Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll! Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far.
Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It’s stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song – all in one side-splitting show!
For nearly 20 years this roving tour-de-comedy has visited towns and cities around Australia, from Mildura to Mt Isa and everywhere in between. There’s nowhere our exceptional entertainers fear to tread, so we’re bound to be heading your way.
You won’t want to miss it when this bounty of belly laughs rolls into town. Come on Australia - pack your laughing gear and get on board the Roadshow!
Who is coming?
Gillian has toured extensively with her solo shows as a comedy and cabaret performer, most notably at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Leicester Square Theatre in London.
Gillian has released three CDs of original songs from her cabaret shows Waitressing…and Other Things I Do Well, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things and Whelmed.
Former English Comedian Of The Year and Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee has established himself as one of the hottest new stars on the UK comedy scene.
Racking up 5 star reviews from his sold out tour, Brennan’s energetic charm is ‘powerfully entertaining’, definitely making him one to watch.
Dane Simpson is one of Australia’s most charming comedians. He is proving that the best comedy can be found in the most genuine human experiences.
In 2017, he featured in the hit comedy show “Aborigi-LOL” which had a sell out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and he also appeared on televisions ABC Comedy Up Late.
In 2018, Dane Simpson continues to grow and will be performing his sell out show at the Australian Commonwealth Games.
Sam Taunton is one of the most exciting new voices in Australian comedy.
Bursting onto the scene in the 2015 Triple J RAW Comedy National Final, he received the judges’ ‘Special Mention’ award and has since gone on to play venues all over the world.
Juggling stand up and various media projects including being MTV Australia’s newest VJ, his captive storytelling and quickfire punchlines have seen him emerge as one of the most in-demand acts in the country.
A major up-and-comer in the local circuit, Steph originally cut her teeth in the UK after winning the Deadly Funny National Grand Final in 2014.
Crowned the ‘Funniest Aboriginal woman in Australia’ Steph has performed regularly at iconic comedy venues such as The Stand in the UK, as well as performing in sold-out shows in Australia.
‘Rioutous, audacious and incredibly smart’, Tisdell is one to keep your eye on. With several awards under her belt and a quirky stage presence that skips between gleefully playful to biting political satire, her style is unique and engaging.
‘Tisdell’s stand-up routine is equal parts informative and unequivocally funny’ – Leti K-Ewing Community Fest
‘Sincere and sincerely hilarious’ – The Advertiser
Please Note > Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is
recommended for people aged 15 years or older.
Warning > Smoke Machine/Hazer may be used during this performance
Duration > 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.) including interval
- $30 Share platter for 2 (including 2 beverages)
- $18 Share platter for 2 (platter only)
- $16 Platter for 1 (including 1 beverage)
- $10 Platter for 1 (platter only)
Why not make your experience complete and enjoy an Antipasto Platter, available at pre-show and interval. Platter with smoked cheddar, gouda cheese, green stuffed olives, char-grilled capsicum, salami and water crackers. (GF and vegetarian options available). Beverage choices: House wine, domestic beers, basic spirits, water or soft drink.
Pre-purchase > Platters only available to pre-order until 12pm on the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend and the date would be the Friday before the event at 12pm.
Please note > You are not able to take food or drink into the auditorium. We do encourage you to come along to the venue 1 hour prior to show time, so that you have plenty of time to enjoy it. Alternatively, if arriving late, just let our bar staff know that you’d like to pick up the platter from our Interval Drinks table at interval.
Collection > Platters will be available for collection at the Bar.
Buy at the event > Platters will be available to purchase at the event from the bar pre-show and at interval (where applicable).