5 Must See Shows At Melbourne International Comedy Festival

14 SHOWS | 11 VENUES | 208 PERFORMANCES | 1000s of LOLs – but here’s our top 5.

From A-Class international jokers to homegrown side-splitters, comedy season is in full swing with Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Khaled Khalafalla

Khaled Khalafalla is Loose. He’s divisive, he’s cheeky and he’s Australia’s most charismatic comedian. Khaled has awed audiences all around the world- from royalty in the Middle East to Aussie troops in Afghanistan to the invitation-only New York Comedy Festival.

Find tickets here.

Emily Tresidder

Sydney-born, Melbourne-based comic Emily Tresidder has the natural ability to draw on the innate hilarity embedded deep within everyday life. ‘Not Your Ex’ Tresidder’s newest stage show is splitting with one-liners and fierce confidence delivered from only a woman with a wicked sense of humour.

Debuting at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, she’s sold out shows before and she’ll 100% do it again. Find tickets here.

Amos Gill

You may know him as host of hit107’s breakfast radio show but at night the multiple award-nominated Amos throws down a blistering hour of stand-up to this year’s festivals. ‘Sorry, But It’s True’ is Gill – live, uncensored and completely unapologetic.

Find tickets here.

Alice Fraser

Alice Fraser is back with a brand new hour of reliably silly, unpredictably meaningful, narratively unorthodox, artful comedy. Alice’s new show Empire explores the notion of power (if power corrupts, who’s in power?) and revenge (if revenge is a dish best served cold, who’s carrying the dish?)

Tickets are available here.

Jeff Green

Award winning British comedian and author of The A-Z of Living Together, The A-Z of Being Single and The A-Z of Having A Baby, Jeff Green is back – returning with his new show Honestly! He may be older and hairier but he’s funnier than ever as he delves into his expat, husband, father-of-two life.

Find tickets here – see you there.