Melbourne International Comedy Festival and ArtsHub join forces

The MICF kicks off and this year ArtsHub is up for a laugh too...

Along with Montreal and Edinburgh Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) is one of the big three global comedy festivals. With nearly three-quarters of a million people attending last year and around 800 performers and 650 shows on offer this year, it’s no wonder the launch event yesterday (26 March) saw Minister for Creative Industries Colin Brooks, Lord Mayor Sally Capp, Chair Bill Shannon and long-time festival head honcho Susan Provan spruiking its ongoing success, the jobs it creates and the dollars it pours into the coffers of local trades and businesses.

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Madeleine Swain is ArtsHub’s managing editor. Originally from England where she trained as an actor, she has over 25 years’ experience as a writer, editor and film reviewer in print, television, radio and online. She is also currently Vice Chair of JOY Media.