Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2024

Next date: Thursday, 06 June 2024 | 07:30 PM to 09:45 PM

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2023

Australia’s biggest and best comedy festival is hitting the road for a huge 26th year! Featuring the best and brightest of the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we’re bringing the funny to you!

Get ready for a stellar line-up with Roadshow favourites alongside the most talked-about breakthrough stars of the moment, together in one jam-packed show that’s sure to leave the whole nation laughing.

So, get some mates together, book your tickets and head out for a much-needed comedy fix when the Roadshow hits a stage near you!

Performances often contain coarse language, adult themes, sexual references and material that may offend. The show is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

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Reviews

"Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow…has everyone’s humour covered." - The Sunday Times (WA)

"Wiping tears away and wheezing from the sheer joy." - - Australian Stage

"Side-splitting fun, razor-sharp, high velocity wit." - Daily Examiner, Grafton (NSW)


Your 2024 Roadshow line-up

MICFR Line Up Andy Saunders

From an early age Andy Saunders has been telling jokes in front of a variety of audiences, he was always destined to make people laugh.

With an impressive and an extraordinary ability to use humor to break down barriers and  stereotypes as well as provoke thought in any audience, Andy Saunders takes satire to new heights.

Trenchant observations of human behavior and sharp material combined with skills in attracting and holding the interest and attention of audiences of all ages are a powerful combination.

Andy has quickly evolved in to one of the most popular and successful acts performing around the country today at a variety of events and venues.

His star continues to rise after performing successful stand-up routines for many tours, events and standalone gigs from the Melbourne international Comedy Festivals Galas to appearing on TV as a reality star on Nine network's The Block there is no stopping Andy and his juggernaut of funny.

The only way is up, and this is one comedian that can’t be held down. Andy believes that the best way to change the world for the better is through laughter and that a human being is at their most vulnerable while laughing, so get ready to be at the peril of this new, relevant and necessary brand of comedy.

MICFR Line Up Daniel Connell

Daniel Connell could easily be described as the ideal Aussie comedian; affable, loveable and hilarious.

One of the most active stand-up comedians in Australia, Daniel can be seen at comedy venues across the country all year round. His observational, dry, often unanticipated comedy has seen him take to stages all over Australia and around the world, including Scotland (Edinburgh Fringe), India, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Driven to further his career in comedy, Daniel moved to Melbourne in 2010 and quickly established himself in the local scene. In 2011 he performed in The Comedy Zone at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), a line-up show of up and coming Australian comedians, hand-picked by the festival. Since then, Daniel has performed a brand-new hour of stand-up at 12 consecutive Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. He has also taken each show to every major Australian festival.

Daniel has made several TV appearances, performing on the MICF Oxfam Gala (2017, 2019 and 2021), Comedy Up Late (2018), and the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow (2022).

MICFR Line Up David Quirk

You might have seen David Quirk in Rosehaven, Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor's acclaimed ABC series where he plays the odd/lovely character of Damian, the Tasmanian hoarding locksmith. Or maybe it was as Josh Thomas' love interest in Please Like Me. If not there, perhaps it was with Sam Simmons in Problems, or with Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane. Who can say?

Stand-up comedian and actor David Quirk has cemented his place on our TV screens and as an original voice on the international comedy circuit, with hit live shows in Australia and the UK.

His break-through live show, Shaking Hands With Danger, a storytelling tale about infidelity, took out the coveted peer voted award - The Piece of Wood Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and was nominated for Best Comedy at the Sydney Comedy Festival. The show also ran successful seasons in both London and Edinburgh.

His follow up, Career, Suicide in 2014, also garnered great reviews and has consolidated David's place as one of our most interesting, honest and daring standups.

In 2015, David premiered his eagerly awaited show Thrasher – a pop-up site specific show performed in the actual skateboard shop where he has worked for most of his adult life. He followed this up with Approaching Perfection in 2016, a unanimous four-star show that toured the country and the UK: 'His observations are revealing, his realisations endearing – Quirk is a comic not to be missed.' The Skinny (UK).In addition to his numerous successful solo shows, David has co-created and performed in award-winning collaborations: The Incident, a bromantic comedy with Sam Simmons, for which he won the Golden Gibbo Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2010. He went on to win the Innovation in Theatre Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2011 for Bunny, written by Benjamin Cittadini and performed with Craig Peade.

In 2017 David premiered his successful show Cowboy Mouth at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe, captivating audiences and critics alike. In 2018, Cowboy Mouth was filmed live in Melbourne for ABC's Comedy Next Gen. David filmed a lead role in short film The Comedian directed by James Woods and collaborated with Benjamin Cittadini, starring in Elmo at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. 'Quick wit and impeccable timing, Quirk is a compelling storyteller.' The Herald Sun. 'Brilliant...we've been on a journey through Quirk's own curious mind, and what a ride it's been.'

MICFR Line Up He Huang

He Huang grew up in a small town of Chongqing, China, a mountainous region, where her family had lived for generations with a strong passion for drinking, cursing and gambling.

Turns out it was the perfect setting to start a life in stand-up comedy, and after travelling the world - uni in Beijing, a Masters in Washington DC - she found herself in Australia. In 2021, she auditioned for RAW Comedy, Australia's premiere new talent contest, winning state finalist for Victoria before performing in the national final at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

However, it would be another audition that put He on the comedy map - in 2022, He auditioned for the TV show, Australia's Got Talent, with her stand-up routine becoming a viral sensation, with over 60 million views globally.


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Ticketing terms and conditions

We regret to advise that there are no refunds or exchanges as per the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. Should any performance be postponed due to intervening circumstances, you will have the option to transfer your ticket to the rescheduled performance or receive a full refund. Likewise, should any performance be cancelled due to intervening circumstances a full refund will be issued.

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  • Thursday, 06 June 2024 | 07:30 PM - 09:45 PM

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