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.

30 Mar - 24 Apr

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The city lights up with laughs when the Comedy Fest comes to town.

5 Jan - 9 Jan

Shaun the Sheep's Circus Show

Circa’s unbelievable acrobats in a high-flying family adventure based on the hit TV show.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to retro roller rinks, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

Pop-up and outdoor cinemas in Melbourne

Find the best rooftop cinema, pop-up theatres and free movies.

22 Jan - 24 Dec

Main Stage at Comedy Republic

Featuring festival favourites, gala gods and local stars.

16 Jan - 18 Dec

Kings of Comedy

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

26 Nov - 18 Dec

Smells Like a Song

A fully Improvised musical where you get to decide when the songs happen.

13 Nov - 2 Apr

Princes of the Night

Join the glitz and glamour of this weekly show at Crown Melbourne.

29 Oct - 31 Dec

Fresh Friday Comedy

Sit back and enjoy the best up and coming comics from Melbourne and beyond.

7 Dec - 8 Mar

Weekly Bible Study: Secret Burlesque and Comedy Show

A secret vaudeville show with cabaret and an open mic set.

4 Dec - 18 Dec

Post-It 'Prov

There is nothing stationery about this action-packed night of improvised comedy.

26 Nov - 26 Feb

Applause: 1930s Berlin Burlesque and Cabaret

Cabaret and burlesque in the Apollo Theatre at Speakeasy HQ.

30 Nov - 21 Dec

Arj Barker's Safe Space

Arj Barker rocks the basement every Tuesday night to work on new material.

10 Nov - 22 Dec

Deathbed Comedy

Independent, stand-up comedy every second Wednesday.

26 Nov - 26 Feb

Las Vegas Nights: Frank, Dean and Burlesque

Experience a 1950s-style vintage jazz show with a burlesque finish.

13 Dec - 18 Dec

Garry Starr: Greece Lightning

A disgraced actor reimagines Greek mythology in order to save the economy of his Hellenic homeland.

18 Dec - 30 Jan

Wind in the Willows

This must-do outdoor family theatre experience delivers music, songs, and plenty of laughs.

5 Mar - 19 Mar

Improvised Noir

This improvised detective noir is a show like no other.

18 Feb - 20 Feb

Geraldine Hickey & A Bunch of Funny Mates

Geraldine Hickey gets together a bunch of her favourite people for a bloody fun night out.

8 Nov - 20 Dec

Tavern Trivia

Join the Monday-night pop culture and gaming quiz quest at Fortress Melbourne.

4 Nov - 22 Dec

Comedy Connection

Every Thursday, enjoy five of Melbourne's best comedians along with weekly bar specials.

22 Feb - 27 Feb

Sam Simmons: Be A Verb

Guaranteed to be a wild night of comedy that only Sam can deliver.

27 Nov - 18 Dec

Maestro Impro

Get ready for mayhem at Impro's annual high-stakes improvisation showdown.

7 Dec - 23 Dec

Tinsel

Dinner and a drag show for Christmas celebrations.

18 Dec - 5 Feb

Comedy of Errors

Pack a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

26 Nov - 23 Dec

The Big Hoo-Haa

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

11 Mar - 13 Mar

Dave Hughes Live

Dave Hughes is back on stage and on fire.

5 Feb - 19 Feb

Back to the Trilogies

Watch the team improvise a brand-new cinematic trilogy in under 60 minutes.

16 Dec

The Huxleys Christmas Pop-up Performance

See the Huxleys bring escapism and magic to Fed Square.

9 Dec - 11 Dec

In the Room

Three nights of new comedy at the iconic Melbourne landmark, the Queen Victoria Women's Centre.

19 Jun - 24 Mar

Comedy Upstairs at Bobbie Peels

See Melbourne's best comedians perform each Thursday.

16 Dec - 23 Dec

Comedy Republic's Second Annual Christmas Pageant

See comedians, cabaret performers and more in a festival extravaganza.

8 Jan - 22 Jan

Cutthroat Impro

Australia’s best improvisers battle it out for gold…and glory!

23 Nov - 12 Dec

Friends! The Musical Parody

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

26 Nov - 26 Feb

Aphrodisiac Comedy and Burlesque: Be Aroused

Get set for a night of comedy, jazz, cabaret and burlesque.

2 Feb - 14 Dec

Ben Sorensen's Tuesday Trivia Experience

Join Ben at the Belgian Beer Cafe for trivia night on the big screen.

11 Dec

Garry Starr Performs Everything

An actor defies his critics by performing every genre of theatre imaginable.

18 Nov - 16 Dec

An Evening of Sea Shanties and Folk Songs

A celebration of rollicking and spirited singing is back!

Where to see comedy in Melbourne

Comedy Republic

Theatre and bar showcasing the biggest names in Australian comedy.

The Comics Lounge

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

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.

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