Very Big Laugh Out

The (Very) Big Laugh Out! {Melb International Comedy Festival 2017}

Not sure what to see at the festival?  Overwhelmed by the many worthy choices?  Check out The (Very) Big Laugh Out!

When:  31 March – 23 April

Where:  Fridays 5pm, Sat & Sun 2.3pm show are held at FED SQUARE MAIN STAGE (90min shows)
FED SQUARE PITCHES (45min shows)
4 – 16 April Tue-Thu 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm,
Fri 3pm, Sat & Sun 12.30pm
18 – 20 April Tue–Thu 5pm
If the weather is bad these shows are relocated to inside ACMI!  More information, visit

Cost: FREEvery big laugh out

Many thanks to contributor Thuy On for attending on behalf of Meetoo and preparing this fabulous review!

This year the good people at the MICF are offering a chance for families to check out a sample of acts (many international) before committing to any of them in their own standalone shows.

And the best thing of all? It’s free.

Thanks to Melbourne’s wet weather today, The (Very) Big Laugh was shifted from outside in Federation Square to the cavernous bowels of ACMI. An inspired choice (more comfortable seating and cocooned from the inclement conditions).

For the duration of the Comedy Festival, the program has a range of different acts depending on days and times; the variety of shows we were lucky enough to see on a Sunday were all, without exception, fantastic.

The glamourpuss Las Vegas MC couple (The Daredevil Chicken Club) hosted the gig with plenty of spangly glitz; Anna Pocket Rocket elicited many an ooh and ahh over her hula-hooping; the balancing, singing, strumming, physical theatre of the two lads of Sir Coco was impressive and silly in the same beat as were the hilarious antics of lyra body-suited pair Zach and Viggo (all the way from USA and Norway), Sharon from Canada was brash and gauche funny while the multi-syllabic Japanese guest Mr Moriyasubanbanbigaro did ridiculous things with fruit and vegetables as well as a giant red balloon.

With an hour and a half duration, it’s a generous serve of free comedy for kids – and adults will laugh just as hard.

Check out our other Festival reviews, Kids Comedy Club and Improvilicious