Frontier Comedy Presents a killer lineup of must-see Comedians at MICF 2019

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Frontier Comedy Presents a killer lineup of must-see Comedians at MICF 2019

It’s almost time for all the comedy fans out there, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is around the corner and Frontier Comedy is presenting a killer roster of must-see comedians this year. With a broad variety of 5-star shows from eleven very different acts, there is something to suit every comedic taste!

After sold-out festivals in Australia & the UK in 2018, Alex Williamson is back to embrace his inner sick-f*ck in a brand-new hour. With 2.5m+ social media followers, this comedy juggernaut is steaming through shows like a deranged Thomas the Tank Engine. Embrace your own inner sick-f*ck and let ‘Shooter’ sin on your face. Book early!
Catch him from Tue 26 Mar – Sat 6 Apr — 9.30pm at Athenaeum Theatre.

Critically acclaimed comedy brain, Alice Fraser (The Bugle, Tea with Alice, Trollplay and Apple’s ‘#1 Best Australian Podcast of 2018’ – Triology) could do a lot of stuff, if she could decide what to do. A show that picks a line and sticks to it, and does a lot of other things en route. Is beauty truth? Is truth beautiful? Let Alice tell you. Why not.
See Alice from Thu 28 Mar – Tue 16 Apr & Thu 18 – Sat 20 Apr — 9.45pm; Sun 31 Mar and Sun 7, 14 & 21 Apr — 8.45pm & Mon 1, 8 & 15 Apr — 8.30pm at Melbourne Town Hall.

He’s traded hosting Brekky radio for a comedy career in LA where he is touted as a rising star. With a new hour of gut-bustingly funny comedy every year, Amos Gill is at his best with an hour and no restrictions. Sold out last year – book early! Weekend Notes gave him five starts, saying “unapologetically hilarious… I couldn’t stop crying from laughing too hard”. You know it’s going to be good.
Get to it on Thu 28 Mar – Sat 20 Apr — 9.30pm & Sun 31 Mar and Sun 7, 14 & 21 Apr — 8.30pm at Swiss Club & Mon 1, 8 & 15 Apr — 6.30pm at Melbourne Town Hall.

Christian Hull takes his iTunes Top 50 podcast Complete Drivel live to the stage this comedy season. In an even wilder ride than the podcast, the comedy creator will be unleashing his unfettered talents, and special guest ‘Trish’, in his first festival show! Better make him feel welcome Melbourne!
He’ll be at The Comic’s Lounge on Sat 30, Sun 31 Mar & Sat 6 Apr — 4.30pm

An awkward experience at a Thai massage parlour, a housemate with the traits of a serial killer, obtaining a stalker… rising broadcasting star Ciaran Lyons (who you will know from triple j and The Project) has had a big 2018! Come hear all about it in his new show… we hear he is a hoot!
Catch him Thu 28 Mar – Thu 4 Apr, Tue 9 – Sat 20 Apr — 6.00pm & Sun 31 Mar and Sun 7, 14 & 21 Apr — 5.00pm at Fad Gallery; or on Mon 1 & 15 Apr — 7.15pm at Melbourne Town Hall.

Emily Tresidder has her own way of doing things, and if you haven’t had a chance to enjoy the Tresidder experience then now is your chance. The co-host of Vic & Em’s Comedy Gems podcast is back with another hour of observational fun, physicality and lots of laughs. This funny and charismatic character is not to be missed.
Her show can be enjoyed on Thu 28 Mar – Fri 12 Apr, Sun 14 Apr – Sat 20 Apr at 7.30pm & Sun 31 Mar and Sun 7, 14 & 21 Apr at 6.30pm at Trades Hall or on Mon 8 Apr at 6pm at Melbourne Town Hall.

More than ‘just’ an hour of award-winning UK comedian Jeff Green’s trademark rapid-fire stand-up, Jeff’s Letters Home are a series of warmly funny monologues. After sold out UK & Oz seasons in 2018, Jeff is back with an extraordinary new show.
See him Thu 28 Mar – Tue 9 Apr, Thu 11 Apr – Sat 20 Apr — 7pm & Sun 31 Mar and Sun 7, 14 & 21 Apr — 6pm at Swiss Club or Mon 1, 8 & 15 Apr — 7.45pm at Melbourne Town Hall.

Here’s a must see! Stand-up comedy and social media phenom Neel Kolhatkar’s accents, impressions and carefully crafted jokes have seen him collect 1.6m+ followers and tens of millions of views on his videos. Neel returns to MICF fresh from filming his third stand-up special, with his sixth live solo show. Neel shows sell fast – book early!
Two shows only on Fri 12 & Sat 13 Apr — 9:30pm at Athenaeum Theatre.

Ron Funches’ (Undateable, Conan O’Brien) laidback persona is a perfect vessel for incisive observations on everything from casual racism to raising a son with autism. His unique delivery, incisive punchlines and shrewd set-ups led the New York Times to declare Ron to ‘Purr like a kitty cat, sting like a bee’. Don’t miss his Australian debut!
Catch him Tue 16 Apr – Sat 20 Apr — 8.30pm at The Comic’s Lounge.

Sports satirist Titus O’Reily is back with a brand-new show that will make you rich, healthier and ridiculously good looking. Australia’s most popular sports satirist with 250K+ followers, Titus’ debut MICF show was a huge hit with people buying tickets and everything!
He’ll perform Wed 27 Mar — 8.15pm & Thu 28 Mar – Sun 21 Apr — 8.15pm at Imperial Hotel.

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