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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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So much choice

Melbourne has a real buzz during the International Comedy Festival. My kids and I stayed for 2... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Birt1964
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Melbourne, Australia
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There are some great shows at the comedy festival but not all are winners

There are some great shows, but not all are winners. Try and read reviews of shows if you can... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
wendygutterson
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 Apr 2018
“So much choice ”
14 Apr 2018
“There are some great shows at the comedy festival but not all are winners”
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Want a laugh? Seriously? Well, you came to the right place. For the past 30 years, Melbourne has been the epicentre for comedy in Australia. It started with the idea of giving Melbournians a place to showcase their comedic talent in the cabarets and...more
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Melbourne has a real buzz during the International Comedy Festival. My kids and I stayed for 2 nights in a city hotel to be close to the action. We saw 2 shows each night and it was fantastic. The volunteers make sure the process is...More

Thank Birt1964
Reviewed 14 April 2018

There are some great shows, but not all are winners. Try and read reviews of shows if you can before you attend. This year have seen best of British which was great this year. British Invasion was not funny at all. Would be good if...More

Thank wendygutterson
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Melbourne comes comes alive.. So much happening, so many events. We go to the festival each year, it just seems to work. Melbourne is the perfect host to so many tourists at the time of the year when the weather is great. There are small...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 5 April 2018

If you have never been to the MICF before it can be a bit daunting trying to figure out who to see and where. But the Town Hall hub is a great place to start.. check the hundreds of acts. If you simply grab a...More

Thank cossiefamily
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Exceptionally well organised, large, diverse and affordable comedy festival which brings extra life and laughter to the streets and performance venues of the city in April. We spent the Easter weekend sampling new and established performers, together with the coffee, arts and restaurants of Melbourne....More

Thank Stedman E
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I've been meaning to sample what's on offer at the comedy festival for years, and I'm glad that this year I finally got my act together and went along. I went to a few shows from the more intimate gigs with lesser known comedians to...More

Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We put a little but of research into the shows that appealed to us most and planned ahead - this helped us. I did however hear that some people were able to get cheap tickets on 'tight Tuesday' at the last minute and loved it...More

Thank Essbie
Reviewed 17 August 2017

So many comedy acts to choose from- local and international. Something for everyone. Many shows are reasonably priced- international acts slightly more expensive generally. Shows run at all times of the night and day and often in some incredibly beautiful buildings such as the Town...More

Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Such a good thing for the city to put on. Some acts are extremely affordable, if not slightly amateur, but still as entertaining. Sitting in the front row, I was picked on A LOT but it's added to the experience and made the show extra...More

Thank nattyemily4
Reviewed 19 April 2017

There are 3 major comedy festivals in the world and Melbourne is among them. The 2017 festival just got bigger and better. The acts that we saw, on the whole, were certainly not suitable for children but the humour was solid and you could go...More

Thank William B
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