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.

23 Feb - 7 Mar

Lano & Woodley in Lano & Woodley

As well as many new bits, Col and Frank will draw from a massive repertoire of pointless stupidity.

9 Mar - 14 Mar

Anne Edmonds & Lloyd Langford - Business with Pleasure

Anne & Lloyd have decided to go on a national tour. There’ll be jokes, stories, songs and much more.

4 Jan - 8 Feb

Arj Barker's Safe Space

See Arj Barker working on all-new ideas and all-new jokes in a small basement gig.

24 Mar - 18 Apr

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Comedy Festival returns to Melbourne, delivering COVID-safe laughs and comedy good times.

7 Jan - 24 Jan

Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions

Celebrate the return of live music and comedy as well as cult and family cinema classics.

21 Feb - 14 Mar

Judith Lucy & Denise Scott - Disappointments

Join Denise Scott and Judith Lucy as they share their all new disappointments live on stage.

16 Jun - 19 Jun

Friends! The Musical Parody

Celebrate the misadventures of our favourite 20-something pals in life, work and love in 1990s NYC.

17 Feb

Hannah Gadsby - Best Newcomer

Spend an evening with Hannah at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

22 Jan

Basement Comedy Club - Randy the Puppet with Guests

This Friday Randy the Puppet headlines Basement Comedy Club, with special guests.

16 Jan - 2 Apr

Princes of the Night

Princes of the Night show weekly at Crown Melbourne.

8 Jan - 19 Mar

Comedy at The Coopers Inn

A showcase of the best stand-up talent from Melbourne, interstate and abroad.

29 Nov - 28 Nov

Club Voltaire Comedy

Enjoy stand-up comedy at Club Voltaire.

4 Jan - 20 Dec

Comedy at Spleen

Comedy at Spleen is the city's longest-running comedy night.

11 Feb - 13 Feb


Twilight-inspired variety night with an all women and non-binary identifying line-up of performers.

10 Feb

Dave O'Neil Live on the Rooftop

Comedy returns to Transit for 2021 with Dave O'Neil.

23 Jan

Basement Comedy Club: Tom Gleeson with Guests

This Saturday, Tom Gleeson headlines Basement Comedy Club.

17 Jul

Trixie & Katya Live: The UNHhhh Tour Melbourne

Welcome to the stage Trixie and Katya, the world's most powerful queens.

20 Nov - 19 Nov

Friday Stand-up Comedy at Voltaire

Enjoy some of the best up and coming comics from Melbourne and around Australia.

What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything you can do, see and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.

4 Dec - 27 Feb

Queens of the Damned: Prison Dinner Theatre Experience

Hand yourself in to Melbourne's most wanted dinner theatre experience at the Old Melbourne Gaol.

16 Jan - 6 Feb

Kings of Comedy's Live Comedy Showcase

Enjoy an evening of nonstop laughter at one of Melbourne’s best-kept comedy secrets.

15 Jan - 31 Mar

Mindful Fed-itation

Guided mindful meditation at Fed Square – with a comic twist on Fridays!

Where to see comedy in Melbourne

The Comics Lounge

A night of laughs, cocktails, food and friends might be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Spleen Bar

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

The Butterfly Club

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

Max Watt's

This basement live music venue has hosted some of rock music's biggest acts.

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1 Mar - 31 Mar

What's on in March

Things to do in Melbourne in March, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

1 Dec - 31 Dec

What's on in December

Things to do in Melbourne in December, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

Major events

From the Australian Open to the Melbourne Cup, major events take centre stage throughout the year.

1 Nov - 30 Nov

What's on in November

Things to do in Melbourne in November, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.