Were you planning on going to a show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year but missed it? Lucky for you, you might have a chance to catch a show you missed, or rewatch a show you loved with Comedy Republic’s Replay Festival.
Taking place this winter, the Replay Festival brings back the best of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Featuring stand-up, sketch, musical comedy, live podcasting and a showcase of awards highlights and featuring both the biggest names in Australian comedy and some of Australia’s best breakout comics, Replay Festival brings back the comedy hits you’ve been missing.
What you need to know
- Replay Festival, hosted by Comedy Republic, brings back some of the most talked about shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- From June 25 to July 22, there will be over 20 shows ranging from sketch to musical comedy to live podcasting
- The shows come from well-known comedians as well as breakthrough comics
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Featuring the most notable show winner Rhys Nicholson, as well as nominees Greg Larsen and Geraldine Quinn. There will also be appearances from Comedy Festival fan favorites Michelle Brasier, Lloyd Langford, Lizzy Hoo, Alex Ward, Luke Heggie, Daniel Connell, Stuart Daulman, Scout Boxall, Aurelia St Clair and more.
“Oh boy, we’re damn excited to bring Replay Festival back for its second year,” said Rhys Nicholson, comedian and co-founder of Comedy Republic. “The team has picked a frankly embarrassingly good program of Comedy Festival shows that you really should have seen but might have missed because you’re a dummy. I can’t think of anything better than the first Melbourne encore of ‘Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!’ in my own theatre. I love that room and I also get free drinks. What more do I want?”
“We are delighted that Replay Festival is back to give audiences the opportunity to see (or re-watch) a program of the standout shows from this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival,” said Susan Provan, director of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. “As always, the festival has spotlighted both great emerging artists and fan favorites with fantastic new shows. Cozy Comedy Republic is the very best answer to cold winter nights. Relive the festival joy with lots of laughter and a packed program with the hottest shows.”
Click here for more information and to view the full program.