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Regular comedy nights in Melbourne

Satisfy your lust for LOLs in between comedy festivals with these much-loved regular comedy nights

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By Time Out editors |

We are so spoiled for choice when it comes to comedy in Melbourne – there's laughs to be had every night of the week, if you know where to look.

Keen for a post-show drink? Visit one of Melbourne's best bars so the laughs can keep rollin'. Melbourne's finest late-night snacks may come in handy too. 

Tuesday night comedy

Comedy, Stand Up

Catfish Comedy

icon-location-pin The Catfish, Fitzroy

If you know Fitzroy's Catfish, you'll know that this little bar does a mean Philly cheesesteak and they sure know a good craft beer when they see one, but they also run comedy nights every Tuesday. Grab a sanga and pull up a chair, laughs from the best comedic talents in town are guaranteed.

Comedy, Stand Up

Imperial Comedy

icon-location-pin Imperial Hotel, Melbourne

The Imperial's lineup reaches high: the likes of Tom Gleeson, Celia Pacquola, Claire Hooper and Tom Ballard have split sides here on a Tuesday night. Catch them in the lead-up to the comedy festival and you might be the first to cheer (or boo) their fresh material.

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Comedy, Stand Up

Lido Comedy

icon-location-pin Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn

Every Tuesday Lido Cinema's intimate Jazz Room hosts a free night of established and rising stand-up stars. Some big Melbourne names have graced the stage in recent months including Dave Thornton, Danielle Walker, Corey White and Laura Davis.

Thursday night comedy

Comedy, Stand Up

Comedy at the European Bier Café

icon-location-pin European Bier Café, Melbourne

Sarah Silverman, Wil Anderson, Jimeoin and Dave Hughes have been known to step up to the mic at this comedy institution. The European Bier Café's weekly nights are only getting stronger, with lineups among the best in Melbourne each Thursday.

Friday night comedy

Comedy, Improv

The Big HOO-HAA!

icon-location-pin The Butterfly Club, Melbourne

Like your comedy a bit more improvised and theatrical? Look no further than Melbourne’s longest-running weekly improv show, in which two teams of comedians battle it out for the weekly championship each Friday at The Butterfly Club. 

Sunday night comedy

Comedy, Stand Up

Club Voltaire Comedy

icon-location-pin Club Voltaire, North Melbourne

It's mostly rising stars who take the stage each Sunday night at Club Voltaire, but big names also check in from time to time, including Dave Thornton, Greg Larsen, Anne Edmonds and Damien Power.

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