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Grab a mate, grab a date...grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

Looking for a laugh?  The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. 
Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation.

For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield.  Whether you're n Katherine, Quirindi, Kyneton or Cairns, you can still experience Australia's largest and best-loved comedy festival in your own backyard.  We've got over 80 destinations on the laugh-laden schedule, and a line-up or artists to tickle anyone's funny bone.  The Roadshow really has something for everyone!

Grab a mate and grab a ticket to the Roadshow at the Forge Theatre, Bairnsdale Saturday 6 July 2019, at 7.30pm!

Aaron Chen made his mark on Australian comedy with his debut solo show entitled 'The Infinite Faces of Chenny Baby'. He toured nationally in front of sold out crowds and rave reviews earning him the sought-after award for Best Newcomer at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.   Aaron has quite a collection of awards and performed at Splendour In The Grass, supported Ronny Chieng on his National Tour, had a featured role in ABC's Ronny Chieng International Student (ABC), Back in Small Business, Orange Is The New Brown and Network 10's Drunk History.

"We love Aaron Chen and The Infinite Face of Chenny Baby" **** Herald Sun

Ben Knight is an ex-teacher/musician from Queensland who made the move to Melbourne five years ago to pursue comedy and acting.  Whilst hustling in the Melbourne comedy schene Ben scored minor roles in Upper Middle Bogan and Offspring, and in 2016 he landed a lead role in the ABC TV series The Warriors as Scottie Watson.

He has since gone from strength to strength, selling out his Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs in both 2017 and 2018 and recently landed roles in two Australian feature films, The Merger (2018) and Judy and Punch (2019)

Cal Wilson (MC) came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians, a perennial favourite on television shows such as Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Thank God You're Here, and more recently Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy We Have a Problem.  Her stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audiences stories to life alongside her own.  In 2018 Cal toured her solo show Hindsight, which drew sold out crowds to comedy festivals around Australia, appeared on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Oxfam Gala and was invited to the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival where she recorded a Netflix Original Comedy Special for release in 2019.

Daniel Connell could easily be described as the ideal aussie comedian; affable, loveable and hilarious.  His observational, dry, often unanticipated comedy has seen him take to stages all over the country.

"After an hour in his company you're chilled out and smiling.  Damned if I know how he does it". The Age

"A hilarious night out" **** Herald Sun

Nina Oyama is a 25-year-old stand-up comedian and writer.  She is the co-creator and star of ABC's The Angus Project.  Based on the life of her friend Angus Thompson who has cerebral palsy.  The Angus Project aims to subvert perceptions of what it means to have a disability.

Nina's brand of comedy has been seen at various festivals across Australia, as well as televised appearances on SBS2's Stand Up @ Bella Union, Channel IV's About Tonight and In The Zone.

Nina will return to the television screens this year as Courtney in the Logie Award winning show Utopia from Working Dog.  Nina will also tour her stand up show 'Nina Oyama Needs A Lift' around Australia.


Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. 
It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older

 Venue:  Forge Theatre - Auditorium
 Performance  Times:  Saturday 6 July, 7:30 pm
 Duration:  2 hours 15 minutes (includes 20 minute interval)
 Ticket Prices:  Full: $38.00
 Concession: $33.00 (Seniors/Pensioners)
 Group 8+: $33.00
 Students: $27.00
 Forge Friend: Adults: $33 Concession: $28



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Should you have any queries please telephone the Forge Theatre Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm on 5152 1482. 
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Contact: Forge Theatre and Arts Hub
Telephone: 5152 1482