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Comedy at The Espy in January

Comedy at The Espy is coming back for more summer shows in January!  

Kick off 2021 the right way in the iconic Gershwin Room with four jam-packed Sunday showcases. Starring some of your favourite big name comedians alongside Melbourne’s most exciting up-and-comers, in a strictly limited seating setting with your first drink and delicious treats from The Espy kitchen included. These beachside shows will sell out fast!

Our December 2020 shows included performances from Kirsty WebeckArj Barker (USA), Annie Louey, David Quirk, Lewis GarnhamCal WilsonLloyd Langford (UK), Nazeem Hussain, Aurelia St Clair, Jude Perl, Brett Blake, Dane Simpson, Anna Piper ScottClaire Hooper and more. Don't miss us when we return in 2021!



  • Sunday 10 January - SOLD OUT:
    Featuring Randy Feltface, Geraldine Hickey (MC), Jordan Barr, Blake Freeman and Dilruk Jayasinha
  • Sunday 17 January - SOLD OUT:
    Featuring Ivan AristeguietaNath Valvo, Grace Jarvis, Matt Stewart plus a very special surprise guest
  • Sunday 24 January - SOLD OUT:
    Featuring Danny McGinlay, Oliver Twist, Alex WardScout Boxall, Adam Knox and Tom Gleeson
  • Sunday 31 January - SOLD OUT:
    Featuring Harley Breen, Urvi Majumdar, Daniel Connell, Emma HollandLuka Muller and Nick Cody

Time: 6pm (90 mins)
Venue: Hotel Esplanade, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
Tickets: All tickets $48 plus booking fee and include one drink per person plus grazing platter*. Tickets can be purchased in limited tables of 2 or 4.


Presented by Hotel Esplanade and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

*Spirits not included. Dietary requirements can be catered for.

These gigs will be strictly managed according to Victorian Government COVIDSafe guidelines including (but not limited to): physically distanced tables, restricted capacity, staggered entry and exit, no-contact ticketing, ordering and payment options, face coverings for all staff, frequent and thorough cleaning and sanitising, sanitiser stations and record keeping of all visitors for contact tracing purposes.