Were you meaning to catch a show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year but missed it? Lucky for you, you might have a chance to see a show you missed, or re-watch a show you loved, with Comedy Republic’s Replay Festival.
Happening this winter, the Replay Festival brings back the best of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Spanning stand-up, sketch, musical comedy, live podcasting and a showcase of awards highlights and showcasing both the biggest names in Australian comedy as well as some of Australia’s best breakthrough comics, Replay Festival brings back the comedy hits that you missed.
What you need to know
- Hosted by Comedy Republic, Replay Festival brings back some of the most talked about shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- It will showcase over 20 shows, ranging from sketch, to musical comedy to live podcasting from June 25 to July 22
- The shows come both from big name comedians as well as breakthrough comics
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Showcasing Most Outstanding Show winner Rhys Nicholson – as well as nominees Greg Larsen and Geraldine Quinn. There will also be performances from Comedy Festival fan favourites Michelle Brasier, Lloyd Langford, Lizzy Hoo, Alex Ward, Luke Heggie, Daniel Connell, Stuart Daulman, Scout Boxall, Aurelia St Clair and more.
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“Oh boy, we’re bloody excited to bring back Replay Festival for its second year,” said Rhys Nicholson, comedian and Co-Founder of Comedy Republic. “The team have handpicked a frankly embarrassingly good program of Comedy Festival shows that you really should have seen but might have missed because you’re a dummy. I can’t think of anything better than performing the first Melbourne encore of ‘Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!’ at my very own theatre. I love that room and also I get free drinks. What more could I ever want?”
“We’re excited that Replay Festival is back to give audiences the opportunity to see (or see again) a program of the standout shows from this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival,” said Susan Provan, Director of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. “As ever, the Festival shone a spotlight on amazing emerging artists as well as fan favourites with fantastic new shows. Cosy Comedy Republic is the very best answer to chilly winter nights. Re-live the festival joy with big laughs and a jam-packed program of the hottest shows.”
For more information, and to check out the full program, head here.