Our 2017 comedy competitions are now open

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is looking for the hottest new talent in comedy - and it could be you!


Australia’s largest national open mic comedy competition 

2017 could be your time to make a splash in the comedy scene! Previous competitors include Josh Thomas, Hannah GadsbyRonny Chieng, Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor, proving that RAW Comedy can really be a springboard to success. Dive in here


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedy competition

Cheeky, loud black and proud? Register now for Deadly Funny, the comedy competition that unearths the freshest, fiercest and funniest Indigenous talent from around Australia! Click here to find out more.


National secondary school comedy competition

Aged 14-18? Got what it takes to make people LOL? Then sign up for Class Clowns! The program combines comedy workshops with a national competition, taking writing and performance out of the classroom and on to the stage. Registrations open here now!