The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is truly for one and all. It's that time of the year when Melbourne celebrates the comedic season and showers you with The (Very) Big Laugh Out! Best of all, it's ALL FREE! World class street performers and great physical and musical comedy events come together and perform for you over 16 days from Friday 5 April to Saturday 20 April 2019. All you need to do is rock up! Events will be staged at Federation Square's Main Stage, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne CBD, and for the very first time, Melbourne Museum Plaza,11 Nicholson St, Carltons. Get your full pdf Program HERE, and start planning
Jam-packed with amazing local and international artists, this event is renown for its exciting and surprising all-ages programming. The 90 min showcase runs for the duration of the above-mentioned dates and starts on Fridays from 5pm and 2.30pm on the weekends at Fed Square Main Stage. The Museum shows at Carlton Gardens are 35-45 min show from 9-19 April Tue – Thu 12pm, 1.30pm & Fri 1.30pm, and 13 – 14 April Sat & Sun 11.30am. For a detailed schedule, head to the program as aforementioned.
Some of the guest performers you'll find are Pedro Tochas from Portugal. Pedro will create a real-life silent movie before your eyes! He will entertain and amaze! Cho Kairin, The Chinese Acrobat on the other hand is a first timer to Melbourne. He has a variety of dangerous skill sets and is set to thrill. You will feel all the feels! Then along comes Daisy the Cheerful Vampire from the USA. Followed by her human servant, this utterly weird and wonderful act of death-defying comedy will have you bound in its magical spell.