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* Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019 *
27 March - 21 April 2019 Melbourne becomes comedy capital of the UNIVERSE each April, as we take over the city with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts. It's the biggest annual comedy explosion to hit Melbourne! The 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival turns 33 celebrating with its biggest festival, with more shows and venues than ever, becoming one of the world's largest and most respected comedy festivals. Melbourne International Comedy Festival is Australia's largest ticketed cultural event, and one of the top three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Montreal's Just for Laughs and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. An annual event, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival literally takes over Australia's comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts. Arguably the crown jewel in Melbourne's entertainment calendar, the festival brings together both local and international performers for over 3 weeks of comedy, music, sly social commentary and most importantly of all.. laughs!
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Ticket ProtectionThe Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been granted major event status to protect Victorians from ticket scalpers. Resellers who inflate the price of major event tickets by more than 10 per cent face fines of between $800 and $480,000. Victoria's tourism minister Martin Pakula said it was only fair for comedy lovers to be granted the same legal protections as people attending sporting grand See below for some of the big names and shows..
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