Comedyish Big Weekender festival comes to Melbourne in November

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Comedyish Big Weekender festival comes to Melbourne in November

Like a multi-day music festival for laughs, Comedyish Big Weekender returns this November to Comedy Republic.

The Melbourne comedy venue is hosting some of Australia’s best comedians testing out their freshest material over one huge weekend in November.

Be the very first to hear jokes that might end up in award-winning shows, Gala appearances, or maybe even straight in the bin (sometimes they’re the funniest).

Comedyish Big Weekender

  • Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November
  • Sessions are 1 hour 40 minutes and start at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
  • $15 per session, full day and weekend passes available

Comedyish Big Weekender lineup

Lloyd Langford
Tom Ballard
Dave Thornton
Sami Shah
Takashi Wakasugi
Geraldine Hickey
David Quirk
Daniel Connell
Stuart Daulman
Luka Muller
Guy Montgomery
Lizzy Hoo
Andrew Hansen
Bronwyn Kuss
Grace Jarvis
Claire Hooper
Kirsty Webeck
Annie & Lena
Jordan Barr
Sashi Perera

Keep up with Melbourne’s latest comedy news, reviews and interviews here.

Comedy Republic also excitedly presents the return of Stranger Than Fiction, a night of wild ideas, vivid truths, real-life experiences and outright lies.

Writing especially to a given theme, guests from the worlds of comedy, literature and the media share their tales. This month, especially for Halloween, gather around the proverbial campfire as our storytellers spin their tales of Tricks & Treats.

Our storytellers are Luke McGregor (comedian, co-creator and star of ABC’s Rosehaven), David Quirk (comedian, actor, skater), Nelly Thomas (comedian, writer, Single Life Of Us podcaster), New Zealand’s Ray O’Leary (Channel Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention?), Prue Blake (RAW Comedy competition winner 2021) and Noah Szto (RAW Comedy competition finalist, medical student).

Past shows have featured award-winning comedian Geraldine Hickey’s letter to her newfound love of running, writer and editor Sean Dooley’s poignant piece about his late father finding solace in bird watching, and broadcaster and Richmond FC Program Director Rana Hussain’s nostalgic recount of her mother’s birds and the bees talk.

Further guests have included Cal Wilson, Nikki Britton, Lawrence Leung, Sami Shah, The Culture podcast’s Osman Faruqi, Aunty Donna’s Zachary Ruane and more.

Stranger Than Fiction: Halloween Edition

Saturday 29 October, 5pm
1 hour 30 minutes including interval
$25 General Admission, $20 Concession Tickets on sale now at

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