melbourne international comedy festival

Posted 21 Apr 2017 @ 4:23pm

The nominations are in for the 31st annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Best Newcomer Award.


The first comedian nominated is Angus Gordon for Sad Boy Comedy Hour. A show laced with punchy one-liners and bleak anti-humour had everyone in stitches. His show also had a distinct originality about it which had punters guessing every night.
Aaron Chen has...

Posted 10 Apr 2017 @ 2:18pm

Stephen K Amos jumps into the adjudicator’s chair for Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s next instalment of the Great Debate.


That You've Gotta Fake News To Make News will be the motivating slant of tongue with Tom Ballard, DeAnne Smith and Andy Zaltzman taking argument’s easy way out on the affirmative side.
Loggerheading from the negative side will be...

Posted 26 Mar 2017 @ 11:10am

A historic mosaic that's been hidden under carpet for 50 years at Melbourne's iconic Forum Theatre has been restored to its former glory. 


The restoration took three months of 19-hour days to complete, bringing an original mosaic first completed in 1929 back to life - painstakingly working with over 200,000 pieces. 
Aiming to recreate the original design as...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 11:19am

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been delivering laughs to audiences for three decades.  Whoever’s been running the show must doing something right – right?


Look no further than Festival Director/CEO, Susan Provan, who earlier this month was recognised for her incredible work and inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. “I got an e-mail from Rich Hall...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 4:49pm

Some of the brightest and biggest names in comedy will join forces for the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala. 


Comedy's night of nights will feature an all-star lineup, featuring Aussie comedy kingpin Wil Anderson hosting the 22nd incarnation of the event. 
He'll be joined by 20 of the funniest local and international artists including Paul Foot,...

Posted 7 Mar 2017 @ 1:01pm

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is fast approaching in support of International Women’s Day, a group of comedians have announced a special promotion to celebrate the cause.


Punters who books tickets to see Yianni Agisilaou’s The UnPinchable Pink Pen, Tessa Water’s Fully Sik, the Fringe Wives Club’s show Glittery Clittery - A ConSENSUAL Party or Frehd the Clowns’...

Posted 7 Mar 2017 @ 3:09pm

Are you ready to enter an endless whirlpool of laughter, where sleep is expendable and your mind becomes an eternal encyclopaedia of humour, wit and droll?


If your schedule for April and March looks decidedly empty, your determination is ripe and your conceptual insight is primed, then this is the competition for you.
Since 2005, the Funny Tonne has dared three...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 10:43pm

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...

Posted 6 Apr 2016 @ 2:07pm

Colin Lane has been gallivanting around the comedy scene for almost as long as the Melbourne Comedy Festival has been in existence. An expert of his craft, he’s even been around long enough to remember the “old days,” when the festival always began on April Fool's Day. “It was just such a perfect day to start it on,” he explains. Lane is still delighting audiences just the same as ever, and...

Posted 6 Apr 2016 @ 1:49pm

Tanylalee Davis is something of a veteran of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, although there's admittedly a bit of time between her debut performance and Actual Size, her second. She first appeared here back in 2001, having forged a name for herself both at home in the US (though the 3'6” comedian is Canadian born) and across the UK. She has just wrapped performances at the SoHo...


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