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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.

- - - MAIN STAGE FORMAT - - -

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

- - - UPCOMING LINEUPS - - -

Coming up in April/May: Meg Jager, Han Arbuthnott, David Rose, Jordan Barr, Aiden Jones, Suren Jayemanne, Ben Russell & more

(Lineups are subject to last minute changes)

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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Comedy Republic's Bar Show

Every Tuesday from April 30, 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!

Lineups coming soon

Location Comedy Republic Bar

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Sashi Perera's Night School

Wednesday 1-29 May, 8:30pm

Remember school? Learning new things with mates every day?

Imagine that again - minus the exams, detentions and raging hormones in the way.

Introducing Sashi Perera’s Night School! A weekly learning utopia featuring an hour of lessons from Melbourne’s best comics and (some) actual experts.

If you’re tired of new knowledge limited to internet videos on a 3am scroll spiral in the dark - come along for lots of laughs, a little learning and absolutely no qualifications.

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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The Bear Pack

Saturday 4 May, 5:00pm & 7:00pm
Workshop, 1:00pm

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  

The Bear Pack ONE OFF Workshop: 1pm - 4pm
This one off workshop will teach you some of the various techniques The Bear Pack showcase in their performances. You’ll learn how to play multiple characters within scenes, finding the games with your scene partner, using flashbacks effectively, creating patterns and call backs.

This workshop will also teach you the importance of grounding your absurdity with honesty and specificity. We will challenge and encourage everyone to get out of your comfort zone and your head.

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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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.

Location Comedy Republic Bar

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Dear Nelly Live: LGBTQuties Share The Tea!

Thursday 9 May, 6:30pm

Come and see comedian and podcaster Nelly Thomas live in conversation with a cast of fabulous queerdos to celebrate IDAHOBIT: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia for 2024.

Nelly will be joined by:

Scott Brennan: comedian, actor and homosexual-about-town
Geraldine Hickey: comedian and Chief Lesbo-in-Residence
Quah Ee Ling: Fire Dragon Queer Feminist
(And possibly a surprise guest or two!)

With live music from Cabaret-Comedy Superstar, Tina Del Twist.

IDAHOBIT aims to raise awareness of LGBTIQA+ rights worldwide. So come celebrate our right to love, joy, romance, sex - and all the things - from the better side of 40.

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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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)  

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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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  

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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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.

- - - MAIN STAGE FORMAT - - -

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

- - - UPCOMING LINEUPS - - -

Coming up in April/May: Meg Jager, Han Arbuthnott, David Rose, Jordan Barr, Aiden Jones, Suren Jayemanne, Ben Russell & more

(Lineups are subject to last minute changes)

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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Comedy Republic's Bar Show

Every Tuesday from April 30, 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!

Lineups coming soon

Location Comedy Republic Bar

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Sashi Perera's Night School

Wednesday 1-29 May, 8:30pm

Remember school? Learning new things with mates every day?

Imagine that again - minus the exams, detentions and raging hormones in the way.

Introducing Sashi Perera’s Night School! A weekly learning utopia featuring an hour of lessons from Melbourne’s best comics and (some) actual experts.

If you’re tired of new knowledge limited to internet videos on a 3am scroll spiral in the dark - come along for lots of laughs, a little learning and absolutely no qualifications.

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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The Bear Pack

Saturday 4 May, 5:00pm & 7:00pm
Workshop, 1:00pm

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  

The Bear Pack ONE OFF Workshop: 1pm - 4pm
This one off workshop will teach you some of the various techniques The Bear Pack showcase in their performances. You’ll learn how to play multiple characters within scenes, finding the games with your scene partner, using flashbacks effectively, creating patterns and call backs.

This workshop will also teach you the importance of grounding your absurdity with honesty and specificity. We will challenge and encourage everyone to get out of your comfort zone and your head.

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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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.

Location Comedy Republic Bar

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Dear Nelly Live: LGBTQuties Share The Tea!

Thursday 9 May, 6:30pm

Come and see comedian and podcaster Nelly Thomas live in conversation with a cast of fabulous queerdos to celebrate IDAHOBIT: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia for 2024.

Nelly will be joined by:

Scott Brennan: comedian, actor and homosexual-about-town
Geraldine Hickey: comedian and Chief Lesbo-in-Residence
Quah Ee Ling: Fire Dragon Queer Feminist
(And possibly a surprise guest or two!)

With live music from Cabaret-Comedy Superstar, Tina Del Twist.

IDAHOBIT aims to raise awareness of LGBTIQA+ rights worldwide. So come celebrate our right to love, joy, romance, sex - and all the things - from the better side of 40.

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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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)  

Location Comedy Republic Theatre

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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  

Location Comedy Republic Theatre