An intoxicating mix of the best stand-up, cabaret, burlesque, lip synchronisers, drag kings and queens. Spontaneous, bold, high-octane comedy genius!
FRIDAYS 26 MAR, 2 APR, 9 APR & 16 APR – COMEDY BONANZA & LIP SYNC BATTLE: The Festival’s biggest names line up and let loose! Late-night comedy that’s unscripted, unhinged and possibly x-rated. You have been warned! And after Comedy Bonanza the incomparable Michelle Brasier will host epic battles from the best lip-syncing comics in da biz.
FRIDAY 9 APRIL - COMEDY BONANZA LINE UP:
Hosted by Dave Thornton, featuring Kirsty Webeck, Scout Boxall, Blake Freeman, Kevin Kropinyeri, Tom Ballard, Urvi Majumdar, Chris Ryan and Gen Fricker
Followed by LIP SYNC BATTLE with host Michelle Brasier, featuring Kevin Kropinyeri, Tom Ballard, Lessons With Luis and Nikki Britton
SATURDAY 27 MAR – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG?: The best drag acts and comedians have been contouring, choreographing and craftanooning to lip sync for their life. Sashay your way to a night of high energy acts and even higher hair.
SATURDAY 3 APR – THE KAYE HOLE – HOSTED BY REUBEN KAYE: Late Night, Done Right. Queer, messy, fast, loose & f*%king hilarious. Melbourne’s riskiest & most diverse acts let loose backed by a live band.
SATURDAY 10 APR – HAUS PARTY! WITH OTTO & ASTRID: 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!
SATURDAY 17 APR – THE PEOPLE OF CABARET’S VARIETY SPECTACULAR: Slide your best sequins on, babes - those chinos ain’t gonna cut it when The People of Cabaret take over the Festival Club for one night only!
This show contains: Nudity, Strobe lighting, Haze, Strong sexual references, Drug references, Strong coarse language.
The safety and wellbeing of our comedy community is our number one priority, click here for more info the Festival's COVIDSafe practices.More info
An intoxicating mix of the best stand-up, cabaret, burlesque, lip synchronisers, drag kings and queens. Spontaneous, bold, high-octane comedy genius!More info
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