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FULL 2020 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 11 FEB 2020

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  • STAND UP! 2020

    Date: 1 November, 2019 Supporting a new generation of strong funny women serious about comedy The Stand Up! initiative was launched by the Andrews Labor Government in 2019 to support the professional development and... Continue Reading

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  • The Roadshow returns to Norfolk!

    After an incredible debut Norfolk Island Roadshow in 2019, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be returning for a special Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow comes to Norfolk on 1 August!  Looking... Continue Reading

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  • 2020 Moosehead Award recipients announced

    2020 Moosehead Award recipients announced Friday 11 October, 2019 The four recipients of the 2020 Moosehead Awards were announced today, big congratulations to Greg Larsen, Kit Richards, Oliver Coleman and Michelle... Continue Reading

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  • Cruise into LOLs with P&O!

    We’re thrilled to announce the charmingly controversial Joel Creasey will host the exclusive Melbourne Town Hall shows for P&O Cruises audiences as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on... Continue Reading

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  • 2020 Moosehead Award applications are now open!

    Since 1987, the Moosehead has supported over 65 comedy festival seasons, supporting the likes of Judith Lucy, Lano & Woodley, Tom Ballard, Sam Simmons, Laura Davis, David Quirk, Kate McLennan and Hannah Gadsby! The... Continue Reading

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  • 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.  Taking out the top gong of Dave's Edinburgh... Continue Reading

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  • 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominees announced!

    The shortlist for comedy's biggest prize has been announced! Featuring an incredibly diverse array of nominees, the Edinburgh Comedy Award shortlist dropped, with rising stars and some familiar Melbourne International... Continue Reading

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  • Aussies storm Edinburgh!

      August is almost upon us (time sure does fly when you're laughing!) which means one thing for our friends in the Auld Reekie. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe kicks off this week and with it comes an influx... Continue Reading

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  • 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. We've just finished our 100 stops around Australia, but we're not ready to unpack our bags just... Continue Reading

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  • Helpmann Awards 2019 nominations announced!

    The nominees for the 2019 Helpmann Awards have been announced, and with it comes a huge list of comedy legends being given the nod for their achievements. It is with great pleasure we send a massive congratulations to the... Continue Reading

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