Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

Next date: Friday, 30 April 2021 | 07:30 PM


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As restrictions ease, the capacity permitted inside the Pilbeam Theatre auditorium has increased. This makes it harder to maintain physical distancing in our foyer spaces.  Patrons are encouraged to wear a mask while entering and exiting the auditorium, and moving through the foyers. This is not compulsory but recommended by Queensland Health. Regular cleaning of all surfaces and touch points is still being undertaken, and hand sanitiser is available throughout the building for patrons use.
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 Australia’s favourite comedy convoy can't wait to tour Australia once again!

Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in 2021 as it rolls across the country to home deliver the Comedy Festival vibe to every crack and crevice of Australia. More than any year before, our comedians are champing at the bit to break out from the barriers, shake off the seclusion and roll out the laughs. 

Coming to the Pilbeam Theatre are: Dane Simpson, Carl Donnelly, Kirsty Webeck, Matt Ford, and Mel Buttle

Dane Simpson – MC
Dane Simpson is one of Australia’s rapidly rising stars and a regular on the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow tours. You may have seen Dane on ‘Have You Been Paying Attention?’, Aussie feature film ‘The Merger’, ABC’s Comedy UpLate or Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala. 

Carl Donnelly (UK)
Thanks to his Australian wife, double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Carl Donnelly has remarkably been allowed into the country to represent the rest of the world at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  Carl has been nominated and won a host of awards in his 16 years as a stand-up. He has performed at every major comedy festival around the world including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs, Kilkenny Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival.

Kirsty Webeck
Kirsty wins hearts everywhere she goes with her upbeat and relatable brand of comedy that is often described as playful, light-hearted and fun. A gifted storyteller, she has a natural ability for turning the mundane into the hilarious and has quickly become one of the most popular Australian comedians on the circuit.  As seen on Network 10’s How To Stay Married, The ABC’s Tonightly with Tom Ballard and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. As heard on ABC Radio, Audible and as a co-host on Jo Stanley’s Broad Radio. 

Matt Ford
Matt Ford is a much-in-demand comic on the Queensland Comedy Circuit. Matt carries the demeanour of a cranky 40 year old, with acerbic observations and hilariously blunt delivery. Former Class Clowns Champion (2010), feature comic of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Zone cast (2015), Matt has performed as part of Deadly Funny National Showcase, Comedy Up Late (ABC 2016) and toured across Australia with The Aboriginal Allstars.

Mel Buttle
Mel Buttle is a hilarious bundle of contradictions, and she’s a package that is rapidly making herself felt in all mediums, right across the country.  Since her first solo show in 2010 which scored her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Mel has been performing on the live comedy circuit across the country going from strength to strength including in 2019, touring her brand-new comedy show, Welcome Aboard.  Mel recently performed her new Solo Show Hands on Heads at the Brisbane Powerhouse at the beginning of 2020.

With an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers, buckle in for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to satisfy all your comedy cravings!

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2021 See It Live Theatre Season.


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Ticket transaction fees may apply to purchases. Fees are based on your method of payment, delivery and the specific event you are attending.

EITHER a fee of $5.40 per transaction will apply for a booking made with the box office by telephone

OR a fee of $1.65 per ticket will apply for tickets purchased online.

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These fees are current until 30 June 2021


  • Friday, 30 April 2021 | 07:30 PM


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