Venues listed below produce the regular comedy shows taking place all year round. Touring shows from national/international acts often appear in other venues such as city theatres, town halls, or footy/RSL clubs. Use the search function in the sidebar to check for news of tours that may be coming near you.

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Specialists dedicated to comedy, these get the top national and international acts and have shows running most nights of the week at a single venue.

  • The Comics Lounge
    26 Errol Street, North Melbourne
    tel 03 9348 9488 | website

  • The Last Laugh @ The Comedy Club
    Athenaeum Theatre 188 Collins St
    tel 03 9650 1977 | website

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  • Local Laughs @ The Local
    Weekly, 8:30pm
    The Local Taphouse, 184 Carlisle St, St Kilda East
    pub website | Local Laughs facebook group

  • Free Comedy every Monday at Spleen BarComedy @ Spleen
    Weekly, 8:30pm
    Spleen Bar, 41 Bourke Street Melbourne (Parliament House end)
    Comedy At Spleen website | on facebook | on twitter

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  • The Wrong Night
    After a 4 year hiatus The Wrong Night returns to the sumptuous Order of Melbourne for a monthly show of stand-up, cabaret, characters, burlesque and other daring acts to dazzle your imagination. Comedy that’s a little bit naughtier than nice.
    Third Tuesday of the month
    $10 tickets on the door
    The Order of Melbourne, Level 2/401 Swanston Street,Melbourne (opp RMIT)
    Group on Facebook

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  • poster for Death Star canteen comedy room (wednesdays)The Death Star Canteen @ Caz Reitops Dirty Secrets
    Named after a classic Eddie Izzard routine, expect anarchy and comfy chairs.
    Weekly 8:30pm
    80 Smith St, Collingwood
    Death Star Canteen on facebook | on twitter
  • Checkpoint Charlie Comedy @ Eurotrash Bar
    New Comedy Room in a favourite comedy venue: new comics and featured stars.
    Weekly 8pm $5
    Eurotrash Bar – 18 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Australia 3000
    Email |Checkpoint Charlie Comedy on Facebook
  • Felix Bar Comedy
    The best in comedy every Wednesday night in St Kilda!
    $12 8:30pm 11 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda.
    on twitter
  • Softbelly Comedy
    great lineup on Thursdays for just twelve bucks. It’s always a brilliant night out.. so get in early for a good seat!
    $12 Thursdays 8:30pm | Softbelly Bar, 367 Little Bourke Street, City
    Facebook Group | Twitter
  • logo for Commedia Dell'ParteCommedia Dell’Parte
    Melbourne’s newest underground comedy night. Commedia Dell’Parte is a new room dedicated to promoting Australian comedy. Each week we will feature up and coming comedians alongside established comics performing for your enjoyment.
    Every Thursday, 8:30pm, George Lane Bar, George Lane, St Kilda.
    tumblr | Twitter
  • logo for Exford Hotel comedy nights every ThursdayLaugh Upstairs @ Exford
    Lively FREE COMEDY room, a favourite with backpackers
    Weekly 8:30pm in the Winter Garden Room
    The Exford Hotel, 199 Russell Street, Melbourne
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    • The Big Hoo-Haa (Melb): a Perth classic crowd-pleaser has spawned an offshoot in Melbourne.
      Every Friday at the Portland Hotel, two teams (the Hearts and the Bones) battle it out against each other armed with only audience suggestions and a handful of props as they leave no song unsung, no joke undelivered and no pun unpunished in their mad dash for the punchline.
      $14 Adult / $12 Concession / $10 Groups of 10+
      Fridays 8pm Upstairs at the Portland Hotel (Cnr Russell and Lt Collins street)
      Bookings | website | twitter

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      • Softbelly Comedy Sundays: great lineup on on summer Sunday evenings (in the weeks leading up to and during MICF)
        $12 Sundays 6:30pm | Softbelly Bar, 367 Little Bourke Street, City
        Facebook Group | Twitter
      • logo for Impro Cave Season 2010The Impro Cave @ The Penny Black
        Returns for a new season in 2010!
        Sundays 7:30pm – Favourite formats “Gorilla Theatre™” and “Bingo Board of Doom” and more!
        420 Sydney Road Brunswick

        tel (03)9416 2555 | Impro Cave website

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      • Anarchist Guild Social Committee @ Trades
        The meetings are no longer regular! But you will still see experienced comedians with guaranteed new material.
        Bella Union Bar at Trades Hall, cnr Victoria & Lygon Streets, Carlton South (enter off Lygon Street)
        tel 03 9659 3569 | Comedy@ Trades AGSC profile & dates
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        Special Events & Festivals

        Comedy @ Trades
        Runs a full roster of shows during MICF and occasional smaller shows during the rest of the year (see the Sunday listings for a couple of regular shows @ Trades).
        Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St (corner Lygon St), Carlton South
      • tel 03 9659 3569 | website


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