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.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
The city lights up with laughs when the Comedy Fest comes to town.
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.
Main Stage at Comedy Republic
Featuring festival favourites, gala gods and local stars.
Kings of Comedy
Stand-up comedy from future stars and celebrity guest headliners.
Smells Like a Song
A fully Improvised musical where you get to decide when the songs happen.
Princes of the Night
Join the glitz and glamour of this weekly show at Crown Melbourne.
Fresh Friday Comedy
Sit back and enjoy the best up and coming comics from Melbourne and beyond.
Weekly Bible Study: Secret Burlesque and Comedy Show
A secret vaudeville show with cabaret and an open mic set.
There is nothing stationery about this action-packed night of improvised comedy.
Applause: 1930s Berlin Burlesque and Cabaret
Cabaret and burlesque in the Apollo Theatre at Speakeasy HQ.
Arj Barker's Safe Space
Arj Barker rocks the basement every Tuesday night to work on new material.
Las Vegas Nights: Frank, Dean and Burlesque
Experience a 1950s-style vintage jazz show with a burlesque finish.
Garry Starr: Greece Lightning
A disgraced actor reimagines Greek mythology in order to save the economy of his Hellenic homeland.
Wind in the Willows
This must-do outdoor family theatre experience delivers music, songs, and plenty of laughs.
Geraldine Hickey & A Bunch of Funny Mates
Geraldine Hickey gets together a bunch of her favourite people for a bloody fun night out.
Join the Monday-night pop culture and gaming quiz quest at Fortress Melbourne.
Every Thursday, enjoy five of Melbourne's best comedians along with weekly bar specials.
Sam Simmons: Be A Verb
Guaranteed to be a wild night of comedy that only Sam can deliver.
Get ready for mayhem at Impro's annual high-stakes improvisation showdown.
Comedy of Errors
Pack a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The Big Hoo-Haa
Melbourne's longest-running, best-loved weekly impro comedy show.
Back to the Trilogies
Watch the team improvise a brand-new cinematic trilogy in under 60 minutes.
The Huxleys Christmas Pop-up Performance
See the Huxleys bring escapism and magic to Fed Square.
In the Room
Three nights of new comedy at the iconic Melbourne landmark, the Queen Victoria Women's Centre.
Comedy Upstairs at Bobbie Peels
See Melbourne's best comedians perform each Thursday.
Comedy Republic's Second Annual Christmas Pageant
See comedians, cabaret performers and more in a festival extravaganza.
Australia’s best improvisers battle it out for gold…and glory!
Friends! The Musical Parody
Celebrate the misadventures of our favourite 20-something pals in life, work and love in 1990s NYC.
Aphrodisiac Comedy and Burlesque: Be Aroused
Get set for a night of comedy, jazz, cabaret and burlesque.
Basement Comedy Club with Pete Helliar and Guests
Pete Helliar headlines Basement Comedy Club this weekend.
Ben Sorensen's Tuesday Trivia Experience
Join Ben at the Belgian Beer Cafe for trivia night on the big screen.
Garry Starr Performs Everything
An actor defies his critics by performing every genre of theatre imaginable.
Where to see comedy in Melbourne
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.
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