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Stand-Up Specials From Ten MICF Stars Will Hit Amazon Prime Next Month

The physical festival has been cancelled, but you can still laugh along to Judith Lucy, Zoë Coombs Marr and Tom Gleeson from the comfort of your bed.
By Libby Curran
March 18, 2020
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Stand-Up Specials From Ten MICF Stars Will Hit Amazon Prime Next Month

The physical festival has been cancelled, but you can still laugh along to Judith Lucy, Zoë Coombs Marr and Tom Gleeson from the comfort of your bed.
By Libby Curran
March 18, 2020
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Amongst the many large-scale events that've cancelled or postponed in the wake of COVID-19, is perhaps the one we could all use the most right now — the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. With the government banning non-essential mass gatherings of over 500 people, and, today, indoor gatherings over 100, the huge annual laugh-fest was one of the first to be axed from the 2020 calendar.

But if it's some chuckles you're after, fear not, because some of Australia's best-loved comedians, many of which were slated to perform at MICF, are coming soon to a streaming device near you. And even those bunkering down at home in a state of enforced self-isolation, or voluntary social-distancing, get to enjoy this little lineup as well.

Hitting screens from next month is Amazon Prime's new special series of stand-up shows from ten big-name Aussie comics. Two specials will be released each week from Friday, April 10, including Tom Gleeson's sell-out show Joy, Zoë Coombs Marr with Bossy Bottom, Judith Lucy, Anne Edmonds and Tommy Little. Lano & Woodley, Celia Pacquola, Tom Walker, Dilruk Jayasinha and Alice Fraser are also on the bill, promising to inject a bit of sunshine into your socially distanced life.

The comedy specials were all filmed last year at Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre and are set to stream worldwide. You can watch the trailer here:

The ten new comedy specials hit Amazon Prime Video from Friday, April 10.

Published on March 18, 2020 by Libby Curran

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