Comedy shows in Melbourne this Christmas

Comedy shows in Melbourne this Christmas

Best Comedy shows in Melbourne this Christmas

Quick Bites Comedy

See some of the best comedians from Melbourne and the rest of Australia at Quick Bites Comedy, every Monday night at Boney. Ten acts of five minutes each and food and drinks are available. It is one of the Comedy shows in Melbourne this Christmas.

Dates & times

5th August 2018 to 2nd December 2019, from 6 pm – 8.30 pm. 

Cost: It is a free event. 

Venue: Boney, 68 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Email: quickbitescomedy@gmail.com

Bookings: Not required

Features: It is an over 18 event.

Comedy at Spleen

Comedy at Spleen is one of Melbourne’s best comedy nights, mixing big name acts with the best up-and-comers.

Dates & Times: 29th April to 16th December on Mondays from : 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Cost: This is a free event but gold coin donation is welcome.

Venue: Spleen Bar, 41 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 0438 660 836

Web Site: www.comedyatspleen.com

Free Comedy at Highlander

Free Comedy at Highlander features multiple short stand-up shows by some of Melbourne’s finest comedians, followed by some fresh open mic. Free Comedy was inspired by the PBH Free Fringe that has revolutionised the Edinburgh Fringe and is a revolutionary comedy alternative.

Dates & Times: 13th November 2018 to 17th December 2019 on Tuesdays from  8 – 10 pm

Cost: This is a free event.

Venue: Highlander Bar, 11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Upstairs in the Library Room.

Contact details

Phone: 03 9620 2228

Email: info@highlanderbar.com.au

Web Site: freecomedy.com.au

Comedy at Pilgrim

Go to the Pilgrim Bar on the first Thursday of every month for a night of free comedy, featuring a line-up of seasoned comedians. Visit the website to check out each month’s line-up.

Dates & Times: 06th June to 05th December on Thursday from 7.30 – 9.30 pm

Cost: This is a free event

Location: Pilgrim Bar, Vaults 15-19 Federation Wharf, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 03 9654 9575

Email: info@pilgrimbar.com.au

Web Site: www.pilgrimbar.com.au/event/

R – Stand-Up Comedy

The legacies of Rodney Rude and Kevin Bloody Wilson are honored as R features some of the least PC, hardest and fastest talking comedians in town. Not for the shy or easily offended and it is one of the comedy shows in Melbourne this Christmas.

Dates & times: From 29th October to 21st December on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Cost: 

Unreserved $22

Concession $20

Book online: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=448084&ses=1710991

Venue: Speakeasy HQ, Apollo Theatre, 522 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 0425 800 949

Email: knuckles@speakeasyhq.com

Web Site: www.SpeskeasyHQ.com

Friday Open Mic Comedy

Start the weekend with a laugh. This truly Melbourne venue requires you to go down an alley, and up some stairs until you come to a bustling theatre complete with a homemade bar. Come have a drink and see the best Melbourne comedians drop in to test out their new material, as well as support someone try stand up for the very first time. With free entry, it’s always a good night, and you’re never sure who’s going to pop in.

Try Stand Up Comedy

If you’ve ever thought about giving stand-up comedy a try, get your four minutes ready and put your name on the sign-up sheet – everyone who signs up gets on.

Dates & Times: 02nd August to 20th December on Fridays from 7.30 pm until late.

Cost: This is a free event

Location: Club Voltaire, 14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

Contact details: www.facebook.com/FridayOpenMic/

Crab Lab: Stand Up Comedy

Crab Lab brings the best comics from TV and radio plus a bunch of the next big things to the heart of the CBD every Wednesday and it’s free.

Dates & Times: From 09th January to 18th December on Wednesday from 8.30 pm until late.

Cost: This is a free event but exit donation is appreciated.

Venue: House of Maximon, 16-20 Corrs Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 0432 689 365

Email: timmohewitt@gmail.com

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/crablab69/

Valentine’s Vaudeville and Burlesque

Have you ever fantasised about being in an intimate cabaret club with a champagne in your hand as the classics are crooned, the comedians deliver their schtick, and burlesque acts round out the night, this Valentine’s Vaudeville and Burlesque is for you.

Dates & Times: 14th February 2019 to 20th February 2020 on Thursdays from  8 – 10 pm.

Cost: $14

Book online: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=344884&ses=1635517

Venue: Speakeasy HQ, Apollo Theatre, 522 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 0425 800 949

Email: knuckles@speakeasyhq.com

The Return of Grazie Fibonacci

Following a successful season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Mark Gambino brings The Return of Grazie Fibonacci back to the stage one last time before banishing him to the underworld.Written and performed by this 18-year improv comedy veteran, The Return of Grazie Fibonacci is a solo sketch comedy interrogation of the awkwardness of modern life that’s equal parts silly, sweet and philosophical.

Topical Themes

Delving into topical themes – like toxic masculinity, historical patriarchal hangovers and social responsibility – Gambino unabashedly vivisects the paradoxes underlying Western culture’s perceptions of male conduct and lays bare a society unable or unwilling to accept responsibility for its failings.

Dates & Times: 02nd December to 07th December on Monday from 7– 8 pm, Tuesday: 5.30 – 6.30 pm, Wednesday 7– 8 pm, Thursday 7 – 8 pm, Friday 5.30 – 6.30 pm and Saturday 7 – 8 pm.

Cost: $26 – $35

Venue: The Butterfly Club, Carson Place (off Little Collins Street)Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 03 9663 8107

Web Site: thebutterflyclub.com/show/

Harold Night

The Harold is a 30-minute non-stop piece of improvised comedy based on a single audience suggestion. Each night features four Harold teams, each presenting their own unique take on the format.The show is divided in half with two teams per bracket. If other improv acts are pop music, the Harold is 100% jazz.

Dates & Times: 04th July to 05th December on Thursdays from 7.45 –  10 pm.

Cost: $12

Venue: The Improv Conspiracy Training Centre & Theatre, Level 1 19-23 Meyers Place, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Email: josh@improvconspiracy.com

Web Site: improvconspiracy.com/shows/

The Big HOO-HAA

Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne’s longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. Starring a who’s who of Melbourne’s finest comedians, every Friday night The Big HOO-HAA! ensemble dazzles audiences with its unique brand of high-octane impro, killer punchlines and sizzling (and occasionally fizzling) one-liners.

Host

Hosted by The Butterfly Club in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, two teams, the Hearts and the Bones, battle for comedic supremacy before your very eyes, armed with only audience suggestions and a handful of props as they leave no song unsung, no joke undelivered and no pun unpunished in their mad dash for the punchline.

Dates & Times: 26th April to 20th December on Fridays from 8 – 10 pm

Cost: $25-$29

Venue: The Butterfly Club, Carson Place (off Little Collins Street)Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details: www.hoohaamelbourne.com.au/

Polylesque – All Things in All People

Sex positive polyamory icon Elina Skye presents her stunningly sensual and highly erotic ensemble performance, framing the positivity of sex in the polyamorous community, in Polylesque. Be taken on a journey of discovery and sexual positivity, as Elina Skye presents an incredible performance of drag, burlesque, exotic dance, kink, comedy and queer cabaret, all with the same theme – sexual positivity and polyamory.

Dates & Times: 31st October to 06th December Tuesday  7 – 9 pm, Thursday 9 – 10.30 pm and Friday: 9 – 10.30 pm

Cost: $25

Book Online: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=540768

Venue: Speakeasy HQ, Apollo Theatre, 522 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 0447 199 914

Email: knuckles@speakeasy-hq.com

Varietease

It is the hottest show in town, including circus, cabaret, stand-up comedy and smokin’ hot burlesque performances. Presented in what was once a 1850s gold-rush-era bank, you can enjoy the show while sipping a cocktail or two and eating tapas. It is one of the comedy shows to enjoy in Melbourne this Christmas.

Dates & Times: 04th October to 21st December, Friday: 8.30 – 11 pm and Saturday from  8.30 – 11 pm

Cost: VIP and premium packages available online

Venue: Speakeasy HQ, Apollo Theatre, 522 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 0447 199 914

Email: knuckles@speakeasyhq.com

The Remix

In The Remix, a guest storyteller (the Mixologist) tells truthful tales that are sampled and remixed by an amazing team of improvisers, creating improvised comedy gold. The Remix is based on the legendary Armando format developed at the iO Theatre in Chicago and is a Comedy show you can enjoy in Melbourne this Christmas.

Dates & Times: 06th July to 07th December on Saturdays: 8.15 – 9.15 pm

Cost: $12

Venue: The Improv Conspiracy Training Centre & Theatre, Level 1 19-23 Meyers Place, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details: josh@improvconspiracy.com

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