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Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Upfront

Upfront
Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Upfront

The stage is set for the crowned queens of comedy to deliver whip-smart laughs and charm in classic Upfront style! Watch the scene’s most irreverent comics shatter stereotypes, expand minds and raise the roof. An epic night of world class comedy that has its finger firmly on the pulse.

Hosted by Geraldine Quinn’s Spandex Ballet and featuring Becky Lucas, Steph Tisdell, Kirsty Webeck, Alex Ward, Jessica Fostekew (UK), Sakdiyah Ma'ruf (IDN), Melanie Bracewell (NZ), Geraldine Hickey, Nikki Britton, Joanne McNally (IRL), Jude Perl, Rosie Jones (UK), Zainab Johnson (USA), Zöe Coombs Marr, Josie Long (UK), Laura Davis, Chanel Ali (USA), Catherine Cohen (USA), Nina Oyama, F*ck Fabulous, Flo & Joan (UK) and Cal Wilson.

16+
Strictly for audiences 16+

This show contains: Nudity, Haze, Drug references.

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