Win tickets to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, plus an overnight stay at Brady Hotel Jones Lane

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Win tickets to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, plus an overnight stay at Brady Hotel Jones Lane

The funniest time of the year is nearly back upon us and we're gifting one lucky reader an epic night out to celebrate.

There’s no happier place to be than Melbourne this time of year, when comedians hit the stages of venues across the city and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town, delivering a whole month of belly-aching laughter to comedy lovers, locals and tourists alike.

Hailed as one of the top three largest comedy festivals in the world, the beloved comedy extravaganza returns from March 27 – April 21, taking flight through a host of internationals, newcomers, local talent and staple events such as The Gala, Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow, Class Clowns National Grand Final, The Festival Club, Comedy Zone, and Upfront. With well over 600 shows taking over 150 venues and the streets of Melbourne, there really is a show for everyone at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here

Now with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival just around the corner, we’ve teamed up with the festival and Brady Hotels to produce a cracker of a giveaway to pass on to one of our comedy-loving readers.

Prepare your stomach muscles comedy lovers, you could win:

  • A double pass (2 x tickets) to New Order (UK) a line up show featuring three of the UK’s hottest comedians, Celya AB, Dan Tiernana and Josh Jones on Saturday, 6 April.
  • A double pass (2 x tickets) to The Festival Club on Saturday, 6 April.
  • 1 x night accommodation for two people in a Balcony Room (including a 12pm late checkout) at Brady Hotels Jones Lane on Saturday, 6 April.
  • 1 x $100 dining voucher

Whether you’re in need of something to impress that special someone in your life, you’re wanting to take your bestie out for a night, or you just want to treat your mum to comedy and a night in the city, this giveaway is the ticket.

All you need to do is fill in the form below to be in the running. You’ve got to be in it to win it.

The competition closes Monday, 25 March. By entering, you agree to receive marketing collateral from Forte and competition partners. For more info, check out our privacy policy.

Dreaming of that prize? Here’s what the winning ticket looks like for one lucky reader.

After you’ve spent the day exploring the beautiful city and indulging in a delicious dinner with your voucher, the lucky competition winner will kick off the evening with some of the most exciting and original performers on the UK scene at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s New Order. Featuring a handpicked lineup of the freshest British comedic talents, this year’s edition is headlined by Celya AB, Josh Jones, and Dan Tiernan. The trio brings an exciting blend of storytelling, pointed observations, and personal humour to the stage and is one of the best ways to kick off your Festival fun!

Next, you’ll make your way to live music venue Max Watts for a Comedy Bonanza with The Festival Club, where every show is a brand-new must-see. Housed at the Festival’s favourite after-hours haven, Comedy Bonanza will see the Festival’s biggest names line up and let loose! Essentially, it’s a late-night comedy that’s unscripted, unhinged and possibly X-rated, promising an epic treat of laughs, dancing and revelry.

Once you’ve finished immersing yourself in the city’s famed laneways and historic arcades or checking out the newest rooftop bar after the show, head back to your balcony room at Brady Hotels Jones Lane.

Located on Little Lonsdale Street at the east of Melbourne CBD, Brady Hotels Jones Lane is the ideal home base for your visit. With 153 rooms boasting modern design, 24hr reception, a cardio gym, and more, this gem of a hotel offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience – all in the heart of the city. As for your room, you’ll have your own private balcony, perfect for taking in all the action of the neighbourhood below, as well as King Bed, large opening windows, tea/coffee, free Wi-Fi, Australian brand Urban Skin Care bathroom amenities, Hypnos Dreamer pillowtop memory-foam mattresses and more.

In your downtime and between comedy shows (browse the program at, shop your way through Little Collins Street’s cosmopolitan cafes, the chic boutiques of the Emporium, Princess Theatre, Melbourne Central, Bourke Street Mall and DFO Spencer Outlet, then Visit Melbourne’s Art Gallery, Casino and Southbank precinct. Perhaps the best part of Melbourne is its culinary scene so make sure you take time out to eat your way through China Town, the Queen Victoria Market or Hardware Lane.

With an endless list of shows from the funniest people from across the globe coming to one of the best and most entertaining cities in the world, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is an absolute must.

For more information, visit the Melbourne International Comedy Festival website.