After the past couple of years, we could all use a laugh. And right on cue, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is coming back next year, with a massive line up that will take over the city and leave you in giggles. There’s a huge roster of local favourites and international comedians that will hit the stage over three hilarious weeks. The only question is, which one will you see?
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
The Festival will launch next year with the beloved Gala on March 23. The biggest comedy stars will perform at the iconic Palais Theatre over one fantastic night, in support of Oxfam.
After that, the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow will kick-off the season on March 30. Other memorable shows will return too, like the The Great Debate and Upfront.
With the borders open, there will be some international favourites, including Stephen K Amos, Flo & Joan, Arj Barker, Jason Byrne, Mark Watson, Guy Montgomery, Melanie Bracewell and Urzila Carlson. More comedians from overseas will be announced in the future.
Meanwhile, there’s heaps of Aussie stars on offer, so take your pick! These include Ivan Aristeguieta, Carl Barron, Becky Lucas, Harley Breen, Sam Campbell, Aaron Chen, Georgie Carroll, Nick Cody, Joel Creasey, Alice Fraser, Luke Heggie, Nazeem Hussain, Sammy J, Jimeoin, Ali McGregor, Rhys Nicholson, Andy Saunders, Chris Ryan, Dane Simpson, Michelle Brasier and Kirsty Webeck.
This festival will run from March 30 to April 24. Shows are on sale now.