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Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

The Festival Club

Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

The Festival Club

Keep your night going at The Festival Club where every show’s a new adventure. Spontaneous, bold, high-octane comedy genius!


Friday 22 April - Comedy Bonanza (and Lip Sync Battle)
Hosted by Chris Ryan, featuring Oliver Twist, Rose Bishop, Greg Larsen, Cameron Duggan, Vidya Rajan, Peter Jones, Carl Donnelly and Emma Holland!

After the comedy...
Lip Sync Battle - The Final!
Hosted by Rhys Nicholson, featuring Frankie McNair, Jordan Barr and The Travelling Sisters.

Saturday 23 April - Comedians Auditioning for Musicals
Hosted by Ben Russell and Michelle Brasier, featuring, Danielle Walker, Mel & Sam, Charlie Lewin, Jordan Barr, Jude Perl, Reuben Kaye, Flo & Joan, Michael Hing, Dane Simpson and Damian Callinan.

After the comedy...
Geraldine Quinn's Spandex Ballet – Doctors & Nurses (A tribute)
Featuring Clara Cupcakes, Sami Shah, Josh Earl, Charlie Lewin, Lou Wall, Jude Perl and Michelle Brasier.

Tue & Wed, doors 11pm, show 11.15pm
Thu-Sat, doors 11.15pm, show 11.30pm
Sun doors 10pm, show 10.15pm



Tue 5, 12 & 19 Apr  
$10 Tix
10 Comedians For 10 Bucks

What it says, is what you get. Ten of the best comics at the Festival. At a dollar a comedian, it’s an outrageous bargain!

Wed 6 Apr
$15 Tix
Pre-pre-pre Election Night

The very best in political comedy and satire in this one-night-only Festival pre-pre-pre 2022 Federal election round up. Watch out, #auspol!

Wed 13 Apr
$15 Tix
Don't You Know Who I Am?

Hosted by Josh Earl
The 300th episode of the hit podcast. Josh asks who knows whom, who knows what, because who knows why! Part quiz, part interview, all funny!

Wed 20 Apr
$15 Tix
Rob Hunter –
 Late O’Clock
10 Year Anniversary Show!
The infamous talk show returns, celebrating ten years of unpleasantness! Celebrity guests and bizarre sketches in a very special event likely to be just as shit as the other nine years.

Thu & Fri
$20 Tix
Comedy Bonanza

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!

Sat 2 Apr
$20 Tix
The Big Weird

Loud laughs with people who will find a joke down rabbit holes you never dreamed of. No gag too silly. No trick too cheap.

Sat 9 Apr
$20 Tix
The Kaye Hole

Hosted by Reuben Kaye
Late night, done right. Queer, messy, fast, loose and f*%king hilarious. Melbourne’s rudest, riskiest and most rebellious let loose backed by a live band.

Sat 16 Apr
$20 Tix

Celebrating Black excellence, a deadly variety night direct from the oldest culture on the planet! Featuring drag, cabaret, comedy, music and more!

Sat 23 Apr
$20 Tix
Comedians on Stage Auditioning for Musicals

Hosted by Michelle Brasier
Festival favourites dazzle with their showbiz skillz and audition for their dream musical roles. Whose hopes will be shattered and who’ll get a call back?

Sun 3 Apr
$15 Tix
Backyard Stories

A Festival edition of the hit Melbourne storytelling night with a twist. One topic, four comedians, infinite possibilities. Grab a drink. Find a spot. Settle in.

Sun 10 Apr
$15 Tix
Improv Throwdown

Some of the Festival's best improvisers come together for a high stakes battle royale! Who will be crowned spontaneity supreme?

Sun 17 Apr
$15 Tix
Haus Party!
With Otto & Astrid

Berlin band Die Roten Punkte 'rock the haus' along with our favourite DJ Andrew McClelland. World class musical comedy, circus and variety! Ich liebe HAUS PARTY!

The Late, Late Show
After the comedy, from 12.30am

Thu 14 Apr (Good Friday Eve)
Hosted by Andy Saunders & Tina Del Twist
Comedians who hip hop, rap, breakdance and beatbox (and some who don't but secretly can), come together for an onstage jam that you won’t want to miss!

Fri 1, 8, 15 & 22 Apr
Lip Sync Battle

The incomparable host with the most and lip-syncer extraordinaire, Rhys Nicholson is back with the most epic (and best costumed) battles of the fest.

Sat 23 Apr
Geraldine Quinn's Spandex Ballet

Doctors & Nurses (A tribute)
Check your temperature as Festival guests dazzle with a dose of medically adjacent hits! From ‘Fever’ to ‘Wanna Be Sedated’ – we’ve got your cure!

Please note, the following performances will be filmed: Wed 20 Apr.
Suitable for audiences 18+

This show contains: Drug references, Haze, Strong coarse language, Strobe lighting, Strong sexual references.


Before and after the show

  • Stay COVIDSafe

    The safety and wellbeing of all artists, audiences and staff is our number one priority so we ask that all visitors to Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows follow COVIDSafe practices.

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  • The Festival Club

    No Festival experience is complete without a night at the Festival Club!

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