Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Performances often contain coarse language, adult themes, sexual references and material that may offend.
The show is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.
Smoke Machine/Hazer may be used during this performance.
Recommended age: 15 +
Australia’s ultimate comedy road trip!
Australia’s biggest and best comedy festival is hitting the road for a huge 25th year! Featuring the best and brightest of the 2023 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we’re bringing the funny to you!
Get ready for a stellar line-up with Roadshow favourites alongside the most talked-about breakthrough stars of the moment, together in one jam-packed show that’s sure to leave the whole nation laughing.
So, get some mates together, book your tickets and head out for a much-needed comedy fix when the Roadshow hits the BREC stage in 2023!
TICKETS & VENUE INFO
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A doorway to the arts that’s always open!
We want everyone to have the opportunity to see this show at BREC.
So here’s our offer. Through BREC Access we are making some seats available for those who need a good night out but who can’t manage full price at the moment and we invite those who can to ‘pay it forward’ and choose a higher price.
$10.00 OPEN – I need a good night out but the cost of living is starting to bite!
$25.00 ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$70.00 FLING – I want to pay it forward and fling open the doors for someone else
* Limited BREC Access Tickets available
MC – Bob Franklin
Bob Franklin is an award-winning stand-up comic, writer, director and actor.
He has been twice nominated for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Most Outstanding Show Award and has won the MICF Piece of Wood Award, the Sunday Age Best Comedy Show of the Year Award and the Melbourne Fringe Best Comedy Award.
His television and film work includes Bad Eggs, The Librarians, Stupid, Stupid Man, Please Like Me, Jack Irish, Thank God You’re Here and the upcoming Bay Of Fires.
Dane Baptiste (UK)
Fresh off the back of his award nominated tour The Chocolate Chip; Dane Baptiste returns with his brand new show. Dane’s a grown man now, so he’s approaching his life in a more mature & sophisticated way.
After the global event that shall not be named, after 2 years of hibernations and being one of British comedy’s foremost voices on race relations, Dane Baptiste is reinventing himself and moving away from the ‘Angry Black Man Comedian’ stigma lazy press has stuck on him for so many years, as in this game, you evolve or you go extinct.
The world has changed and hopefully Dane has been able to evolve as a more considered, mature and mostly funny performing artist. No more pointless social media exchanges, no more debauchery, no more comedy rock star living. No longer going by any of his previous bad boy aliases ‘Dane-ger,’ ‘Joke Dza’, Asap Bap, ‘the social justice warlord’; we will now see a more considered, politically and socially astute Dane becoming who he was meant to in this capitalist, supposedly woke world.
Jordan Barr is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, singer, producer, and musical theatre performer. She can speak German and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the reality TVs how ‘Teen Mom 2’.
What a show-off. But don’t worry, Jordan is often cast as an elderly person in musicals to disguise the fact she is not the best dancer. Guess you can’t be good at everything. Based in Melbourne, Jordan graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Musical Theatre) in 2014.
In the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Jordan performed in the Breast of the Fest line up shows, and at the prestigious Upfront gala. Her debut stand-up show Zombie – which featured ruminations on doom-scrolling and singing like a baby lamb-ran for a sell-out season at the Butterfly Club. In 2022 she returned to the festival circuit with her show Dreams, a masterful hour of stand-up and musical comedy about the future.
‘Quirky, painfully relatable, and utterly hilarious. ★★★★★’ Glam Adelaide
‘Hilariously barb tongued, clever sketches deconstructing the perception of women’s sexuality.’ Milk Bar Mag
Stand-up comedian and actor David Quirk has cemented his place on our TV screens and as an original voice on the international comedy circuit, with hit live shows in Australia and the UK.
His break-through live show, Shaking Hands With Danger, a storytelling tale about infidelity, took out the coveted peer voted award- The Piece of Wood Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and was nominated for Best Comedy at the Sydney Comedy Festival. The show also ran successful seasons in both London and Edinburgh.
You might have seen David Quirk in Rosehaven, Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor’s acclaimed ABC series where he plays the odd / lovely character of Damian, the Tasmanian hoarding locksmith. Or maybe it was as Josh Thomas ‘love interest in Please Like Me. If not there, perhaps it was with Sam Simmons in Problems, or with Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane. Who can say?
Prue Blake is a strong, confident, underachiever by choice… or she was before she became the 2020/21 RAW Comedy Winner!
An easy-going comic, her style is observational, intelligent and most importantly cheeky, but not too cheeky to show your mum. Prue has been described as both “dashing” and a “disillusioned feminist” by The Age.
Prue has been taking the stand-up comedy scene by storm since 2018 and has performed at some of the biggest comedy shows both in Australia and internationally including the prestigious Comedy Zone, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, the Upfront Gala, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Moosehead Benefit. She is regularly heard on the radio including The Breakfasters (RRR), Comedy Bites(ABC) and Evenings with David Astle (ABC) and has a popular newsletter ‘I shaved my legs for…THIS?! Prue has also had jokes featured on the acclaimed TV series Get Krackin!