Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival (sometimes referred to as MICF or just Melbourne Comedy Festival) is not only the third largest international comedy festival in the world, but is also considered to be the one of the largest and important cultural events on the Australian calender.

Taking place over four weeks in April, the Melbourne Town Hall is the main hub of the event, however many performance are held in venues around the city.

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Lineup

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Vibe

You could argue that anyone attending the events is spoilt for choice, as the 2011 event boasted the following offerings:

  • 233 stand-up shows, 69 International guests, 67 theatre productions, 33 cabaret, 12 special events, 7 free events, 12 family events, 12 one-night-only shows, 5 music events and a film.
  • 71 different venues in 20 Melbourne suburbs.
  • 28 Class Clowns workshops across Australia attracting almost 400 participants and over 2000 audience members.

In regards to it's vision and ethos, organisers state the following:

"The Melbourne International Comedy Festival aims to: discover, develop and showcase great talent for the entertainment and inspiration of a broad based audience."

Stages and other entertainment

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Trivia

The festival launched in 1987 when co-founder John Pinder (who already had an internationally established career as a comedy producer) held the idea of holding an international comedy festival, considering the thought throughout the 1980's.

The event was then launched at a media conference, which was hosted by the likes of Barry Humphries (as Sir Les Patterson) and Peter Cook.

Since 1988, controversial and celebrated cartoonist Michael Leunig has designed the artwork for the festival program, as well as other material such as the advertising posters.

Past lineups

2012: Overseas Act Recommendations: Highlights include Pajama Men, Ross Noble, Charlie Murphy, Dave Gorman, Mark Watson, Shappi Khorsandi, Stephen K Amos, Wanda Sykes and many more.

2011: Highlights from the 2011 event included international guests Russell Kane, Sarah Millican, Tim Vine, Reginald D Hunter and Josie Long, whereas Australian highlights included Peter Helliar, Wil Anderson, Josh Thomas, Sam Simmons, Adam Hills, Dave Hughes, Shaun Micallef and Stephen Curry in Good Evening, Tripod, Claire Hooper and Tom Gleeson.