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BEN SORENSEN'S BBC

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2023 lineup,

curated by Ben Sorensen.

Belgian Beer Cafe | Southbank | Melbourne

Not My Audience | James Clarke | This Is Your Trial | SImon Palomares

Anthony Locascio | Andrew Silverwood | Afonso Caxala 

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Not My Audience

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Three top comedians answer the daft questions you pick on our exclusive app, you vote on which answers you liked the best, and choose how they impress you more with our fiendish stand-up challenges!

17 SHOWS  ||  29/03 to 23/04  ||  2023

Comedy For Corporates:
Work Life Balance Is For Losers

James Clark (NSW)

Brave corporate professionals of Australia. Can’t relate to the weed-smoking, Centrelink-complaining, ironic t-shirt wearing comedy from your differently tax-bracketed contemporaries? Then this show is for you. Or if you can relate and want in on this thing we've got going, then this is for you too.

4 SHOWS  ||  30/03 to 02/04  ||  2023

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Back To Abnormal

Simon Palomares (VIC)

Simon returns to the MICF with a reflective show, in this, his last year of his fifties, to ponder on the world and personal changes of the last two years. From sourdough bread to Tiger King to Lockdown Number 5 and how we celebrated freedom with an earthquake.

6 SHOWS  || 01/04 to 06/04  ||  2023

This Is Your Trial

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Direct from the UK for a strictly limited run! Guilty or innocent? You decide. The five-star, award-winning comedy courtroom show where audience members accuse friends of crimes is back! Top comedians take on the role of Judge, Prosecutor and Defence lawyers, hearing testimony, cross-examining witnesses and improvising their arguments for each case. It’s then up to the audience as jury to deliver their verdict.

10 SHOWS  ||  31/03 to 23/04  ||  2023

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I Really, Really, Really want a Zig-A-Zig Ah ..
And a Nap

Andrew Silverwood (WA)

Brit Comedian, Andrew SIlverwood, came to Perth for Twelve weeks in January 2020, and what a Twelve week's it's been..

10 SHOWS  || 12/04 to 23/04  ||  2023

Heart Of Darkness

Anthony Locascio (NSW)

Following 2022's 'Don't Call Me A Wog' Anthony Locascio returns with a story of the worst thing he's done in his life, and how he's still worthy of love.

9 SHOWS  ||  12/04 to 22/04  ||  2023

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  • 29 Mar, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Southbank, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    You control the show as three top-stand ups answer the daft questions and do the fiendish stand-up challenges you pick through our exclusive app! After years of sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, the cult hit UK panel show arrives at MICF for the first time.
  • 30 Mar, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Southbank, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Brave corporate professionals of Australia. Can’t relate to the weed-smoking, Centrelink-complaining, ironic t-shirt wearing comedy from your differently tax-bracketed contemporaries? Then this show is for you. Or if you can relate and want in on this thing we've got going, then this is for you too.
  • 31 Mar, 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
    Southbank, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Guilty or innocent? You decide. The five-star, award-winning comedy courtroom show where audience members accuse friends of crimes is back! Top comedians take on the role of Judge, Prosecutor and Defence lawyers, hearing testimony, cross-examining witnesses and improvising their arguments for each.
  • 01 Apr, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Southbank, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Simon returns to the MICF with a reflective show, in this, his last year of his fifties, to ponder on the world and personal changes of the last two years. From sourdough bread to Tiger King to Lockdown Number 5 and how we celebrated freedom with an earthquake.
  • 12 Apr, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Southbank, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Following 2022's 'Don't Call Me A Wog' Anthony Locascio returns with a story of the worst thing he's done in his life, and how he's still worthy of love.
  • 12 Apr, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Southbank, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Brit Comedian, Andrew SIlverwood, came to Perth for Twelve weeks in January 2020, and what a Twelve week's it's been..

UPCOMMING SHOWS

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