Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2019

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2019

Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town.

Performance Details



Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Corner Breed and Grey Street, Traralgon, VIC, Australia

How much

Adult $46.00
Concession $40.00
LPA Member $36.00
Group 8+ $41.00each
Full Time Students $20.00


Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities nationwide. With a line-up of artists sure to tickle anyone’s funny bone, the Roadshow has something for everyone. Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

Warning: Occasional coarse language and sexual references

Cast of Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow


Aaron Chen

Sydney boy Aaron Chen is a stone cold killer with exquisite mic technique, and he’s going to bring you the freshest and most splendid comedy you will have ever seen.  Aaron made his mark on Australian comedy with his debut solo show entitled ‘The Infinite Faces Of Chenny Baby’. He toured nationally in front of sold out crowds and rave reviews earning him the sought-after award for Best Newcomer at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.  That was a very interesting year for Aaron. Quite by accident he become the face of Soccer after his live reporting at the Liverpool vs Sydney game caused controversy amongst fans. The unconventional interview went viral and was loved by viewers that got the joke and hated by others. Aaron also starred in his very own Tonight Show, aptly named Aaron Chen Tonight filmed live in Café Lounge, Surry Hills earlier in the year and broadcast on ABC TV. Previous to this Aaron has amassed quite the collection of awards including Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns in 2012, the Director’s Choice Award  alongside a couple of other troubled boys in 2016, and the 2013 RAW Comedy State Final landing himself in the National Grand Final when he was just 17.  Aaron has also performed at the popular music festival Splendour In The Grass, supported  international comedian Ronny Chieng on his Live Australian Tour, had a featured role in ABC’s Ronny Chieng International Student (ABC), and Back In Very Small Business, as well as appearances in Ch 7’s Orange Is The New Brown and Network 10’s Drunk History.  He returns to the live stage in 2019 with a new show touring the country.  ‘We love Aaron Chen and The Infinite Face of Chenny Baby ****’ Hearld Sun

Ben Knight

Ben Knight is an ex-teacher/musician from Queensland who made the move to Melbourne five years ago to pursue comedy and acting. Whilst hustling in the
Melbourne comedy scene Ben scored minor roles in Upper Middle Bogan and Offspring, and in 2016 he landed a lead role in the ABC TV series The Warriors as Scottie Watson.  He has since gone from strength to strength, selling out his Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs in both 2017 and 2018 and recently landed roles in two Australian feature films, The Merger (2018) and Judy and Punch (2019).

Cal Wilson (MC)

Cal Wilson came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians, a perennial favourite on television shows such as Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Thank God You’re Here, and more recently Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy We Have a Problem. Her stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audiences 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 Pickering for its first two seasons. In 2016, she landed one of her dream jobs as an ensemble cast member in Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia alongside some of the country’s brightest improvisers.  Since 2015 when it started in Australia, Cal has been the host of the worldwide smash-hit storytelling format The Moth’s monthly live shows in Melbourne.  In 2018, Cal toured her solo show Hindsight, which drew sold out crowds to comedy

Daniel Connell

Daniel Connell could easily be described as the ideal Aussie comedian; affable, loveable and hilarious. His observational, dry, often unanticipated comedy has seen him take to stages all over the country.  ‘After an hour in his company you’re chilled out and smiling. Damned if I know how he does it.’ – The Age
‘A hilarious night out. ****’ – Herald Sun

Nina Oyama

Nina Oyama is a 25-year-old stand-up comedian and writer. She is the co-creator and star of ABC’s The Angus Project. Based on the life of her friend Angus
Thompson who has cerebral palsy, The Angus Project aims to subvert perceptions of what it means to have a disability.  Nina’s brand of comedy has been seen at various festivals across Australia, as well  as televised appearances on SBS2’s Stand Up @ Bella Union, Channel IV’s About Tonight and In The Zone.  As a writer, Nina has worked on Tonightly with Tom Ballard, You’re Skitting Me S2 (ABC3) and The Chaser’s Election Desk.  Her debut play The Glass System won the Blair Milan Scholarship and toured  Australia in 2017.  In 2018, Nina finished a stellar run as a Reporter on ABC’s Tonightly with Tom
Ballard and was featured in The Checkout (ABC). She hosted the TedX Sydney Live Stream and hosted Big Flick Energy in collaboration with Pedestrian TV.
In 2019, Nina will return to television screens as Courtney in the Logie Awardwinning show Utopia from Working Dog. Nina will also tour her stand up show ‘Nina