Heath Franklin's Chopper - Bogan Jesus
In the beginning, God created the moustache... and it was good. Then he took the next 6 days off, because once you've nailed it, treat yourself to a lie-down.
28 March -22 April
Puppetry of the Penis
To get to the nuts and bolts of it, be ready to see some Willies, Johnsons, Peter Peckers, if you will... aka: these guys will be performing in nothing but tennis shoes... and above all it's really damn funny!
3 April -8 April
Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong
Alex's twisted outlook will shake your faith in humanity at times, before restoring it ever so slightly, then smashing it once again beyond repair. But hey, at least it's entertaining.
28 March -1April
Stephen K Amos
Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.
28 March 22 April
Kitty Flanagan - Smashing
Smashing. A brand new show from Kitty Flanagan. Love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics, everything is getting “smashed". Smashing. It's fun AND learning. Recommended M15+ years
10 April -22 April
Dave Hughes - The Snorkeler
Hughesy has left an indelible mark on the Australian comedy scene over the last two decades. He nails gig after gig, sells out theatres nationally and continues to get better every year. Don’t miss him this festival.
29 March - 21 April
Lawrence Mooney: An Evening With Malcolm Turnbull
Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is often ridiculed for being out of touch, aloof and ultimately humourless. Now it’s time to discover the real Malcolm Turnbull, witty, charming, erudite and sexually explosive. Come and spend an evening with Malcolm.
28 March - 22 April
Akmal: Transparent
Akmal returns to Melbourne Comedy Festival with his funniest show ever in the history of comedy. Paramedics will be on call to transport audience members to hospital as their sides split from laughter.
28 March - 22 April
Luke McGregor: Almost Fixed It
Luke' s almost fixed it... his life that is. He now has a real, actual girlfriend - something he previously thought impossible because of both his face and personality.
03, 10, 17 April
A-List Comedy Sampler
Featuring the hottest rising stars of the comedy world (and a secret special guest or two), lovingly hand-picked to provide you with the ultimate comedy sampler. If you’re not sure what to see this Comedy Festival what better way to check out a short set from some of the best acts in the Festival?
02 April
Comedians Against Humanity - Yianni Agisilaou
Hosted by Edinburgh award-winning comedian Yianni Agisilaou, the underground hit of the Edinburgh Fringe returns to Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Weekends 30 March - 20 April
Sammy J – Hero Complex
Australia came out in droves to the hilarious coming of age story about a schoolboy and his gardener, and a friendship based on their love of comic book hero, The Phantom.