It's that time again: when hundreds of funny people vie for your chuckles in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Mar 27-Apr 21). 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.
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What else is happening in Melbourne?
Melbourne theatre and musicals in August
There's an enormous range of shows on our stages over the course of this month, from spectacular solo performances (seriously, do not miss Deer Woman and Since Ali Died) to large-scale spectacles like Melbourne Theatre Company's Shakespeare in Love. If you prefer your theatre a little more interactive, head to A Midnight Visit, or if you need some song in your life, check out the new Melbourne production of Sunday in the Park with George.
The best new restaurants in Melbourne right now
If you love food and live in Melbourne, your 'must-try' list of new restaurants, cafés and bars probably takes up your phone's entire storage capacity by now. Luckily, we've put together a curated list of the newest, hottest and coolest restaurants our critics are raving about.
The best day trips from Melbourne
If you're looking for a break from the inner-city grid, there's no better cure than a day trip from Melbourne. The state of Victoria is full of friendly neighbourhood towns, whether you're in the mood for a winery tour, a road trip or a national park to explore.