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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

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Light The Way Home

Getting home safely can be challenging for many performers who work late at night and often don’t earn enough money to cover the cost of transport. To encourage a diverse population of performers to follow their creative passions, members of the Melbourne comedy community have collaborated with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to launch a program whereby performers in need can receive access to Uber journeys home at night – at no cost.

Light The Way Home is designed to provide female, trans, non-binary or other vulnerable performers with a safe way home from comedy venues in or around the Melbourne CBD. At-risk performers can register to join a Melbourne Comedy Festival administered Uber account and access a free ride home when they need it. Light The Way Home will pilot during the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and subject to the success of a fund-raising drive, will continue to support Melbourne’s comedy community throughout the year on a permanent basis.

The Light The Way Home Initiative will be paid for by donations, collected through the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Public Fund. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

To make a tax deductible donation click here

The Festival will match dollar for dollar the first $10,000 donated.

Performers can email LTWHregister@comedyfestival.com.au for more information on how to register.