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FULL 2019 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 12 FEB 2019

Touring in 2019

FOLLOW THE FUNNY – INTERSTATE TOURS AND EVENTS
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is presenting some of the biggest international names at festivals and events around Australia. Check out who’s on tour with us below, and follow the funny around the country!
 

 

PAUL FOOT | FERN BRADY | PHIL WANG | MARK WATSON

PAUL FOOT (UK)
Image Conscious

Prepare yourself for a brand new show from critically acclaimed and multi award-winning comedian Paul Foot. Returning with his 10th solo show, Foot continues to mix surreal humour with eccentric disturbances. In his own words: 'Greetings! It's my brand-new show, baybayyy! Ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? I have. What about the numerous problems of organising a suburban orgy? The catering, for example. It's an absolute nightmare!'

17 years after trying stand-up comedy in a little bar Paul Foot became an overnight success. And now he’s here – absurd and well dressed – for your viewing pleasure.

HOBART 
The Spiegeltent Hobart
Saturday 9 March, 6.30pm

ADELAIDE  |  Adelaide Fringe Festival
Garden of Unearthly Delights
Monday 11 - Sunday 17 March 2019, 8.15pm

CANBERRA  |  Canberra Comedy Festival
Street Theatre
Monday 18 March, 7.00pm 

BRISBANE  |  Brisbane Comedy Festival
Brisbane Powerhouse
Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 March 2019, 8.30pm (7.30pm Sunday)

GOLD COAST  |  GC Laughs Festival
HOTA, Home of the Arts
Saturday 23 March 2019, 5.00pm 

SYDNEY  |  Sydney Comedy Festival
Giant Dwarf
Friday 26 - Sunday 28 April, 7.00pm (6.00pm Sunday)

PERTH  |  Perth Comedy Festival
State Theatre Centre of WA
Friday 10 May, 8.45pm 

More locations and dates to be announced soon.
 

FERN BRADY (UK)
Power and Chaos

After a hit 2018 Melbourne season, Scot Fern Brady will bring her dry wit and caustic charm back to Australia with her show 'Power and Chaos'. Fern has built her name on incisive commentary and close-to-the-bone comedy. She is bold, brash and sometimes brutal, using her unique world-view to dissect politics and relationships with passionate honesty. 

ADELAIDE  |  Adelaide Fringe Festival
Garden of Unearthly Delights
Monday 4 - Sunday 17 March 2019, 9.30pm (no show Wednesday 13 March)

GOLD COAST  |  GC Laughs Festival
HOTA, Home of the Arts
Thursday 21 March 2019, 8.30pm 

CANBERRA  |  Canberra Comedy Festival
Street Theatre
Friday 22 & Saturday 23 March 2019, 7.00pm

MELBOURNE  |  Melbourne International Comedy Festival
ACMI
Thu 28 Mar - Sun 21 Apr, 8.15 (Sundays 7.15pm) 

More tour dates and locations to be announced soon.

 

PHIL WANG (UK)

Phil Wang is a British-Malaysian stand-up comedian making his Gold Coast debut with a show about morality and what the hell it means to be good. It’s absolute gold. He has been seen on ABC Comedy as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala, The Great Debate and has his own Netflix special on The Comedy Lineup.

GOLD COAST  |  GC Laughs Festival
HOTA, Home of the Arts
Friday 22 March 2019, 8.30pm 

MELBOURNE  |  Melbourne International Comedy Festival
ACMI
Thu 28 Mar - Wed 10 Apr, 7.15 (Sundays 6.15pm) 
Thu 11 Apr - Sun 21 Apr, 7.00pm (Sundays 6.00pm)

More tour dates and locations to be announced soon.

 

MARK WATSON (UK)
The Infinite Show

Mark Watson – sporting a cupboard full of UK awards, a famously high joke-rate and a lightning-fast metabolism – returns to his adopted home with the show that stormed the Edinburgh Fringe.

Over his illustrious career Mark has won the Edinburgh Comedy  Award Panel Prize and the Time Out Critics' Choice Award, alongside appearances on the likes of Mock The WeekHave I Got News For You and Would I Lie To You?. He is also an established writer with eight novels published to date. No stranger to Australia, Mark has appeared at the Festival multiple times to consistently full houses and rave reviews. He is witty and warm, delivering superb stories with trademark twitchy charm. 

MELBOURNE  |  Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Melbourne Town Hall
Thu 28 Mar - Sun 21 Apr, 7.00 (Sundays 6.00pm) 

SYDNEY  |  Sydney Comedy Festival
Factory Theatre
Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 April, 9.00pm