It's called the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, but the biggest highlights frequently come from the locals. This year's line-up features plenty of favourites of the Australian stand-up scene – Wil Anderson, Kitty Flanagan, and Judith Lucy and Denise Scott are all returning to the festival – alongside some relative newcomers, on the verge of major stardom.
The rest of the fest
It's that time again: when hundreds of funny people vie for your chuckles in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Join us as we meet the talented people behind the laughs, offer our tips for doing the festival right and our picks of the program.