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BY GEORGE THIS year is flying past. May already? That’s not even funny. Something that is funny about May, however, is that the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting stages in Darwin and Alice Springs. Mark it in your diaries.

By Hannah Muir

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world and has been running very successfully since 1987. But you know what? Rural folks need a laugh, too.

And so, for 24 years, the Roadshow, which is a collection of “all killer no filler” acts from the Melbourne Festival, divide and conquer to travel the highways to deliver their knee slapping gags across the country. Presumably, they travel in a very funny bus.

The Northern Territory, usually a barren place in May – in the dry Red Centre and during the Dry in the tropical Top End – will be wetting itself when the saints of satire grace the stage with their comedy gold.

Acts for the NT legs includes emcee Dave Callan, Anirban Dasgupta, Alex Ward, Dane Simpson and Tor Snyder.

A quick word of warning... If this is your first Roadshow-eo, performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend, with that in mind, it’s recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Set yourselves for a night of stand-up, silliness and song in this rip-roaring road trip designed to tickle your funny bone!


Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
WHEN THU 12 MAY | 8PM
AT ARALUEN ART CENTRE
COST $55
INFO araluenartcentre.nt.gov.au

WHEN FRI 13 MAY | 8PM
AT DARWIN ENTERTAINMENTCENTRE
COST $44
INFO yourcentre.com.au

Thumbnail, header & inset: Photo: Jim Lee

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