SOME of the hottest acts in this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival will venture out on a road trip that includes a stop at Illawarra Performing Arts Centre on May 21 to 23 for one of Wollongong’s annual favourite nights out – the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow.
Now in its 15th year, the Roadshow will share the Comedy Festival hijinks with punters outside the Melbourne metropolitan post-code as a cast of local names, newcomers and overseas guests spread their comedy chaos with far-flung audiences across the country.
The roll call for Wollongong includes Joel Creasey (as MC for the evening), Bob Franklin, Jimmy McGhie (UK), Felicity Ward and Kevin Kropinyeri.
Last year’s Roadshow hit the dirt track with 90 performances in over 65 Australian towns, covering a distance of more than 25,000km, before taking the tour to the world for sell-out seasons in Singapore, Hong Kong and India.
Venue: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) Burelli St, Wollongong.
Performance times: Tues May 21 8pm, Wed May 22 6.30pm, Thurs May 23 6.30pm & 9.30pm.
Prices: Adult: $39; Conc/Group 8+: $34 (Transaction fees apply to phone and internet bookings)
Tickets: Call the box office on (02) 4224 5999 or visit http://www.merrigong.com.au