Tuesday night comedy
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.
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.
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.
Sunday night comedy
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.
More of a singer?
We've chosen our favourite places to let loose, mic in hand, from private rooms to public bars.