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FULL 2020 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 11 FEB 2020

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2020 Stand Up! grant recipients announced

2020 Stand Up! grant recipients announced

We are pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2020 Stand Up! grant are Aurelia St. Clair, Emma Holland and Jacqueline Mifsud.

Dec 6, 2019

We're on the hunt for the country's freshest and funniest!

The Festival's RAW Comedy, Deadly Funny and Class Clowns competitions are officially open... and we want YOU!

Nov 28, 2019

We're on the hunt for the country's freshest and funniest!

Roadshow is on route to India

We're super excited to announce that we'll be heading to India for a three-city tour this November, hitting NH7 Weekender Festival - the happiest music and comedy festival in India! - as well as Mumbai and, for the first time, Kochi.

Nov 14, 2019

Roadshow is on route to India

Introducing our 2020 'Zoners'

Welcoming the Comedy Zone class of 2020: Andrew Lee (QLD), Andrew Portelli (VIC), Elliott Stewart (NSW), Floyd Alexander-Hunt (NSW) and Tor Snyder (WA)

Nov 18, 2019

Introducing our 2020 'Zoners'

Who do you want to see in 2020?

As artists prepare punchlines and nut out new material, we have asked a few Festival fans and favourites for their inside scoop… What have they heard and who do they want to see… Will we see Michelle Brasier's dog form a comedy duo? Is Geraldine Hickey right - will Zoë Coombs Marr and Rhys Nicholson get a divorce? Anything could happen!

Nov 13, 2019

Who do you want to see in 2020?

Want to perform at the 2020 Festival?

Artist registrations for the 2020 Festival are open!

Oct 21, 2019

Want to perform at the 2020 Festival?

Stand Up! Grants

Applications are now open for the Victorian government's Stand Up! grant, supporting a new generation of strong funny women serious about comedy.

Nov 1, 2019

Stand Up! Grants

WATCH: Musical Comedy

Love a laugh as much as you love a melody? Here's a bunch of musical comedy clips!

WATCH: Musical Comedy

CRUISE INTO LOLS WITH P&O!

Announcing the first cast members of the exclusive P&O Cruise headline show in Melbourne 2020!

Sep 26, 2019

CRUISE INTO LOLS WITH P&O!

2020 Moosehead Award recipients announced

Congratulations to the 2020 Moosehead Awards recipients Greg Larsen, Kit Richards, Oliver Coleman and Michelle Brasier.

Oct 11, 2019

2020 Moosehead Award recipients announced

Information for Performers

Interested in performing at the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival? Click here to find everything you need to know!

Sep 3, 2019

Information for Performers

Overseas Artist Expressions of Interest for 2020 are now open!

If you live outside Australia and New Zealand and wish to perform at the 2020 Festival, expressions of interest are now open!

Overseas Artist Expressions of Interest for 2020 are now open!