Melburnians love a good laugh. There’s no doubt about that. And every year, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is testament to that. Held between the latter half of March for a month until late April, Melbourne city comes alive with acts from all over the world gracing our stages.

Having once dated a comedian myself, this is a special time of year for me personally in this city. I’ve been to comedy gigs, events, fundraisers, shows, and studio recordings, but there’s nothing quite as spectacular as the Comedy Festival. It’s like the Grammys and the Oscars all in one.

And even though the season’s ended, we all had a great laugh!

Most venues don’t allow video or photography but here are some James managed to capture over at Federation Square. He also managed to catch The Birdmann and Becky Hoops in action, which he thoroughly enjoyed!

Text: Nina Mostafa
Images: James Ser

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