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Comedy at The Espy Summer Series

Presented by Hotel Esplanade and Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Comedy at The Espy Summer Series is back!

After a long, lonely winter, the iconic Gershwin Room is bursting back to life with four Sundays of jam-packed comedy showcases for fully vaxed Melburnians.

Starring some of your favourite big-name comedians alongside Melbourne’s most exciting up-and-comers, it’s time to get out of the house for some beachside laughs!

After a sell-out season last year, with strictly limited seating and your first drink included in your $30 ticket, these shows will sell out fast! Kicking off on the last Sunday in November with a massive line-up hosted by Denise Scott. Past performers include Harley Breen, Anne Edmonds, Randy Feltface, Geraldine Hickey, Tom Gleeson and Dilruk Jayasinha and line-ups when announced will be updated below.


Sunday 28 November:
Hosted by Denise Scott and featuring Melanie Bracewell, Sami Shah, Ethan Cavanagh and Prue Blake – SOLD OUT
Sunday 5 December:
Hosted by Nazeem Hussain and featuring Lloyd Langford, Kirsty Webeck, Michael Shafar and Sashi Perera – 5.30pm show sold out, tickets available for 7.15pm show
Sunday 12 December: Hosted by Dave Thornton and featuring Michelle BrasierRhys NicholsonDhruv Iyer and more
Sunday 19 December: Hosted by Claire Hooper and featuring Takashi WakasugiNat Harris & Hannah CamilleriDaisy Webb and Tripod

Times: 5.30pm & 7.15pm
Duration: 60 mins
Venue: Hotel Esplanade, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
Tickets: All tickets $30 plus booking fee and include one drink per person (spirits not included)

All patrons must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry to the venue as per the current Victorian Government regulations. These shows will be strictly managed according to current Victorian Government COVIDSafe guidelines. This show is strictly for audiences 18+.