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.

2 Aug - 20 Sep

Judith Lucy and Denise Scott – Disappointments ‘Zoom-cast’

Judith Lucy and Denise Scott direct from their lounge rooms to yours.

25 Sep - 20 Nov

The Underground Hour Podcast Launch

An online theatre and arts podcast featuring cast and crew of The Burlesque Underground.

1 Jul - 30 Sep

Stand Up DJ Podcast

This podcast looks at life behind the microphone for artists in Melbourne.

2 Oct - 11 Dec

Comedy at The Coopers Inn

Enjoy a comedy and dinner show with some of Australia's best talent.

25 Aug - 22 Sep

The Standup Sessions

Join host Nazeem Hussain for a night of comedy and chat with Melbourne’s favourite comedians.

30 Jul - 30 Sep

Loving Captivity

Loving Captivity is a six-by-six minute romantic comedy about finding love in lockdown.

19 Aug - 30 Sep

Little Shits

Three housemates, and a fourth, navigate the hot-box that is a sharehouse.

17 Jul

Trixie & Katya Live: The UNHhhh Tour Melbourne

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

4 Nov - 7 Nov

Friends! The Musical Parody

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

17 Jan

Midsumma Carnival

An iconic outdoor celebration and one of the highlights of Melbourne's LGBTIQA+ annual calendar.

1 Sep - 31 Aug

Magma – Online Comedy Show

Sketch show-cum-sci-fi engineering presentation on the potential of the new magma mining industry.

26 Aug - 14 Oct

Arts Centre Melbourne's Big Night In

A spectacular musical entertainment show with John Foreman.

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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22 Jul - 31 Dec

Omoon: 5 Doors

Watch a short puppetry video about lock down time using toilet paper rolls.

21 Aug - 12 Dec

Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

Take a spine-chilling journey back in time and explore the rich paranormal realm of Old Melbourne.

5 Dec

The Snowman

Enjoy a family-friendly Christmas concert with a live orchestra and The Snowman on the big screen.

22 Oct - 25 Oct

Ottoman Baroque

Turkey's Whirling Dervishes return to Melbourne to dazzle in Paul Dyer’s musical meditation.