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The Empire Theatres presents

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

The 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow featuring: 

Brennan Reece (UK) 
Eleanor Tiernan (UK)
Dane Simpson (AUS) 
Gillian Cosgriff (AUS) 
Sam Taunton (AUS)


Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far. Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It's stand up, sketch, satire, silliness and song - all in one side-splitting show! 

You won't want to miss it when this bounty of belly laughs rolls into town. Come on Australia - pack your laughing gear and get on board the Roadshow! 

Some of the country's best comics...had audiences in tears. - The Queensland Times 



The official dining / after party venue is the newly opened Bavarian Biergarten at Walton Stores








Brennan Reece headshot2 Brennan Reece: Former English Comedian Of The Year and Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee has established himself as one of the hottest new stars on the UK comedy scene.  Racking up 5 star reviews from his sold out tour, Brennan’s energetic charm is ‘powerfully entertaining’, definitely making him one to watch. 
Eleanor Tiernan 2 Eleanor Tiernan: A queen of the droll and the deadpan, Irish comedian Eleanor Tiernan leaves the comedy clichés at the door. With her unique and off-beat style she takes an ironic look at the world, peppered with personal anecdotes.
DANE Simpson 3 Dane Simpson: Dane Simpson is one of Australia’s most charming comedians. He is proving that the best comedy can be found in the most genuine human experiences.  In 2017, he featured in the hit comedy show “Aborigi-LOL” which had a sell out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and he also appeared on televisions ABC Comedy Up Late. 
DSC 2 Gillian Cosgriff: Gillian graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. She has toured extensively with her solo shows as a comedy and cabaret performer, most notably at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Leicester Square Theatre in London. 
Sam Taunton 2 Sam Taunton: Sam Taunton is one of the most exciting new voices in Australian comedy. Juggling stand up and various media projects including being MTV Australia’s newest VJ, his captive storytelling and quickfire punchlines have seen him emerge as one of the most in-demand acts in the country.
Buy Tickets
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00 PM 24 Apr 08:00PM Ended
Empire Theatre

Empire Cardholder                  $34.00     

Adult                                       $38.00




May contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend.

Recommended for people aged 15 years or older. Smoke Machine/Hazer may be used during this performance. 


Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval