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25 March 2016 - 17 April 2016 | Weekends | 2:30pm - 4pm | Fridays | 5pm - 6:30pm
SWAT performances: 29 March – 3 April | Tuesday – Friday | 3pm - 4pm | Weekend | 4:30pm - 5:30pm



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The (Very) Big Laugh Out

Enjoy loads of LOLs and free-flowing, family fun at Fed Square with the best and most unpredictable street performers from the world’s stage!

Presented by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The (Very) Big Laugh Out brings comedy, circus and all manner of curiosities to Fed Square and the City Square Pitch.

Come one, come all for an action-packed program of sheer fun and frivolity – all for free!

This year’s lineup features the Australian premiere of Carnage Productions: SWAT (France). Join these four committed Commando members daily from 29 March – 3 April and experience renowned French clowning at its best!

The (Very) Big Laugh Out schedule »

Image courtesy of Jim Lee.  

Comedy Festival Specials

Before or after filling your belly with laughter, visit the restaurants and cafes at Fed Square to fill it with other delightful treats. Present your Comedy Festival ticket to selected Fed Square restaurants and receive a discount that will keep you smiling!

Chocolate Buddha
A glass of bubbles, white or red wine or pot of beer with any meal for only $5 (1 per guest)

Popstic Ice Cream
Buy one scoop get a second scoop free!

Taxi Kitchen
Two course menu for $65 lunch and dinner

Transit Rooftop Bar
10% off final bill (must include a food order)

Transport Public Bar
Comedy Festival burger (regular beef burger/ vego option available) + pot at $12

Time Out Café + Bar
20% off, up to $25

Beer DeLuxe
10% off

Bokchoy Tang
10% off

Café Chinotto
10% off

ACMI Café + Bar 
Complementary schooner of beer or house wine with the purchase of a main meal.

Pilgrim Bar
10% off

Riverland Bar + Café
10% off

Conditions apply

  • Offer available on presentation of a valid Melbourne International Comedy Festival ticket.
  • Offer only valid on the day of the show shown on ticket.
  • Promotion not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • One discount per bill.


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