The Festival Club

Max Watt's

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Artists hit the MAX WATT’S stage with diverse comedy, unpredictable performances and all sorts of spontaneous and ingenious comedy madness. #festivalclub #MICF #youhadtobethere

DOORS OPEN 11.15PM (10.15PM SUN, 9.45PM TUE 7 & WED 8 APR)

TUE 31 MAR $15 TIX – POLITICAL TUESDAY: The very best in political comedy and satire. Hosted by The Chaser’s Andrew Hansen. Watch out, #auspol! Featuring Pat McCaffrie, Alice Tovey, Sami Shah and more!

TUE 7 APR $15 TIX – COMEDY ZONE 21st B’DAY PARTY: 21 years of comedy gold! A showcase of Comedy Zone alumni. You’ll never guess which superstars might drop in...

TUE 14 APR $15 TIX  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG?: The best drag acts and comedians have been contouring, choregraphing and craftanooning to lip sync for their life. Sashay your way to a night of high energy acts and even higher hair. Hosted by Betty Grumble and featuring Karen From Finance, Charity Werk, Dazza and Keif, Dolly Diamond, Rhys Nicholson and more!

WED 1 APR $15 TIX – THE KAYE HOLE – HOSTED BY REUBEN KAYE: Late Night, Done Right. Queer, messy, fast, loose & f*%king hilarious. Melbourne’s riskiest & most diverse acts let loose backed by a live band. Featuring Rosie Jones (UK), Rose Piper, Tom Walker and more!

WED 8 APR $15 TIX – DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? – HOSTED BY JOSH EARL: The hit podcast that asks who knows whom, who knows what because who knows why! It's part quiz, part interview, ALL funny.

WED 15 APR $15 TIX – ROB HUNTER – LATE O’CLOCK 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!: Now in its 10th horrifying year, Rob Hunter’s cult favourite and infamously terrible talk show returns to Club. Comedy at its most excruciating!

THU 26 MAR, 2 & 16 APR $10 TIX – 10 COMEDIANS FOR 10 BUCKS: The very best hand-picked emerging comics at the Festival. At a dollar a comedian – it’s a bloody bargain!

THU 9 APR $15 – LIGHT THE WAY HOME FUNDRAISER: A line-up of the best emerging comics, raising money for a good cause and hosted by the fabulous Anna Piper Scott.

FRI & SAT $22 TIX – COMEDY BONANZA: The Festival’s biggest names line up and let loose! Late-night comedy that’s unscripted, unhinged and possibly x-rated. You have been warned!

SUN 29 MAR, 5 & 12 APR $15 TIX – HAUS PARTY! WITH OTTO & ASTRID: Die Roten Punkte “rock ze haus” along with our favourite DJ Andrew McClelland in an evening of Eurotrash and the very best musical comedy, circus and variety acts. Ich Liebe HAUS PARTY!


FRI 10 & 17 APR – THE MASKED COMEDIAN: Comedians impersonating other comedians in a who’s who... behind the mask.

SAT 28 MAR, 4, 11 & 18 APR – LIP SYNC BATTLE: Hosted by the incomparable lip syncer himself – Rhys Nicholson! An epic battle from the best lip-syncing comics in da biz. Not to be missed!

FRI 3 APR – GERALDINE QUINN’S SPANDEX BALLET – THE BIRDS: Soar into Spandex Ballet’s ornithological odyssey as festival guests dazzle with a flock of bird-related hits (Sheryl Crow, Robyn, The Eagles, Flock of Seagulls). From ‘When Doves Cry’ to ‘Take These Broken Wings’ - if we can stretch the feathery pun, we're doing it!

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