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Here at The Australia Times Theatre, we love a good festival! It’s almost April and that means the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is in full swing. This year, MICF turns 30, here are some of the ways it’s celebrating the big three oh.

30th Birthday Bash – Gala

What would a milestone birthday be without a huge party! Fittingly held on April Fool’s Day, MICF heads to the Regent Theatre to host a gala comedy event.

Featuring comedic heavyweights Tommy Little, Cal Wilson as your illustrious hosts, the superstar line-up includes Eddie Perfect, Rich Hall, Greg Fleet, The Umbilical Brothers, Wendy Harmer, Rachel Berger and many more!

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2016/season/shows/30th-birthday-bash

Humour Us – 30 Years of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

MICF gets artsy, teaming up with the Arts Centre Melbourne to present this unique exhibition.

Lining the walls of the famous building are photographs capturing all the moments MICF has brought us since 1987, including behind the scenes shots, costumes, videos and media.

Runs 12 March- 17 April 2016

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2016/season/shows/30-years-of-melbourne-international-comedy-festival-humour-us

Festival Buzz: with Nath Valvo

What really goes on at a comedy festival?

Nath and his guests catch up for news, gossip and cracking stories about the Festival and the world of comedy.

Recorded as a Melbourne International Comedy Festival podcast in the surrounds of the 30th anniversary exhibition – Humour Us.

Suitable for audiences 16+

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The Decades that Were: with Cal Wilson

A look back at the first three decades of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Every milestone birthday calls for reflection, dissection and laughs at the ‘remember when’ moments. Cal’s conversations with comics who were THERE will test memories, celebrate highlights and welcome controversy over who and what shaped each era.

Sun 3 April: 1987–1996

Sun 10 April: 1997–2006

Sun 17 April: 2007–2016

Recorded as a Melbourne Comedy Festival podcast in the surrounds of the 30th anniversary exhibition – Humour Us.

Suitable for audiences 16+

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2016/season/shows/the-decades-that-were-hosted-by-cal-wilson

Big Fat (30th Birthday) Comedy Quiz

Who doesn’t love a big fat…quiz? Do you think you’ve got the knowledge to win in a comedy trivia night? Head on down and find out!

To celebrate the MICF milestone, Lawrence Mooney will host a comedy quiz like no other. You can join a team or take on the world individually – either way, they’re looking for the biggest comedy buff in the business.

Don’t forget the cheese platter!

http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2016/season/shows/big-fat-30th-birthday-comedy-quiz

 

 

 

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