It's that time of year again.
Registration for Melbourne International Comedy Festival has opened.
People will be registering shows under titles that will mean next to nothing once they actually get around to finishing writing the material â if indeed they get around to writing their material. At least the people who haven't already given their show a run at Melbourne Fringe or Sydney Fringe.
Collaborations will be entered into. Some of which may last beyond application for the ideal venue and remain right up and into the festival season.
There will be a flurry of information shooting between comics â those who have a few seasons under their belt and those who are making their maiden festival voyage. Who offers the best printing deals? How many flyers should I get done? Who can write my press releases? How do I fill out my budget sheets? How soon do I organise PR? Whom do I hire?
One way to get a quick insight into it all would be with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival information evening, taking place Wednesday 26th October at 6.30pm at the Shannon Hotel (home of Comedy on the Edge on Tuesday nights). Information below. Come along.