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Humourists Read Humourists


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At the first ever Melbourne International Comedy Festival, a collection of writers, performers and others came together to celebrate their favourite humourists. That was twenty-five years ago. This year, Humourists Read Humourists returns to Melbourne, presented with the Wheeler Centre. Find out who makes your favourite comedian laugh. Listen to someone you’ve never heard of read someone you’ve always loved, or someone you’ve always loved reading something you can’t find on YouTube. Imagine that. One night only.


Anthony Morgan

Anthony Morgan has been working as a stand up comic since 1982. Anthony has performed his conversational stand up across Australia, as well as in London, Manchester and twice at the Edinburgh Festival. In 1998 Anthony stunned the comedy industry and his management by announcing on stage in front of ... Read more

Lorin Clarke

Lorin Clarke is a writer, director and broadcaster. She has written for stage, television, print and radio and is the television columnist for the Big Issue. Lorin co-presents the daily Stupidly Small podcast with Stew Farrell. Her play For We Are Young And Free was nominated for the Golden Gibbo Aw... Read more

Kaz Cooke

Kaz Cooke is a former reporter and cartoonist turned history detective. She is also the author of the bestselling books Up The Duff, Kidwrangling, Girl Stuff, Girl Stuff 8–12, Women’s Stuff, and the children’s picture books Wanda Linda Goes Berserk and The Terrible Underpants. Her new nov... Read more

First Dog on the Moon

First Dog on the Moon is the internationally renowned, Walkley Award-winning and also very humble cartoonist for the Guardian Australia. First Dog’s latest collection, A Treasury of Cartoons, has just been released and is really quite good. ... Read more

Julia Zemiro

French born-Australian Julia Zemiro is an acting graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (1993) and a beloved Australian television personality. Arguably best known as the host of the long-running SBS hit TV program RocKwiz,  Julia’s success includes hosting and co-producing the hugely ... Read more


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