Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world and one of Australia’s most loved events. The Festival sells in excess of 550,000 tickets annually and generates more than $16 million in box office. Aggregate attendance including free performances is over 770,000 people.
Conceived to promote the comedic arts in Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has earned its global reputation through creative, eclectic programming. The organisation is active year-round with national and international touring, educational and artistic development programs complementing the presentation of the annual four-week festival.