Melbourne offers plenty of laughs, at stand up comedy shows and comedy clubs around town and in the annual comedy festival held from March to April.

6 Oct - 23 Oct

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe Festival - It's About Time.

7 May - 26 Nov

Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled

Stand-up comedy from future stars and celebrity guest headliners.

29 Dec - 7 Jan

Slava's Snowshow

Universally loved Slava’s Snowshow returns to Melbourne

4 Nov - 19 Nov

Stranger Sings: The Parody Musical

Join Eleven and the Hawkins gang for a night of dancing monsters and pop culture references.

28 Sep

Crab Lab

See big name comedians and the best new acts in town.

17 Oct - 23 Oct

Ethel Mermaid: Songs in the Key of Sea

It's showtime, and tonight the ocean's biggest star is set to make a splash.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to winter wonderlands, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

11 Aug - 10 Dec

Princes of the Night

Enjoy the glitz and glamour of this weekly cabaret show.

13 May - 19 Nov

Comedy Republic's Main Stage

Enjoy Comedy Republic's signature line-up show every Friday and Saturday night.

25 Mar

Rob Brydon: A Night of Songs and Laughter

The award-winning comedian and his eight-piece band perform his new show.

11 Oct - 22 Oct

Juniper Rising

Activist, witch and queer icon Juniper Wilde dazzles in this phantasmagorical comedy-horror.

17 Oct - 18 Dec

La Mama Explorations

A month of bite-sized theatre shows at a Melbourne favourite.

18 Aug - 27 Oct

Sea Shanties and Folk Songs

This celebration of rollicking and spirited singing is back.

6 Oct - 27 Oct

Club Fringe

Fringe Festival's late night offering at Trades Hall

18 Oct - 28 Oct

Would I Lie to You?

Be part of the studio audience for this special event.

13 Jul - 30 Nov

Dance Party Revolution: A Comedy Night

Weekly Wednesday laughs, good tunes, dancing and fun times at the Toff in Town.

21 Jan - 23 Dec

Comedy at the Coopers Inn

A showcase of the best local, interstate and international comedians every Friday night.

22 Oct

Dahlin: It's the Jeanne Little Show

A portrait of one of Australia’s most loved entertainers.

7 Oct - 14 Oct

Tash York's Happy Hour

Join in a night of fabulous queer cabaret.

3 Jan - 19 Dec

Comedy at Spleen: Mondays

Come along to the city's longest-running comedy night.

15 Oct - 23 Oct

Private Parts

A riotous hour of femmo musical comedy cabaret.

16 Sep - 30 Sep

Smells Like a Song

A fully improvised musical where the audience calls for the songs.

24 Sep - 30 Sep

I'm a Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here!

Raindrops Millie, Reef and Rocio need your help to save the environment.

6 Oct - 23 Oct

Anna Piper Scott: Such An Inspiration

A controversial stand-up show that puts the trans in transgressive.

6 Oct - 23 Oct

To Schapelle and Back

An irreverent homage to the millennials' Ned Kelly.

16 Sep - 31 Dec

The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque

Melbourne’s hottest show of cabaret, burlesque and comedy is celebrating Oktoberfest.

10 Aug - 23 Dec

The Big Hoo-Haa

Melbourne's longest-running, best-loved weekly impro comedy show.

29 Jan - 31 Dec

Free Improv Comedy Classes

Fun and free improv sessions for beginners.

6 Oct - 30 Oct

Runaway Festival Park

Melbourne Fringe’s new boutique playground of cabaret, comedy and circus.

29 Apr - 30 Dec

Fresh Friday Comedy

Sit back and enjoy some of the best up and coming comics.

18 Jun - 17 Dec

Mischief, Madness and Mayhem

Club Voltaire’s resident oddballs present a show of high-octane performing arts.

6 Oct - 8 Oct

Flickery: The Art of Female Pleasure

Late-night sexual innuendo and spoken word foreplay.

17 Oct - 23 Oct

Noir Unscripted at Melbourne Fringe

A glamorous, dangerous improvised detective noir.

19 May - 22 Dec

Improvised Comedy: Harold Night

Completely unscripted comedy performed by talented actors.

18 Oct - 23 Oct

T4T: A Transgender Showcase

Each night a different lineup, featuring the best of Melbourne’s trans community.

10 Oct - 16 Oct

Mastress of Ceremonies

A comedy about love, regret, cake and public speaking.

6 Feb - 7 Feb

An Evening with David Sedaris

An evening of storytelling and observations with critically acclaimed author David Sedaris.

26 Aug - 25 Nov

The Comedy Hour

Catch some of the fastest wits in the underground comedy circuit.

12 May - 22 Dec

Thursday Comedy Connection

Start the weekend early with lively comedy lineups, student ticket prices and cheap pints.

Where to see comedy in Melbourne

Comedy Republic

Theatre and bar showcasing the biggest names in Australian comedy.

The Comics Lounge Comedy Club

Enjoy a night of laughs, cocktails, food and friends with stand-up comedy acts.

The Butterfly Club

An intimate theatre hosting quirky performances and serving cocktails in bars with kitsch decor.

Spleen Bar

Live jazz nights and jam sessions open to all, along with a range of beers, shots and cocktails.