Melbourne International Comedy Festival is on the road again with a colossal night of hilarity.
Be prepared for laughs a plenty as we let loose our most loved comedians onto the open road for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow.
Fifteen years and still going strong the Roadshow will feature some of the best home-grown local talent and international superstars from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and will be heading to over 75 destinations across Australia - all packaged up and delivered to your door for an unforgettable night of untamed hilarity.
Be part of the adventure and experience Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow in all its glory.
In 2015 the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow will entertain crowds from Hobart to Hong Kong, Swan Hill to Singapore, Coffs Harbour to Kuala Lumpur and Margaret River to Marysville. Performing over 100 shows in regional towns and city centres across Australia then taking things further afield with an international tour across East Asia and India.
2015 will be bigger and better than ever so look out for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow heading in your direction!
DeAnne Smith, a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee (2011, 2012, 2013) has performed all over the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Iceland Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs Montreal and Chicago to name a few. She's also been on TV in four countries, including on Last Comic Standing NBC, The Late Late Show on CBS, Canada's The Comedy Network and CBC, Australia's Channel 10 and ABC, and UK's Sky TV. It's hard to know what to put in a bio, guys. DeAnne also really likes toast and has a hard time maintaining talking about myself in the third person.
Melbourne musical comedy duo "ElbowSkin" started entertaining crowds in their high school days in Eltham, circa 1997. Almost two decades later Dave Elbow & Ernie Skin are regular fixtures in the Melbourne Comedy Festival and have serenaded and entertained audiences all over Australia and the world. Their cheeky brand of musical comedy has seen them emerge as one of the best musical headline acts in the country, performing in front of sell out crowds at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Melbourne & Adelaide Fringe Festivals, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Newcastle born and bred, Rhys Nicholson is one of Australia's most outstanding young comedians. A 2009 RAW Comedy finalist and winner of the 2012 Time Out Award for Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival, Rhys' brand of wry humour and sardonic wit have developed his trademark for hilarious social commentary. A regular at the Sydney Comedy Store, Rhys has previously supported Greg Fleet, Jim Jeffries, Steve Hughes and Wil Anderson.
Wil Sylvince is one of the most explosive comedians performing around the world today. His comedic performances on COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO'S DEF COMEDY JAM, and SHOWTIME all garnered standing ovations by the audiences, a feat rarely seen accomplished by many performers. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Sylvince has honed his act in New York's top comedy clubs - the Comedy Cellar, Comic Strip Live, Caroline's on Broadway, Stand-Up NY and the Gotham Comedy Club.
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 humour to break down barriers and stereotypes as well as provoke thought in any audience, Andy Saunders takes satire to new heights. Andy has performed successful sell out gigs at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2015 with the Aboriginal Comedy All Stars. And with television gigs such as Stand up at Bella Union in 2014 for SBS, NITV's Express Yourself in 2015 and Comedy up Late for the ABC in 2015, it's no wonder Andy's delivery just keeps getting better.
Enjoy a two-course meal plus a glass of Willow Bridge wine, Coopers beer or a soft drink in our new Harvey Room before the show! Cost is $35 per person and numbers are limited.
Main Course* (alternate drop)
Roasted Lamb Rump, Spanish Potatoes, Blistered Beans, Willow Bridge Shiraz Jus
Grilled Lemon & Rosemary Chicken Breast, Green Pea Pilaf with Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
* Vegetarian option available, other dietary needs also catered for on request. Please advise the Box Office when booking.
Lemon Meringue Pie