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Melbourne offers plenty of laughs, at venues like the Last Laugh or at the famed Melbourne International Comedy Festival held each April.
Wednesday Sessions: Stand-Up, Cabaret and Jazz - Wednesday 21 August 2019 to Wednesday 18 December 2019 - Performing arts

Wednesday Sessions: Stand-Up, Cabaret and Jazz

21 Aug 2019 - 18 Dec 2019, Speakeasy HQ
Enjoy a line-up of comedians, cabaret and jazz acts from across Melbourne's club scene.
Blade University - Thursday 12 September 2019 to Thursday 19 September 2019 - Performing arts

Blade University

12 Sep 2019 - 19 Sep 2019, Coopers Inn
Blade University is a high energy comedy show about swords, sex, obsession and depression.
Sweet and Sour Dilemmas - Thursday 12 September 2019 to Friday 20 September 2019 - Performing arts

Sweet and Sour Dilemmas

12 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019, Trades Hall
Set in the kitchen of a Chinese takeaway, this play centres on a recent immigrant's dilemma – whether to stay or go back to where he came from.
Phantom 'prov the Opera – An Improvised Musical - Saturday 24 August 2019 to Saturday 11 January 2020 - Performing arts

Phantom 'prov the Opera – An Improvised Musical

24 Aug 2019 - 11 Jan 2020, The Improv Conspiracy Training Centre & Theatre
This high-energy, long-form, improvised musical is lit with entertainment, with catchy tunes played live, completely made up by the actors!
Arj Barker's Safe Space - Monday 19 August 2019 to Monday 16 September 2019 - Performing arts

Arj Barker's Safe Space

19 Aug 2019 - 16 Sep 2019, European Bier Cafe
US comedian Arj Barker is working on all-new jokes in a small basement gig – this is the only place to see them before he hits the big theatres.
I Got Bit By a Monkey Once... - Monday 23 September 2019 to Sunday 29 September 2019 - Performing arts

I Got Bit By a Monkey Once...

23 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019, Crowded in the Vaults
Moth storySLAM loser and award-losing comedian Matt Harvey has done a lot of dumb things. And he knows you have too.
Kings of Comedy 4th Birthday Special  - Friday 23 August 2019, 8pm to 9:30pm - Performing arts

Kings of Comedy 4th Birthday Special

23 Aug 2019, Colonial Hotel
Some of the best headliners in the business are bringing the laughs to help celebrate Kings of Comedy's fourth anniversary.
Titus O'Reily - Sunday 25 August 2019, 2pm to 3:30pm - Performing arts

Titus O'Reily

25 Aug 2019, Comic's Lounge
Titus O'Reily and Sergio Paradise take their hit podcast, 'The Variety Hour', to the stage for a not-to-be-missed live taping.
Friday Open Mic Comedy - Friday 02 August 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019 - Performing arts

Friday Open Mic Comedy

2 Aug 2019 - 20 Dec 2019, Club Voltaire
See Melbourne comedians drop in to test out their new material, as well as support someone trying stand up for the very first time.
Peter the Painter  - Friday 30 August 2019 to Saturday 31 August 2019 - Performing arts

Peter the Painter

30 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019, The Butterfly Club
Hear true tales and tall stories of a tradie – no one escapes the wry and irreverent gaze of Peter the Painter.

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