The best of the fest with the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow!

Published on 11 April 2024


The ultimate comedy road trip returns to the Pilbeam Theatre in April.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has hit the highways to home-deliver the freshest and funniest from this year’s festival to neighbourhoods across the nation, with the Pilbeam Theatre scheduled for Wednesday 24 April.

Get ready for a stellar line-up with Roadshow favourites alongside the most talked-about breakthrough stars of the moment, together in one jam-packed show that’s sure to leave the whole nation laughing.

So, get some mates together, book your tickets and head out for a much-needed comedy fix when the Roadshow hits a stage near you!

The lineup includes:

Marcel Blanch-de Wilt is an award-winning stand-up, improviser, writer, and director. He has performed in the US, UK, NZ, and every capital city in Australia. Marcel has been fortunate enough to MC all the best comedy clubs across the country.

The stand up, screenwriter and new dad has a distinct comedic style that’s earned him widespread acclaim, as evidenced by rave reviews from his first special Take It Easy, along with his dark comedy series Afsos, both streaming worldwide on Amazon Prime.

Alexandra took out joint first place in the National Final of the Raw Comedy Competition at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2022 and in 2023 was invited to take part in their illustrious Comedy Zone programme.

Bonnie Tangey’s comedy is sharp and a little bit silly, with occasionally sinister undertones. After coming second in the national Raw Comedy competition in 2017, Bonnie was cast in the Melbourne International Comedy Festivals highly prestigious new-comer show, Comedy Zone in 2018.

Justin Hamilton has carved out an incredibly successful career as a stand-up comedian, writer and stage director while maintaining his unique voice within the Australian comedy scene. In 2011, The Arts Monthly announced that Justin was the Comedian of the Decade. In 2019 his one-person play won the Best Comedy Show award at the Adelaide Fringe. In 2023 Justin returned to stand-up comedy with his new show, Little Victories, which garnered 5-star reviews and an Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Comedy Show.

The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow will be performed at the Pilbeam Theatre on Wednesday 24 April at 7.30pm. Tickets, at $45 for adults, $41 for concessions and $39ea for a group of 6 or more adults, are on sale now from the Pilbeam Theatre Box office, phone 4927 4111 or

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is presented by Rockhampton Regional Council and is part of the 2024 See It Live Theatre Season.

PATRON ADVICE: Contains coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. Recommended for people aged 15 years or older. Theatrical haze and other effects may be used in this performance.