trying stand-up, but not quite ready to perform a full show, then head over to our development programs' websites to find out more info about how to find your feet. The Festival's Deadly FunnyRAW Comedy and Class Clowns competitions might be for you!

Registrations for the RAW ComedyClass Clowns and Deadly Funny competitions will open shortly - make sure you like us on Facebook (RAW ComedyClass Clowns and Deadly Funny) for announcements.