If you think the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is all about LOLs for grown-ups, think again. Now in its third decade, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival hosts the world's most engaging, exciting and inspiring comics, offering hilarity for children and parents alike.
It just so happens that the festival runs over the two week Easter school holiday break, so if you're after some grins and good times with your kids this April, there are 12 listed comedy shows for kids on the schedule this year. Here are three unmissable children's comedy shows that make it to our top 3:
In a creepy house, deep in the creepy woods, there is a book that's, well… a bit creepy. It might smell like old person farts, good cheese and old socks but the book is really a magic First Edition that holds the souls of all fairytales within its pages.
he NitWits: Fractured Fairytales
When the book is accidentally burned all the stories are destroyed with it. Goldie who and the three what? Little Red Riding where now? Matty and Teddlie have until dawn to rewrite the book and save the stories from being lost forever. Hopefully they can get the stories mostly right, but it's unlikely.
Strap in for the adventure your parents never told you about with massive pimples, dinosaurs, beanstalk racing and the most exciting sleepy time ever. Forget about green ogres and talking donkeys, fairytales have never been this funny.
This is a brilliant show for five to 12-year-olds with their pet parents.
When: Sat 8 Apr & Sun 9 Apr & Tue 11 Apr - Sun 16 Apr: 1pm Where: Melbourne Town Hall Tickets: From $14
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Note: Discount valid for Wed 12 Apr, Thu 13 Apr , Fri 14 Apr, Sat 15 Apr & Sun 16 Apr
Expect brand new tasteless tunes, horrible harmonies and repulsive rhythms plus plenty of gross gags and wrong routines in this symphony of stupid. The show features songs co-written with Benny Davis of Axis of Awesome, Tom Bettany of The Beards and many more.
A children's comedy icon with sold out shows and rave reviews at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe, Mr Snot Bottom appeals to all ages, transporting families to a crazy, joyous world where they can laugh together.
When: Sat 8 Apr - Sat 15 Apr, 1pm Where: The Melbourne Town Hall. Tickets: From $15 Book:HERE
Comedy Club for Kids
For more than a decade, the festival has hosted the Comedy Club For Kids, offering pint sized punters aged 6-12 plenty of laughs during the Comedy Festival and this year is no different.
This year's Comedy Club for Kids sees a selection of performers from proper stand-up to musical comedy and a couple of circus and clown acts thrown in for good measure, so there's plenty of entertainment to please children and grown-ups alike.
Where: The Famous Spiegeltent at Arts Centre Melbourne When: Sat 1 Apr – Sun 16 Apr, no shows Mon, 12:30pm Tickets: $20, Group (x4) $16 each Book: HERE.
So there you have it. Why stay home these Easter School Holidays, when you can LOL with your kids at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival? Enjoy.