"More than 15% of the Melbourne international comedy festival’s shows have been
hit by Covid-related cancellations, prompting some independent artists to urge
the state government to boost its arts funding ahead of next month’s state
Despite the festival helping boost pedestrian traffic in the CBD to
pre-pandemic levels, 17% of the 505 scheduled shows were forced to cancel some
performances due to Covid or isolation as a close contact.
Throughout the festival, which ends on Sunday, 5% of individual performances
were cancelled due to Covid."
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