Home' Melbourne International Comedy Festival Guide : 2017 Program Guide Contents 5 EASY STEPS
BE IN THE KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Don’t stop at one show! The Festival provides nearly four full
weeks of laughs – there’s definitely something for everyone!
GET SOCIAL WITH US
We’ll be updating our feeds daily with videos, pics and more
on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. For reviews
and show updates you can’t go past comedyfestival.com.au –
it’s mobile and tablet friendly too!
FIND YOUR VENUE
Check the map page in the centre of this Guide, or head to
the Festival website for all your venue info.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS
Online at comedyfestival.com.au The fastest and simplest way
to book! Print your tickets or pick up at the venue box office.
By phone Booking agents vary for each show, so check
individual show listings for booking details. Tickets to many
Festival shows are sold through Ticketmaster: 1300 660 013.
In person For shows sold through Ticketmaster, tickets
can be purchased at the Melbourne Town Hall Box Office,
Ticketmaster outlets in advance, and at the door of most
venues on the night of the show (if available!).
Know the title of a show you want to see? This guide is
alphabetical so flip through to the page you need. Otherwise,
just browse to your heart’s content! Stumble upon a favourite
or check out someone you’ve never seen before.
Special Guest Artists
The (Very) Big Laugh Out
Show Listings (A-Z)
Show Listings (numbers)
Staff & Thanks
TICKETING CHARGES INFORMATION
All ticket prices listed in this guide are inclusive of GST.
Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will incur a handling fee per transaction
of between $5.00 and $8.90. No handling fee is applied to tickets purchased at
the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Collins Street Box Office for shows
at the venues listed to the left.
Other Ticketing Providers
For tickets purchased through outlets other than Ticketmaster, different fees and
charges will apply. Please check with the ticketing provider for more information.
MAKE A NIGHT OF IT
Check out the pre- and post-show special offers from
our wonderful drinking and dining partners. Details at
Kick on after at the Festival Club (p10) for late-night
comedy and music right through ‘til the wee hours.
SNAP UP A DEAL
WITH AHM TIGHTARSE TUESDAYS
Cheap tix can be snapped up if you book for a preview, book as a
group or go on a TT (ahm Tightarse Tuesday). Bookings can be
made by phone, at an outlet, online or at the Comedy Festival Box
Offices during the Festival.
Thinking of taking in a few shows? Then get your hands around a
Laugh Pack for a discounted rate when you book three or more
applicable shows in the same transaction. The Laugh Pack is only
available for shows on sale through Ticketmaster and must be
booked in person or by phone.
Even better, snap up a deal with a Trades Hall Comedy 3 Show
Pass and treat yourself to single entry into three different shows at
the Trades Hall Comedy venue. It’s three times the laughs at your
one-stop destination for the best in new and emerging home-grown
comedy! Passes are redeemable in person on the evening of the
performance at the Trades Hall Comedy Box Office.
WHAT TO SEE?
The Funny Tonne reviews at comedyfestival.com.au will
help. Our big special events offer great variety and the
Festival Club is always a brilliant showcase. Or why not just
take a punt on someone new? Discovering new faves is half
the fun of the Festival!
Proudly supported by ahm health
insurance, where they not only like a
laugh, but also an affordable one!
COMEDY FESTIVAL BOX OFFICES
Open from Thursday 30 March
Ticket sales and collections for Ticketmaster shows only.
Melbourne Town Hall (Collins Street)
Every day from 11am ’til late. Payment by cash or card.
ACMI, The Famous Spiegeltent,
Forum Theatre and Trades Hall
Open from at least one hour before
Payment by cash or card. Queues
tend to be quicker for card
payments – bring your plastic!
Chinese Museum, Greek Centre,
Max Watt’s, Swiss Club and
Victoria Hotel box offices
Open from at least one hour before
Please note these are cashless box
offices. Payment by card only.
(Excl. Festival Club at Max Watt’s –
cash on the door only)
For all other venues please check with the venue for box office opening times.
1300 660 013
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