5 March 2019

In need of a LOL but not sure where to start?

Movember's Guide to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Events
3 MIN READ
Dolly Diamond Blankety Blanks
Reigning Queen of Cabaret and Movember ambassador Dolly Diamond is back with this live version of the top-rating Australian TV classic bringing with it a line-up of celebrity guests and loads of laughs.
Six celebrity guests throw caution to the wind and assist bewildered contestants – selected from the audience - to win fabulous prizes!
It’s variety, comedy and live entertainment at its best – or definitely at its funniest! You won’t see this on your TV screens.
Warning: Contains moderate coarse language, adult themes.
Use code MOVEMBER for $5 off your ticket.



Michael Shafar 50/50
As seen and heard on SBS's RAW Comedy, ABC's Comedy Bites and triple j's Good Az Friday. Writer for Channel 10's The Project.
In 2017 Michael was diagnosed with cancer, and it has given him a lot of material. Don't worry, this show is funny. It's definitely not a TED Talk.
$2 from every ticket sold will be donated to Cabrini Hospital in Malvern where Michael underwent his
treatment. You can also use the code MOVEMBER for $5 off any of Michael's Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows (except for Tuesdays and the opening four preview shows, which are already at discounted prices).



Matt Okine The Hat Game
After a sell-out season in 2018, Matt returns with a special encore performance of his critically acclaimed show The Hat Game for two nights only!
It’s been a massive few years for Matt. You could not miss him in 2017 when he wrote and starred in his very own hit series The Other Guy on Stan along with hosting his own cooking show on ABC Shortcuts to Glory and touring the country with his live stand-up show. 



Lawrence Leung Growing Concerns
Acclaimed comedian, champion worrier and consistent escape room prisoner, Lawrence returns with tall tales, big concerns and dubious solutions.
Lawrence is a multi award-winning Melbourne comedian, actor and screenwriter. He’s best known for his TV work including the AFI-nominated Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure and Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable for ABC1 and getting his butt kicked in the ABC2 action/comedy Maximum Choppage.



Josh Glanc Glance You For Having Me
He sold out every night last year and won some of comedy’s biggest awards. Now Josh Glanc returns to the Comedy Festival fresh from a breakout UK tour and appearances on ABC Comedy Up Late and Channel 10.
Glanc fuses stand-up, character and sketch in a whirlwind of props, sound effects and costumes, creating "wonderfully offbeat" shows (The Scotsman) and performances that regularly see him called one of the country’s “most exciting emerging talents” (The Age). Don't miss out. 



Frenchy Turn It Up
This unforgettable night is full of wild banter along with ridiculous stories and crowd work that is amongst the best in the world (self-proclaimed).
Frenchy keeps the crowd constantly engaged with his eccentric and unorthodox ballads that keep you thinking ‘Is this some kind of bogan Ed Sheeran?’
If you haven’t seen a Frenchy show yet, brace yourself for his weird, warped and wonderful dirty mind… (very dirty).