Get your comedy on – Melbourne Comedy Festival registrations are open

Melbourne International Comedy FestivalWhy did the comedian cry and cry and cry? Because he missed the registration period for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

And then to rub it in, his friend said: “But it was so easy, you could even do it online!”

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is a year round operation showcasing and supporting emerging comedic talent through our various development programs and positioning Melbourne as the comedy hub of the Southern Hemisphere.

The 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival will take place from Wednesday 28 March – Sunday 22 April and registrations to get your show in the program open today, Monday 17 October at 12noon. If you have a penchant for making people’s grins widen and guts tighten with your yarns and witticisms, get on board and register online at

All information concerning key dates, venues, ticketing, marketing and publicity for your unique admission into the 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival are included on the site.

The 2011 Festival had over 350 shows including local and international stand up, musical comedy, theatre, kids comedy, visual art and cabaret. There were over 950 adventurous artists sharing their comedy wares to over 600,000 audience members over a period of 26 days.

“Melbourne International Comedy Festival is a ‘must perform’ event for many national and international comedians” says Festival General Manager Virginia Lovett, “As one of the largest comedy festivals in the world the festival provides an environment and audience for all genres of comedy.”

Registrations close Wednesday 23 November 2011. Information session for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival will be held in Melbourne (dates TBC) and for the first time Sydney on Wed 26th October at 6pm. Call (03) 9245 3700 for details.

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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