New Delhi, Oct 29 (PTI) Get ready for some laugh riots as Australia's largest comedy festival is coming to India next month as part of a mega event that will take it to five cities, including Delhi.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is returning to India as part of Australia Fest, a six-month long celebration of Australian culture and creativity that kicked off recently.
The comedy festival will be heading for a five-city tour this November, hitting Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Delhi before a season at the Bengaluru Comedy Festival, the Australian High Commission said Monday.
Australia's High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu said, "Audiences in Australia have been enjoying the fun and frivolity of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a long time now."
"We are thrilled to bring four of the funniest Australian comedians to India to showcase everything from stand-up and sketch to satire as part of Australia Fest," she said.
It featuring a diverse and dynamic line-up of performers – the ideal Aussie comedian Daniel Connell, the relatable and hilarious Mel Buttle, a stand-up comedian with a surreal take on the everyday Guy Montgomery, and an observational and often-absurd comedian Aaron Chen, the embassy said in a statement.
"The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is delighted to be a part of Australia Fest – returning to India with the roadshow for the fifth year. It's a true cultural exchange with some of the world's funniest from our festival sharing the stage with our Indian comedy collaborators," it said.
It will be a huge night of laughs, celebrating India and Australia's shared sense of humour," said Susan Provan, Festival Director, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Aaron Chen, one of the comedians, said, "I'm incredibly excited to perform in India and also just to be in India for the first time. I don't know what to expect from this beautiful country except open arms and warm naans (I hope to have at least one)."
Another comedian Guy Montgomery said, "Every year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival I'm blown away by the quality of the comedians who come over from India. I can't wait for them to say the same about me!" PTI KND AAR