Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to Norfolk Island. Headlined by the hilarious Urzila Carlson, the show will also feature Bob Franklin, Dane Simpson, Mel Buttle, and Xavier Michelides.  Book your hilarious holiday now! 

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

03 August 2019 - 03 August 2019

Enjoy a very special Norfolk Island holiday with a twist and a belly laugh when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow comes to Norfolk! 

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!

Laughter and a South Pacific Island holiday – what could be better!

Entry Ticket Bookings 

Click here to purchase Entry Only Tickets – please note that entry tickets are included in the holiday package price and you do not need to separately purchase.   SHOW WARNING: Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is
recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Confirmed Acts 

Urzila Carlson – Headliner 

Urzila says of her show called Loser: “Loser is almost always negative. I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity… it’s only positive when you lose some weight. Why? If you meet someone awesome would you not want there to be more of them? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we’re all losers in some form and at some point we’ll hit our rock bottom. Are you prepared? Get ready losers, let’s tackle our failures. What’s the worst that can happen?”

Urzila Carlson sells out of her comedy festival shows every year!

‘Belly laughs and guffaws aplenty. ★★★★★’ The Music

‘Effortlessly likeable… stream of belly-laughs.’ The Age


Bob Franklin – MC 

Bob Franklin is an award-winning stand-up comic, writer, director and actor.

He has been twice nominated for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award and has won both the MICF Piece of Wood Award and the Sunday Age Best Comedy Show of the Year Award. His television and film work includes Jack Irish – Black Tide, The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce, Bad Eggs, The Librarians, Stupid, Stupid Man, Please Like Me, Jack Irish and Thank God You’re Here. He has written and directed two short suspense films. He most recently directed two episodes of ‘Little Lunch’ for the ABC and Lano & Woodley’s stage show, ‘Fly’. He followed up his Australian Shadows Literary Award-winning 2010 collection of short stories ‘Under Stones’ with the release of his first novel ‘Moving Tigers’ in February 2015.


Dane Simpson

Dane Simpson is one of Australia’s rapidly rising stars. He has toured around Australia doing various comedy shows. He has appeared on ABC’s Comedy Up Late. He starred in the hit standup comedy show “Aborigi-LOL” which sold out its entire season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – and he also appeared on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

At the end of 2018 he toured Western Australia with his variety show “Great Danes”. Dane Simpson performed at the Commonwealth Games Festival and you might have seen him on “Have You Been Paying Attention?”

In 2019 Dane will be back with his hit show Aborigi-LOL at Perth FringeWorld and Adelaide Fringe and will be performing his first solo show “Origins” at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.


Mel Buttle

Mel Buttle is a hilarious bundle of contradictions and she’s a package that is rapidly making herself felt in all mediums, right across the country.

Mel has been heard across Australia’s airwaves with Mel’s Strongly Worded Letters which was a regular segment on Triple J’s Breakfast with Tom and Alex. You also may have heard her as a guest on ABC Brisbane and on various networks across the country.

Australia has seen Mel on their television screens with appearances on Network Ten’s The Project and as a weekly guest on This Week Live, ABC TV’s Tractor Monkeys, Back Seat Drivers and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. One of her proudest achievements to date has been to score three tweets on ABC TV’s Q&A in three straight weeks.

Meanwhile, Mel’s fans follow her embarrassed misadventures through modern life on her hit Twitter feed which boasts over 13,000 followers.


Xavier Michelides

Xavier Michelides has a unique brand of surreal character comedy. He has been an active writer and stand-up comic performing across Australia, travelling to each corner of the country; performing at every club, pub, watering hall, cruise line, tent and stage.

A festival veteran, he was nominated for the Golden Gibbo in 2011 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Comedy at Perth Fringe World in both 2012 and 2017.

More recently Xavier has collaborated with Ben Russell and Maggie Looke with the stage performance Nö Shöw and Restaurant F*ckheads, plus the podcast The Tokyo Hotel; all receiving critical acclaim.

Xavier has written for television; he is currently a writer on The Project and has previously worked on Good News Week, You’re Skitting Me and Dafuq? He has also appeared on TV programs such as ROVE live, SBS’s Stand Up @ Bella Union and ABC’s Comedy Up Late.



Ex Sydney:
3 night stay 02 – 05 August 2019 
from $1199 pp twin share 
7 night stay 02 – 09 August 2019
from $1299 pp twin share

Ex Brisbane:
3 night stay: 03 – 06 August 2019 
from $1229 pp twin share
7 night stay 03 – 10 August 2019 
from $1379 pp twin share 

Holiday Package includes:

  • Return economy class seat plus bag airfare ex Sydney or Brisbane to Norfolk Island
  • All pre-paid airline taxes
  • Meet & Greet at the Airport
  • 3 or 7 night’s accommodation on Norfolk Island
  • 3 or 7 days car hire (petrol is extra and payable direct whilst on the island)
  • Ticket entry to Saturday 3rd August Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
  • Free cocktail at the Black Anchor Bar
  • 10% discount off main meal at Castaway Hotel (excluding Friday night Pizzas, small plates or beverages)
  • Complimentary ‘Mini Golf’ & ‘A Walk in the Wild’ & free bonus gift redeemable at The Bounty Centre
  • Bonus discount Norfolk Island Shopping Card


Entry Ticket Bookings 

Click here to purchase Entry Only Tickets – please note that entry tickets are included in the holiday package price and you do not need to separately purchase.

Please note prices are current today and subject to  availability and change without notice up until time of final payment and ticketing is completed.

Conditions/Cancellation penalties

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due upon booking. Final payment is due 90 days prior to travelAirfare is subject to availability and non-refundable after issue. Changes are permitted until day before departure however date/route changes can only be made within 7 days travel dates either side of your original booked travel dates. Amendments, upgrades and name changes are NOT permitted within 24 hours prior to departure. Payment of a change fee (per passenger) applies plus any applicable upgrade fees to cover the difference between the original fare and the new fare. Accommodation cancellation penalties apply within 90 days prior to travel. Within 60 days of travel, up to 100% cancellation fees may apply. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect you in some instances for unforeseen cancellation.

Payment Options

Prices shown are in Australian dollars unless otherwise stated (New Zealand prices indicated by NZ$ prefix). Prices are valid for payment by personal or bank cheques or by direct deposit into Norfolk Island Travel Centre client trust account. If you prefer to pay by Visa or Mastercard please note credit card surcharge of 1.5% applies to AUD prices.