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The giggle grabbing glamour girls of comedy are back for a night of wit, style and sass as they take to the stage in Upfront, the ultimate ‘girls night out’ of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Host Geraldine Quinn’s Spandex Ballet will be rockin’ the driver’s seat with a lineup boasting the best female comics from Australia and abroad. The festival’s fantastically funny femmes have been dazzling Melbourne audiences in Upfront for almost two decades, with their clever cracks and waggish accounts. Gracing the stage this year in a sensational all lady lineup of talent is Nelly Thomas, Celia Pacquola, Kate McLennan, Jennifer Wong, Felicity Ward, Em Rusciano, Mel Buttle, Hannah Gadsby, Cal Wilson, Rebecca De Unamuno, Anne Edmonds, Sarah Kendall, and Miss Itchy; and direct from over the international comedy waters comes Sarah Pascoe, Aparna Nancherla, Miss Behave and many, many more.