The full programme for the 33rd Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) is here!
With a record-breaking 616 shows (7,700+ individual performances) across its 26-day takeover of Melbourne, the festival will highlight the talents of both local and international artists, including Hannah Gadsby, Kitty Flanagan, Judith Lucy, Ronny Chieng, Tommy Little, Urzila Carlson, Maria Bamford (USA), Stephen K Amos (UK) and Michelle Wolf (USA).
Melbourne can expect stand-up, film, sketch, improvisational, music, and satirical comedy, mime and much, more more. It will all take place in over 100 venues including Melbourne Town Hall, Comedy Theatre, Athenaeum Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne (also home to The Famous Spiegeltent), Mantra on Russell, Belleville, Cooper’s Inn, Imperial Hotel, The Butterfly Club, the Carlton Club, Trades Hall, Victoria Hotel and Max Watt’s.
"Clever, funny people from all corners of the globe have packed their entertaining opinions and crazy skills into shows created especially for Melbourne’s comedy fans," Festival Director and CEO Susan Provan says. "There’s something for every age and every taste. There’s so much to discover that we attract comedy explorers from all over the world. Time to plan a schedule!"
True blue Australian talent will be out in full force this year. Look out for acts such as Anne Edmonds, Fiona O’Loughlin, Nick Cody, Nath Valvo, Nazeem Hussain, Tom Gleeson, Wil Anderson, Joel Creasey, Becky Lucas, Dave Thornton, Rhys Nicholson, Demi Lardner, Geraldine Hickey, Charlie Pickering and many others.
As for those from across the pond… David O’Doherty (IRL), Fin Taylor (UK), James Acaster (UK), Phil Wang (UK), Paul Foot (UK), Simon Amstell (UK), Douglas Lim (Malaysia), Fern Brady (UK), Daniel Sloss (SCO), Rahul Subramanian (India), Joe Lycett (UK), Eleanor Tiernan (IRL), Ross Noble (UK), Danny Bhoy (SCO) and Arj Barker (USA) will also give their favourite jokes a passport for the 2019 Festival.
With a full line-up of acts too extensive to list, you can check out the full programme of Melbourne International Comedy Festival events here
, and start making plans in your diary!
Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs from 27 March-21 April.