Melbourne is the comedy capital of Australia, home of the madcap Doug Anthony All Stars, Wogs Out of Work and comedians from TV shows such as The Big Gig and The Comedy Company. The highlight of the comedy year is the Melbourne International Comedy Festival ( in April, based at the Town Hall in Swanston Street, with performances at over fifty venues around town. For one-off performances and other venues, check out the “EG” supplement to The Age on Fridays.

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