You can sleep when you're dead!
For the few short weeks Melbourne plays host to the world's best comedians, The Festival Club is where you'll find them embracing insomnia and performing the night away. Within its traditional basement home, The Festival Club boasts daring one-off performances, often unscripted an always unexpected. Throw in some killer tunes and a d-floor and you've got a recipe for success.
Forget going to bed. Laugh. Dance. All the cool kids are doing it. And ABC2 is even filming it!
Saturday 20 April
TUES 2 – FRI 5 APR - Comedy Up Late
Extra huge comedy nights, and they’ll be recorded by ABC2 for a special series!
TUES 9 APR - So You Think You Can Clown?
Bear witness to some of the very best clowning the world has to offer. Featuring Les Chiche Capon (FRANCE), Dr Professor Neal Portenza, Mooky Cornish (CANADA), Pedro Tochas (PORTUGAL) plus more.
TUES 16 APR - Golden Girls Tribute Night
Yes you read the title correctly…now try and stop weeing your pants with excitement. Don’t miss this very special night with Hannah Gadsby, Kate McLennan, Geraldine Hickey, Anne Edmonds, Wes Snelling and Harley Breen performing their favourite Golden Girls scenes from one of the most well loved TV comedy shows of all time. Get ready to hear a whole lotta “Ohhhhh Dorothy” Blanch Devereaux style.
WED 10 & 17 APR - 10 Comedians for 10 Bucks
See the very best hand picked emerging comics at the Festival and at one dollar a comedian – this is the very best comedy deal in town.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAYS - Comedy Bonanza
The world’s biggest names at the Fest line up to let it all hang loose. Comedy that is unscripted and, possibly, x-rated. You have been warned.
31 MAR, 7 & 14 APR - Sunday Night Lock In
With fabulous hosts including The Dare Devil Chicken Club (USA, 31 Mar) and featuring the very best in cabaret, musical comedy, dance and circus acts. Sunday is the night before Day Off Monday (for most Festival peeps) - so this is the night you can really let your hair down and dance till dawn to the sweet tunes of DJ Dick Versace (Vachel from Slow Clap).
LATE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
FRIDAY 29 MAR & 19 APR - Geraldine Quinn & Spandex Ballet - YACHT ROCK
“Yacht what?” You ask? Well basically think blue-eyed soul, Pina Coladas, sunsets, palm trees and smooth rock….Oh and yes she will be joined by the bravest comics on guest vocals to soft rock it out.