- The Variety CollectiveStarts: 7:30 pmLocation: The Brunswick Green, 313 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: $10 Entry
- The Improv Conspiracy presents Harold NightStarts: 7:30 pmLocation: Dan O'Connell Hotel, 225 Canning St, Carlton. Victoria. 3053Description: Four different teams present their own unique take on the Harold format ( 30-minute nonstop piece of improvised comedy based on a single audience suggestion ).
- freecomedy.com.au Open Mic ComedyStarts: 7:30 pmLocation: Station 59, Melbourne, 59 Church St, Richmond, Victoria, 3121Description: Free Entry
- The Comics LoungeStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Comics Lounge, 26 Errol Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/pao9ffz
- LOL ComedyStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Portland Hotel, 127 Russell Street, Melbourne , VIC, 3000Description: Tickets: $10 ($29 Dinner & Show)
- Dave O'Neil's Comedy FunhouseStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Grandview Hotel, Heidelberg Road, Fairfield, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: $12
- Public Bar ComedyStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: The Public Bar, 238 Victoria St, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3051Description: $5
- Kodiak ComedyStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: Kodiak Club, 272 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic 3065Description: $5
- Crab LabStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: House of Maximon, 16 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Vic 3000Description: $5
- Open Mic Comedy At The ImperialStarts: 9:00 pmLocation: Imperial Hotel, Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Peter Jones, Tim Clark, Murphy McLachlan, Roland Hoffmann, Lauren Bok, Adam Knox, Claire Sullivan, Tom McLean, Rob Caruana, Vic Healy and Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall.
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- March 10, 2014
- Mrs. Brown's Boys Live!Starts: 12:00 amLocation: The Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC 3006Description: Tickets: $70 to $149
- John WatersStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Hamer Hall, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3000Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/pzavxck
- March 14, 2014
- Pam Ann - Plane FilthyStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Princess Theatre, 163-181 Spring St, Melbourne, VIC 3000Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/ndjbmsw
- The Topp TwinsStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: The Newport Substation, Market Street, Newport, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Tickets: $42
- Alan Davies - Little VictoriesStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Hamer Hall, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Vic 3000Description: Tickets: $73.90
- March 18, 2014
- An Evening with John CleeseStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/qef5awe
- March 26, 2014
- Melbourne International Comedy FestivalStarts: 12:00 amEnds: April 21, 2014 - 12:00 amDescription: For details and bookings:
- April 26, 2014
- Jim JefferiesStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC 3183Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/o4ntj4d
- May 16, 2014
- Bob Saget - The Dirty Daddy TourStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/ohrlfzq
Famous with Luis
Luis from Lessons with Luis went to Famouscity at last year's comedy Festival, this year he might be going there for real as he will be hosting a chat show on Channel 31 about fame with some famous guests coming up including Tony Martin. Famous with Luis will be on Monday nights at 7.30pm on Channel 31 starting from March 31st http://www.lessonswithluis.com/?p=2069.
Night Terrace - Comedy Scifi Drama Series Podcast
The team from "Splendid Chaps", 2013's Dr Who podcast that celebrated 50 years of Dr Who, have come up with a new idea for a podcast that will hopefully please the many fans they have accrued. John Richards (who wrote the fab scifi comedy Outland), Ben McKenzie (scientific comedian), David Ashton (Splendid Chaps technical producer) and Petra Elliot cabaret artist and Splendid Chaps Hostess are all involved as is newcomer (though he was a guest on the Splendid Chaps podcast) Lee Zachariah ( The Bazura Project). The sci-fi-audio-comedy series will star a Neighbours veteran as a retired scientist who is annoyed to discover her house spontaneously starts travelling in time and space. Sounds like fun! Find out more about it on their website http://nightterrace.com
Bleak - The web series
Kate McLennan and friend Kate McCartney with the help of a crowd funding campaign and Princess Pictures have created a web TV series called Bleak about a dysfunctional family with McLennan in the lead role and fabulous Denise Scott playing her mum. I'm sure it's going to be smart and funny. It starts on March 13 on Lead Balloon TV http://www.youtube.com/user/LeadBalloonTV.
RAW Comedy 2014 Heats on Sale!
Australia's National open mic comedy competition RAW comedy is organised by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and qualifying Heats are on sale and starting in the second week of January. Most working comedians in Australia have experience of RAW and it's a great way to see a potential star. Go and give them your encouragement. http://comedyfestival.com.au/raw/
2014 Moosehead Recipients
The two winners of The Brian McCarthy Memorial Moosehead Awards for 2014 are Geraldine Quinn for her proposed show 'Modern Day Aunt' and Rama Nicholas for her proposed show 'After...Everafter'. The Moosehead Awards encourage brave experiments in comedy and the award means they will be provided with assistance to produce their shows for next year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival. We look forward to seeing the exciting outcomes!
AUSTRALIAN COMEDY FESTIVAL DATES for 2014
Adelaide Fringe Festival
- 14 February – 16 March
Brisbane Comedy Festival
- Tue Feb 25 - Sun Mar 23
Canberra comedy Festival
- March 4 - March 10
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- Wed March 26 - Sun April 20
Sydney Comedy Festival
- Tue April 22 to Sat May 17
Perth International Comedy Festival
- 1 - 18 May
Sydney Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival
- Wed Sept 17 to Sun Oct 5
- The Boy with Tape on his face – More Tape
- Foil, Arms and Hog: Irish sketch comedy
- CJ Delling, Reality Bandit
- Cam Knight – 100 percenter
- Simon Keck – Nob Happy Sock
- Rhys Nicholson – Eurgh
- Shows at Adelaide Fringe Festival previously reviewed by Squirrel Comedy.
- Tim Ferguson – Carry A Big Stick : A Funny, Fearless Life of Friendship, Laughter and MS.
- The Big HOO-HAA! – 24 Hour HOO-HAA!
- Marcus and Dan’s Award Winning Show
- String Theory – Andy Matthews
- Nellie White is The Shitty Carer
- Radio Variety Hour
- Pop Mashup: Happy Birthday Doctor