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Geraldine Hickey and Rhys Nicholson holding mikes. Hickey looks like she is speaking while Nicholson looks on
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Time Out says

The purpose-built comedy theatre offers not one, not two but three regular live comedy gigs every week

There’s a thin line between comedy and tragedy, so we suppose it makes sense that a shiny  purpose-built comedy theatre popped up in Melbourne during 2020. Comedy Republic is a space created by comedians, for comedians and made out of comedians (we jest, as far as we know anyway). 

Comedy Republic has three regular comedy nights every week, with shows Thursday through Saturday. Head upstairs on Thursdays for Comedy Connection, a rapid fire hour of jokes from four comedians. Or if you'd like to skip the entree for the main event, visit Comedy Republic on a Friday or Saturday night for killer shows by some of Australia's favourite comics – we're talking the likes of Geraldine Hickey, Arj Barker, Diana Nguyen and Dave Thornton.

The venue also hosts additional comedy gigs and events outside of its regular weekly shows, including mini comedy festivals, and has served as a MICF venue since 2021. Visit Comedy Republic’s website for the full program and to buy tickets.

Nicola Dowse
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Nicola Dowse


Opening hours:
Thu 7pm; Fri, Sat 8.30pm
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