Free Comedy Australia

Inspired by the 'PBH Free Fringe' that has revolutionised the famous Edinburgh Fringe, has been feature of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival since 2012.  

Free Comedy Australia moved to the Highlander Bar in Melbourne in 2018. 
Join the revolution!

"Just because it's a free show doesn't mean it's no good. In fact it's far better than many shows I've paid to see" - RHUM

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2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Applications to perform with Free Comedy @ Highlander are now open.

Fill out the application form here

Our 2020 MICF season will run over 4 weeks from March 23 - April 18, 2020 from Mon - Sat.

Check out the live footage from our 2019 MICF season below.


Free Comedy Open Mic

To book a spot to perform at our regular Tuesday Open Mic comedy night please join the Australian Free Comedy Forum on Facebook, follow the instructions and add your name to the booking thread.

Sign up on the night from 7.30 PM until 8.00 PM. 


2019 Melbourne Fringe

Our 2019 Melbourne Fringe season featured 14 different shows over 3 weeks including numerous performances to capacity crowds.

Listen to a live recording of 'Football Tragics' with Kieran Butler, Billy Stiles & Blaise White here