If you love stand-up comedy or like to laugh, come to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to witness Australia’s largest comedy festival and the world’s third-largest festival.
Melbourne has hosted the event since 1987, running for 3.5 weeks each year – beginning at the end of March and running into April.
Melbourne Comedy Festival 2024 Dates, Program Schedule & Lineup
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival hosts hundreds of shows throughout its run, with the list growing yearly – now at over 500 shows. The Comedy Festival includes award-winning performances by famous comedians, debates, comedy performances and an opening night comedy gala.
In previous years, there have been many headliners and seasoned regulars, including Stephen K Amos, Akmal, Wil Anderson, Rich Hall, David O’Doherty, Arj Barker, Ross Noble, Paul Foot, Tom Green, Celia Pacquola, Hannah Gadsby, Joel Creasey, Judith Lucy, Matt Okine, Tom Gleeson, Peter Helliar, Sarah Kendall, Dave Thornton, Dave Hughes, Carl Barron, Charlie Pickering, Fiona O’Loughlin, Felicity Ward and Lawrence Mooney – to name a few.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala for Oxfam is typically held in March at the Palais Theatre. The Comedy Festival kicks off after that and runs through March and most of April.
So if you love live comedy, come and experience this exciting event with thousands of others who flock to comedy shows all over Melbourne. Please check out the official website at https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/ for a full list of artist dates, times, ticket prices and venues.