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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 30 Mar              

10 COMEDIANS FOR 10 BUCKS                

Tix $10         

MC Jess Perkins
Nat Harris
Rose Callaghan
Fran Middleton
Andy Curtain
Georgie Carroll
Storm Xu (CHN)
Kel Balnaves
Rohan Ganju 
Tim Hewitt 
Cameron Duggan
Eve Ellenbogen
Tim Batt (NZ)

 

 

Fri 31 Mar 

COMEDY BONANZA

Tix $20

MC Geraldine Hickey
Jacques Barrett
Becky Lucas
Xavier Michelides
Aaron Chen
Larry Dean (UK)
Matt Okine
Aunty Donna

Followed by DJ Rainbow Connection

 

 

Sat 1 Apr

COMEDY BONANZA

Tix $20

MC Dave Thornton
Michael Williams
Karl Chandler
Steve Bugeja (UK)
Greg Larsen
Mae Martin (CAN)
Nazeem Hussain
Abandoman (UK/IRL)

 

 

Sat 1 Apr 12.30am       LIP SYNC BATTLE  

Hosted by Rhys Nicholson
With guests: Tessa Waters & David Quirk

Followed by DJ Isabel Angus

 

 

Sun 2 Apr

HAUS PARTY!

Tix $20

MCs Die Roten Punkte & DJ Andrew McClelland
Sir Coco
Tom Walker & Bridie Connell
Kai Smythe
Joshua Glanc
Penny Greenhalgh
The Daredevil Chicken Club (USA)

Followed by DJ Andrew McClelland

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.