Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2020

Paul Williams - In the Moonlight

We’re sorry to say that these shows have been cancelled.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2020 will not be going ahead, in line with the latest advice from the Australian Federal and Victorian Governments. Forum Melbourne and all involved in the festival are committed to the safety of all audience members, artists, participants, and theatre staff.

Will I get a refund?
Tickets for cancelled performances purchased through an authorised outlet will be refunded. You do not need to contact us. For more information, please visit:

Keep an eye on our Forum channels and the artist’s social media platforms for updates on future shows. We look forward to seeing you back out and supporting your favourite comedians soon.  

Australia’s entire entertainment industry is facing significant challenges with the livelihoods of huge numbers of artists, technical, box office, front of house, production and associated support staff impacted enormously by these extraordinary circumstances. Performers and support crew who never fail to lend their talents to fund-raisers when the community is in need, are now in need themselves as venues close all over Australia. For more info on how you can help those affected by the closure of the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival click here: