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Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Festival Club

Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Festival Club

The heartland of the Festival Club is Max Watt's – where a lively lair of fun and frivolity hides below Swanston Street. It’s the place to see the who’s who of comedy letting loose on stage and on the dancefloor.  #festivalclub #MICF #youhadtobethere

Tix online & at the door

Doors Open 11.15pm (10.15pm Sun)

TUESDAYS 3 & 10 APR – DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? HOSTED BY JOSH EARL: The hit podcast that asks who knows whom, who knows what because who knows why? Past guests include Hamish Blake, Celia Pacqoula, Hannah Gadsby, Wil Anderson and heaps more.

TUESDAY 17 APR – GRANNY BINGO: 2017's Golden Gibbo winners are back at the Festival Club for one night of proper grannified fun! Their balls are always ready.

WEDNESDAYS 4 & 11 APR – STAMPTOWN COMEDY NIGHT: A raunchy, chaotic and full-on trainwreck featuring the best comedy, cabaret and circus on the international scene! This show sold out every night last year.

WEDNESDAY 18 APR – ROB HUNTER LATE O’CLOCK: The infamous talk show and cult favourite has more bizarre sketches, celebrity interviews and terrible unpleasantness.

THURSDAYS 29 MAR, 5, 12 & 19 APR –  10 COMEDIANS FOR 10 BUCKS: The very best hand-picked emerging comics at the Festival.

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS – COMEDY BONANZA: The Festival’s biggest names line up to let it all hang loose! Comedy that’s unscripted and possibly x-rated.

SUNDAYS 1, 8 & 15 APR – HAUS PARTY!: Otto & Astrid from Die Roten Punkte 'rock ze haus' along with our favourite DJ Andrew McClelland in an evening of Eurotrash and the very best musical comedy, circus and variety acts. Ich Liebe HAUS PARTY!


SATURDAYS 31 MAR, 7 & 21 APR – LIP SYNC BATTLE: Hosted by the incomparable lip syncer himself – Rhys Nicholson! Don’t miss this epic battle from the best lip-syncers in da biz.


GREATEST OF SPANDEX 6 APR:  Reliving glorious highlights from eight years of Spandex Ballet, the greatest guests to reprise their triumphs from EPIC, ART, GOTH, YACHT, PONCE and OZ.

A SPANDEX (AND GUESTS) TRIBUTE TO TISM 20 APR: It's 30 years since the world's finest anonymous alternative dance-rock band 'This Is Serious Mum' released their debut album. One night –  all TISM. Whatareya? Yob or wanker?


Before and after the show

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  • Festival Club

    THE place to see the who’s who of comedy letting loose on the stage and dance floor!

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