Tomorrow night The Comedy Channel has Australia’s Funniest – 2010 Comedy Festival Preview, a one hour preview of the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
The special produced by Token features Wil Anderson, Adam Hills, Peter Helliar, Claire Hooper, Dave Hughes, Sam Simmons, Denise Scott, Charlie Pickering, Josh Thomas, Hannah Gadsby, Michael Chamberlain, Frank Woodley, Dave Thornton and Justin Hamilton.
As one of the festival partners, the Comedy Channel will have a presence on the ground at Federation Square. A special Festival Club show will be filmed in front of a live audience – A Night at the Festival Club 2010 to air in May.
Alex Ristevski, Channel Manager, The Comedy Channel said “The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and is a perfect fit for The Comedy Channel which also showcases and celebrates the best of Australian and international comedians.”
It airs at 9.00pm Thursday March 18 with an encore screening Saturday March 20 at 6.30pm.
Immediately following this special at 10.00pm tomorrow is Tom Green’s Best of the Fest as the anarchic Canadian comedian selects his favourites including Akmal, Arj Barker, Jimeoin, Kitty Flanagan, Ross Noble and more.
And in other festival news US comedian Janeane Garofalo has pulled out less than two weeks before the opening night of her show at the Town Hall.