Remember seeing the Melbourne International Comedy Festival posters on the sides of trams and bus stops last year? Remember how it all got cancelled? Yeah, it was a rough time. We all need a laugh after the year we’ve just had, so we’re super excited to spill the tea on the lineup for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2021—it’s actually happening people.
From Wednesday 24 March to Sunday 18 April, the festival will be putting on over 250 shows to help you “get on the laughs”. It wouldn’t be a comedy festival without references to the quote of the year, right? Despite reduced venue capacities and restrictions on international performers, the festival will have no shortage of household names.
The lineup includes the likes of Lano and Woodley, Wil Anderson, Joel Creasey, Tommy Little, Geraldine Hickey, Michael Hing, Alice Fraser, Zoë Coombs Marr, Gen Fricker, Anne Edmonds, Fiona O’Loughlin, Tripod and oh so many more. It’d take far too long for us to list them all.
The staple festival events will still be going ahead including The Gala, the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow, The Great Debate, and the Comedy Club for Kids to name a few. All the venues will be socially distanced, regularly cleaned and you’ll be doused in sanitiser of course. The festival organisers have been doing the no-laughing-matter task of making everything COVID safe, so go on and support the arts at this year’s festival.
To see the full festival line up and buy tickets, head over to the festival website.
In other festival news, check out the Brunswick Music Festival happening next month.
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