Wil Anderson has today been announced as the host of Australian comedy's night of nights.
One of Australia's top comedians, Anderson has been performing at the festival for over two decades, and hosts ABC's much loved program Gruen.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival have today also announced that ABC will be the 2017 broadcast partner for its signature events, including the Oxfam Gala.
"It is an honour to host the first ABC Oxfam Gala," said Wil. "I would like to thank Adam Hills, Charlie Pickering and B2 for turning down the gig so I could host."