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 28th year the Melbourne International Comedy Festival promises to be as big as ever with the likes of Arj Barker, Steven K Amos, Wil Anderson, Adam Hills, and countless more international and local acts all locked in. As always there will be the Great Debate, the Raw Comedy competition, the jam-packed Gala and heaps more. Still don't know what to see? Try one of these lists below.
Your favourite ever comedian will likely have a new show this Comedy Festival. Give them some love.
Whether you like bawdy sing-along or tuneful satire, there's a musical show for you.
Did they really just say that? Yes they did. That's because you have deliberately gone to a very adult, very wrong comedy show.
There's no shame in wanting to catch the big names – they've flown all the way over to Melbourne, after all.
Nobody gets stuck into the meat of an issue like comedians… and these stand-ups really understand the comedy and tragedy of queer life.
Grown-ups, stop hogging all the LOLs. There are a bunch of family-friendly comedy shows at the festival this year, and they’re bursting with imagination, magic and snot.
Wanna try a bit of everything? Check out our full list of Comedy Festival shows.