Australia's Polyglot Theatre lived up to its name this week, premiering a brand new, Chinese-language version of its hit Muckheap at the prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on Saturday.

Victorians can expect even more exciting performers, more free programming and more belly laughs from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival thanks to a multi-million dollar boost to the festival’s funding announced in the 2011-12 Victorian Budget.

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