Monday, 21st Mar - Wednesday, 21st Mar

Laugh out loud as Melbourne city spotlights its home grown comedic talents and becomes the stage for comedy legends from every corner of the world. In its 25th year, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back & bigger than ever. Venues in Melbourne’s city & surrounds roll out the red carpet nurturing the up & coming while broadcasting our Australian & international comedy headliners all over the world. By far it is one of Habitat HQ’s Event Guru favourite Melbourne festivals and she plans to have all her guests get to at least one night of laughs.

For backpackers & independent travellers, the International Melbourne Comedy Festival program offers the opportunity to be a part of the local crowd and there is an extensive free program! So there is no excuse to miss out. Locals love the life this festival breathes to their city flocking to the daily gigs on offer. Availability to pick up tickets on most nights from the Melbourne Town Hall means as a visitor you can enjoy be spontaneous in your hunt for fun.

Stay at Habitat HQ, backpacker hostel & budget accommodation and it is only a tram ride from the Melbourne CBD meaning access to performance venues is easy. The iconic Palais Theatre, located only a short walk from Habitat HQ in St Kilda launches the comedy festival with the Opening Gala on March 30. The grandeur of the theatre adds a certain charm to the event.....I just wish those walls to tell a joke or two.