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Festival Club

The heartland of the Festival Club is MAX WATT'S – where a lively lair of fun and frivolity hides below Swanston Street. It’s THE place to see the who’s who of comedy letting loose on stage and on the dancefloor. 

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TIX AT THE DOOR 
DOORS OPEN 11.15pm (10.15pm SUN)

 

LINE UPS

Thu 20 April                  

10 COMEDIANS FOR 10 BUCKS                   

Tix $10                     

MC Bart Freebairn
James McCann
Marty Bright
Daniel Muggleton
Naomi Higgins
Ciaran Lyons
Nat Damena
Tom Cashman
Joseph Green
Sami Shah
Aaron Gocs
Jonathan Schuster
Nick Capper

 

 

Fri 21 April

COMEDY BONANZA

Tix $20

MC Rhys Nicholson
Stevenson Experience
Alice Fraser
Neel Kolhatkar
Nath Valvo
Trygve Wakenshaw (NZ)
David O’Doherty (IRL)

AFTER THE COMEDY
Geraldine Quinn’s Spandex Ballet
plus special guest singers
 

 

Sat 22 April

COMEDY BONANZA

Tix $20

MC Sam Taunton
Sapan Verma (IND)
DeAnne Smith (CAN/USA)
Urzila Carlson (STH AFRICA/NZ)
Geraldine Hickey
Yummy
Romesh Ranganathan (UK/IRL)
MICF 2017 Awards Ceremony

AFTER THE COMEDY
DJ Fran Fine
 

 

COMEDY UP LATE

The boldest comedy names at the Festival – performing live in the Club for an ABC1 telly special.

10 COMEDIANS FOR 10 BUCKS

The very best hand-picked emerging comics at the Festival. At a dollar a comedian – it’s a bloody bargain! #blessed  

COMEDY BONANZA

The Festival’s biggest names line up to let it all hang loose! Comedy that’s unscripted and possibly x-rated. You have been warned.

HAUS PARTY!

Otto & Astrid from 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!

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SKETCH

Hosted by Aunty Donna and featuring the best sketch acts from the the Festival - make sure you ‘check in’ and ‘tag’ your friends at the Festival Club for a night dedicated to the art of sketch.

ROB HUNTER LATE O’CLOCK

For a seventh terrible year, Rob Hunter presents the infamously awful talk show that only a fool would attend. Featuring bizarre sketches, interviews and whatever guests can be tricked into appearing, it once again promises to be a comedy show of some kind. But maybe see something else instead. ‘Wonderfully excruciating… it’s corker stuff.’ The Age

 

THE LATE, LATE ENTERTAINMENT AFTER THE COMEDY FROM 12:30AM SATURDAYS

LIP SYNC BATTLE

Hosted by the incomparable lip syncer himself – Rhys Nicholson! Held across the first three Saturdays of the Festival, you won’t want to miss this epic battle from the best lip-syncers in da biz.

 

GERALDINE QUINN’S SPANDEX BALLET – GOTH ROCK

Quinn forced costumes on Spandex Ballet for six years, but with Goth Rock the band can finally wear BLACK! Join a coven of Festival guests whirling from The Cure to Evanescence; Joy Division to Placebo; Siouxsie to Muse, and more. Dress code: raven. Let's dance and tell our parents they DON’T UNDERSTAND until dawn.