The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the third-biggest global satire celebration on the planet. Set up in 1987, it happens yearly in Melbourne more than a month, regularly beginning in March and going through to April. The Melbourne Town Hall has filled in as the celebration center point since the mid 1990s, yet exhibitions are held in settings all through the city. The MICF plays host to several neighborhood and universal specialists, in 2014 the celebration recorded 469 shows, 6,488 exhibitions counting 159 free exhibitions by 2,228 craftsmen.
In spite of the fact that it is chiefly a vehicle for stand-up and men's club demonstrations, the celebration has additionally included portray appears, plays, improvisational theater, banters about, melodic shows and workmanship displays. The broadcast Gala is one of the celebration's lead occasion, displaying short exhibitions from numerous feature and honor winning funnies. Other prominent occasions incorporate. The Great Debate, a broadcast drama wrangle about, the Opening Night Super Show, and Upfront, a night of exhibitions solely highlighting female humorists.
The Festival likewise delivers three leader advancement programs: Raw Comedy, Australia's greatest open mic rivalry, Class Clowns, a national comic drama rivalry for secondary school understudies, and Deadly Funny, an Indigenous satire rivalry that praises the one of a kind silliness of Indigenous Australians. The Festival likewise embraces a yearly national roadshow, displaying celebration features in local towns crosswise over Australia.