12 February, 2016

Where To Find The LOLs At Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

From YouTube sensations to stand-up lords, Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns for 2016 and it’s a guarantee LOL-fest. Frontier Comedy together with More Comedy have just announced a killer line-up of professionally-hilarious people you won’t want to miss at this year’s festival.

Alex Williamson – That Guy From The Internet

He has 2.5 million social media followers but who is Alex really? Admittedly, he prefers a room full of strangers over a shrink for outpouring his hilarious interpretations of a fucked up world.

Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
Dates: Fri 25 Mar – Sat 26 Mar and Fri 1 – Sat 2 Apr 2016
Times: 10:45pm
Tickets: premier.ticketek.com.au

Alice Fraser

Alice Fraser – Savage

A chance encounter. Life, death, love and paper towels. Banjo playing, overeducated and full of wild words, Alice Fraser takes you through a Savage comedic hour about love, anger and belief. What do you believe?

Venue: Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Dates: Thu 24 Mar – Sat 26 Mar*, Sun 27 Mar, Tue 29 Mar – Sat 2 Apr*, Sun 3 Apr, Tue 5 Apr – Sat 9 Apr*, Sun 10 Apr, Tue 12 Apr – Sat 16 Apr*, Sun 17 Apr 2016
Times: 6:15pm or 7:15pm*
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au

AMOS GILL – Netflix & Gill

Come hang out, he’ll tell you jokes. Not looking for anything else. Whatever happens, happens. A one-hour comedy show, no strings attached.

Venue: Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Dates: Thu 24 Mar – Sat 26 Mar, Tue 29 Mar – Sat 2 Apr, Tue 5 Apr – Sat 9 Apr and Tue 12 Apr – Sat 16 Apr 2016
Times: 7:15pm
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au

Ash Williams – I’ve Done Some Bad Things

Hilarious stories from one of Australia’s most uniquely original talents. Ash (#ASHWILLIAMSLIVE) takes you on a multi-media, musical ride astride tips, tickling, and “how to make fast cash from strangers on the internet”.

Venue: Grand Mercure, Melbourne
Dates: Thu 24 Mar – Sun 27 Mar, Tue 29 Mar – Sun 3 Apr, Tue 5 Apr – Sun 10 Apr and Tue 12 Apr – Sun 17 Apr 2016
Times: 9pm
Tickets: trybooking.com

CIEL – #hangover

From bogan rocketfuel to bearded boys in hipster bars, join Ciel’s big night before the morning after. Warning: this show contains alcohol.

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall and Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Dates: Mon 4 Apr, Tue 5 Apr – Sat 9 Apr**, Sun 10 Apr*, Mon 11 Apr, Tue 12 Apr** and Sun 17 Apr* 2016 
Times: 6:45pm, 7:30pm* and 8:30pm**
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au

Em Rusciano – Is NOT a Diva

Young Em had a simple dream: to be first to win Olympic Gold, an Oscar, Tony and Grammy. Now she can’t crack a Logies invitation let alone nomination – can’t even be bothered wearing a G-string anymore. It’s time to accept. Em Rusciano, is NOT a Diva.
Venue: Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Dates: Fri 8 Apr and Sat 9 Apr 2016
Times: 8:30pm
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au

Emily Tresidder – Crazy Is

Emily Tresidder explores ‘the Zen of Crazy’ and the myriad of things that have come to be defined in such a way. Emily’s deep understanding of how hilariously crazy life is every day will captivate you, or, at the very least, make you wish you’d peed before the show.

Venue: Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Dates: Thu 24 Mar – Sat 26 Mar*, Sun 27 Mar, Mon 28 Apr**, Tue 29 Mar – Sat 2 Apr* and Sun 3 Apr 2016
Times: 5pm, 6pm* and 8pm**
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au

Frenchy – World’s Worst Adult

In 2015, praying mantis lookalike Frenchy’s debut show sold out Edinburgh Fringe and all major Australian Comedy Festivals. His single ‘Friendzone’ debuted in the iTunes Top 30. Now Frenchy is back with a new solo show and his finest hour yet.
Venue: Trades Hall, Melbourne
Dates: Thu 24 Mar – Sat 26 Mar*, Sun 27 Mar, Tue 29 Mar – Sat 2 Apr*, Sun 3 Apr*, Tue 5 Apr – Sat 9 Apr*, Sun 10 Apr, Tue 12 Apr – Sat 16 Apr* and Sun 17 Apr 2016
Times: 7:15pm and 8:15pm* 2016
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au

Jeff Green – This Is Your Life?

Expect big laughs from legendary award-winning UK comic Jeff Green. Fresh from sold-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe and MICF, don’t miss your chance to see a comedy master live on stage.
Venue: Victoria Hotel and Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne
Dates: Thu 24 Mar – Sat 26 Mar**, Sun 27 Mar*, Mon 28 Mar, Tue 29 Mar – Sat 2 Apr*, Sun 3 Apr*, Mon 4 Apr, Tue 5 Apr – Sat 9 Apr**, Sun 10 Apr*, Mon 11 Apr, Tue 12 Apr – Wed 13 Apr**, Fri 15 Apr – Sat 16 Apr** and Sun 17 Apr* 2016
Times: 7pm, 7:15pm* and 8:15pm**
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au

Joel Creasey – The Crown Prince

He’s Australia’s Crown Prince of comedy! Joel has carved a comedy swathe across the globe and on TV screens, he’s an unstoppable comedic force! He’s sold out shows and conquered the globe with acerbic, fearless and hilarious tales drawn from his life.

Venue: Max Watt’s, Melbourne
Date: Thu 24 Mar – Sat 26 Mar*, Sun 27 Mar, Tue 29 Mar – Sat 2 Apr*, Sun 3 Apr*, Tue 5 Apr – Sat 9 Apr*, Sun 10 Apr, Tue 12 Apr – Sat 16 Apr* and Sun 17 Apr 2016
Times: 
7:15pm and 8:15pm*
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au

Khaled Khalafalla – Jerk

Khaled Khalafalla is a jerk, luckily though he’s a freakish stand-up talent.  He’s juggled TV, radio, national & international tours- he’s one of Australia’s rising stars.

Venue: Trades Hall, Melbourne
Dates: Thu 24 Mar – Sat 26 Mar*, Sun 27 Mar, Tue 29 Mar – Sat 2 Apr*, Sun 3 Apr*, Tue 5 Apr – Sat 9 Apr*, Sun 10 Apr, Tue 12 Apr – Sat 16 Apr* and Sun 17 Apr 2016
Times: 
8:30pm and 9:30pm*
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au

Neel Kolhatkar – Neel Before Me

Neel has charmed audiences globally with insightful, hard-hitting material. But don’t let his Internet celebrity deceive, this young master of live comedy will leave you in stitches. Catch Neel as he rockets to megastardom!
Venue: Roxanne, Melbourne
Dates: Thu 24 Mar – Sat 26 Mar**, Sun 27 Mar*, Tue 29 Mar – Fri 1 Apr**, Sat 6 Apr, Sun 3 Apr*, Tue 5 Apr – Sat 9 Apr**, Sun 10 Apr*, Tue 12 Apr – Sat 16 Apr** and Sun 17 Apr* 2016
Times: 
4:30pm, 6pm* and 7pm**
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.au