The Melbourne International Comedy Festival marks its 31st year this year. It’s one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival and its all ours. Melbourne is Australia’s comedy capital and the MICF has grown to be Australia’s largest cultural event.

Stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts – it’s all there. So get your laughing gear in place for three and half weeks of celebrations where Melbourne becomes the centre of the comedy universe.

March 29 – April 23