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Harley Breen wants to make Australia ocker again

Catch Harley Breen at Mantra on Russell from Tuesday April 10 until Sunday April 22 (bar Monday) as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Tickets are available via the MICF website. 

Kitty Flanagan is not having a bar of your lazy vocabulary

Kitty Flanagan’s show, Smashing, hits the Athenaeum Theatre from Tuesday April 10 until Sunday April 22 (bar Monday) as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Tickets are available via the MICF website. 

Kwame Asante: the jack-of-all-trades that juggles comedy with medicine

Kwame Asante will be performing as part of The Best of Edinburgh Fest every night, excluding Mondays, until Sunday April 22. Catch the show at ACMI – Cinema 2, tickets are available via the MICF website. 

Michael Shafar's latest comedy show is certainly not kosher

Catch Michael Shafar at Trades Hall’s Music Room on Thursday April 12 and Thursday April 19 – 21 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Tickets are available via the MICF website. 

Ivan Aristeguieta: the upstart Venezuelan bringing spice to Australian comedy

Catch Ivan Aristeguieta at the Victoria Hotel as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival from Tuesday April 10 until Sunday April 22 (bar Monday). Tickets are available via the MICF website. 

James Harper is breaking all the rules with their new fashion film

Darcy Conlan’s short film Restless is out now. Learn more here. 

'Best of the Edinburgh Fest' brings Edinburgh Fringe's top comics to Melbourne

Kwame Asante will be performing as part of The Best of Edinburgh Fest every night, excluding Mondays, until Sunday April 22. Catch the show at ACMI – Cinema 2, tickets are available via the Comedy Festival website.

Alexis Dubus 'Verses The World' in brilliant new show

Venue: The Upstairs Lounge at Hairy Little Sista Dates: Tuesday April 10 – Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $21 – $25

Lawrence Mooney on 'An Evening with Malcolm Turnbull'

Venue: Athenaeum Theatre Two Dates: Wednesday March 28 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $30 - $42

The Best of the School of Hard Knock Knocks will kick-start your comedy career

Venue: The Moat Dates: Thursday April 5 - Sunday April 15 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays only) Tickets: $20 - $25

Becky Lucas on finding inspiration everywhere

Becky Lucas will perform cute funny smart sexy beautiful in Melbourne Town Hall’s Regent Room every night (bar Mondays) from Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22. 

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018: 5 hilarious shows to see tonight

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Joel Creasey is defending his title as Australia's resident Blonde Bombshell

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $25 – $39 

Des Bishop dances with modern controversy in his new show, 'Egorithm'

Venue: Greek Centre - Parthenon Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $25-$39

Guy Williams is well aware of his privilege in new show, 'Started From The Top'

Venue: Trades Hall – The Archive Room Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 8 (bar Wednesdays) Tickets: $20 – $27 

Lady Rizo pays homage to her homeland in 'Red, White and Indigo'

Venue: The Famous Spiegeltent at Arts Centre Melbourne Dates: Tuesday April 3 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $30 - $45

Alice Fraser delves into the realities of humanity with her new show, 'Ethos'

Venue: Chinese Museum - Tea Room Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $15 - $27

'Abigail’s Party' revisits '70s Australiana through a queer, feminist, hilarious lens

Venue: The Sumner, Southbank Theatre Dates: Saturday March 17 - Saturday April 21 Tickets: $89 - $124

Amos Gill is asking the important questions in his new show, 'Where Have I Been All Your Life?'

Venue: Chinese Museum - Laundry Room Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays and Saturday April 7) Tickets: $15 - $27 

Angella Dravid embraces discomfort in 'Down The Rabbit Hole'

Venue: Forum Theatre – Ladies’ Lounge Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $15 – $20  

Dane Baptiste praises 'G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)' with his hilarious Melbourne International Comedy Festival show

Venue: Mantra on Russell Dates: Tuesday April 17 - Sunday April 22 Tickets: $35

DeAnne Smith returns to Melbourne with a vengeance and a new show, 'Worth It'

Venue: Greek Centre, Mykonos Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22, excluding Mondays Tickets: $20 - $30 

Matt Okine explores radio, acting, and pretending to cum in his new show, 'The Hat Game'

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall – Supper Room Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22, excluding Mondays and Friday April 20 Tickets: $25 - $35

Natalie Palamides is well-prepared for the encore tour of 'Laid'

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Rehearsal Room Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $26 - $33

Paul Williams is confidently self-conscious in his new show, 'Summertime Love'

Venues: Trades Hall – The Archive Room & The Evatt Room Dates: Monday April 9 – Sunday April 22 (bar Wednesdays) Duration: 55 minutes Tickets: $15 - $20 

Josh Wade does not hesitate to dub himself 'The Woke Bloke'

Venue: Comic’s Lounge Dates: Friday April 20 – Saturday April 21 Duration: 60 minutes Tickets: $29.90 – $64.90

Nath Valvo is out for wanky Australian blood in his new show, 'Show Pony'

Venue: ACMI – Cube  Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22 (bar Monday April 2 & 9 and Wednesday April 4) Tickets: $20 - $32 

Mark Swivel pleads his case to become Australia's 'Alternative Prime Minister'

Venue: Loops Project Space & Bar Dates: Monday April 9 - Friday April 13 Tickets: $20.30 - $25.30

Gerard McGowan is hanging even more shit on himself in his new show, 'Only Getting Funnier'

Venue: Greek Centre - Zeus Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $15-$20