MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW
Australia’s biggest comedy festival is coming back to Singapore!
Get ready for a taste of Australia’s largest comedy festival, live in Singapore! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow returns for another year, full of fantastically funny artists from Australia’s biggest and best-loved comedy festival. Showcasing everything from stand-up and sketch to satire and song, this side-splitting mega-show is the highlight of the comedy calendar not to be missed. Featuring a diverse and dynamic line-up of performers hand-picked by the Melbourne Comedy Festival, you know you’re in for a night of exceptional entertainment. All aboard the Roadshow!
This year’s line-up includes the Aus/NZ’s bright and bubbly Cal Wilson; charismatic ‘true blue Aussie’ Nick Cody; the fearlessly funny Nikki Britton and Sri Lankan born, Aussie-loved Dilruk Jayasinha. More to be announced!
Cal Wilson came across the Tasman from New Zealand in 2003 and has gone on to become one of Australia’s most popular comedians, a perennial favourite on television shows such as Have You Been Paying Attention?, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and Thank God You’re Here. Her stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audience’s stories to life alongside her own. Cal earned herself a seat in one of Australia’s most sought after writers rooms at the ABC for The Weekly with Charlie Pickeringwhere she returned for its first two seasons until she landed one of her dream jobs as an ensemble case member in Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australiaalongside some of the country’s brightest improvisers.
At only 30 years of age, Nick has already headlined comedy clubs all over the globe, made his US late night television debut on Conan, performed at the invite-only Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, appeared on a bunch of televised Comedy Galas at home in Australia and played to packed houses around the world on his solo stand-up tours. Nick has also toured extensively around Australia & Asia on the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow and Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase tours.
He has also been handpicked to support some of the biggest names in comedy, including superstars Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr & Anthony Jeselnik.
After moving to Australia on his own from Sri Lanka at the age of 19, Dilruk was well on his way toward making his parents proud by making good use of his finance and accounting degree. However, in 2009 he was unceremoniously fired by one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms.
Just as Dilruk had, his managers noted that he had absolutely no interest in being a full-time accountant. Dil then promptly jumped up for his first gig in September 2010 and hasn’t looked back since.
On top of being invited to perform all over the country, Dil has also toured internationally with headline spots in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. He’s performed at seven Melbourne International Comedy Festivals including sold-out smash hit shows in 2017 and 2018.
Nikki Britton started out as an actor and exploded onto the comedy scene in 2011 with her warm, lightning paced style that has seen her appear on ABC’s Comedy Up Late and on The Comedy Channel as part of the Just For Laughs Festival.
She has performed for the last 5 years with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, and recently returned from India where was a part of the Bengaluru Comedy Festival for the first time. She has also performed internationally at LA’s Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.