Susan Provan AO
As the longest-serving director of the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the energetic and passionate Susan Provan has been credited with helping cement its position as one of the largest comedy events in the world.
Susan has been the director of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival since 1995. She has been instrumental in securing greater funding and recognition for the event, broadening its appeal, and attracting an impressive ongoing roll call of international guests.
Susan worked at the Last Laugh in Collingwood as night manager for seven years. Her bosses and mentors were among the group of producers and performers who created the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Susan’s previous roles include associate producer of South Australia’s State Theatre Company and general manager of Circus Oz. She is a member of the Helpmann Awards Administration Committee and she also chairs the comedy panel.
She has served on the boards of Neonheart and Strange Fruit performing arts companies, and on the Playing Australia Committee and the Myer Performing Arts Awards Committee.