Warren Zevon is the songwriter’s songwriter. Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen have covered his songs. Linda Ronstadt had massive hits with “Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me” and “Carmelita”. Jackson Browne was his producer. He called David Lettermen his greatest champion. His visible hits “Werewolves Of London” and “Lawyers, Guns & Money” and “Excitable Boy” barely scratched the surface of the lyric genius found on his albums.
Thursday 31 October
Nina Conti, British Comedy Award winner, is on her way to Just for Laughs Sydney - and in a spectacular feat of ventriloquism – each show is entirely improvised every night. Conti has stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film - all without even moving her lips!
Friday 01 November
Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress based in Los Angeles who most recently wrote for Sarah Silverman's Hulu series, I Love You America. Stelling tours extensively around the world and her half hour special currently streams on The Standups series for Netflix. Stelling previously starred in a half hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on several late night shows including Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central's @midnight, Chelsea Lately and The Pete Holmes Show. Her TV acting credits include Red Oaks, Corporate and Another Period on Comedy Central, and Crashing on HBO.
Saturday 02 November
Meet Atul Khatri, one of the best stand-up comedians in India and a Mumbai based businessman who decided to do stand-up comedy simply because he wanted to tick it off of his bucket list. An Indian computer engineer and a British management scholar who always orders two soups even when he is eating alone. And look at him now! Atul has showcased his skills at the first ever Dubai Comedy Festival in 2015 which featured some of the biggest comedians in the world including Trevor Noah and Dave Chapelle.
Kathy Lette – Girl’s Night Out
Monday 04 November
It’s a psychological strip tease taking us from Puberty Blues to Menopause Blues, with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage-daughter-wrangling, ageing, toy boys, making the Queen laugh, hiding Julian Assange in her attic, tongue kissing Prince William and Close Encounters of the George Clooney Kind, en route.
Thursday 14 November
A trip that began in a van in 1992, playing gigs anywhere in Australia that would have them has led the Waifs to multiple ARIA Awards, platinum albums and successful tours across the world.
With a career spanning 25 years off the back of relentless touring and ground breaking records such as Up All Night and A Brief History, the hard yards in those early days paid off in terms of their career, but also bound them together as friends.
Let Me Introduce Myself-
Saturday 16 November
Following three massive sell out shows in 2019 , Superstar Arab comedian Khaled Khalafalla returns with his most exhilarating, boundary pushing hour of comedy yet, Let Me Introduce Myself.
Dubbed the next “huge mainstream star” by The Age when he was just starting out, and labelled a “must see” by every major Australian publication- Khaled has awed audiences all around the world- from royalty in the Middle East to Aussie troops in Afghanistan to the invitation-only New York Comedy Festival
Illusionaire Magic Show
Friday 8th November – Saturday 14th December
Witness a unique blend of the creative and flawless skills of Sam Angelico, combined with the inspired charm and amazing talents of 'Rosanna'.Experience an evening of remarkable and enchanting magic by international award winning "Champion of Comedy Magic" at FISM - the highest accolade achievable by any magician globally - Sam Angelico.
Saturday 23rd November
8pm & 9:45pm
Presented by: alist.com.au & Nova
Marty Sheargold tours his stand up show around Australia for a night of must see comedy. Don’t miss the opportunity to laugh live with the star of the Nova networks Kate, Tim and Marty show, as he delivers a load of jokes and stories he can’t do between 4 and 6pm! If you’ve seen him on ch 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention? and want more, book now, don’t disappoint him, yourself or his property broker by missing out.
Leo Sayer- Just a Boy
Friday November 29
The perpetually effervescent, Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer continues wowing audiences worldwide in 2019.
Following the sold-out success of his UK tour, Sayer is touring Australia with his all-star Australian band for a select series of concerts featuring all his greatest hits, along with songs from his 2019 release, Selfie. Released on the UK’s Demon label, Selfie is the first album to be completely performed, produced and arranged by Leo Sayer.
Saturday 30th November
Primarily about an hour and a half of a man in a suit telling lots of jokes, the show is based around a letter Rhys received from a woman named Carol. The letter was mostly that special brand of abuse a baby boomer slings at a millennial, as well as one particular piece of advice that has really stuck with him. Off the back of the letter Rhys covers topics as broad as the concept of time, as personal as accidentally taking ketamine and a multitude of other things.
Eric André - Legalize Everything
Friday 06 Dec 2019
Eric André's 2016 debut Australian tour sold out in mere days with record-breaking attendances in Melbourne and an extra Sydney show added to meet massive demand.
The creator and host of Adult Swim's hit series The Eric Andre Show is currently in the midst of a world take-over. In addition to his massive 33-date, nine-country tour, his bizarro-talk show, live-action comedy TV series is now in production on its fifth season, his character Kraft Punk has also been given an Adult Swim special, and the mysteriousBLARF has locked down a record deal with Stone's Throw records.
The War On 2019
Saturday 07 Dec 2019
After a sold out national tour last year, The Chaser Quarterly and The Shovel once again join forces to bring you "The War on 2019" – an in depth analysis of all the AFP-approved highlights of the year.
Featuring an all-star line up of Australia's best satirical talent, join Mark Humphries (ABC's 7:30), Charles Firth (The Chaser), Victoria Zerbst (SBS The Feed), Jenna Owen (SBS The Feed) and James Schloeffel (The Shovel) as they dissect the best and worst of 2019, live on stage.
Friday 13 Dec 2019
“Loser is almost always negative,” Urzila says. ”I’ve lost my keys, relative, my mind, money, dignity… it’s only positive when you lose some weight. WHY? If you meet someone awesome would you not want there to be more of them? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we’re all losers in some form and at some point we’ll hit our rock bottom. Are you prepared? Get ready losers, let’s tackle our failures. What’s the worst that can happen?”
Room on the Broom
Friday 10 -
Wednesday 15 January 2020
How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind.
When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?
The team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups...
Wednesday 05, Saturday 08,
Thursday 13 February
To celebrate the 250 anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Opera is proud to present Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio, conducted by leading international Maestro Anthony Negus. With the acclaimed Melbourne Opera Chorus And Orchestra.
The Usual Dagos
Saturday 08 February 2020
The show features a start studded line up of ethnic comics including the hilarious Joe Avati; legendary comedian George Kapiniaris; and TV sensation, Tahir. Joining them on the big stage for the very first time will be James Liotta, Piero Viavattene, and a few ‘dagos that weren’t’ - Ashley Fils-Aime (direct from LA), and Dane Simpson who is from an Aboriginal background.
Fri 14 Feb 2020
Senior Moments 2
Wednesday 18- Saturday 21
The smash hit “Senior Moments” is back in a senior sequel without equal: “Senior Moments 2!” Australian showbiz legends Max Gillies, Tony Barber and Normie Rowe are having more Senior Moments in the senior sensation that’s sweeping the nation.
Senior Moments 2: “Remember Remember” is another seriously silly comedy revue, a brilliantly funny collection of comic sketches and songs performed by a cast who are old enough to know better!
The Little Dum Dum Club - 500th Episode Live
Sat 25 Apr 2020 8:30PM
The Little Dum Dum Club is one of Australia’s most popular and longest running comedy podcasts. For years, they’ve delighted hundreds of thousands of listeners around the world, with sold out tours, their own International Podcast Festival in Thailand, and constant dickheadery with the biggest and best names in comedy. In 2020, they’ll hit a huge milestone: 500 episodes.
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