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Accessibility

Melbourne International Comedy Festival strives to provide access and inclusion for all people.

Once the 2021 season program is live shows in the Festival can be searched by accessible features in the advance search when browsing shows here. This search feature filters performances by wheelchair accessibility, hearing loop availability, suitability for blind or low vision, suitability for deaf or hard of hearing, and shows with Auslan interpreted sessions.

A list of Auslan interpreted and Relaxed performances can also be found below. Accessibility features of a performance space varies from venue to venue and detailed information regarding the accessibility of each venue is provided on individual event listings by clicking 'More Info' under each venue name.

For shows available through Comedy Festival Box Offices, if you need to make a Companion Card booking, please email access@comedyfestival.com.au or call the Festival's Box Office on (03) 9245 3788.

Wheelchair Accessible Shows
If an event shows this wheelchair symbol image of a stick figure person using a wheelchair then the venue is wheelchair accessible. If the wheelchair symbol is not shown, access may be partial. We encourage you to email access@comedyfestival.com.au or call the MICF Box Office on (03) 9245 3788 to check whether a venue can provide you with the access you need. If you require a wheelchair space in ANY venue, please contact (03) 9245 3788. Similarly, if you have access requirements for the Melbourne Town Hall – Main Hall please contact (03) 9245 3788. For any other access requests, there is an option to provide details when purchasing tickets online through the MICF website and this information will be forwarded to the front of house staff at each venue. For all shows in accessible venues click here.

Hearing Loop Enabled Shows
If an event shows this hearing loop symbol Image of an ear with a line through it signifying a Hearing Loop systemthen the venue is equiped with a hearing loop system. Please note that some hearing loop's can have limited device availability so please book in advance by contacting access@comedyfestival.com.au.

Auslan Interpreted Shows 2021

Please note that show will continue to be added to the 2021 Festival Program - keep checking back after this time for more Auslan Interpreted shows.

Performer

Show Name

Category

Interpreter Dates

Interpreter 

Adam Hills

Shoes Half Full

Stand up

Sun 11 Apr, 7.30pm
Sun 18 Apr, 7.30pm

Susan Emerson

Alan Brough

Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

Family

Sat 17 Apr, 12pm

Auslan Stage Left

Alice Tovey

Doggo Stand up Sat 10 Apr, 7pm Kirri Dangerfield
Bella Green

is Charging For It

Stand up Wed 7 Apr, 9pm TBC

Dave Thornton

Novel Problems

Stand up

Wed 31 Mar, 8.15pm

Susan Emerson

Dazza and Keif

Go Viral in Space with Ya Mum

Cabaret

Wed 7 Apr, 10pm

Paola Mitchell

Geraldine Hickey

What a Surprise

Stand up

Thu 8 April, 6.10pm

Susan Emerson

Kirsty Webeck

Chuck A Sickie

Stand up

Sun 18 Apr, 6.10pm

Auslan Stage Left

Lloyd Langford

Jazzed

Stand up Tue 6 Apr, 9.35pm Auslan Stage Left

Peter Helliar

Loopy

Stand up

Sun 28 Mar, 6.30pm

Susan Emerson

Rosie Waterland & Jacob Stanely Just The Gist Live Podcast Event Podcast Sun 4 Apr, 5pm Amber Richardson and
Glenda Judd

Randy Feltface

Purple Privilege Stand up Sun 4 Apr, 7.20pm

Kirri Dangerfield

Scout Boxall

Good Egg

Stand up Thu 1 Apr, 6.10pm Auslan Stage Left

Tom Ballard

We Are All in This

Stand up

Wed 7 April, 7.50pm

Kirri Dangerfield

Tom Gleeson

Lighten Up

Stand up

Thu 15 Apr, 7pm

Kirri Dangerfield

Tommy Little

I'll See Myself Out

Stand up

Wed 7 Apr, 8.45pm

Susan Emerson

Wil Anderson

Wilegal

Stand up

Wed 14 Apr, 7.30pm

Marc Ethan

Zoë Coombs Marr

Agony! Misery!

Stand up

Wed 7 Apr, 6.15pm

Susan Emerson


Online shows

 

For those that are unable to attend the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in person, this year the Festival has created a special online program of shows people can watch from home. Featuring all-star line-ups, peeks behind the curtain, classic clips and panel discussions, something new will be released every night of the Festival.

Many of these shows will be closed captioned.

For more information visit the Online Festival Program hub here.