Melbourne’s Replay Festival is rebooting the best local comedy shows from recent times
18.06.2021

Melbourne’s Replay Festival is rebooting the best local comedy shows from recent times

Luke Heggie
Words by Tom Parker

Introducing Comedy Republic’s Replay Festival.

Comedy Republic’s Replay Festival is rebooting a bunch of the best local comedy shows from recent times.

Featuring Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2021 best show nominees, Ivan Aristeguieta, Michelle Brasier, Nikki Britton, Luke Heggie and David Quirk, alongside a selection of this year’s brightest talents and sell out shows, the inaugural Replay Festival will go down at Comedy Republic in the CBD from Thursday July 22 until Saturday August 14.

What you need to know

  • Comedy Republic’s Replay Festival is rebooting a number of the best local comedy shows from the past year
  • The event will see the best emerging and established talent from the festival just gone return to the stage
  • It all goes down at Comedy Republic across three weeks in July and August

Keep up with all the fresh comedy news, reviews and interviews here.

Some of the other names set to appear include Anna Piper Scott, Blake Freeman, Emma’s Debutante, Charlie Zangel, Hot Department, Josh Earl, Nina Oyama, Scout Boxall and Sami Shah.

The 2021 Replay Festival stands as the perfect opportunity for punters to appease that longing regret of missing a show, or to do it all again, reminiscing and recapturing a set that left a mark on them from the festival just gone.

“Every year I have that ‘wish I’d seen it’ feeling in the aftermath of [one of] Melbourne’s great festivals,” Comedy Republic co-owner Kyran Wheatley says. “I always intend to see everything – but sitting on the couch can be so tempting. So a season of encores seemed like the perfect fix, one more chance to get off our collective ass and see the best shows of the year.

“Comedy Republic has been a proudly independent venue for Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Midsumma so far this year, and look forward to hosting many other festival shows in the future. We’re excited to call Replay Festival our own though, giving another run to our pick of the very best, unmissable comedy shows.”

 

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Check out the full lineup for Replay Festival 2021 below.

Anna Piper Scott (MICF 2021 Best Newcomer Nominee)
Blake Freeman (MICF 2019 Best Newcomer Winner)
Charlie Zangel (MICF 2021 Best Newcomer Winner)
Chris Ryan (MICF 2021 Best Newcomer Nominee)
Dan Rath
Daniel Connell
David Quirk (MICF 2021 Best Show Nominee)
Emma’s Debutante
Garry Starr (MICF 2018 Golden Gibbo Winner)
Granny Bingo
Grub Podcast
Hot Department
Ivan Aristeguieta (MICF 2021 Best Show Nominee)
Josh Earl
Late Night Comedy Connection
Luke Heggie (MICF 2021 Best Show Nominee)
Michael Shafar
Michelle Brasier (MICF 2021 Best Show Nominee)
Nat Harris & Hannah Camilleri (MICF 2021 Golden Gibbo Winner)
Nikki Britton (MICF 2021 Best Show Nominee)
Nina Oyama
Sami Shah
Scout Boxall (MICF 2021 Best Newcomer Nominee)
Stuart Daulman

The 2021 Replay Festival goes down from Thursday July 22 until Saturday August 14. More info here.