Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents by arrangement with Max & Ivan
The Wrestling (UK)
Comedians! Wrestlers! Blood! The Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning mega-show invades Melbourne Town Hall for one massive night only. Clotheslines meet punchlines in a death-defying clash between good and evil.
Take a deep breath and prepare yourself: world class pro-wrestlers battling world class comedians, in the must-see special event of the Festival.
Featuring Max & Ivan, Lawrence Mooney, Sam Simmons, Ronny Chieng, Tommy Little, Matt Okine, Tegan Higginbotham, Des Bishop, Jason Byrne, David Quirk, Greg Fleet, PRO WRESTLERS plus more special comedy guests!
In 2011, Barry Award nominees Max and Ivan took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm with an electrifying, high-octane special event, pitting professional wrestlers against comedians fearless and crazy enough to step into the ring. The result was a broken ankle for former pro-wrestler Max, a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award and an unforgettable night. In 2013, The Wrestling returned – bigger, badder and better than ever. Now, Edinburgh’s most extraordinary show descends on Melbourne.
The chair-swinging, table-smashing, sell-out spectacular is hitting Melbourne for one night only. Max and Ivan lead a huge cast of wrestlers and comedians in an epic night of high-flying chaos. Booking essential.
"A night of the biggest, dumbest, most delirious fun." Daily Telegraph (UK)
"Genius." The Times (UK)
"A truly awesome event. ★★★★★” Chortle (UK)
Originally developed with the assistance of The Pleasance
By arrangement with Max & Ivan
Comedians trained at Vicious Pursuit Wrestling Academy