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.

Comedy at Spleen: Mondays
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Comedy at Spleen: Mondays

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

The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque
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The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque

Be captivated for over two hours of cabaret, burlesque comedy, sideshow and an array of surprises.

Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled
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Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled

Enjoy stand-up comedy from future stars and celebrity guest headliners.

Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy Show
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Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy Show

A mix of comics from the TV and radio, alongside some future stars.

Improvised Comedy: The Remix
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Improvised Comedy: The Remix

Improvised comedy from true stories, sampled and remixed to create comedy gold.

This is Wild!: Bob the Drag Queen

This is Wild!: Bob the Drag Queen

Ditch the couch potato routine and get ready for an evening of belly laughs.

Laughs on Tap
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Laughs on Tap

A hilarious night of laughter, drinks and complimentary pizza.

The Big HOO-HAA!
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The Big HOO-HAA!

Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne's best-loved weekly improv comedy show.

This Just In Prov: News-Based Improv Comedy
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This Just In Prov: News-Based Improv Comedy

A crack team tackle the month's quirkiest headlines and come up with the real story behind the news.

Atsuko Okatsuka: Full Grown Adult

Atsuko Okatsuka: Full Grown Adult

Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka visits Melbourne for her debut tour.

Trevor Noah: Off The Record Tour

Trevor Noah: Off The Record Tour

See one of the most successful comedians in the world when he tours Melbourne.

Gianmarco Soresi

Gianmarco Soresi

New York based stand-up comedian Gianmarco Soresi brings his live show to Melbourne.

Gender Blender: Trans and Gender Diverse Improvised Comedy
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Gender Blender: Trans and Gender Diverse Improvised Comedy

Improv comedy from Melbourne's best trans and gender diverse performers, plus special guests.

Basement Comedy Club: Fridays & Saturdays
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Basement Comedy Club: Fridays & Saturdays

See the very best of Australian standup comedians perform every Friday and Saturday.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to epic pop-ups, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

Carnival of Karactors
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Carnival of Karactors

A monthly cabaret show featuring sexy and silly circus artists, comedians and burlesque performers.

The best things to do under $20 in Melbourne

The best things to do under $20 in Melbourne

The best cocktail deals, cheap eats and low-cost activities in Melbourne.

Comedy at the Coopers Inn
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Comedy at the Coopers Inn

A comedy club featuring the best local, interstate and international stand-up comedians.

Circus Arcana
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Circus Arcana

A tarot themed circus show

Black Laughs Matter 2

Black Laughs Matter 2

All Black Comics from Australia - Need We Say More?

Comedy in Theory
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Comedy in Theory

A comedy show in the centre of Melbourne, featuring some of the brightest rising stars.

Once Upon a Rhyme

Once Upon a Rhyme

Kids will love this magical, musical romp through fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

Felipe Esparza: Beyond Borders

Felipe Esparza: Beyond Borders

Catch the Mexican-American stand-up comedian when he tours Melbourne.

Improvised Comedy: F#*k This, I Quit
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Improvised Comedy: F#*k This, I Quit

This show uses your work stories to create hilarious inmprovised scenes.

View of Melbourne from across the Yarra River

Long Weekend Laughs 2: Supporting Debra Australia

Some of Australian comedy's biggest names come together to raise money for Debra Australia.

Just the 3 of Us: The Improvised Sitcom by The Big Hoo-Haa!
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Just the 3 of Us: The Improvised Sitcom by The Big Hoo-Haa!

Enjoy the newest hit sitcom people are talking about… it just hasn’t been written yet.

Assigned Magician at Birth

Assigned Magician at Birth

A witty, fast-paced satire of contemporary magic shows and a story of self-discovery.

The Frog

The Frog

A blend of clowning and surrealistic storytelling from Big Dog Theatre.

Where to see comedy in Melbourne

Comedy Republic

Comedy Republic

A theatre and bar showcasing the biggest names in Australian comedy.

The Comics Lounge Comedy Club

The Comics Lounge Comedy Club

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

The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club

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

Spleen Bar

Spleen Bar

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