The posters are up and Melbourne Town Hall is lit in rainbow hues – must be Melbourne International Comedy Festival time! With hundreds of shows, it can be hard to choose which to see. We recommend mixing it up with both comedians that you know and are yet to discover!
Laughs for little ones with some fantastic comedians!
This king of the one-liner is turning his hand to a narrative show. You may not have heard of Karl Chandler but you’ve almost certainly heard his jokes – he’s a regular writer for many TV shows.
Harley Breen is a bloody good bloke.
Expect fabulous observations and stellar delivery.
Cal’s created her own choose-your-own-adventure – what would happen if she
were a poet, a doctor or a bloke?
Three shows only of this well-reviewed stand up show – he has to be up early
these days for breakfast radio.
Heard of this guy?
Multi-award winning cabaret comedienne with a wicked sense of humour and serious vocal ability.
Fleety talking about sport. Even if you don’t like sport, this guy is a master.
Live recordings of Steele’s regular podcast shooting the breeze with comedians
and inspecting Green Guide Letters.
An hour of stand up from a master of the craft.
Multi-award-winning first lady of Australian comedy – Fiona O’Loughlin is not to
Award-winning comedian and actress not even half as innocent as she looks.
Rising star – awkward rising star. Most excellent.
Smooth moves and crooning in a velvet suit – feel-good comedy with double
Another rising star with a quick wit and a law degree.
Not many people can be charming and offensive and enigmatic at the same time.
Ryan can. He can also write songs, tango with a loop pedal and make you laugh.
Also has impressive beard – perhaps best in festival?
Award-winning comedian and ex-under14s touch football player.
If you like your comedy geeky, weird, clever and endearing, this is worth trying.
Fabulous story-teller, quick wit, effortless. A sure-fire winner.
Dapper lads making you laugh.