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Kings of Comedy's Festival Showcase

Festival Showcase

Kings of Comedy's Festival Showcase

Kings of Comedy draws out booming laughs from bellies by showcasing comics from across the country with solid headliner support. A packed line-up of performers offers patrons a chance to get their funny bones tickled with an eclectic array of styles, techniques and subject matter. Additionally, up-and-coming acts accompany most headliners, allowing audiences a glimpse at future stars before they become famous. Fantastic pub meals and snacks are available before or after the shows.

What people are saying about us: 

'Get more bang for your buck, with this highly acclaimed showcase.' Herald Sun

'This is the kind of comedy Melbourne punters should be spending their hard earned pennies on' Theatre Travels

'Welcoming staff and always a great line-up. We go here often and haven't been disappointed yet.  ★★★★★’ Joanne M

'Amazing atmosphere, amazing food and drink, amazing service and topped off by an amazing comedy show. I have recommended this place to all my family and friends. ★★★★★’ Hemaima R

‘Hilarious night – cheeks and belly sore from laughing. ★★★★★' Simon O

‘We just had a great night out! Highly recommend checking this place out. Laughed until the cheeks hurt! ★★★★★' Alison D

18+
Strictly for audiences 18+

This show contains: Drug references.

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Before and after the show

  • Festival Club

    Meet you at the Festival Club where artists hit the MAX WATT’S stage with unpredictable performances and all sorts of spontaneous and ingenious comedy madness.

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  • Drinking & Dining

    Feeling a little peckish, or fancy a post-show nightcap? Visit one of our awesome Drinking and Dining partners! Keep your ticket handy – many of our partners offer exclusive deals to Festival-goers!

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