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  • Comedy is back at The Espy!

    As we head into this festive season, the iconic Gershwin Room is jumping back to life with three jam-packed Sunday showcases. Starring some of your favourite big name comedians alongside Melbourne’s most exciting... Continue Reading

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  • AUDIBLE PRESENTS:

    An exciting new comedy series created under extraordinary circumstances Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Audible have teamed up to bring you Plot Twist. Hosted by Nikki Britton, one of Australia’s most talented... Continue Reading

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  • Melbourne Fringe opens today!

    The Melbourne Fringe Festival kicks off today and includes a line up to get you laughing! Over the next two and a half weeks catch new and exciting shows from Melbourne International Comedy Festival award winners and nominees Game... Continue Reading

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  • NAIDOC Week: First Nations Celebrations in Comedy

    NAIDOC Week is a week of observance, thought and celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Australia’s Traditional Owners. A week of celebrating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' spirit,... Continue Reading

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  • RAW Comedy Participant Update

    9am, Wednesday 4 November It’s been a tough year, but between the Zoom chats, sourdough loaves and socially distant picnics there remains room for Australia's largest and most prestigious comedy competition, albeit at a... Continue Reading

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  • The Comedy Files - Issue #2

    In issue two of The Comedy Files we chat to Stand Up! Grant recipient and RAW Comedy State Finalist Aurelia St Clair, dive into the video archives with Denise Scott and Rod Quantock from 1999's Standing Up filmed at the... Continue Reading

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  • The Standup Sessions

    Wednesday 23 September, 2020 All episodes of The Standup Sessions, a brand new series featuring socially distanced comedy and chat with some of Melbourne’s favourite comedians, are now available to stream FREE... Continue Reading

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  • The Comedy Files

    Welcome to the first issue of The Comedy Files! We're excited to bring you something a little different from our regular newsletters. Expect artist profiles, candid photos, fond memories, stories from behind... Continue Reading

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  • Get your Roadshow fix on Sat 27 June on Facebook!

    quick jump to the episodes >> Whilst we aren't loading up the van with comics, we are bringing a bit of Roadshow to your screens! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Documentary will air on... Continue Reading

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  • 2020 rescheduled shows

    The 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival did not proceed due to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean you need to wait to 2021 for your live comedy fix. The below artists have decided to reschedule their shows for later this... Continue Reading

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