Beat’s guide to Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2021 – the extravaganza returns
Who’s in need of a laugh?
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has returned, injecting the city with a much-needed dose of laughs after the drudgery of 2020 – a year which saw the beloved extravaganza cancelled just weeks out from commencing.
Kicking off on Wednesday March 24, MICF will welcome a long list of events, with both old favourites and emerging talents taking to the stage.
Whether it’s the return of Adam Hills – presenting his show, Shoes Half Full – or undisputed funnyman Aaron Chen, Gen Fricker, Anne Edmonds or the seminal Lano & Woodley, there’s something for everyone at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2021.
The Festival Club is back again – taking over The Forum in 2021 – as are MICF staples such as Comedy Zone, The Great Debate and the Indian All-Star Comedy Showcase. Then there’s Comedy Commutes – a new initiative from the festival that will see the comedy come to you – with venues located everywhere from Brunswick to Broadmeadows, Hawthorn to Footscray, hosting their own comedy events.
So, let’s get stuck in, and explore all the wonders this year’s festival has in store for us. We know you’re in need of a laugh.