2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

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Australia’s favourite comedy convoy can't wait to tour Australia once again!

Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in 2021 as it rolls across the country to home deliver the Comedy festival vibe to every crack and crevice of Australia. From Brisbane to Broome, Townsville to Traralgon, we’re criss-crossing the country taking in more than 80 destinations along the way. More than any year before, our comedians are champing at the bit to break out from the barriers, shake off the seclusion and roll out the laughs.

With an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers, buckle in for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to satisfy all your comedy cravings!


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MC - Daniel Connell

It's been a huge couple of years for Daniel Connell, he made his second appearance on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (ABC), featured in the hit sketch series Kinne Tonight (Network 10), and toured his stand-up shows Piece of Piss, and Cheers Big Ears all
over Australia, and to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Daniel could easily be described as the ideal Aussie comedian - affable, lovable and hilarious. His observational, dry, often unanticipated comedy has seen him take to stages all over the world.

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Dane Simpson

Dane Simpson is one of Australia’s rapidly rising stars and a regular on the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow tours. You may have seen Dane on ‘Have You Been Paying Attention?’, Aussie feature film The Merger, ABC’s Comedy UpLate or Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

 In 2018 Dane starred in the hit standup comedy show “Aborigi-LOL” which sold out its entire season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. At the end of 2018 he toured Western Australia with his variety show “Great Danes”.

A proud Gamilaraay man, Dane’s hilarious family are a popular fixture of his gut-bustingly funny standup comedy stories. Dane is based in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

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David Quirk

Stand-up comedian and actor David Quirk has cemented his place on our TV screens and as an original voice on the international comedy circuit, with hit live shows in Australia and the UK.

In 2017 David premiered his successful show Cowboy Mouth at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe, captivating audiences and critics alike. In 2018, Cowboy Mouth was filmed live in Melbourne for ABC's Comedy Next Gen.

David filmed a lead role in short film The Comedian directed by James Woods and collaborated with Benjamin Cittadini, starring in Elmo at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2019, David began writing a new show and filmed the final series of Rosehaven. In 2021, David returns to the stage, touring his new show Astonishing Obscurity around Australia.

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Emma Holland

Emma Holland is a comedian, collage artist and photographer who takes herself very seriously. After graduating from the Australian National University’s School of Art in 2016, Emma quickly became a regular on the Australian comedy scene, achieving Runner-Up in the 2018 RAW Comedy National Final. 2019 proved a breakout year for Emma, she performed her debut solo show Dolly Doctor Strangelove to sell-out crowds and critical acclaim at the Canberra Comedy Festival. Following it up as part of the prestigious hand-picked Comedy Zone at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

2020 saw Emma receive a residency from the Museum of Brisbane, during which she explored comedy through the lens of collage. Her photography work can be seen amongst the seas of posters at comedy festivals but is more easily digestible on her website.

Emma is renowned for her absurd dead-pan cadence, quick-witted writing, and highly visual on-stage performances. She has been asked on multiple occasions to not wear a beret on stage (but did anyway, as is the artist’s way).

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Kirsty Webeck

Kirsty wins hearts everywhere she goes with her upbeat and relatable brand of comedy that is often described as playful, light-hearted and fun. A gifted storyteller, she has a natural ability for turning the mundane into the hilarious and has quickly become one of the most popular Australian comedians on the circuit.

As seen on Network 10’s How To Stay Married, The ABC’s Tonightly with Tom Ballard and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. As heard on ABC Radio, Audible and as a co-host on Jo Stanley’s Broad Radio.

She’s opened for Joel Creasey, Tom Gleeson, Tommy Little and Judith Lucy. She’s appeared on The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Allstars Supershow and she’s hosted Frocking Hilarious in Melbourne and the Falls Festival comedy stage in Byron Bay. She’s a headliner in her own right and can be seen on stages right across the country.

She was also nominated for Best Comedy for her show ‘Gosh!’ At Hobart’s Fringe At The Edge Of The World 2020.

Show Warnings

Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Smoke Machine/Hazer may be used during this performance.




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Running Time

Show running time is approximately 2 hrs 15 mins including 20 min interval.

Disability Access Requirements

If you have disability access requirements please contact our box office on 08 8080 3575 to purchase your tickets.

Important Information

We are currently operating under COVID Safe guidelines as directed by the NSW State Government.  For up to date information on COVID imacts at the Broken Hill Civic Centre please visit our Civic Centre Covid page.

The Broken Hill Civic Centre is now a cashless venue.  Accepted payment methods include EFTPOS, ApplePay, AndroidPay, SamsungPay, Paywave and GooglePay. Full Bar facilities will be available.


  • Saturday, 22 May 2021 | 08:00 PM - 10:20 PM


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