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Our festival of LOLs has launched its biggest program ever!

Ribs still hurting from last year's Comedy Festival? Yep, ours too. Believe it or not, Melbourne's funniest festival is upon us once again, and the organisers have just revealed a record-breaking number of acts. We're talking more than 559 in 145 venues, by over 3,000 funny people. 

The MICF website is now live, and all tickets are now on sale. Here are some of our highlights:

Superstar internationals

Mighty Boosh surrealist Noel Fielding (UK) will be bringing the weird to Hamer Hall. You're always in good company with the likes of Rich Hall (USA), Ross Noble (UK), Jason Byrne (IRE), Arj Barker (USA), Ruby Wax (USA/UK), Michael Che (USA), Miranda Sings (USA), Mike Wilmot (CAN), Urzila Carlton (SA/NZ), Neil Hamburger (USA), Paul Foot (UK), Deanne Smith (CAN), James Acaster (UK), Sara Pascoe (UK), Luisa Omielan (UK), Stephen K Amos (UK), Josie Long (UK), Nina Conti (UK), Milton Jones (UK), Mark Watson (UK) and John Kearns (UK).

Local favourites 

Charming, whip-smart comedian (and Utopia star) Celia Pacquola is back following rave reviews of her 2014 show, Let Me Know How it All Works Out. Other well-loved locals include Wil Anderson, Ronny Chieng, Dave Hughes, Adam Hills, Judith Lucy, Matt Okine, Nazeem Hussain, Fiona O'Loughlin, Rhys Nicholson, Claire Hooper, Nick Cody, David Quirk, Sam Simmons, Steen Raskapoulos, Joel Creasey, Em Rusciano and Tripod performing with the MSO.

As always, families and kids can choose from a wide variety of shows, including the (Very) Big Laugh Out.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015 details

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