The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is officially back!
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has just announced a host of names set to appear at its 2021 event, set to go down across March and April. The festival will make its return this year after being forced to forgo its 2020 instalment just weeks out due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19.
What you need to know
- The Melbourne International Comedy Festival makes its return from March 24 to April 18
- The festival was forced to cancel its 2020 event due to COVID-19
- Some of the names on the bill include Adam Hills, Lano & Woodley, Anne Edmonds and Tom Gleeson
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Off the top, Adam Hills will take over the event with his show Shoes Half Full, as Lano & Woodley take to the stage having just performed a sell-out run of shows at the Malthouse Outdoor Stage.
Then there’s six-time People’s Choice Award-winner Wil Anderson returning with his critically-acclaimed show Wilegal, alongside Anne Edmonds and Lloyd Langford who will be teaming up for a special double bill.
Elsewhere, Tommy Little and Tom Gleeson will come to The Comedy Theatre to perform their new shows. That’s on top of the likes of Bec Charlwood, Ben Kochan, Brett Blake, Cal Wilson, Damien Power, Dave Thornton, Dilruk Jayasinha and Geraldine Hickey – all names set to make an appearance at MICF.
Rounding out the announcement are Greg Larsen, Kit Richards, Lewis Garnham, Lizzy Hoo, Mel Buttle, Nath Valvo, Nikki Britton, Peter Helliar, Sam Taunton, Tom Ballard and Zoë Coombs Marr.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has also announced the return of the Moosehead Benefit – the popular event that sounds the end of the festival every year. Going down on the final night of the festival, a secret lineup of comedians will descend on the Melbourne Town Hall for this epic last hurrah.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival goes down from Wednesday March 24 to Sunday April 18.