Melbourne International Comedy Festival acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live. We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' spirit, imagination and rich history of storytelling and humour that is an inspiration to all Australians.


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Melbourne International Comedy Festival strives to provide access and inclusion for all people.
Shows in the Festival can be searched by accessible features in the advance search when browsing shows here. This search feature filters performances by wheelchair accessibility, hearing loop availability, suitability for blind or low vision, suitability for deaf or hard of hearing, and shows with Auslan interpreted sessions.
A list of Auslan interpreted and Relaxed performances can be found below.
Accessibility for patrons using wheelchairs varies from venue to venue and detailed information regarding the accessibility of each venue is provided on the website on each event listing by clicking More Info under each venue name.
If an event shows this wheelchair symbol  then the venue is wheelchair accessible. If the wheelchair symbol is not shown, access may be partial. We encourage you to email or call the MICF Box Office on (03) 9245 3788 to check whether a venue can provide you with the access you need. If you require a wheelchair space in ANY venue, please contact (03) 9245 3788. Similarly, if you have access requirements for the Melbourne Town Hall – Main Hall or RMIT Capitol Theatre, please contact (03) 9245 3788. For any other access requests, there is an option to provide details when purchasing tickets online through the MICF website and this information will be forwarded to the front of house staff at each venue.

Auslan Interpreted Shows 2020
Please note that the full 2020 Festival Program will be available from Tuesday 11 February - check back after this time for the full list of Auslan Interpreted shows.

Performer Show Name Category Interpreter Dates Interpreter 
  Mormon Girl Theatre Fri 27 Mar, 8.15pm TBC

Jacci Pillar

Tardy: Ready and Disabled Stand-up Fri 27 Mar, 6pm TBC
  Charlie and the War Against the Grannies Kids Comedy Wed 1 Apr, 12pm TBC
Wil Anderson Wilegal Stand-up Wed 1 Apr, 6.50pm Marc Ethan
Krishna Istha Beast Stand-up Wed 1 Apr, 9.30pm TBC
Julian O'Shea You Can Do Anything Stand-up Thu 2 Apr, 7pm Kirri Dangerfield
Sarah Keyworth Pacific Stand-up Thu 2 Apr, 8.15pm TBC
Josie Long Tender Stand-up Fri 3 Apr, 7pm TBC
  The Underdogs Stand-up Fri 3 Apr, 7pm & Sat 4 Apr, 7pm  Sweeney Interpreting
Diana Nguyen and Friends Deadly and Diverse Comedy Stand-up Sun 5 Apr, 4.15pm Susan Emerson
Jessica Fostekew Hench Stand-up Sun 5 Apr, 8.15pm TBC
Bobby Macumber Bobby Macumber is Extra Stand-up Tue 7 Apr, 9.30pm TBC
Cal Wilson Open Book Stand-up Wed 8 Apr, 7pm Susan Emerson
Ari Eldjárn Eagle Fire Iron Stand-up Wed 8 Apr, 8.15pm TBC
Tommy Little I'll See Myself Out Stand-up Wed 8 Apr, 9.30pm Kirri Dangerfield
Alice Tovey Doggo Cabaret Thur 9 Apr, 7pm  TBC
Diana Nguyen Chasing Keanu Reeves Stand-up Thu 9 Apr, 8.15pm Susan Emerson
Randy Feltface Modus Operandy Stand-up Thur 9 Apr, 9.45pm  Kirri Dangerfield
Adam Hills Shoes Half Full Stand-up Sun 12 & Sun 19 Apr 7.15pm Susan Emerson
Zoë Coombs Marr Agony! Misery! Stand-up Mon 13 Apr, 6pm Susan Emerson
Wil Anderson Whatchu Talkin' About Wil? Stand-up Wed 15 Apr, 6.50pm Marc Ethan
Tom Ballard Grandiloquent Stand-up Wed 15 Apr, 8.20pm Kirri Dangerfield
Dazza and Keif Go Viral in Space with Ya Mum Theatre Wed 15 Apr, 9.15pm Paola Mitchell
  F*ck Fabulous Cabaret Thu 16 Apr, 8.30pm Kirri Dangerfield
Charity Werk Drama Queen Stand-up Thu 16 Apr, 9.30pm Kirri Dangerfield
  The Breast of the Fest Stand-up Fri 17 Apr, 7.30pm TBC
Annie & Bianka Mother's Daughters Stand-up Sat 18 Apr, 5.15pm Paul Heuston
Annie Louey Annie Louey's Big Break Stand-up Sat 18 Apr, 8.30pm TBC
Cy Fahey Thinking Man's Bogan Stand-up Sun 19 Apr, 6.45pm Kirri Dangerfield

Relaxed performances
Relaxed Performances welcome audiences who may require a more relaxed sensory experience and casual environment. Audiences can expect a reduction in the intensity of light and sound, access to a de-stress break area, the house lights staying up, and a relaxed attitude to noise and movement from the audience during the show.

Performer Show Name Category Relaxed Performance Dates Relaxed Performance Guide
  Charlie and the War Against the Grannies Kids Comedy Sat 4 Apr, 12pm Arts Centre Melbourne relaxed performance info
  Bubblegum Cabaret Family Wed 8 Apr, 3.30pm More info here