Comedy's biggest names are coming to Melbourne

Laugh yourself silly with a program of top international comedians
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Get ready to laugh until you cry Melbourne, because some of the biggest names in comedy are coming to town this spring.

Kicking off the tour on August 21 is Rhys Darby, better known as Murray Hewitt from Flight of the Conchords. Darby is returning to Australia with his new show Mystic Time Bird, a hilarious journey through ancient mysticism and personal epiphanies.

If you’re a fan of podcasts, you’re probably onboard the My Favourite Murder bandwagon already. True crime and comedy might seem like an odd pairing of genres, but podcast hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark somehow make it work. Catch them present their podcast live on stage in Melbourne on September 8-9 . 

Joel McHale will be splitting sides when he comes to Melbourne on September 12. Best known for his dry and snarky performances on The Soup and Community, McHale is coming to Melbourne as part of his first national Australian tour.

Often dubbed as France's answer to Jerry Seinfeld, Gad Elmaleh will be performing a one-off show in Melbourne on September 14. It’s hard to find someone with better comedy chops - Elmaleh’s popularity saw him perform sold-out shows in Paris’ Olympia theatre hall for seven consecutive weeks.

Want to see America’s 'top partier' in action? Check out Bert Kreischer when he comes to town on September 14. Said to be the inspiration behind Van Wilder, Kreischer’s wildly hilarious stories make him a regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience and Rachel Ray Show, as well as having appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night With David Letterman.

Closing the comedy series is Scottish comedy sensation Kevin Bridges. His show received a glowing endorsement by Billy Connolly, and Bridges’ dry commentary on everyday life will leave your ribs aching from laughter. Catch him at Hamer Hall on September 19.

Tickets for all Melbourne shows can be purchased online from Adrian Bohm Presents.

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