The Standup Sessions

Comedy Free
Nazeem Hussain performing on stage
Photograph: Nick Robertson/MICF

Time Out says

Australia's top and emerging comedians are heading back to the (digital) stage for new comedy shows

Australia's coronavirus restrictions first started on the eve of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; fateful timing considering how unamusing this year has turned out to be. But the festival is determined to bring humour back to the lives of Melburnians, launching a new five-week (free) comedy series featuring some of the country's best comedians alongside emerging stars.

The Standup Sessions is a weekly comedy serious created in partnership between MICF and the Victorian government (and its Victoria Together initiative). Every Tuesday from August 25 to September 22, the Standup Sessions will feature some of our fave comedians (such as Geraldine Hickey, Frank Woodley, Rhys Nicholson and Denise Scott) for some socially distant comedy and chit chat.

Each episode is hosted by the equally hilarious Nazeem Hussain and will also put the spotlight on some early career comedians (like Jude Perl, Alex Ward, Annie Louey, Michael Naawi, Daniel Connell and Kirsty Webeck) that you might want to keep an eye on. As an online, socially distant comedy evening, you're guaranteed the best seat in the house, plus there's no danger of being singled out. Win win.

Every episode is free to watch – head over to the Victoria Together website to tune in. 


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