Melbourne International Comedy Festival international superstars

The festival always attracts some big names, bunkering down in Melbourne for a month of shows

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Melbourne hosts the third largest comedy festival in the world, each year attracting international comedians in droves. Festival favourites Stephen K Amos, Ross Noble and Urzila Carlson are back, while New York cabaret star Lady Rizo brings her acerbic take on all things America to town.

And make sure you check out our ultimate guide to the festival, as well as the best local actswho'll be gracing Melbourne stages.

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