Festival Club

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Wish you were here!

Escape to MICF's own VIP laughter island. We can't promise palm trees but we can confirm there'll be little sleep, unexpected guests, at least one Dave Callan Dance-Off and the unscripted genius of some of the best comedians around.

The Festival Club's thumping heart is the Hi-Fi basement. You'll feel the vibrations all the way up to Swanston St but it's also tucked away enough for the die-hard comedy fans. We think it's time you joined the party.

What happens at The Festival Club, stays at The Festival Club; unless you take a Selfie, filter to Instagram, tweet on Twitter or are tagged on Facebook.

The Festival Club is on every night of the festival (except Mondays) at The Hi-Fi, 125 Swanston Street, Melbourne (opposite the Town Hall).


CHECK BACK HERE REGULARLY FOR DAILY LINEUPS!

Sunday 13 April
Tuesday 15 April
Wednesday 16 April
Thursday 17 April
Friday 18 April
Saturday 19 April

TUE 1 – Fri 4 APR
DOORS OPEN 11.15PM
COMEDY UP LATE

Back by popular demand. The best and biggest comedy names at the festival performing live in the Club and filmed especially for ABC2.

TUESDAYS
$10, TIX @ DOOR, DOORS OPEN 11.15PM
TUE 9APR - SO YOU THINK YOU CAN MAGIC

Hosted by the incomparable and magic loving Ronny Chieng  - you won't want to miss this special one off Festival Club. Featuring the best local and international comedians at the Festival - who will perform the impossible right before your very eyes. Magic happens bitches!

TUE 15 APR
ROB HUNTER LATE O’CLOCK

Rob Hunter's unpleasant late night talk show returns for one night only! Featuring celebrity guests, sketches, unpredictable fun and a lot of discomfort.

"A wonderfully excruciating late show... It's corker stuff!" The Age

WEDNESDAYS
$10, TIX @ DOOR, DOORS OPEN 11.15PM
WED 9 & 16 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.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
$20, TIX @ DOOR, DOORS OPEN 11.15PM

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.

SUNDAYS
$15, TIX @ DOOR, DOORS OPEN 10.15PM
30 MAR, 6 & 13 APR - HAUS PARTY!

Our favourite Berliners Die Roten Punkte and our favourite DJ - Andrew McClelland are back in the Hi-Fi to host our favourite night  - HAUS PARTY!  Cabaret, musical comedy, circus and Euro trash shenanigans. 

THE LATE, LATE ENTERTAINMENT
THURSDAY 17 APR
GOOD FOR THE SOUL

Award-winning comedian Kai Smythe (Hairy Soul Man) dishes up a lusciously decadent and hilarious musical comedy feast. Featuring only the finest of local and international guest comedians at their musically talented best, seasoned with the backing of a ten piece soul band.  

FRIDAYS 28 MAR & 18 APR
GERALDINE QUINN & SPANDEX BALLET - ART ROCK

Geraldine Quinn and Spandex Ballet return in 2014 with festival guests for an überponce tribute to ART ROCK. Bowie, Franz Ferdinand, Eurythmics, Pulp, Devo,, Kate Bush - if it's arty and posey, it's in. Paint your face. Grab your specs. Cut your hair asymmetrically. Make a short film on Super 8 about surreal cross-dressing donkeys in Calais. Make Andy Warhol look like an accountant. We can be heroes. Just for two nights.