Comedy for Christmas! Or Festivus! Or celebrating surviving 2018!
What a great idea for a festive get together with your comedy loving buddies.
Every year the comedy venues of Melbourne put on their Christmas shows and there are also quite a few one-off Christmas themed special shows happening. If you are not in Melbourne, check out the gig guides, some of these performers are touring and there should be similar nights happening in comedy clubs near you.
Here is the Squirrel Comedy annual End of Year – Christmas Gig list in roughly date order – of the local ones we could find out about…
MON 26 Nov – SUN 2 Dec
A Very Kransky Christmas
At Alex Theatre – 135 Fitzroy St, St Kilda at 7.30 pm
The Kransky Sisters are on a Christmas Tour of Australia and will grace Melbourne with their hilarious Gothic musical-comedy delights for three nights. (They are also touring Sydney and Perth)
Prices – Adult: $49.90 Conc: $44.90
Sat 1 Dec
The Wheeler Centre Presents: Show of the Year
At The Athenaeum Theatre at 7pm
Host Casey ‘Tasty’ Bennetto And A Cast Of Writers, Comedians And Musicians, Including Mama Alto, Steph Tisdell, Shaun Micallef, Jan Fran, Michele Lee, Candy Bowers, WāNi Le Frère, Rebecca Shaw, Laura Jean Mckay And Alan Duffy.
Sat Dec 1 – 9.30pm
Jackie Lime’s Year End Rear End
At The Improv Conspiracy Theatre
L1 / 19 Meyers Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000
The one and only Jackie Lime is back for his final appearance of 2018. Join Jackie, Indiana, Bitch Boy and a whole slew of special guests to celebrate a massive year with the Talkie Time family in an improvised kind of way.
Price $5 at the Door or $5.50 online to guarantee a seat.
Dec 6 – 7 – 9.30pm
The Chaser & The Shovel Presents: The War On 2018
At The Village Roadshow Theatrette – 179 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
Join Charles Firth (The Chaser), James Schloeffel (The Shovel), Mark Humphries (Channel 10’s Pointless) And Special Guests To Be Announced As They Dissect Everything From The Leadership Crisis To The Banking Royal Commission. (Also touring Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane)
Price: $34 – $104.04
Thurs 8 Dec at 7pm
Merry Salt-Mas! One Hour Of Improvised Christmas
At the Improve Conspiracy Theatre at 7pm
Help them ease into the silly season by suggesting something Christmassy to spring them into an hour of improvised comedy. The Heralayan Salt Lamps’ signature show involves creating a completely improvised show with 8 people on stage at once.
Tues 11 Dec at 8pm
Catfish Comedy Christmas
At The Catfish upstairs, Fitzroy
Standup Comedy with Daniel Connell, Danielle Walker and Brett Blake and more great acts To Be Confirmed
Doors open 7:30, $12 entry and don’t forget to try the Philly Cheesesteaks
Sat 15 Dec at 3pm
Don’t You Know Who I Am? 2018 XMAS SHOW
At The Catfish upstairs, Fitzroy
30 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3056
Live podcast recording. The last live show of the year. An all-star cast raising money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation all hosted by Josh Earl from 3:00 PM
Mon 17 Dec at 8.30pm
Local Laughs XMAS SHOW
At The Local Taphouse 184 Carlisle St. St Kilda East
– MC Andrew McClelland, Cal Wilson, Tom Ballard, Sami Shah, Ethan Cavanagh, plus a host of special Christmassy guests.
17, 19, 20, 21, 22 Dec at 7pm
A Christmas Tale – a Girls Act Good Production
At The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
The all female Verbatim Theatre play that takes a comedic and heartfelt look at the Aussie festivities and celebrates how we can come together to remember the magic of Christmas. Yes! Verbatim Theatre! That is Funny! And about Christmas!
10, 12, 13, 14 & 15th Dec at 7pm
’Tis the Season…
At The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne a\
Winner of the prestigious Julie Michael Cabaret Award, ’Tis the Season is performed by Maverick Newman and Stacey Thomsett. It’s a comedy about divorce, dysfunction, love and Christmas!
Dec 20, 21, 22 at 8pm
A Swingin’ Bella Christmas!
At The Melba Spiegeltent this year, the legendary palace of festivity and frivolity adjoining Circus Oz /Melbourne Polytechnic / Collingwood TAFE / Collingwood Tech (depending on your era)!
– a finger-snappin’, toe-tappin’ romp through traditional carols, modern favourites and specially-written original songs of the season, executed with airy panache by a horn-laden bevy of brilliant performers known throughout the civilised world as The Bella All-Stars!
Out front, MCs Casey Bennetto and Geraldine Quinn will be joined by special guests:
Selina Jenkins – Thur 20th December
Nina Ferro & Tripod – Fri 21st December
Mike McLeish – Sat 22nd December
Limited tickets remaining
Sat 22 Dec at 8pm
Basement Comedy Club – Special Xmas Show!
European Bier Café, 120 Exhibition St Melbourne
There will be fantastic Comedians on the bill as ever….TBA
Sun 23 Dec at 8pm
The Little Dum Dum Club Orphans Christmas Live Podcast
Downstairs at Basement Comedy Club,
European Bier Cafe, 120 Exhibition St, Melbourne CBD
Come and hang out with The Dum Dums: Karl Chandler and Tommy Dassalo and heaps of their comedian friends. + a little bonus Christmas gift with every ticket sold!