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Time Out's ultimate guide to #winning the Comedy Festival

It’s everyone’s favourite time of year, when just about every notable funny person in the world comes to Melbourne for a laugh. Now in its 29th year the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has taken it up a notch, with organisers unveiling a record-breaking number of acts. We're talking more than 550 shows in 145 venues, by over 3,000 comedians.

With so much going on, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Help us cut through the indecision with our guides below.

Your Comedy Festival horoscope

How do you choose from the hundreds of shows on offer? Simply select your comedy star sign with the help of our Zodiac of Comedy.

In-depth interviews

We catch up with some of favourite local and visiting performers, who spill the beans on life, laughs and the funny business of being a comedian.

Local favourites

The cream of Australian comedic talent is invading Melbourne to make you laugh until you wet yourself. Show them some love.


A-list international acts

There's no shame in wanting to catch big names – they've flown all the way over to Melbourne, after all.


Kid-friendly shows

Your littlies won't be the only ones wiping away tears of laughter at these outrageous shows.


Complete list

Still don't know who to see? Wanna try a bit of everything? Check out our full list of shows.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015 details

Around Melbourne, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9245 3700

Date 25 Mar-19 Apr

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