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Granny Bingo

First Monday Of Every Month, 7:30pm

Monthly drag bingo with your favourite nans.

Edith Vale, Maureen McGillicuddy and Caroline Springs have been hosting their sold out Granny Bingo night for 5 years. The pandemic almost took them out, but never fear; Caroline doesn't think it's real, so we're back live in the Comedy Republic bar!

And yes, you will actually play bingo! Nanna kisses xx

More events: Granny Bingo is on the first Monday of every month.

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Comedy Republic's Bar Show

Every Tuesday, 8:30pm

New comedians doing their best, and the best comedians doing their new.

Get the crew together for cheap tickets, cheap drinks, cheap laughs. What’s not to love!

8:30pm TUESDAY 5 MARCH with Daniel Connell, He Huang, Ben Knight, Lewis Garnham, Bridget Hassed, Angus Gordon & Oscar Robertson

8:30pm TUESDAY 12 MARCH with Jordan Barr, Greg Larsen, Damien Power, Janty Blair, Timothy Clark, Alex Watson & Danyal Diallo

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YESYESYES

Every Wednesday, 8:30pm

Melbourne’s premier wacky, weird and wonderful character comedy night.

Showcasing some of Australia’s most lauded and applauded comedians and groups performing brand new characters, sketches, skits and bits. Also featuring special famous funny guest acts which join the lineup at each show.

Regular award winning and nominated performers include Hannah Camillleri, Stuart Daulman, Nat Harris, Alex Hines, Oliver Coleman, Jordan Barr, Belinda Anderson-Hunt, Matt Jenner and Blake Everett to name a few…

PLUS a huge array of very special guests will be joining them this season which include Zoë Coombs Marr, Hot Department, Greg Larsen, Aiden Wilcox, Scout Boxall, Rohan Ganju, Prue Blake, David Quirk, Reuben Solo, Penny Greenhalgh, William Wang, Tristan Haze, Grace Zhang, Bea Barbeau-Scurla, Sez, Mish Wittrup, Holly Bohmer, Sashi Perera, Cam Venn and more!

Every show is different. Every show is a wild ride. Yes, Yes…Oh yes.

6 MARCH Hosted by Stu Daulman & Oliver Coleman, Jordan Barr, Aiden Willcox, Scout Boxall, Sez, Mish Wittrup, Holly Bohmer, Rohan Ganju and David Quirk.

13 MARCH Hosted by Stuart Daulman and Oliver Coleman, Belinda Anderson-Hunt, Nat Harris, Jess Harris, Hannah Camilleri, Matt Jenner, Jordan Barr, Cam Venn, Reuben Solo and Hot Department

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Deadly Funny: Victoria State Final

Thursday 7 March, 7:00pm

Cheeky, loud, black and proud! Get ready for a laugh as we catch the next wave of stars before they hit it big!

For 18 years this deadly competition has unearthed the freshest, fiercest, funniest comedians and yarn-spinners from the oldest culture on earth. Our line-up has made their way through heats across the state, and now the best of the best are hitting the Comedy Republic stage for the Deadly Funny Victorian State Final.

Open to First Nations comedians and storytellers, Deadly Funny and has seen the likes Steph Tisdell, Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders, Shiralee Hood, Dane Simpson, Elaine Crombie and Sean Choolburra as both participants and mentors.

Snag tickets for you and your crew for a night of laughs from some of the brightest stars in Australian comedy.

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Main Stage

Every Thursday - Saturday, 8:30pm

Comedy Republic's signature lineup show!

Main Stage has quickly become our biggest show, selling out on the regular with huge all-star lineups and lively fun-loving crowds. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you can be sure to catch a heap of the best comedians Melbourne and the wider world have to offer.

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Main Stage (120min show, 5+ comedians, inc interval)
Thursday 8:30pm - $26
Friday 8:30pm - $29
Saturday 8:30pm - $36

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8:30pm THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY with Nath Valvo, Carl Donnelly, Kirsty Webeck, Urvi Majumdar, Ben Searle & Andrew Portelli

8:30pm FRIDAY 1 MARCH with Zoe Coombs Marr, Carl Donnelly, Urvi Majumdar, Sammy Petersen, Ben Searle & Andrew Portelli

8:30pm SATURDAY 2 MARCH with Zoe Coombs Marr, Urvi Majumdar, Sammy Petersen, Prue Blake, Ben Searle, Andrew Portelli & Secret Guest

8:30pm THURSDAY 7 MARCH with Prue Blake, Rowan Thambar, William Wang, Bec Sandys & Gavin Sempel

8:30pm FRIDAY 8 MARCH with Brett Blake, William Wang, Bec Sandys, Angus Gordon, Gavin Sempel & Secret Guest

8:30pm SATURDAY 9 MARCH with Prue Blake, Brett Blake, William Wang, Bec Sandys, Gavin Sempel & Secret Guest

Coming up in March: Sashi Perera, Bronwyn Kuss, Kirsty Webeck, Alex Ward, Norah Yang, Lizzy Hoo, Fergus Neal, Scout Boxall & more

(Lineups are subject to last minute changes)

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Norah Yang: Shanghai Dream

Wednesday 13 March, 7:00pm & 10:30pm

China’s first-ever multilingual comedian Norah Yang is making her debut in Australia.

Norah has amassed a fan base of over 8 million online and is breaking ground globally with her international tour.

This show is 100% in English

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Norah Yang & 门腔: 中文脱口秀

Friday 15 March, 7:00pm

2024,春暖花开,美丽的墨尔本即将迎来两位中国脱口秀演员,Norah和门腔,首场海外双拼演出!Norah作为中国首位多语脱口秀演员,各平台粉丝累计破800万,门腔作为2023年人气爆棚的职场短视频博主,塑造了被称为神HR的辛西娅一角。二位的首次普通话双拼演出,一定会给墨尔本的观众带来亲切爆笑的演出体验!

This performance is spoken in Mandarin

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Norah Yang, 门腔 and 油百万: 上海人在澳洲

Friday 15 March, 10:30pm

澳大利亚的上海朋友,你们准备好了吗?2024年3月,阿拉上海脱口秀演员,Norah/门腔/油百万,将带来海外首场上海话脱口秀演出!Norah作为中国首位多语脱口秀演员,各平台粉丝累计破800万,门腔作为2023年人气爆棚的职场短视频博主,塑造了被称为神HR的辛西娅一角,开场演员油百万以英文与上海话的交叉喜剧短视频,被粉丝亲切称为免子队长。三位上海话脱口秀顶流的拼盘演出,一定会给在澳洲的上海朋友们亲切的爆笑体验!

This performance is 100% in Shanghaihua.

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Comedyish: Sneak Peeks

Tuesday 19 & 26 March, 8:30pm

Catch a sneak peek of all the best comedians right before the Comedy Festival!

With the galas and opening night right around the corner, international stars and local legends are putting finishing touches on their best material. Be first to hear jokes that’ll end up on the telly or winning awards - and all for just $15!

Last year’s guests included Jordan Gray (UK), Josie Long (UK), Geraldine Hickey, Lloyd Langford, Leo Reich (UK), Michael Hing, John Hastings (CAN), Anne Edmonds, Mel Buttle, Dilruk Jayasinha and heaps more.

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Matt & Alex All Day Breakfast Podcast 1000th Episode LIVE!

Wednesday 20 March, 7:00pm

In the future, your grandchildren will ask you “Where were you when national heroes Matt and Alex did their 1000th All Day Breakfast episode?

And by purchasing a ticket to our monumental LIVE recording, you’ll be able to say to them - “At Comedy Republic seeing them live of course you little runt!”

That’s right, we’re celebrating a milestone and would love your company. There will be chats, hangs, segments, games, and producer Bron is contractually obliged to attend so you’ll probably see her too. The Simpsons has been going for 35 years and they’ve only managed 760 episodes, so join us for this landmark entertainment event or forever hold your peace.

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Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations

28 March - 21 April
Tue-Sat: 6:00pm
Sun: 5:00pm

On this, the year of our Lord 2024, it’s a brand new, hour-long, stand-up comedy concert from your ol’ pal Rhys Nicholson!

Only a coward wouldn’t attend.

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Damien Power: Not So Funny Now Is It?

28 March - 21 April
Tue-Sat: 7:30pm
Sun: 6:30pm

2023 was a great year for Damien Power – He released his stand-up special 'Alone In The Crowd’ and wrote and starred in his own series ‘Expanded Minds Only', released on Grouse House TV.

In 2024, Damien is coming in hot with a new hour of must-see stand up.

Strap in for an electric night of comedy from one of the best!

Three time Nominee – Best Comedy Performer, Melbourne Comedy Festival
Winner – Pinder Prize, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017

“He’s cooked up his best show in half a decade.” ★★★★1/2 The Age  

“Hilarious gut-punches remain a marvel to behold.” ★★★★ Chortle

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Nina Oyama Is Coming

28 March - 21 April
Tue-Sat: 9:00pm
Sun: 8:00pm

As seen on Deadloch, Taskmaster Australia and Utopia.

Nina Oyama is a 30 year old comedian who doesn’t really know what she’s doing or where she’s going.

But one thing is for certain. She is coming :)

“Nina Oyama is not a gentle or family-friendly comedian. What she is, though, is filthy, whip-smart and screamingly funny” Time Out  

“A natural at comedy” Chortle

“Male stand-ups have been doing jokes about self-pleasure since, well, forever, and now it’s Nina’s turn to go all in.” The Age  

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Late Show

28 March - 20 April, 10:30pm

A festival night isn’t over ‘til you’ve experienced our Late Show!

Kick on past bedtime at Comedy Republic every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the festival with raucous line-ups of comedians ready to party. Plus, join us for extra special Easter Sunday edition.

Expect loads of spontaneous late night antics from our special co-host combos. See all your favourites live and loose as they riff together and come up with off-the-cuff comedy gold.

We've handpicked some outrageously hot line-ups, plus, last minute surprise drop-ins aplenty! After the show, the fun continues as comedians and punters enjoy a festival nightcap in the bar.

Past co-hosts include Geraldine Hickey, Luke McGregor, Denise Scott, Randy Feltface, Rhys Nicholson, Claire Hooper and more.

Lineups to be announced closer to the performance dates

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THROWBACK: A Comedy Talent Show

29 & 30 March, 11:59pm

THROWBACK is the late-night, nostalgia-filled comedy talent show that asks comedians to do an encore performance of their breakout role from childhood.

Hosted by comedians Mel McGlensey and Lauren Bok, each night will feature a different line up of your favourite performers singing, dancing and acting their way through a routine from their glory days.

Strap on your tap shoes, dust off that wig and get ready to let your inner theatre kid loose at this raucous variety show!

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Damian Callinan: Unlikely Friends

30 March - 21 April, 3:00pm
Sat & Sun Only

Frida Kahlo and Genghis Khan met at Schoolies. Monet and Lady Di bonded at F45 classes. Plato and Ned Kelly walked the Camino together.

Damian Callinan hosts an improvised chat show with a rotating duo of the world's best comedians and improvisors taking on historical roles as they reinvent the past, revealing how they became Unlikely Friends.

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Something Good

30 March - 20 April, 4:30pm

Something Good is long form improv at its finest from Ben Russell, Amy Ruffle, Lena Moon and Alistair Baldwin, together with big name comedian guests dropping in each show.

Featuring players fresh off Ch 10’s improv juggernaut Thank God You’re Here, Melbourne's best improv ensemble brings famous faces on stage in completely made up and always chaotic performances, inspired by the audience's suggestion.

Guests for this season include Nina Oyama, Lizzy Hoo, Cam James, Merrick Watts and more to be announced.

Past guests include Tony Martin, Adam Hills, Guy Montgomery and Virginia Gay. You never know who will turn up, or what they'll do. And neither do they.

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Elouise Eftos & The Harry Morrissey Official: The Audition Room

5 & 6 April, 11:59pm

Fresh from it's International Tour (Melbourne, Sydney, London, Hollywood), the award winning Audition Room is back!

The Audition Room sees Elouise Eftos & The Harry Morrissey Official star as casting agents from Hell, Vivanna Dufant & Darelle Anderson of Anderson & Dufant Casting.

Each night, 4 special guest artists will audition for the problematic duo for the role of a lifetime - to star in a huge upcoming feature film.

They've got one shot to impress the casting agents & the crowd, let's see if they've got what it takes!

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Serious Danger w/ Emerald Moon & Tom Ballard LIVE! Again!

Saturday 6 April, 1:30pm

“I’ve always considered the Greens to be a real, serious danger to Australia” – former Prime Minister Scott Morrison

ATTENTION ALL COMRADES, DANGERHEADS & DANGER DOGS

They’re BAAAAAAAACK!

After selling out their big fat 100th episode celebration at Comedy Republic last year, filthy commies EMERALD MOON and TOM BALLARD (and producer Michael The Griff/Griff-Dog Griffin) are bringing their podcast Serious Danger back in April for more live fun and revolution.

Come and marvel at their incisive analysis and funny jokes about our broken political system and its greatest threat: the Australian Greens. It’s wonderful Lefty woke trash.

Previous guests on the show include Father Bob Maguire, Senator Larissa Waters, Wil Anderson and Nazeem Hussain – the special guests for this live show will be announced soon.

Book now!

linktr.ee/seriousdanger

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Late Late Night w/ Dyslexic Cowboy

Wednesday 10 April, 10:30pm

Lightning-paced sketch comedy? Check. Sophisticated musical and lighting arrangements? Check. Rock solid jokes? Check. A spare moment for an awkward pause? No time. Comedy Republic invites you to witness Lachie Ross revisit his sold-out MICF 2022 debut show, for one night only.

This show snowballed Lachie into his recently released, self-directed, sketch-comedy web series ‘How To Be Wellness’ - which was distributed by sketch comedy icons Aunty Donna.

The ‘Dyslexic Cowboy’ show has been remixed, remastered and rewritten into its tightest, most ultimate version yet, for one night only. If you think you’ve seen it, you simply have not. With all this attention rammed into just one night only, it’s truly not a show to be missed.

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Ange Lavoipierre & Jane Watt: Jazz Or A Bucket Of Blood

12 & 13 April, 11:59pm

Yeah, jazz is pretty good. Then again, so is this bucket of blood that’s sitting on the stage. So which will prevail?

Childhood frenemies Jane Watt & Ange Lavoipierre are bringing Jazz Or A Bucket Of Blood back to Melbourne International Comedy Festival for two nights only, after a critically acclaimed Australian and UK tour in 2023.

As the clock runs down, the mysteries pile up. Whose blood is that? How many times will they play Billy Joel’s Piano Man? And were any Bunnings employees harmed in the making of this show?

Join Jane & Ange as they pit the entire genre of jazz against a bucket of very nice blood, with ferocious charm and confusing amounts of confidence.

“Watt and Lavoipierre have a very clear and obvious chemistry together… the pair make for a mighty team on stage.” ★★★★★ Lilithia Reviews  

“The faux-amateurism of the show is deliciously wonderful and led with the chaotic energy of Lavoipierre and Watt…. it’s absurd in all the best ways.” ★★★★1/2 Theatre Thoughts (UK)  

“Ange and Jane’s performances are strong enough to take the audience pretty much wherever they want to go.” ★★★★ One4Review (UK)  

Nominee, Best Comedy, Sydney Fringe Festival 2023
Winner, Fringe World Tour Ready Award, Sydney Fringe Festival 2023
Winner, San Diego Fringe Tour Ready Award, Sydney Fringe Festival 2023

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Confessions: 6th Year Anniversary Show

Saturday 13 April, 1:30pm

A live podcast to celebrate 6 years of Confessions with some awful reddit confessions and amazing special guests.

Special Guests announced soon.

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Thomas Jaspers & Andy Balloch: An Evening With Camilla Parker Bowles

19 & 20 April, 11:59pm

Up and coming comedian Andy Balloch just wanted to host his own late night variety show. Unfortunately the only guest who agreed to appear in the lineup was Her Majesty Camilla Parker Bowles.

Join Golden Gibbo winner Thomas Jaspers and Golden Gibbo nominee Andy Balloch for a late night chaotic mix of stand up, improv, parlour games and just a light touch of treason.

Get in quick - with only two nights to see these two queens go head to head, tickets will sell faster than Prince Andrew's assets.

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The Bear Pack

Saturday 4 May, 5:00pm & 7:00pm

The Bear Pack are back in Melbourne for one night only!

Join improv duo Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie accompanied by Ange Lavoipierre on the cello for 60 minutes of improvised storytelling inspired by the audience’s suggestions.

The audience have no idea what thrilling and hilarious twisted tale they’re in for, but are guaranteed to be left in awe of the quick- witted and creative minds of these improvised comedy masterminds.

“The most joyfully exhilarating, spiritually euphoric, and creatively hilarious comedy show I have ever seen. It’s like if your imagination had an hour-long orgasm.” ★★★★★ Time Out  

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Mat Ewins: Screen Time

Friday 10 May, 7:00pm

UK Comedian Mat Ewins is here with an hilarious multimedia extravaganza. A quick fire barrage of manipulated clips, bespoke video games and dangerous stunts.

Nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Award and seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Live from the BBC.

“The most consistently inventive user of video in British comedy” ★★★★ Times (UK)  

“Multimedia noodler extraordinaire...It’s ceaselessly inventive and daft” ★★★★ Guardian (UK)  

“His video sketches are visually distinctive, silly, short, surreal and hilarious” ★★★★1/2 Chortle (UK)  

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Sammy Petersen: Why The Long Face?

17 & 18 May, 7:00pm

When starting out in standup at the age of 19, Sammy Petersen was asked to write a book from a well known publisher titled ‘Why The Long Face: the story of a boy who tried to make people laugh when he can't even smile himself.’

This was not his idea and he never did it but, after over a decade, he can’t stop thinking about it.

This is a debut solo show from the host of ‘Confessions’ about self-worth, heartbreak and if he does in fact look a little bit like a horse.

“A great storyteller and the most comedy adjacent person I’ve ever met.” Wil Anderson  

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Granny Bingo

First Monday Of Every Month, 7:30pm

Monthly drag bingo with your favourite nans.

Edith Vale, Maureen McGillicuddy and Caroline Springs have been hosting their sold out Granny Bingo night for 5 years. The pandemic almost took them out, but never fear; Caroline doesn't think it's real, so we're back live in the Comedy Republic bar!

And yes, you will actually play bingo! Nanna kisses xx

More events: Granny Bingo is on the first Monday of every month.

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Comedy Republic's Bar Show

Every Tuesday, 8:30pm

New comedians doing their best, and the best comedians doing their new.

Get the crew together for cheap tickets, cheap drinks, cheap laughs. What’s not to love!

8:30pm TUESDAY 5 MARCH with Daniel Connell, He Huang, Ben Knight, Lewis Garnham, Bridget Hassed, Angus Gordon & Oscar Robertson

8:30pm TUESDAY 12 MARCH with Jordan Barr, Greg Larsen, Damien Power, Janty Blair, Timothy Clark, Alex Watson & Danyal Diallo

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YESYESYES

Every Wednesday, 8:30pm

Melbourne’s premier wacky, weird and wonderful character comedy night.

Showcasing some of Australia’s most lauded and applauded comedians and groups performing brand new characters, sketches, skits and bits. Also featuring special famous funny guest acts which join the lineup at each show.

Regular award winning and nominated performers include Hannah Camillleri, Stuart Daulman, Nat Harris, Alex Hines, Oliver Coleman, Jordan Barr, Belinda Anderson-Hunt, Matt Jenner and Blake Everett to name a few…

PLUS a huge array of very special guests will be joining them this season which include Zoë Coombs Marr, Hot Department, Greg Larsen, Aiden Wilcox, Scout Boxall, Rohan Ganju, Prue Blake, David Quirk, Reuben Solo, Penny Greenhalgh, William Wang, Tristan Haze, Grace Zhang, Bea Barbeau-Scurla, Sez, Mish Wittrup, Holly Bohmer, Sashi Perera, Cam Venn and more!

Every show is different. Every show is a wild ride. Yes, Yes…Oh yes.

6 MARCH Hosted by Stu Daulman & Oliver Coleman, Jordan Barr, Aiden Willcox, Scout Boxall, Sez, Mish Wittrup, Holly Bohmer, Rohan Ganju and David Quirk.

13 MARCH Hosted by Stuart Daulman and Oliver Coleman, Belinda Anderson-Hunt, Nat Harris, Jess Harris, Hannah Camilleri, Matt Jenner, Jordan Barr, Cam Venn, Reuben Solo and Hot Department

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Deadly Funny: Victoria State Final

Thursday 7 March, 7:00pm

Cheeky, loud, black and proud! Get ready for a laugh as we catch the next wave of stars before they hit it big!

For 18 years this deadly competition has unearthed the freshest, fiercest, funniest comedians and yarn-spinners from the oldest culture on earth. Our line-up has made their way through heats across the state, and now the best of the best are hitting the Comedy Republic stage for the Deadly Funny Victorian State Final.

Open to First Nations comedians and storytellers, Deadly Funny and has seen the likes Steph Tisdell, Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders, Shiralee Hood, Dane Simpson, Elaine Crombie and Sean Choolburra as both participants and mentors.

Snag tickets for you and your crew for a night of laughs from some of the brightest stars in Australian comedy.

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Main Stage

Every Thursday - Saturday, 8:30pm

Comedy Republic's signature lineup show!

Main Stage has quickly become our biggest show, selling out on the regular with huge all-star lineups and lively fun-loving crowds. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you can be sure to catch a heap of the best comedians Melbourne and the wider world have to offer.

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Main Stage (120min show, 5+ comedians, inc interval)
Thursday 8:30pm - $26
Friday 8:30pm - $29
Saturday 8:30pm - $36

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8:30pm THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY with Nath Valvo, Carl Donnelly, Kirsty Webeck, Urvi Majumdar, Ben Searle & Andrew Portelli

8:30pm FRIDAY 1 MARCH with Zoe Coombs Marr, Carl Donnelly, Urvi Majumdar, Sammy Petersen, Ben Searle & Andrew Portelli

8:30pm SATURDAY 2 MARCH with Zoe Coombs Marr, Urvi Majumdar, Sammy Petersen, Prue Blake, Ben Searle, Andrew Portelli & Secret Guest

8:30pm THURSDAY 7 MARCH with Prue Blake, Rowan Thambar, William Wang, Bec Sandys & Gavin Sempel

8:30pm FRIDAY 8 MARCH with Brett Blake, William Wang, Bec Sandys, Angus Gordon, Gavin Sempel & Secret Guest

8:30pm SATURDAY 9 MARCH with Prue Blake, Brett Blake, William Wang, Bec Sandys, Gavin Sempel & Secret Guest

Coming up in March: Sashi Perera, Bronwyn Kuss, Kirsty Webeck, Alex Ward, Norah Yang, Lizzy Hoo, Fergus Neal, Scout Boxall & more

(Lineups are subject to last minute changes)

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Norah Yang: Shanghai Dream

Wednesday 13 March, 7:00pm & 10:30pm

China’s first-ever multilingual comedian Norah Yang is making her debut in Australia.

Norah has amassed a fan base of over 8 million online and is breaking ground globally with her international tour.

This show is 100% in English

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Norah Yang & 门腔: 中文脱口秀

Friday 15 March, 7:00pm

2024,春暖花开,美丽的墨尔本即将迎来两位中国脱口秀演员,Norah和门腔,首场海外双拼演出!Norah作为中国首位多语脱口秀演员,各平台粉丝累计破800万,门腔作为2023年人气爆棚的职场短视频博主,塑造了被称为神HR的辛西娅一角。二位的首次普通话双拼演出,一定会给墨尔本的观众带来亲切爆笑的演出体验!

This performance is spoken in Mandarin

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Norah Yang, 门腔 and 油百万: 上海人在澳洲

Friday 15 March, 10:30pm

澳大利亚的上海朋友,你们准备好了吗?2024年3月,阿拉上海脱口秀演员,Norah/门腔/油百万,将带来海外首场上海话脱口秀演出!Norah作为中国首位多语脱口秀演员,各平台粉丝累计破800万,门腔作为2023年人气爆棚的职场短视频博主,塑造了被称为神HR的辛西娅一角,开场演员油百万以英文与上海话的交叉喜剧短视频,被粉丝亲切称为免子队长。三位上海话脱口秀顶流的拼盘演出,一定会给在澳洲的上海朋友们亲切的爆笑体验!

This performance is 100% in Shanghaihua.

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Comedyish: Sneak Peeks

Tuesday 19 & 26 March, 8:30pm

Catch a sneak peek of all the best comedians right before the Comedy Festival!

With the galas and opening night right around the corner, international stars and local legends are putting finishing touches on their best material. Be first to hear jokes that’ll end up on the telly or winning awards - and all for just $15!

Last year’s guests included Jordan Gray (UK), Josie Long (UK), Geraldine Hickey, Lloyd Langford, Leo Reich (UK), Michael Hing, John Hastings (CAN), Anne Edmonds, Mel Buttle, Dilruk Jayasinha and heaps more.

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Matt & Alex All Day Breakfast Podcast 1000th Episode LIVE!

Wednesday 20 March, 7:00pm

In the future, your grandchildren will ask you “Where were you when national heroes Matt and Alex did their 1000th All Day Breakfast episode?

And by purchasing a ticket to our monumental LIVE recording, you’ll be able to say to them - “At Comedy Republic seeing them live of course you little runt!”

That’s right, we’re celebrating a milestone and would love your company. There will be chats, hangs, segments, games, and producer Bron is contractually obliged to attend so you’ll probably see her too. The Simpsons has been going for 35 years and they’ve only managed 760 episodes, so join us for this landmark entertainment event or forever hold your peace.

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Rhys Nicholson: Huge Big Party Congratulations

28 March - 21 April
Tue-Sat: 6:00pm
Sun: 5:00pm

On this, the year of our Lord 2024, it’s a brand new, hour-long, stand-up comedy concert from your ol’ pal Rhys Nicholson!

Only a coward wouldn’t attend.

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Damien Power: Not So Funny Now Is It?

28 March - 21 April
Tue-Sat: 7:30pm
Sun: 6:30pm

2023 was a great year for Damien Power – He released his stand-up special 'Alone In The Crowd’ and wrote and starred in his own series ‘Expanded Minds Only', released on Grouse House TV.

In 2024, Damien is coming in hot with a new hour of must-see stand up.

Strap in for an electric night of comedy from one of the best!

Three time Nominee – Best Comedy Performer, Melbourne Comedy Festival
Winner – Pinder Prize, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017

“He’s cooked up his best show in half a decade.” ★★★★1/2 The Age  

“Hilarious gut-punches remain a marvel to behold.” ★★★★ Chortle

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Nina Oyama Is Coming

28 March - 21 April
Tue-Sat: 9:00pm
Sun: 8:00pm

As seen on Deadloch, Taskmaster Australia and Utopia.

Nina Oyama is a 30 year old comedian who doesn’t really know what she’s doing or where she’s going.

But one thing is for certain. She is coming :)

“Nina Oyama is not a gentle or family-friendly comedian. What she is, though, is filthy, whip-smart and screamingly funny” Time Out  

“A natural at comedy” Chortle

“Male stand-ups have been doing jokes about self-pleasure since, well, forever, and now it’s Nina’s turn to go all in.” The Age  

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Late Show

28 March - 20 April, 10:30pm

A festival night isn’t over ‘til you’ve experienced our Late Show!

Kick on past bedtime at Comedy Republic every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the festival with raucous line-ups of comedians ready to party. Plus, join us for extra special Easter Sunday edition.

Expect loads of spontaneous late night antics from our special co-host combos. See all your favourites live and loose as they riff together and come up with off-the-cuff comedy gold.

We've handpicked some outrageously hot line-ups, plus, last minute surprise drop-ins aplenty! After the show, the fun continues as comedians and punters enjoy a festival nightcap in the bar.

Past co-hosts include Geraldine Hickey, Luke McGregor, Denise Scott, Randy Feltface, Rhys Nicholson, Claire Hooper and more.

Lineups to be announced closer to the performance dates

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THROWBACK: A Comedy Talent Show

29 & 30 March, 11:59pm

THROWBACK is the late-night, nostalgia-filled comedy talent show that asks comedians to do an encore performance of their breakout role from childhood.

Hosted by comedians Mel McGlensey and Lauren Bok, each night will feature a different line up of your favourite performers singing, dancing and acting their way through a routine from their glory days.

Strap on your tap shoes, dust off that wig and get ready to let your inner theatre kid loose at this raucous variety show!

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Damian Callinan: Unlikely Friends

30 March - 21 April, 3:00pm
Sat & Sun Only

Frida Kahlo and Genghis Khan met at Schoolies. Monet and Lady Di bonded at F45 classes. Plato and Ned Kelly walked the Camino together.

Damian Callinan hosts an improvised chat show with a rotating duo of the world's best comedians and improvisors taking on historical roles as they reinvent the past, revealing how they became Unlikely Friends.

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Something Good

30 March - 20 April, 4:30pm

Something Good is long form improv at its finest from Ben Russell, Amy Ruffle, Lena Moon and Alistair Baldwin, together with big name comedian guests dropping in each show.

Featuring players fresh off Ch 10’s improv juggernaut Thank God You’re Here, Melbourne's best improv ensemble brings famous faces on stage in completely made up and always chaotic performances, inspired by the audience's suggestion.

Guests for this season include Nina Oyama, Lizzy Hoo, Cam James, Merrick Watts and more to be announced.

Past guests include Tony Martin, Adam Hills, Guy Montgomery and Virginia Gay. You never know who will turn up, or what they'll do. And neither do they.

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Elouise Eftos & The Harry Morrissey Official: The Audition Room

5 & 6 April, 11:59pm

Fresh from it's International Tour (Melbourne, Sydney, London, Hollywood), the award winning Audition Room is back!

The Audition Room sees Elouise Eftos & The Harry Morrissey Official star as casting agents from Hell, Vivanna Dufant & Darelle Anderson of Anderson & Dufant Casting.

Each night, 4 special guest artists will audition for the problematic duo for the role of a lifetime - to star in a huge upcoming feature film.

They've got one shot to impress the casting agents & the crowd, let's see if they've got what it takes!

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Serious Danger w/ Emerald Moon & Tom Ballard LIVE! Again!

Saturday 6 April, 1:30pm

“I’ve always considered the Greens to be a real, serious danger to Australia” – former Prime Minister Scott Morrison

ATTENTION ALL COMRADES, DANGERHEADS & DANGER DOGS

They’re BAAAAAAAACK!

After selling out their big fat 100th episode celebration at Comedy Republic last year, filthy commies EMERALD MOON and TOM BALLARD (and producer Michael The Griff/Griff-Dog Griffin) are bringing their podcast Serious Danger back in April for more live fun and revolution.

Come and marvel at their incisive analysis and funny jokes about our broken political system and its greatest threat: the Australian Greens. It’s wonderful Lefty woke trash.

Previous guests on the show include Father Bob Maguire, Senator Larissa Waters, Wil Anderson and Nazeem Hussain – the special guests for this live show will be announced soon.

Book now!

linktr.ee/seriousdanger

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Late Late Night w/ Dyslexic Cowboy

Wednesday 10 April, 10:30pm

Lightning-paced sketch comedy? Check. Sophisticated musical and lighting arrangements? Check. Rock solid jokes? Check. A spare moment for an awkward pause? No time. Comedy Republic invites you to witness Lachie Ross revisit his sold-out MICF 2022 debut show, for one night only.

This show snowballed Lachie into his recently released, self-directed, sketch-comedy web series ‘How To Be Wellness’ - which was distributed by sketch comedy icons Aunty Donna.

The ‘Dyslexic Cowboy’ show has been remixed, remastered and rewritten into its tightest, most ultimate version yet, for one night only. If you think you’ve seen it, you simply have not. With all this attention rammed into just one night only, it’s truly not a show to be missed.

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Ange Lavoipierre & Jane Watt: Jazz Or A Bucket Of Blood

12 & 13 April, 11:59pm

Yeah, jazz is pretty good. Then again, so is this bucket of blood that’s sitting on the stage. So which will prevail?

Childhood frenemies Jane Watt & Ange Lavoipierre are bringing Jazz Or A Bucket Of Blood back to Melbourne International Comedy Festival for two nights only, after a critically acclaimed Australian and UK tour in 2023.

As the clock runs down, the mysteries pile up. Whose blood is that? How many times will they play Billy Joel’s Piano Man? And were any Bunnings employees harmed in the making of this show?

Join Jane & Ange as they pit the entire genre of jazz against a bucket of very nice blood, with ferocious charm and confusing amounts of confidence.

“Watt and Lavoipierre have a very clear and obvious chemistry together… the pair make for a mighty team on stage.” ★★★★★ Lilithia Reviews  

“The faux-amateurism of the show is deliciously wonderful and led with the chaotic energy of Lavoipierre and Watt…. it’s absurd in all the best ways.” ★★★★1/2 Theatre Thoughts (UK)  

“Ange and Jane’s performances are strong enough to take the audience pretty much wherever they want to go.” ★★★★ One4Review (UK)  

Nominee, Best Comedy, Sydney Fringe Festival 2023
Winner, Fringe World Tour Ready Award, Sydney Fringe Festival 2023
Winner, San Diego Fringe Tour Ready Award, Sydney Fringe Festival 2023

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Confessions: 6th Year Anniversary Show

Saturday 13 April, 1:30pm

A live podcast to celebrate 6 years of Confessions with some awful reddit confessions and amazing special guests.

Special Guests announced soon.

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Thomas Jaspers & Andy Balloch: An Evening With Camilla Parker Bowles

19 & 20 April, 11:59pm

Up and coming comedian Andy Balloch just wanted to host his own late night variety show. Unfortunately the only guest who agreed to appear in the lineup was Her Majesty Camilla Parker Bowles.

Join Golden Gibbo winner Thomas Jaspers and Golden Gibbo nominee Andy Balloch for a late night chaotic mix of stand up, improv, parlour games and just a light touch of treason.

Get in quick - with only two nights to see these two queens go head to head, tickets will sell faster than Prince Andrew's assets.

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The Bear Pack

Saturday 4 May, 5:00pm & 7:00pm

The Bear Pack are back in Melbourne for one night only!

Join improv duo Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie accompanied by Ange Lavoipierre on the cello for 60 minutes of improvised storytelling inspired by the audience’s suggestions.

The audience have no idea what thrilling and hilarious twisted tale they’re in for, but are guaranteed to be left in awe of the quick- witted and creative minds of these improvised comedy masterminds.

“The most joyfully exhilarating, spiritually euphoric, and creatively hilarious comedy show I have ever seen. It’s like if your imagination had an hour-long orgasm.” ★★★★★ Time Out  

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Mat Ewins: Screen Time

Friday 10 May, 7:00pm

UK Comedian Mat Ewins is here with an hilarious multimedia extravaganza. A quick fire barrage of manipulated clips, bespoke video games and dangerous stunts.

Nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Award and seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Live from the BBC.

“The most consistently inventive user of video in British comedy” ★★★★ Times (UK)  

“Multimedia noodler extraordinaire...It’s ceaselessly inventive and daft” ★★★★ Guardian (UK)  

“His video sketches are visually distinctive, silly, short, surreal and hilarious” ★★★★1/2 Chortle (UK)  

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Sammy Petersen: Why The Long Face?

17 & 18 May, 7:00pm

When starting out in standup at the age of 19, Sammy Petersen was asked to write a book from a well known publisher titled ‘Why The Long Face: the story of a boy who tried to make people laugh when he can't even smile himself.’

This was not his idea and he never did it but, after over a decade, he can’t stop thinking about it.

This is a debut solo show from the host of ‘Confessions’ about self-worth, heartbreak and if he does in fact look a little bit like a horse.

“A great storyteller and the most comedy adjacent person I’ve ever met.” Wil Anderson  

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