About us

Squirrel Comedy is an independent website based out of Melbourne providing comprehensive news, reviews and comedy gig listings. With a focus on Melbourne stand up, we’re committed to keeping our readers in the know when it comes to Melbourne’s thriving live comedy scene. Squirrel comedy is also your source for anything and everything funny, including a local podcast guide, Aussie made TV comedy and interviews with comedians and people in the know.

While Squirrel Comedy accepts contributions from many writers, a few key players keep the content coming week after week:

Lisa Clark     –  Editor

Comedy Producer (most recently Spongemonk by Duff at MICF 2016), Lighting Designer (most recently The Magical Oak Tree by Puppet Box Productions at Melb Fringe) choral singer, ukulele player, performer, writer.
Have performed on The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (with Adam Hills), Score with The Scared Weird Little Guys and the MSO, Spicks and Specks with Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, The AFI Awards wtih John Paul Young, Hey Hey Its Saturday on Red Faces (who hasn’t?)

Colin Flaherty – Keeper of Lists
Elyce Phillips
James Shackell
Pheobe O’Brien
Peter Newling

Ron Bingham    – UK Correspondent 

Previous writers

Alanta Colley
Angela East
Caitlin Crowley
Jayden Edwards  – Site designer
Noel P Kelso
Philip Lescaut
Sofia Monkiewicz
Ellyse O’Halloran


Squirrel Comedy began life as The Groggy Squirrel in 2005 as a Melbourne live comedy guide. Since then we have gone on to cover news and events outside of Melbourne. In 2011 we joined forces with UK comedy site Chortle providing a more national focus. In 2012 we became Squirrel Comedy, pulling focus back to live stand up in Melbourne mostly, while providing news, interviews and special features.

Squirrel Comedy invites comedians and writers to contribute articles/reviews to be published in Squirrel Comedy. Unfortunately we cannot pay writers due to the fact that Squirrel Comedy does not advertise or produce any revenue.

If you are interested in contributing a written piece to Squirrel Comedy please contact editor@squirrelcomedy.com for more information. Please note that unsolicited pieces will not be accepted without previous correspondence with the editor.

Squirrel Comedy requires that any person who makes a submission to this publication must freely declare any links or associations that they may have with any particular comedian or venue.

Squirrel Comedy prioritizes material that is related to comedy in Australia or to comedians who work in Australia, but will accept other material if it is deemed relevant. Inclusion of material in Squirrel Comedy is at the discretion of the editor and no correspondence will be entered into.

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