Comedy Arts

Posted 1 Oct 2012 @ 6:46pm

Petite comic Tegan Higginbotham returns for round two of her acclaimed Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, Million Dollar Tegan. Armed with an engaging story, the hilarious Higginbotham impresses from start to finish.


Higginbotham presents an endearing tale of blind ambition, laying bare her first ever brush with pro-boxing. Citing Higginbotham’s slight frame and...

Posted 26 Sep 2012 @ 5:02pm

In promotion and support of The National Heart Foundation, comedians are gathering for Charlie Pickering presents... A Hearty Laugh for the Heart Foundation.


The Project panelist has invited fellow panelist and nova chatman, Dave Hughes, acclaimed Australian stand-up comedian and Good News Week panelist Tom Gleeson, The Gruen Transfer's Wil Anderson, Kitty Flanagan, Pete...

Posted 19 Sep 2012 @ 6:34am

Melbourne International Comedy Festival favourite Jason Byrne is returning to Melbourne for a once off Massive Christmas Special.


Byrne will perform exclusively in Melbourne with a brand new show featuring new stories, props and of course, the star of every show who cowers in dread whilst beging for more - The Audience.
Delivering completely sold out shows at the...

Posted 13 Sep 2012 @ 1:58pm

Writer, performer, and director Zoey Dawson (I know there's a lot of noise outside but you have to close your eyes) returns with her frightfully gripping play The Unspoken Word is “Joe”, a profound play about life, or so it seems.


Presented by La Mama Theatre and the City of Darebin, The Unspoken Word is “Joe” is a play that was written essentially as an outlet of...

Posted 8 Sep 2012 @ 12:33pm

Looking for a magical evening? Australia's own Ben Murphy will be appearing (and disappearing) this October.


BM Productions present multi-award winning comedic magician and illusionist Ben Murphy aka “The Master of Illusion”. Having surpassed Houdini to hold the world record for “Most Escapes From The Chinese Water Torture Cell” he has performed sold out shows across the USA....

Posted 8 Sep 2012 @ 12:23pm

Hilarity will ensue as three of Australia's funniest gentleman head to the Comic's Lounge this Spring.


Dave Hughes is up first headlining shows from Wednesday October 17 to Sunday October 21. Adam Hills will follow, performing Thursday October 25 until Sunday October 28. Finally, if your ribs can take it, Wil Anderson will grace the stage from Wednesday 31 October to...

Posted 3 Sep 2012 @ 11:23am

Jo Koy claims he got his comedic and acting talents from his mother, and for the half-Filipino, American comedian it sure to be mentioned on his recently announced tour to Australia .


Jo Koy claims he got his comedic and acting talents from his mother, and for the half-Filipino comedian it sure to be mentioned on his recently announced tour to Australia .

Posted 2 Sep 2012 @ 11:40am

In a fundraiser for The Black Dog Institute, The Order of Melbourne is hosting a one night only comedy entitled Comedy Bites Dog that will feature some of Melbourne's most outrageously hilarious comedians.


Organised by Bev Killick, Comedy Bites Dog will feature fellow Melbourne Dave Callan, the acclaimed Puppetry of the Penis, The Four Chairs, Shed Zeppelin, and many more....

Posted 29 Aug 2012 @ 3:02pm

Acclaimed actor Geoffrey Rush will return to his home stage in a comical musical entitled A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.


Based on the book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this Tony Award Winning Musical illustrates the trials of Pseudolus, played by Geoffrey Rush, and his attempt to gain freedom from his master Senex (Shane Bourne) and domineering wife...

Posted 24 Aug 2012 @ 2:31pm

Aziz Ansari, best known for his role as the cocky yet lovable Tom Haverford on the Emmy Award nominated series Parks and Recreation, is coming to Melbourne.


Aziz is also an accomplished (and hilarious) stand-up and makes up one third of the sketch comedy group Human Giant. Ansari performs his logically surrealist comedy with infectious energy and is one of the best young...

Posted 24 Aug 2012 @ 10:26am

Irish funnyman Ed Byrne returns to Melbourne in October for one night only.


Performing at the Athenaeum, the comic is a regular on the talk show circuit, (Conan, The Graham Norton Show) and will bring his particular brand of observational sting back for a rematch with our heritage-listed carpets

Posted 22 Aug 2012 @ 11:34am

After swiftly selling out his first Melbourne performance, Fielding has added another to his Australian itinerary.


One half of the award winning comedy duo The Mighty Boosh, Noel is a highly regarded comedian in his own right, his show Voodoo Hedgehog was a Perrier nominee at the Edinburgh Festival and his regular appearances to sell out crowds at the Royal Albert Hall in...

Posted 22 Aug 2012 @ 9:46am

The Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winning co-creator of The Office and Extras is about to bring his first ever stand-up comedy tour Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies! to Australia.


Globally known for his acclaimed collaborative work with partner Ricky Gervais, Merchant has at last decided to take his considerable stand-up talents on the road. His recent UK tour was...

Posted 15 Aug 2012 @ 4:51pm

What do you get when you shove an idealistic single mother into the reality known as Centrelink? Joanne's Real World the cabaret, that's what.


Joanne's Real World is a hysterical cabaret written by Petra Glieson and Taylor Klas that satirises the life of single mother, Joanne, who aims to help every unemployed Australia through her menial Centrelink job. How? By getting them...

Posted 28 Jun 2012 @ 11:45am

With demand for their first ever Melbourne show running hot, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have added another date to their Melbourne itinerary. 


Gaining cult appeal through their Adult Swim series Tom Goes To The Mayor, then breaking through with their smash hit Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Tim and Eric has since established themselves as two of the finest...

Posted 8 May 2012 @ 11:32am

 Arj Barker is one of comedy’s big names for a good reason. He is incredibly, indubitably funny. Arj’s third DVD Joy Harvest is no exception. Performed at a packed out Sydney Opera House, his performance was adroit and absolutely hilarious.


Arj loves Australia, blessing us with his presence frequently. When I questioned what it was that he loved about our country, Arj rattled...

Posted 27 Apr 2012 @ 9:21am

The comedy duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim look set to be embarking on their debut visit down under.


Mere moments ago, Eric took to answering his fans on Twitter with:


"To answer your questions my friends: 1. BRULE DVD IS HAPPENING. 2. T & E will be coming to Australia soon. 3. I'm craving a Hoagie."


So there you have it folks. A tour...

Posted 7 Feb 2012 @ 1:36pm


Chris Dewberry has tough times ahead. He’s jumping between two jobs. One involves cracking jokes as a stand-up comedian, while the other is being editor of Comedy Beast, a monthly mag that reviews comedy shows and showcases comedy news. As a RAW Comedy contestant for the second year in a row, Dewberry will be competing against other up-and-coming comedians in this well-known open-mic...

Posted 13 Jan 2012 @ 5:33pm

Dirty Works Comedy are getting ready to add a little sizzle to this years Melbourne International Comedy Festival with some comedic genius from local and international talents.  



She may have been born and raised in New Zealand but, to us, Cal Wilson is our own. She'll bring her renowned wit to the Comedy Festival stage, along with other local talent Kevin Kropinyeri,...

Posted 14 Dec 2011 @ 1:19pm

Oral traditions, such as storytelling have deep roots in Aboriginal culture, and now a new program Deadly Funny Kids is going to embrace the tradition, with a spark of humour attached.


The Deadly Funny Kids program funded by Arts NSW and part of Melbourne's International Comedy Festival has already started and will commence in schools nationally starting early 2012. The comedy...

Posted 12 Dec 2011 @ 10:42am

“A day without laughter is a day wasted” – Charlie Chaplin. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is probably the happiest month of the year. Who doesn’t love laughing? 


If you live in Melbourne and you haven’t been to the MICF – you are boring and are missing out on some of the world’s best comedians performing right here on our doorstep. The 2012 festival is fast...

Posted 9 Dec 2011 @ 10:42am

Building on from the success of their hit television show, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles aka the Trailer Park Boys will bring their insanely outrageous humour and antics of Sunnyvale trailer park to the stage.


For an evening, step into the boys' world as Bubbles tries to create a new career for himself in the movie industry, Julian puts his latest money-making scams into action...

Posted 22 Nov 2011 @ 10:12am

Fancy yourself a bit of a comedian? This one's for you! You can find yourself on the same stage that produced comedic greats such as Chris Lilley, Peter Helliar, Claire Hooper and Tim Minchin. 


Before becoming some of Australia's most recognisable names in comedy, they all spent their time fine-tweaking their routines, taking on RAW Comedy, Australia's biggest and most...

Posted 15 Nov 2011 @ 11:37am

There’s no greater feeling than being a comedian, and being good at what you do. But when you’re labelled as the “master of comedy”, then you know that you must be doing something right! 


Des Bishop, I’m looking at you. The Irish lad will head down to our shores to perform brand new material for a very lucky audience. Yep, that’s right. Never before seen material from a comedy...

Posted 14 Sep 2011 @ 10:44am

There are few things in this life as difficult as running a marathon without training for it, giving birth to septuplets or having a root canal performed on you without anaesthesia, but believe it or not - transcribing an interview with American comedian/celebrity voice impressionist Pablo Francisco? Near. Impossible.


Even if you could hear over the sound of your own laughter (...

Posted 2 Sep 2011 @ 10:36am

You know Tim Minchin, right? He's that cooky singing-comedian with big hair that wears a lot of eyeliner. Now after a sold out national tour in March, The Minch is back with Tim Minchin Versus The Orchestras.


The epic show has already thrilled 38,000 Australians and has done an arena tour of the UK – including a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
The talented...

Posted 18 Aug 2011 @ 9:29am

Welcome To Depression:

population one


The weathers always crap


and the nightlife ain't much fun


The birds are all well trained


at pooing on your head


There's a black dog that follows you


and tries to hump your leg


There's only one shop and it's shut most of the...

Posted 4 Aug 2011 @ 2:56pm

Eleven years following the success of The Dish, Australia's hottest production team has given birth to their new child, a comedy called Any Questions For Ben?.


It's a movie directed by Rob Sitch and co-written by Sitch, Santo Cilauro and Tom Gleisner. And what's better than a movie with a good production team? A movie with a good production team and a star-studded lineup!...

Posted 9 Jun 2011 @ 11:56am

Live comedy, cheap piss & piss cheap entry - you can't lose!


Entry & all drinks only five clams! Melbourne's newest comedy room has come off the blocks like a boss.


Running each Wednesday at 8, CCC warms you up with some of Melbourne's most exciting new up-and-comers before testing your continence with the countries best established comedians. So get...

Posted 6 May 2011 @ 3:57pm