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Festival News

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  • See you next year!

    Save the date now, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival will be back from Wednesday 29 March to Sunday 23 April 2023. Development programs Class Clowns, Deadly Funny and RAW Comedy will continue to amplify fresh... Continue Reading

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  • 2022 Award winners

    2022 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Hosted by Joel Creasey at Transit Rooftop Bar at Fed Square the nominees were joined by special guests and past winners including 2021 winner Geraldine Hickey,... Continue Reading

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  • 2022 Award Nominees Announced

    Our 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Fesival Award Nominees are in... MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW  We are so excited to announce the nominees for the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award for Most... Continue Reading

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  • Meet our Deadly Funny National Grand Final winner!

    MELBOURNE, 16 APRIL 2022: Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Deadly Funny National Grand Final took place today in Melbourne. Hosted by Kevin Kropinyeri, the lineup of 12 finalists, was a cheeky, loud, black and proud... Continue Reading

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  • RAW Comedy National Grand Final winners announced

    Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s RAW Comedy National Grand Final took place on Sunday 10 April celebrating the freshest and funniest new talent from around the country. Hosted by Nikki Britton – and featuring a... Continue Reading

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  • Trades Hall Rush

    Like to live on the edge of your seat? This year we’ve got a deal for last-minute comedy lovers with exclusive Rush tickets at one of our hottest comedy hubs, Trades Hall! Every night of the Festival (except Wednesdays) you... Continue Reading

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  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival set to bring laughs, creativity and crowds to Melbourne's CBD

    MELBOURNE, 29 March 2022 – Melbourne International Comedy Festival today launched its 36th year, welcoming the funniest three and a bit weeks of the year in style at The Famous Spiegletent at Arts Centre Melbourne. One of the... Continue Reading

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  • The Funny Tonne 2022

    Since 2005, Melbourne International Comedy Festival has challenged die-hard fans of funny to dive deep into the Festival program and pen engaging and enthusiastic show reviews. Armed with a pen and a coveted Festival VIP pass,... Continue Reading

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  • The Jokes. On us.

    From 30 March to 24 April, the city will become a hive of happiness as the much-loved Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns. With a crammed program of comedy’s biggest stars and all the next-big-things, it’s time... Continue Reading

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  • DEADLY FUNNY 2021 HITS NITV ON 22 MARCH

    DISCOVER FRESH FIRST NATIONS TALENT BEFORE THEY BECOME THE NEXT BIG THING! The 2021 Deadly Funny National Grand Final will screen exclusively on NITV, Tuesday 22 March at 9pm. Cheeky and loud, black and proud, Deadly Funny... Continue Reading

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