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The 5:30 Show

The 5:30 Show

The 5:30 Show is Melbourne International Comedy Festival's premier early show. Featuring a rotating line-up of some of Australia's best up and coming comics, it's a great way to kick of an evening of shenanigans.

Entering its sixth year at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, this year's show is our best yet, with a diverse line-up of comedians entertaining you with their best material honed over the last year in shows and festivals across the country. Don't miss out!


'Stellar stand-up showcase... outrageously entertaining.' Beat Magazine

'So many bright young comedians... naturally funny... great value.'  Herald Sun

'Brilliantly absurd...funny and thought provoking'. YAWP Magazine


Before and after the show

  • Drinking & Dining

    Fuel your funnies with a visit to one of the Festival’s Drinking & Dining partners, powered by LIVEN

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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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