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BREC presents

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Friday 27 May 08:00 PM
Saturday 28 May 08:00 PM
Run time: 135 mins inc interval

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This travelling band of intrepid funny-makers is taking over Australia, one town at a time, with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow!

Join a rotating cast of the finest local and international comedy talents for an evening of comedy like no other, hand-picked to bring the biggest and best belly laughs to audiences from Mildura to Mackay and Devonport to Dubbo.

For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has delivered the best of the Festival to towns and cities across Australia. For three months of touring comedy madness, the Roadshow crew travels to over 80 regional destinations, bringing laughs to all corners of the great brown land!

The party doesn't stop there - the Roadshow takes to the sky for the Asian leg, showcasing the best in Aussie comedy to audiences in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

It's silly, it's satirical, it's side-splitting. It's Australia's ultimate comedy roadtrip!

Warning: may contain coarse language, sexual references and material that may offend some audience members. Recommended for people aged 16 years or older.


Dilruk Jayasinha

After moving to Australia from Sri Lanka by himself at the age of 19, Dil was well on his way toward making his parents proud by making good use of his finance and accounting degree when in 2009 he was unceremoniously fired by one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Just as Dil had, they also established that he had absolutely no interest in being a full time accountant.

Dil promptly jumped up for his first gig in September 2010 and hasn't looked back. A regular across the Melbourne comedy circuit, you would be hard pressed to go a week without seeing Dil's name on the bill at the best rooms in the city.

Consistently nailing his shows in Melbourne has seen Dil invited to perform all over the country as well as internationally with headline spots in KL, Penang and Singapore. He's also performed at five Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and he returned in 2016 with his smash hit show from this year's Melbourne Fringe Sri Wanka.

Nath Valvo

Whether is be his family, growing up in the 90s, his hatred of cats, Grindr or self-serve supermarkets, Nath's razor sharp and hilarious stand-up is winning crowds and critics over alike.

With sell-out shows annually in all major Comedy and Fringe Festivals, Nath is becoming a favourite of many comedy lovers around Australia. Some stand-up highlights include performing to 3000 people at Falls Festival in 2014, being selected to perform across Auustralia as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and receiving a number of five-star reviews from major newspapers.

Nath makes regular TV appearances. His credits include The Project, ABC's Dirty Laundry, ABC Breaky Show and ABC Comedy Up Late. In 2013, Nath was heard across the country hosting Nova FM's UpLate show and he also hosted the Saturday Morning Breakfast SHow Melbourne during 2014.

Tommy Little

Tommy Little has been smashing it at festivals and clubs around the country (and overseas) since he hit the comedy scene in 2007. Energetic, surprising and completely engaging, Tommy has fast evolved into one of the country's most exciting comedians, with sold-out shows and rave reviews.

In 2011 he blitzed the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a sell-out run of his show; A Fistful Of Apologies, which went on to be included as part of ABCTV's Warehouse Comedy Festival series. His subsequent live show Sex, Drugs and Herbal Tea filled a venue for four and half weeks in the Adelaide Fringe, and Tommy doubled his Melbourne International Comedy Festival audience in 2012.

In 2013 Tommy became an increasingly regular face on our television screens, with an ongoing guest role acting in ABC TV's acclaimed drama Time Of Our Lives, and two shows for Network Ten; as host of the sporting panel show A League Of Their Own; and one of 4 co-hosts on the new late night series This Week Live - Alongside Tom Gleeson, Meshel Laurie and Dave Thornton, Tommy gave us a hilarious look at the week that was.

As well as continuously touring the country with his critically acclaimed comedy, Tommy continues to be the popular fill-in guy for the funny chair on Network Ten's The Project, a role which has gained him national attention. 2016 marks the start of a new era for Tommy, having just wrapped up a two-year stint as one half of Nova 100's Breakfast team, with fellow comedian and good friend Meshel Laurie.

Xavier Michelides (MC)

Since emigrating from Perth to Melbourne, Xavier has been an active stand-up comedian, writer and performer.

He has performed in ten Melbourne International comedy festivals, three Melbourne Fringes, two Adelaide Fringes, three Perth Fringe Worlds, two Perth International Comedy Festivals and one Sydney Comedy Festival.

He appeared on 'Rove' SBS's 'Stand-up @ Bella Union' and the award winning 'Studio A'. He has also written for and acted in the kids show 'You're Skitting Me'.

Nominated for both Best Comedy at the Perth International Comedy Festival 2011, Perth Fringe World 2011 and a Golden Gibbo at the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Sharul Channa

Sharul is one of the most sought after talents in Singapore today. Adept at hosting a variety of events, Sharul's undeniable stage presence and strong command of languages (English and Hindi), makes her exciting to watch on stage. She also adds a touch of wit, humor and class to all her events.

As a comic, Sharul has shared the stage with some of the top comedians in the world. She has performed with Reuben Paul (USA) at the MGM Macau and also headlined shows for The Comedy Club KL, Comedy Kao Kao, PJ Laugh Fest 2013 and One Mic Stand, among others.