In 2019 the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is once again committed to making a number of its shows accessible to patrons.
Many of the venues hosting Comedy Festival shows will be accessible for persons with mobility issues and we'll also have a number of shows and events interpreted by Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreters.
We are continuing to refine the added features to our website to allow patrons to search by accessible venues in the drop down menu at the top of the homepage, and included a list of Auslan interpreted shows below.
|Performer||Show Name||Category||Interpreter Dates||Interpreter|
|Alice Tovey||Garbage Monster||Cabaret||Sun 14 April, 7pm||Kirri Dangerfield|
|Cal Wilson||Gifted Underachiever||Stand-up||Wed 17 April, 7pm||Susan Emerson|
|Claire Healy||Truth of Claire||Cabaret||Thu 11 April, 6pm||Kirri Dangerfield|
|Go Viral||Theatre||Wed 3 April, 6.45pm||Paola Mitchell|
|Dr. Duck||Bulk Billing||Sketch||Thu 18 April, 7pm||Susan Emerson|
|Foil, Arms & Hog||Craic-ling||Sketch||Wed 17 April, 6.45pm||TBC|
|Geraldine Hickey||Things Are Going Well||Stand-up||Thu 11 April, 7pm||Michelle Ashley|
|1900-Lisa-Skye||Stand-up||Sat 13 April, 4pm||
|Kids Comedy||Sat 13 April, 11am
|Single Asian Female by Michelle Law||Theatre||Thu 11 April, 8.30pm||Linda D'Ornay and Glenda Judd|
|Tom Ballard||Enough||Stand-up||Wed 10 April, 9.45pm||Kirri Dangerfield|
|Stand-up||Wed 17 April, 7pm||Marc Ethan|
|Tommy Little||Self-Diagnosed Genius||Stand-up||Wed 10 April, 8.15pm||Kirri Dangerfield|
|Carl Donnelly||Full of Beans||Stand-up||Sat 6 April, 8.30pm||Marc Ethan|
|Eleanor Tiernan||Success Without a Sex Tape||Stand-up||Wed 10 April, 7.00pm||Benji Hopman|
|Sarah Keyworth||Dark Horse||Stand-up||Fri 12 April, 8.30pm||Rebecca White|
|Mark Watson||The Infinite Show||Stand-up||Sun 7 April, 6pm||Marc Ethan|
|Jude Perl||I Have A Face||Cabaret||Wed 10 April, 8.30pm||TBC|
|Diana Nguyen||Dirty Diana||Stand-up||Thu 18 April, 9.45pm||Susan Emerson|
|Up Next Comedy||Stand-up||Fri 12 April, 7pm||Marc Ethan|
We also feature some shows that may be suitable for a deaf or hard of hearing audience.
Check back after the full program is available on Tuesday 12 February for a list of shows, though not Auslan interpreted, that are suitable for a deaf or hard of hearing audience and people who speak a language other than English. These shows are primarily physical or visual, with little to no spoken dialogue.
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|
|The Listies||R.O.F.L.S.H.A.L.B.O.W.C.O. (Rolling on
the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out)
|Kids comedy||Sat 6 April, 11am
Sat 13 April, 11am
Sat 20 April, 11am
Fri 12 April, 8.30pm
Sat 13 April, 4.30pm
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