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FULL 2020 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 11 FEB 2020

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  • Meet the Cast of Comedy Zone Asia

    Comedy Zone Asia is charging into Melbourne! This diverse, dynamic showcase brings Asia’s brightest comic voices together for a dose of cross-cultural laughs. So get a taste of these international stars as we head into the sixth... Continue Reading

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  • Melbourne comedy community to come together to Stand Up For Bushfire Relief

    STAND UP FOR BUSHFIRE RELIEF IS NOW SOLD OUT Thanks Melbourne – you’re alright. You bought all the tickets to this epic show in 10 minutes. You can still show your support by donating directly to the Victorian... Continue Reading

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  • Bushfire Fundraiser Comedy Shows

    Our thoughts go out to those in Australian communities affected by and fighting the bushfires. In this troubling time, various comedians, comedy rooms and members of the comedy community are coming together to raise some much needed... Continue Reading

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  • Introducing our 2020 'Zoners'

    Each year we scour the country to discover the next wave of big names in Aussie comedy. Welcoming the Comedy Zone class of 2020! We are so thrilled to announce Andrew Lee (QLD), Andrew Portelli (VIC), Elliott... Continue Reading

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  • 2020 Stand Up! grant recipients announced

    Stand Up! – Supporting a new generation of strong funny women serious about comedy 2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED We are pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2020 Stand Up! grant are Aurelia St. Clair,... Continue Reading

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  • 2020 Competitions open!

    We're on the hunt for Australia's newest funny person to take to the stage Now's the time to share your comic genius-ness with us! We're set to hit every corner of Australia on the hunt for the... Continue Reading

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  • Comedy on TV!

    2019 RAW Comedy and Deadly Funny to air this December CATCH UP RAW COMEDY ON SBS ON DEMAND DEADLY FUNNY ON SBS ON DEMAND Monday 25 November, 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, in partnership with... Continue Reading

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  • Roadshow hits India!

    The Roadshow is taking to the skies again! 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... Continue Reading

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  • STAND UP! 2020

    Date: 1 November, 2019 Supporting a new generation of strong funny women serious about comedy The Stand Up! initiative was launched by the Andrews Labor Government in 2019 to support the professional development and... Continue Reading

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  • The Roadshow returns to Norfolk!

    After an incredible debut Norfolk Island Roadshow in 2019, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be returning for a special Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow comes to Norfolk on 1 August!  Looking... Continue Reading

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