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FULL 2020 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 11 FEB 2020

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Roadshow is on route to India

Roadshow is on route to India

We're super excited to announce that we'll be heading to India for a three-city tour this November, hitting NH7 Weekender Festival - the happiest music and comedy festival in India! - as well as Mumbai and, for the first time, Kochi.

Nov 14, 2019

Want to perform at the 2020 Festival?

Artist registrations for the 2020 Festival are open!

Oct 21, 2019

Want to perform at the 2020 Festival?

Stand Up! Grants

Applications are now open for the Victorian government's Stand Up! grant, supporting a new generation of strong funny women serious about comedy.

Nov 1, 2019

Stand Up! Grants

WATCH: Musical Comedy

Love a laugh as much as you love a melody? Here's a bunch of musical comedy clips!

WATCH: Musical Comedy

CRUISE INTO LOLS WITH P&O!

Announcing the first cast members of the exclusive P&O Cruise headline show in Melbourne 2020!

Sep 26, 2019

CRUISE INTO LOLS WITH P&O!

2020 Moosehead Award recipients announced

Congratulations to the 2020 Moosehead Awards recipients Greg Larsen, Kit Richards, Oliver Coleman and Michelle Brasier.

Oct 11, 2019

2020 Moosehead Award recipients announced

Information for Performers

Interested in performing at the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival? Click here to find everything you need to know!

Sep 3, 2019

Information for Performers

Overseas Artist Expressions of Interest for 2020 are now open!

If you live outside Australia and New Zealand and wish to perform at the 2020 Festival, expressions of interest are now open!

Overseas Artist Expressions of Interest for 2020 are now open!

2020 Moosehead Award applications now open!

The grant is back for another year, but with a few tweaks.

Sep 11, 2019

2020 Moosehead Award applications now open!

2019 Edinburgh Fringe award winners!

And just like that, it's over! After one huge August, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe finishes up, and with it comes a huge list of award winners that need congratulating. 

Aug 26, 2019

2019 Edinburgh Fringe award winners!

Watch: In The Zone

Meet this years participants of The Comedy Zone in Channel 31's 8th Annual "In The Zone" documentary. Follow five up and coming comedians on a personal journey towards performing in the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival's infamous The Comedy Zone.

Apr 9, 2019

Watch: In The Zone

The Roadshow returns to Asia!

After one of our biggest tours to date, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow makes its way back to Asia.

Jul 16, 2019

The Roadshow returns to Asia!