Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny broadcast from outside the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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• The team broadcast from the Melbourne Town Hall

This morning Nova 100‘s Chrissie, Sam & Browny kicked off day one of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with their outside broadcast from the Melbourne Town Hall. 

Featuring some of the most popular comedians from the festival, today marked the return of live comedy to Melbourne after the festival couldn’t go ahead last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chrissie, Sam & Browny with Arj Barker

Comedians Ben Knight, Arj Barker, Adam Rozenbachs, Peter Helliar, Nathan Valvo, Michelle Brasier, Nick Capper, Ross Noble, and Zoe Coombes-Marr, entertained the live crowd, giving the audience a taste of what to expect of their comedy shows during the festival. Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny, together with sponsor TAC, made sure that some lucky guests walked away with $1000 in cash that they’d won throughout the morning.

Just before the launch, Chrissie Swan said, “Melbourne just isn’t Melbourne without the Comedy Festival! We are so excited for the performers and comedians to be back in their natural habitat and for all Melburnians to get back to this world class celebration of all things funny.” 

Chrissie, Sam & Browny with Zoe Coombes-Marr

Chrissie, Sam & Browny will chat to more of the comedians on weekdays throughout the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, to showcase many of the comedy shows on offer. Listeners at home will be able to join in by listening to Nova 100 from 5am, following Chrissie, Sam & Browny on Instagram during the morning, and checking out the show page at 

This year will also see the return of Friday Funnies, an annual event that gives key agencies and clients of Nova Entertainment an exclusive, invite-only experience of the Festival. Hosted by Nova 100’s Deano, Friday Funnies will bring together acts from the MICF for a special, one-night-only performance at the Forum Melbourne. 

Chrissie, Sam & Browny with Peter Helliar

Throughout the Festival, Nova will feature ticket giveaways to shows on the circuit and will cover the Festival extensively on-line with reviews, highlights, videos, and interviews. Content will be available on

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is held from 24 March to 18 April. Check out for further details.

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