Completely Improvised Shakespeare | Soothplayers

Armed only with their wits and matching Elizabethan shirts, the Soothplayers will improvise a new, off-the-cuff play every night for the rest of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The 30th Annual Great Debate | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Great Annual Debate is such a cornerstone of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival it’s easy to forget the format of debating was ever meant to be serious.

Not Quite White | Vanessa Steinberg

Steinberg opens with a long, graphic diatribe about dating as a 53-year-old serial divorcee with a history of drug use and adversity to working for a living.

#Kwanda: A Play

This glorious chaos would never make it past the kill button of live TV, so if you really want to witness what might happen on Q&A if people starting telling the truth, get along to #Kwanda.

Space Cadette | Laurie Black

This young musical talent, who drops scientific facts like the Kardashians drop brand names, is way too smart to be a truly dizzy space cadet.

Wil-Informed | Wil Anderson

Wil is now 45 and it’s time for the middle-aged, white, hetero men to have their say! This threatened species needs to reclaim its position in the world and find its voice.

Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations | Rhys Nicholson

Rhys Nicholson describes himself not so much in terms of gender but more like that ‘special aunt all of us have.’

What's Wrong With You? | Anne Edmonds

Anne Edmonds' What’s Wrong With You? Is a must on your Comedy Festival list.

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