Comedy Festival big-hitters upgrade their venues due to demand

Comedy Festival big-hitters upgrade their venues due to demand

Comedy Festival - Urzila Carlson
Words by Lucas Radbourne

Melbourne International Comedy Festival stars Becky Lucas, Tom Cashman, Urzila Carlson, Melanie Bracewell and Chris Parker have all upgraded their venues or added additional shows.

While many events are struggling to attract a crowd due to the huge array of options on the table as Melbourne bounds back from COVID shutdowns, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s biggest names are bucking the trend.

Blistering sales have seen Becky Lucas, who has had a stellar rise to prominence off the back of several successful television appearances, announce a move for her show So Funny! to The Forum, from her room at the Victoria Hotel for the final week of MICF, April 19-24.

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Similarly, Chris Parker and Tom Cashman will also be upgrading their venues. Parker will perform his show Gentle Man at the Victoria Hotel’s Banquet Room from April 19-24, upgrading from Mantra One, and Cashman will move his show Graphs from the Victoria Hotel to the Melbourne Town Hall’s Powder Room from April 15-22.

Urzila Carlson has announced two extra shows of It’s Personal as part of her season at the Melbourne Town Hall, on Tuesday April 19 at 6pm, and Saturday April 23 at 4pm. Lastly, Melanie Bracewell has also added an extra show of Ooh La La on Tuesday April 19 at 6pm at The Forum.

New Melbourne International Comedy Festival venues

Becky Lucas So Funny!
The Forum, April 19-24

Chris Parker Gentle Man
Victoria Hotel, Banquet Room, April 19-24

Tom Cashman Graphs
Melbourne Town Hall, Powder Room, April 15-22

Extra Shows:

Urzila Carlson It’s Personal
Melbourne Town Hall, April 19 6pm & April 23 4pm

Melanie Bracewell Ooh La La
The Forum, April 19 6pm

All previously sold tickets for now changed venues will remain valid without the need for exchange. All tickets for extra shows are now all on sale. For complete details, visit the Live Nation website here.