16 April 2018

Congratulations to Celia Pacquola, Helen Bidou and Lano & Woodley, who have all been nominated for the 2018 Barry Award for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Celia Pacquola has continued to sell out show after show during this festival with limited tickets remaining for her additional show tonight.

★★★★★ Time Out, 2018
★★★★½ Herald Sun, 2018

Helen Bidou (Anne Edmonds) is the not to be missed, the late-night cult-hit of the festival – with an additional four shows added this week.

★★★★ Herald Sun, 2018

“A hysterical creation in both senses of the word, Bidou creates a wild hurricane around herself, which it would be futile to resist.” Chortle, 2018

Lano & Woodley have sold out out their entire 30-show-run of the festival, and have recently announced two huge August shows at Hamer Hall.

“The soaraway feelgood hit of this festival.” ★★★★★ Chortle, 2018

“The tightly crafted show puts the heart of Lano & Woodley’s humour squarely in the cockpit.” ★★★★½ The Age, 2018

“An eccentric, screwball performance by two of our greatest virtuosos of comedy.” ★★★★½ Herald Sun, 2018

Rounding out the nominations are Tim Key, Alex Edelman, Natalie Palamides, Rose Matafeo alongside Sam Campbell.

The 2018 Barry Award winner will be announced next Saturday 21 April. Congratulations to all nominees!