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Comedy Festival

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One of the free shows for The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) at Federation Park, Melbourne.

MICF is the third-largest international comedy festival in the world and the largest cultural event in Australia. Established in 1987, it takes place annually in Melbourne over four weeks in April typically opening on or around April Fool’s Day (1 April). The Melbourne Town Hall has served as the festival hub since the early 1990s, but performances are held in venues throughout the city.

The MICF plays host to hundreds of local and international artists; in 2013 the festival listed over 480 shows. Although it is mainly a vehicle for stand-up and cabaret acts, the festival has also included sketch shows, plays, improvisational theatre, debates, musical shows and art exhibitions. The televised Gala is one of the festival’s flagship event, showcasing short performances from many headline and award-winning comics. Other popular events include The Great Debate, a televised comedy debate, the Opening Night Super Show, and Upfront, a night of performances exclusively featuring female comedians. (From Wikipedia)

If you are planning to visit Melbourne, it is recommended to go to the city during the MICF. You can watch numbers of show freely every day, happiness is in the air.

Photo: Aziz Hasibuan

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