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Area (sq km): 7,686,850
Population: 20,434,176
Nationality: Australian
Local Name: Australia
Language: English
Time Zone: +8 - +10 GMT
Currency: 1 dollar =
100 cents
Capital: Canberra
Dialling Code: +61
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Internet Code: .au
Religion: Catholic,
Other Christian
Climate: Arid,
Government: Federal Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not required
Banking: M-F 9.30-17.00
Major Airports: Adelaide(ADL),

Melbourne Comedy Festival accommodation

Australia's home of comedy is proud to present Melbourne Comedy Festival! It is not just stand-up that will have you rolling in the aisles, but also cabaret, performance art, visual art, street acts, film, television and radio shows. As the most popular cultural event in Australia, make sure you don't miss out on seeing the Melbourne Comedy Festival by booking Melbourne accommodation now and look forward to attending Gala at the Regent Theatre and hooking up with the Roadshow all over Australia!

Regent Theatre in Melbourne
Regent Theatre in Melbourne

Melbourne Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the 3rd largest comedy festival in the world. It is on par with such amazing events as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada.

The home of comedy in Australia is definitely Melbourne. Since 1987 the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has showcased the best national performers and now the best international performers too. All people are welcome to participate in the massive festival as one of the aims of the festival is to develop new talent.

Check out Melbourne accommodation to begin planning your side-splitting stay in the city of the south.

Another aim of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is to share comedy with the masses. For this reason ticket prices are very affordable at $22 in 2007. The festival doesn’t stop in Melbourne either, it takes to the road!

The Roadshow travels throughout Australia taking performers along and picking up new talent along the way.

Festival Details

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs for approximately three and one half weeks in the autumn of the southern hemisphere. The programme usually begins in mid-March and runs into April. The Melbourne Town Hall is the main site for all of the major comedic put-ons.

Also check out the Melbourne Festival Club. This is the after hours festival hot spot at HiFi Bar and Ballroom. One of the most important Melbourne Comedy Festival details to keep in mind is the main event: Gala.

Gala at Regent Theatre is the opening night of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and features the biggest and brightest stars. Book your Melbourne accommodation now and be sure to plan ahead for Gala, as tickets sell out in hours!

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