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Watch what happens when comedy and sport collide

Melbourne International Comedy Festival kicks off on 29 March

Melbourne International Comedy Festival has teamed up with the AFL to see just what happens when comedy and sport collide.

Bringing together some of the countries favourite comedians with Australia’s most loved football teams, the comedy fest has released a series of new videos with the stars from both sides.

For the footy, they’ve called in Carlton Football Club, Sydney Swans, North Melbourne, Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast Suns, GWS Giants, St. Kilda and Western Bulldogs.

Ahead of the comedy fest – which kicks off at the end of this month – comedians Wil Anderson, Cal Wilson, Jennifer Wong, Joel Creasey, Damien Power, Josh Earl, Cam Knight and Tegan Higginbotham take part in the new series.

Check out all the videos over at comedyfestival.com.au.

The 31st Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes place across the city from 29 March until 23 April.

Leading this year’s lineup are comedians Daniel Kitson, Eddie Perfect, Judith Lucy and Denise Scott, Joel Creasey, Jason Byrne, Ruby Wax, Jenny Eclair, Dave Hughes and Wil Anderson, plus hundreds more.

There will be 556 shows across 100 venues throughout the festival, including Melbourne Town Hall, The Coopers Malthouse, Trades Hall, The Greek Centre, ACMI, The Forum, Howler, The Comedy Theatre, Imperial Hotel and The Famous Spiegeltent.

Not short of Aussie talent, the 2017 program also includes Merrick Watts, Justin Hamilton, Eddie Perfect, Dane Swan, Gossling (yes, Gossling and Tommy Little), Zoë Coombs Marr, Judith Lucy and Denise Scott, Rove, Joel Creasey, Lawrence Mooney, Frank Woodley, Wil Anderson, Aunty Donna, Nazeem Hussain, Matt Okine, Sam Simmons, Sarah Kendall, Tom Ballard, Luke McGregor, Dave Thornton and Hannah Gadsby.

Check full listings and secure your tickets now at Ticketmaster.com.au/comedyfestival.

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