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Melbourne Comedy Festival – 2017

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is returning in 2017 with a spectacular line up of local and international performers in over 500 shows – running for four, hilariously entertaining weeks.

With ticket prices averaging at $28 each, you’ll be able to see all of your favorites, plus maybe try a few new shows to broaden your comedy experience.

Larger name Comedy Festival favourite likes Arj Barker, Jason Byrne, Ruby Wax, Jimeoin, Bob Franklin, Cal Wilson, Claire Hooper, Frank Woodley, Judith Lucy and Denise Scott and Rove McManus headline, but for a full experience – we recommend checking out some of the independent shows in and around Melbourne’s smaller venues.

For Harry Potter fans, you can watch a performance of ‘Completely Improvised Potter’, or for all the single ladies (or those with a  wicked sense of humor) we recommend Desperettes – A Guide to being a Wingman and for some awkward but fun humor try Barry Morgan (remember Barry Morgan from the World of Organs on Spicks and Specks…. check out this sweet medley to refresh your memory – but there is a huge list of shows to choose from.

Aside from the shows, there are also a few major events which are set to be a fantastic addition to the festival, these include the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow at the Regent Theatre on 29th March, the RAW Comedy National Grand Final at the prestigious Town Hall on 16th April and Upfront, an all-lady comedy supershow on 19th April, also at Town Hall.

Where: Various locations in and around Melbourne
When: 29th March – 23rd April 2017
More information: Checkout their website.

Image: from Comedy Festival website.