Fantastic, fresh – and totally deadly – funnies are shared in our search for those who are ‘cheeky and loud, black and proud’ around the country. Melbourne International Comedy Festival celebrates more than 60,000 years of jokes and hilarious story telling by the longest living culture on the planet with Australia’s premier Aboriginal comedy program. Earlier this year, entrants participated in workshops run by Australia’s funniest fraternity offering tips and advice on how to expand and develop performance techniques before the potential stars of tomorrow competed in heats held in the nation’s capital cities to determine the National Finalists. Australia’s best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedians will be brought to the festival to perform all together under one roof at Melbourne Town Hall. Hosted by Kevin Kropinyeri with performances from special feature acts Sean Choolburra, Shiralee Hood and Andrew Saunders this is guaranteed to be one raucous night. The comic that wins the Deadly Funny title will win a $2000 cash prize.