Melbourne International Comedy Gala

It’s that special time of year again as Melbourne gears up for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, taking place between 28 March—22 April 2018.

This year marks the 23rd year of partnership between MICF and Oxfam to present the Comedy Gala — a night of laughs, giggles and guffaws delivered by the cream of the comedy crop from Australia and overseas, as they take to the stage and donate their time and wit to support Oxfam’s life-changing work around the world.

Alas, tickets to the Gala have sold out! But don’t despair; you’ll be able to catch all the hilarity on ABC TV, Sunday 25 March at 8:30pm! And see below for other ways you can help tackle poverty.

Round ‘er up!

A quick and easy way to donate is by rounding up your ticket price to any MICF show by a coupla bucks when you book online through the Comedy Festival website. Watch Matt Okine explain how it works (and get in trouble for talking in class):

Text to donate 

All you need to do is text ‘SMILE’ to 1996 77 77 ($5/MSG)*.

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

Donate online now

If you’d like to donate a more substantial amount, then please click on the button below.



Thank you for your support!