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Our Online Program is back!

Warm up on these frosty nights with Winter Binge, an encore season of the highlights from the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Online Program! 

In case you missed it in April, some of the best bits of our online program are back on-demand, jam-packed with your favourite funny people including Dave Hughes, Geraldine Hickey, Cassie Workman, Dane Simpson, The Listies, Denise Scott and so many more! 

Available now until 30 June, this curated program is yours to watch for just $10, or $15 per household (plus booking fee) - click here to buy!

With 14 episodes to choose from, there’s enough to keep you laughing every night until the end of June, or binge the whole lot in one massive laugh-fest if that’s how you like it.

Cosy up on the couch for hand-picked line-ups of local comedy superstars, sneak a peek behind the curtain of Melbourne’s favourite comedy rooms, get your nostalgia on with classic clips of Festivals gone by, and laugh along to some seriously silly comedy with the kids. 


Special Guest & Friends
Over four episodes filmed in the beautiful Gershwin Room at The Espy in St Kilda and CBD Festival favourite The Toff in Town, four very special guest hosts present a hand-picked line-up of some of their favourite comedians (quite a few gonged with award nominations this Festival).

Randy Feltface & Friends with Luke Heggie, Cassie Workman, Jude Perl & Aurelia St Clair

Hughesy & Friends with Claire Hooper, Dane Simpson, Brett Blake & Lizzy Hoo

Geraldine Hickey & Friends with Daniel Connell, Kirsty Webeck, Annie Louey & Urvi Majumdar

Andy Saunders & Friends with Nikki Britton, Sam Taunton, Ivan Aristeguieta & Michelle Brasier

Flashback Fridays With Denise Scott
Take a deep dive into the Comedy Festival archive with your host Denise Scott and re-live some best-loved highlights of the Festival’s long history of hilarity. Discover the who, what, where, when and WHY of some truly memorable performances from the past 35 years.

There’ll be classic clips from comedy legends and baby-faced faves across four binge-worthy episodes:

Episode 1: Garfunkel & Oates [USA], Rich Hall [USA], Rachel Berger, Hannibal Buress [USA], Hannah Gadsby, Kumail Nanjiani [USA], Sammy J & Randy, Tom Gleeson, Luke McGregor, Jenny Eclair [UK] and Lano & Woodley.

Episode 2: Chris Addison [UK], Sarah Millican [UK], Andy Saunders, Tripod, Alan Davies [UK], The Pajama Men [USA], Nina Conti [UK], Nish Kumar [UK], Bill Bailey [UK], Lynda Gibson, Judith Lucy & Denise Scott and Carl Barron.

Episode 3: Lee Mack [UK], Cal Wilson, Glenn Robbins + Bob Franklin + Jimeoin, Maria Bamford [USA], Josh Thomas, Norman Gunston, Ronny Chieng, Flight Of The Concords [NZ], Sean Choolburra and Julia Morris.

Episode 4: Anthony Morgan, The Chooky Dancers, Celia Pacquola, Terry Jones [UK], The Mighty Boosh [UK], Shappi Khorsandi, [UK] Tim Minchin, Wanda Sykes [USA], Wil Anderson and Michael Che [USA].


Comedy Rooms of Melbourne
Hosted by
Dave Thornton
This documentary series offers a peek behind the curtain of some of the year-round comedy rooms that are the backbone of Melbourne’s dynamic comedy scene. New material has to start somewhere and every room has its own vibe. Over four episodes we take a look at gigging in Melbourne and what makes it special.

Episode 1: Comedy at Coopers Inn with Tim Hewitt, Adam Rozenbachs, Aidan Jones, Urvi Majumdar, Lewis Garnham & Brett Blake

Episode 2: Local Laughs with Janet McLeod, Josh Earl, Dane Simpson, Jude Perl, Lauren Bok & Michael Williams

Episode 3: Catfish Comedy with Luka Muller, Oliver Clark, Scout Boxall, Sami Shah, Nath Valvo & Alex Ward

Episode 4: Basement Comedy with Karl Chandler, Claire Hooper, Kirsty Webeck, Danny McGinlay & Urvi Majumdar

21 Years of The Comedy Zone
Hosted by Claire Hooper

A special one-off celebration of The Comedy Zone’s 21st birthday, featuring a stellar cast of alumni who got a big leg up via this much-loved annual show. Starring our host Claire Hooper (2005) with fellow Zone alumnus Danielle Walker (2017), Emma Holland (2019), Ivan Aristeguieta (2013), Daniel Connell (2011), Sammy J (2004), Nina Oyama (2015), Blake Freeman (2018) and Lawrence Leung (2001).

Comedy Club For Kids Online
Hosted by The Listies
Gather the kids in your life on the couch and watch this special line-up, hosted by seriously silly duo The Listies, just for them! Liven up your winter screen time with some big laughs the whole family can enjoy! Starring hosts The Listies with Josh Earl, Xavier Michelides & Grandma (Nikki Britton).
Suitable for audiences 5+