Events in the Melbourne City Centre. Heats continue for Deadly Funny ! Another recently created award is The Funny Tonne. The Best Newcomer Award is presented to the festival’s best first-time performer as a part of its Emerging Talent Program. Apply now for the Funny Tonne! It is typically hosted by well-known popular comedians.

The winning team is chosen by audience applause. Hannah Gadsby announces tour! Browse all shows Loading…. Under the Major Events Act it is illegal for a Festival ticket to be resold or offered or advertised for resale for more than 10 percent above the face value purchase price of the ticket. We’re back into our hunt for the freshest and funniest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent from across the country! Fin Taylor returns to Melbourne! Other popular events include The Great Debate, a televised comedy debate, the Opening Night Super Show, and Upfront, a night of performances exclusively featuring female comedians.

Your cart is about to supershos, would you like to renew it? In addition to over nightly shows which play during the festival there are a number of special one-off events.

Also introduced in was the Piece of Wood Awardthe comics’ choice award. Established init takes place annually in Melbourne over four weeks, typically starting in March and running through to Melboufne. Retrieved 27 January Archived from the original on 17 August Australian Theatre Since the s.

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Sincewe’ve challenged die-hard fanatics to go head-to-head in a race to see the most Festival shows and take out the Funny Tonne title. Come join the journey with us, check out where the nearest Deadly Funny is to you!

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Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series June: Archived from the original on 22 April Traditionally the festival would open on or around April Fool’s Day 1 Aprilthough it now generally begins in mid to late March and runs for roughly four weeks. Your cart is about to expire. Hannah Gadsby announces tour! Heats are back on around the country – including our first ever Deadly Funny workshop in Katherine.

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Browse all available shows. RAW Comedy events are now on across the country – head to a heat in your city. Retrieved 26 January Summer Fun in the City of Melbourne December: The Melbourne Town Hall has served as the festival hub since the early s, but performances are held in venues throughout the city.

Retrieved 1 April Retrieved 13 October It has become known as the festival’s flagship event and typically sells out months in advance.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The winner receives a trip to the Brighton comedy festival in the UK. Matt Quartermaine, a Melbourne-based writer and comedian, says that the loss of these venues has meant that local comics do not have the chance to trial and perform their material repeatedly until it is polished and sharp enough for them to make a living from it. The best-known of these is the Comedy Festival Galawhich showcases short acts from many headline and award-winning comedians performing shows at that year’s festival.


The Gala is filmed and broadcast at a later date during the festival on the ABC. Douglas returns with a brand new show! The ‘hairy Enya’ returns Always a Festival favourite – book now!

The Comedy Festival and Oxfam working to make poverty history”. A Century of Australian Comedy. The most prestigious of these is the Barry Awardwhich recognises the most outstanding show of the festival.

Sincecartoonist Michael Leunig has designed the artwork for the festival program and continued to do so for other material such as advertising posters. InPinder persuaded the Victorian Tourism Commission to fund an overseas trip in order to visit other international comedy festivals and investigate the possibility of holding a festival in Melbourne.

Check out his set at Opening Night By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Apply now for the Funny Tonne! Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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