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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival unveils massive 2017 lineup

Fresh from announcing their jam-packed international selection, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back for a huge 2017 - busting at the seams with local legends, up-and-coming talent, and world-renowned names. 

While there are still more announcements to come, international talent arrives from legends Ruby Wax, Paul Foot, Arj Barker, Jason Byrne, Urzila Carlson, Mae Martin, Jimeoin and Snort With Friends, among many more big names
 
As for talent that's closer to home, get around the likes of Aunty Donna, Anne Edmonds, Frank Woodley, Becky Lucas, Cal Wilson, Joel Creasey, Judith Lucy, Claire Hooper and Luke McGregor.
 
More highlights include Sam Simmons, Wil Anderson, Sammy J, Dave Thornton, Demi Lardner, Tommy Little, Trainspotting Live, Alex Williamson, Aborigi-LOL, Claire Healy, Gillian Cosgriff, and so much more. 
 
Of course, it wouldn't be the Comedy Festival without a selection of big events. On this front, 2017 wont disappoint. 
 
The Great Debate returns another slide-splitting evening, as well as the RAW Comedy Grand Final - championing the best new talent Australia has to offer. Other highlights include Comedy Zone Asia, The Gala and the Opening Night Comedy All-Stars Show. 

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs from March 29 - April 23 in venues throughout Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now via the festival website.