"I believe there is, a revolution in comedy about to happen," she said at this morning's celebration. "A real, big, global revolution. I believe that, it's a revolution where the joke is not the only tool in the comedian's kit. It's a revolution where the joke is not the only reason for a comedian to speak. And I think this festival is a good part responsible for the situation in Australia... In comedy, in Australia where we already have an enormous amount of talent working well beyond the mould set by club and pub comedy."
While Hannah's MICF shows are (not surprisingly) sold out, there are plenty of other shows to see! From popular comedians like Dave Hughes, Tom Gleeson, Judith Lucy, Celia Pacquola and Anne Edmonds to new and up-and-coming performers (who I'll be reviewing in the coming weeks) like Rachael Millanta, Tara Rankin, Head First Acrobats and RHYMEZONE (Cristina 'Rhyme' Spizzica and Jeremy 'Zone' Hughes).