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Up Next

Proudly presented by Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Arts Centre Melbourne

A stand-up comedy night presenting Australia’s funniest young comedians.

Melbourne’s newest comedy room Up Next brings you a fresh line up every month at Arts Centre Melbourne's The Channel, featuring the best young comedians getting around!

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UP NEXT COMEDY is proudly supported by Collarts.

Upcoming events:

Saturday 16 December 2023, 5pm - The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne 
Mali Hawke (MC), Hugo Foxworthy, Ojas Panat, Erin Almeida, Silly Siblings and special guest artist Urvi Majumdar



Previous shows:

Saturday 25 November 2023, 5pm - The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne 
Ashley Johnson-Shortis (MC), Naomi Ross, Taylah Whelan, Halle Rose, Con Coutis and special guest artist Gillian Cosgriff

Saturday 28 October 2023, 5pm - The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne 
Patti Fawcett (MC), Ethan Gallagher, Jensen Spencer, Naomi Ross, Alex Lowes and special guest artist Takashi Wakasugi

Saturday 17 June 2023, 5pm - The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne 
Featuring Sammy Al-Badri (MC) (QLD), Laura Magao (QLD), Mali Hawke, Naomi Ross, Jensen Spencer & Aiden Willcox. Plus special guest Frankie McNair 

Saturday 13 May 2023, 5pm - The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne
MC Patti Faucett, AShley Johnson-Shortis, Naomi Ross, Isaac Haigh, Ojas Panat and special guest Jordan Barr.

Saturday 18 February 2023, 5pm – The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne

Saturday 18 June 2022, 5pm - The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne

Saturday 28 May 2022, 5pm - The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne
Featuring (MC) Ethan Gallagher, Evie Taylor Constable, Jericho Johnson, Annabelle Xu, Hugo Foxworthy, Han Arbuthnott and special guest David Quirk.

Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 April 2022, 5pm - part of the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Featuring Patti Fawcett (MC), Ethan Gallagher, Annabelle Xu, Erin Almeida, Evie Constable-Taylor, Aiden Willcox, Louis Prandolini, Mali Hawke, Stella Hall, Sammy Al-Badri and special guest Carl Donnelly.

Saturday 10 April 2021, 4pm
Featuring (MC) Ethan Cavanagh, Ethan Gallagher, Evie Taylor-Constable, Luke DeBuhr, Patti Fawcett, Rerose Roro, Sammy Elgarhey and special guest Nikki Britton.

Saturday 14 December 2019, 6pm
Featuring (MC) Ethan Cavanagh, Nic Doring, Chris Ashcroft, Colleen Mukonorwi, Sammy Al-Badri, Rerose Roro with special guests The Travelling Sisters.

Saturday 9 November, 6pm
Featuring (MC) Ethan Cavanagh Awkward, Louis Prandolini, Vincent Meyrick, Evie Taylor-Constable and Patti Fawcett and special guests, Dane Simpson.

Saturday 12 October, 6pm
Featuring Ethan Cavanagh (MC), Bryn Inglis, Dusty Diddle, Alex Lowes, Meg Shiels-Jones, Isaac Jones and special guests Double Denim

Saturday 10 August, 6pm
Featuring Ethan Cavanagh (MC), Hannah Arbuthnott, Morgan Carter, Tyler Howie, Louis Prandolini and Rerose Roro, joined by special guest Dave Callan!
The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne

Saturday 13 July, 6pm
Featuring Ethan Cavanagh (MC), Sammy Elgarhey, Patti Fawcett, Miles Glaspole, Tom Newton and Evie Taylor-Constable and special guest Geraldine Hickey.

Saturday 1 June, 6pm
Featuring Ethan Cavanagh (MC), Hannah Arbuthnott, Luke DeBuhr, Rerose Roro and Ethan Gallagher, plus Finn, Sweeney & Dan from Engine Room Comedy and special guest Claire Hooper.

Saturday 8 December 2018, 6pm
Featuring: Ethan Cavanagh (MC), Patti Fawcett, Sammy Elgarhey, Ellie Martin, Sweeny Preston and Alana Stewart, with special guest Ivan Aristeguieta.

Saturday 10 November, 6pm
Featuring: Ethan Cavanagh (MC), Bryn Inglis, Dusty Diddle (J-Dog), Gamze Kirik, Lauren Duong and Tom Newton, with special guest Sammy J.

Saturday 13 October, 6pm
Featuring - Ethan Cavanagh (MC), Hannah DeBuhr, Jett Bond, Laura Magao, Morgan Carter and Sirak Keeghan, with special guest Cal Wilson.

Saturday 14 September 2023, 6pm
Featuring Kirsty Webeck (MC), Tom Newton, Hannah deBuhr, Gavin Sempel, Prue Spencer, Meg Mitra with a Ivan Aristeguieta!