- COMED-OKE'Starts: 7:00 pmLocation: Fluid Oz, Melbourne International Backpackers 450 Elizabeth St Melbourne, VIC 3000Description: Stand up followed by karaoke!
- Comedy at Hotel BarklyStarts: 7:30 pmLocation: Hotel Barkly, 109 Barkly St, St Kilda VIC, AustraliaDescription: Free Entry
- New Comedians NightStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Comics Lounge, 26 Errol Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051Description: Tickets: $15
- Bazaar Tales storytellingStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Horse Bazaar, Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Free Entry
- Sugar LaughsStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: SUGAR, 8 Jackson St. Toorak Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3142Description: Free Entry
- Imperial ComedyStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: Imperial Hotel, 2-8 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaDescription: Free Entry
- MAD DOG COMEDYStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: Dancing Dog Cafe, 42A Albert St, Footscray VIC, Australia
Book Now for…
- October 20, 2014
- Trevor Noah : Lost In TranslationStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Hamer Hall, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3000Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/m8mfsxb
- October 23, 2014
- Brad GarrettStarts: 12:00 amLocation: The Palms at Crown, Level 3, Crown Casino, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, VIC 3006Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/o9w9xc4
- October 25, 2014
- Short and Girly (With a bit of Burly) Comedy GalaStarts: 7:30 pmLocation: National Theatre, Cnr Barkly & Carlisle Streets, St Kilda, VIC 3182Description: RACHEL BERGER, TOM GLEESON, FIONA O'LOUGHLIN, HANNAH GADSBY, TOM BALLARD, CLAIRE HOOPER, KEVIN KROPINYERI, JOEL CREASEY & more!
Raising funds for the Victorian AIDS Council.
Tickets: $60 ($54 conc)
- October 28, 2014
- Chelsea Handler - Uganda Be Kidding MeStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC 3183Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/mjcrpzf
- November 22, 2014
- Doug StanhopeStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Dallas Brooks Function & Convention Centre, 300 Albert St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, AustraliaDescription: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/n4z474u
The Fishcam is back on Channel 31 Celebrating 30 years on air.
The famous Ch 31 Fishcam Fish have their own Chat show on 9pm Mondays! Assisted by Luis from Lessons With Luis and Famous With Luis. The Fishcam will include commentary by a mix of emerging and established comedians such as Rove, Tony Martin, Claire Hooper & Dave Callan discussing the aquarium activity as well as topical issues each week. This is part of Channel 31's 30th birthday celebrations. Celebrating all that is wonderful about community television. The 1st episode airs on Monday 13th of October at 9pm.
The Loman Family (Death of a Salesman) The Sitcom has been CANCELLED
Danny McGinlay (writer performer) has sadly announced the cancellation of his Melbourne Fringe Festival show due to legal threats from Arthur Millers estate. Although it was a satire the show was very respectful of the play and more of a send up of American sitcoms. This play had a bunch of great performers and a lot of potential and we at The Squirrel are very sad for everyone involved and the audiences that will miss out. Here is the statement from the show's Facebook site: "We're sorry to announce that Loman Empire: The Sitcom has had the rest of its season cancelled at Northcote Town Hall. We hoped that a name change and clarification of its small Fringe run and satirical nature would be enough, but the Miller estate has insisted."
Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards
The Nominees for the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award are:
BEST COMEDY SHOW:
Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly
James Acaster: Recognise
John Kearns: Shtick
Liam Williams: Capitalism
Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day
Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails - Man
Sara Pascoe: Sara Pascoe vs History
The Winner was John Kearns
Alex Edelman: Millenial
Dane Baptiste: Citizen Dane
Geins Family Giftshop: Geins Family Giftshop: Volume 1
Lazy Susan: Extreme Humans
Lucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk it Out
Steen Raskopoulos: I'm Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business
The winner of Best Newcomer was Alex Edelma
Helpmann Best Comedy Performer Award Nominees
The Helpmann Awards celebrate live performance in Australia. Copngratulations to 2014 nominees for The Best Comedy Performer Helpmann Award:
Ronny Chieng Chieng Reaction
Sam Simmons - Death Of A Sails-Man
The Boy With Tape on His Face: More Tape
Tom Gleeson - Quality
THE WINNER was Sam Simmons!
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
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
- 1 - 30 September
Melbourne Fringe Festival
- Wed Sept 17 to Sun Oct 5
- Anthony Jeannot is Unaccept-a-bubble
- Lee Naimo in Finding Lee
- Laura Davis – Pillow of Strength
- Clem Bastow – Escape From L.A.
- The Sexy Detectives – Mono Logs
- 2 Up – Matt Stewart and Hap Hayward
- Kate and Steve Are Friends.
- Delusions of Slander by Cobi Smith
- A Hard Day’s Night of Beatles Parodies
- Gary Portenza: Apologies in Advance
- Day of the Dead – Cath Styles
- Tea With Dystopia
- Here’s Lucy! Camp as Hell by Backwards Anorak
- Grammar don’t matter on a first date – Mark Butler
- Written it Down: Live!