upcoming_micf great debate



9 April 2016

Six comedians. Two sides. One topic. One host with not a hope of keeping things under control.

It’s the 27th annual Great Debate!

Roll up to the Melbourne Town Hall for the Festival’s biggest battle of the brains, as two teams of local and international comedy heavyweights argue, rant, beg, cheat and steal to reign supreme. The topic will be divisive and contentious, and the comedy hard-hitting and shamelessly antagonistic.

The past has seen US comedian Rich Hall ride into the Melbourne Town Hall on a camel and UK comedian Paul Foot attempt to launch himself into space from the auditorium.

So step right up and witness comedy’s colossal contest, where the Festival’s funniest lock horns to debate the world’s big questions.

upcoming_micf opening night allstars



23 March 2016

It’s big, its bold and it kicks the Festival off with a bang – it’s the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow!

Comedy’s finest from Australia and overseas will take to the stage at the legendary Palais Theatre for this one-off mega show, ringing in our 30th anniversary with all the laughs, bells and whistles an audience can handle.

The Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow is the perfect taster of what’s to come over the huge month of comedy ahead. It’s laughs aplenty with a huge line-up of top-shelf performers – a proverbial pick ‘n’ mix to plan your Festival of funny.

Don’t miss out – it’s your one-stop-shop for comedy excellence!