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Comedy is back at The Espy!

As we head into this festive season, the iconic Gershwin Room is jumping back to life with three 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!

We’re kicking things off on Sunday 29 November with a massive line-up hosted by Kirsty Webeck and featuring Arj Barker (USA), Annie Louey, David Quirk and Lewis Garnham. Sunday 6 December show has a stellar line-up hosted by Cal Wilson and featuring Lloyd Langford (UK), Nazeem Hussain, Aurelia St Clair and Jude Perl. We round off our Sunday showcases on 13 December with host Brett Blake joined on stage by Dane Simpson, Anna Piper ScottClaire Hooper and more. There's only a few tables left for the remaining sessions so don't miss out!

Dates: Sunday 29 November (sold out), Sunday 6 December, Sunday 13 December
Time: 6:15pm (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, 4, 6 or 8.

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.