- freecomedy.com.au Open Mic ComedyStarts: 7:30 pmLocation: Station 59, Melbourne, 59 Church St, Richmond, Victoria, 3121Description: Free Entry
- 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 ).
- Dave O'Neil's Comedy FunhouseStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Grandview Hotel, Heidelberg Road, Fairfield, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Sammy J & Randy + Cam Marshall.
$15 ($40 Dinner & Show)
Bookings on 9489 8061
- Lou Sanz in Neverending StorageStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Butterfly Club, Carson Place, Melbourne, VIC 3000Description: In 2005, Lou Sanz crammed the remnants of a failed relationship into a storage unit and moved interstate. Nine years and eleven thousand dollars later, she thinks she might finally be ready to unpack it all.
Tickets: $23 ($18 conc)
- Bob FranklinStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Comics Lounge, 26 Errol Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/pao9ffz
- The Good HurtStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: Revolt Melbourne Artspace 12 Elizabeth St, Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3031Description: $10
- Public Bar ComedyStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: The Public Bar, 238 Victoria St, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3051Description: $5
- Death Star ComedyStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: Caz Reitop's Cocktail, 80 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066Description: $5
- Crab LabStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: House of Maximon, 16 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Vic 3000Description: $5
- Open Mic Comedy at The ImperialStarts: 8:30 pmLocation: Imperial Hotel,Description: Free Entry
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- July 18, 2014
- Mother & SonStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Comedy Theatre, Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Starring Noeline Brown, Darren Gilshenan & Shane Jacobson.
- July 31, 2014
- Steve-O: Entirely Too Much Information Tour Steve-O: Entirely Too Much Information TourStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Athenaeum Theatre, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/knphrmc
- August 13, 2014
- Heart Of St KildaStarts: 7:00 pmLocation: Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: All proceeds go to Sacred Heart Mission.
Featuring Julia Morris, Charlie Pickering, Greg Champion, Elliot Goblet, Tripod, Tegan Higginbotham, Dean Atkinson, The Basics, Colleen Hewett, Vika and Linda, Dick Diver, Ash Naylor, Uncle Jack Charles, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Billy Miller, Rebecca Barnard, Tim Rogers & the Caravan Choir, Phil Ceberano & the SoulRockSupersound.
Tickets: $99 / $79
- August 15, 2014
- Green Left Weekly Comedy DebateStarts: 8:00 pmLocation: Brunswick Town Hall, 223 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: The Topic: Can We Survive The Abbottoir?
Hosted by Rod Quantock and featuring Clem Bastow, Rose Callaghan, Sean Bedlam, Carlo Sands, Morven Smith & Corey White.
Tickets: $25 ($12 conc)
- September 20, 2014
- Gabriel Iglesias : Unity Through Laughter World TourStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Rod Laver Arena, Batman Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/qfp4q4e
- October 5, 2014
- Bill Bailey - LimbolandStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Hamer Hall, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3000Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/mo8drnl
- October 10, 2014
- Anh Do : The Happiest Refugee LiveStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/l7hcg72
- Lawrence MooneyStarts: 7:30 pmLocation: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000Description: Tickets: $39.90 ($34.90 conc)
- October 20, 2014
- Trevor Noah : Lost In TranslationStarts: 12:00 amLocation: Hamer Hall, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3000Description: Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/m8mfsxb
Throwback Thursdays is a series of one-off performances (on Thursdays of course) of full-length comedy festival shows to give audiences who missed out on highly praised shows the first time around a chance to check them out. Festival time is so rushed you can't see everything (though I give it a bloody good go). I enjoyed catching up on some great shows at last year's Throwback Thursday season and look forward to going along this year.
Adam Rozenbachs in Breaking Booze 7/8/2014 8pm
Damien Power in Monkeys in Space 14/8/2014 8pm
Nath Valvo in Boy Next Door 21/8/2013 8pm
Gillian Cosgriff in This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things 28/8/2014
Geraldine Hickey in One Week In Paradise 4/9/2014
The Performances take place at the glamorous Wesley Anne (which serves scrummy food & drinks) 250 High St Northcote, VIC All shows are $20
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 Helpmann Awards will be handed out in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre on Monday 18th August and broadcast on FOXTEL’s Arena.
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
- New Comedy Rooms in Melbourne
- Celebrity Theatresports
- Veronica Milsom : Do Not Irony
- Clayton Carrick-Leslie in Write About What You Know
- Die Roten Punkte : Eurosmash!
- Sammy J & Randy’s Difficult First Album Tour
- Micah D Higbed in DisasterChef
- The Bathtub Grin : The Inspection of Stanley Manor
- George Glass : Advertising Death
- Jason Pestell – Let’s Go
- Alice Fraser – Everyone’s a Winner
- Life Lessons with Michelle & Gemma
- Zoe Coombs Marr : Dave
- Lessons with Luis : By Myself
- Kelly Rose Ryan : Permanent Part-time Irregular Hours