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Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Ali McGregor Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night

Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

Ali McGregor Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night

Variety is back! Since 2006 Ali McGregor's Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night has been enticing audiences at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and beyond. A cult late-night show that draws the biggest comedy acts, the sexiest burlesque, heart-stopping cabaret and the most jaw-dropping circus acts from across the Festival. Hand-picked by Ali, this variety show is a carefully curated night of quality entertainment.

This year promises to bring more spontaneous headline guests, higher notes and more gin than ever before! As always Ali’s show-stopping vocals will be backed by one of the finest jazz trios in town led by pianist Sam Keevers. Guests of previous years have included Tim Minchin, Hannah Gadsby, Denise Scott, Adam Hills, Rich Hall, Eddie Perfect, Jason Byrne, Ronny Chieng, Sammy J & Randy, Geraldine Hickey, Lady Rizo, Hamish & Andy, Lizzy Hoo, Jude Perl and The Doug Anthony Allstars.

Thursday 4 April
Mike McLeish
Kelly Ann Doll
Lizzie Hoo

Friday 5 April
Lou Wall
Kelly Ann Doll
Dilruk Jayasinha

Saturday 6 April
Geraldine Hickey
Anna Lumb
Reuben Kaye 

Sunday 7 April
Elf Lyons
Bettie Bombshell
Mama Alto

‘For anyone eager to check out a broad and rangy selection of the Comedy Festival's top cabaret, vaudeville and stand-up acts, this late-night variety special is the best-value show in town.' ★ The Age

'Money can’t buy this much heart, sass and pure, mainlined joy.'  Herald Sun

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Haze.


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