Melbourne International Comedy Gala

It’s that special time of year again as Melbourne gears up for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival — 2017 marks the 22nd year of partnership with Oxfam.

The cream of the comedy crop from Australia and overseas will take to the stage and donate their time and wit to support Oxfam’s life-changing work around the world.

Tickets to the Gala have now sold out! But don’t despair; you’ll be able to catch all the action on ABC, Sunday 2 April at 8:30pm, and on ABC iView!

The Melbourne International comedy festival will take place between 29 March–23 April with an option to support Oxfam through your ticket purchase.

Donate to the 2017 Comedy Gala appeal by text

Text ‘SMILE’ to 1996 7777 ($5/MSG)*

*$5 donation charge will appear on your mobile bill or usage history. This donation is available on eligible plans, except Optus prepaid. We may keep you updated by phone/SMS. To opt out and for full T&Cs visit or call 1800 088 110.

Donate to the 2017 Comedy Gala appeal online