The Comedy Theatre building is a landmark in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Formerly the location of the sadly departed Hippodrome, here the spirit of theatrical entertainment is soaked into the ground.
Don’t let the name fool you – the Comedy Theatre is not just home to awkward funnymen and their water bottles. The theatre has hosted blockbuster acts and musicals. Famous names to grace the stage over the years include Rex Harrison, Frank Thring, and Vincent Price.
These days it is less theatrical melodrama and more hysterical laughter, as the Comedy Theatre welcomes stand-up back chat from funny men and women of all persuasions. It's an awe-inspiring venue, and it takes some big laughs to lift this old roof.
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240 Exhibition St
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Judith Lucy & Denise Scott: Disappointments
This joint show won Judith Lucy and Denise Scott the people's choice award at last year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The pair is now bringing Disappointments – their ode to embracing your own mediocrity – back to Melbourne for a victory...Stand Up Sunday April 22 2018
Wil Anderson: Wilegal
It wasn't just Wil Anderson's mates who assumed his arrest post-flight to Wagga Wagga last June was weed-related. The incident made national news, and with Anderson famously candid about his marijuana use to treat osteoarthritis, a drug bust seemed the...Stand Up Sunday April 22 2018
It’s been more than 25 years since the endlessly energetic performers of Stomp first clanged together two garbage bin lids and started one of the defining live entertainment sensations of the 1990s and 2000s. Created by Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell,...Comedy Tuesday May 1 2018 - Sunday May 6 2018