THE BReast of the fest

Following sold-out seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne, The Breast of the Fest is back for 2019, and it’s bigger and perkier than ever!

A vivacious line-up show with a rotating cast of six of the fastest rising stars of the Melbourne comedy scene, plus a different mystery guest breast every night, The Breast of the Fest is the perfect show to celebrate the next generation of Australian comics. 

Last year the show was a mega-hit, selling out night after night and attracting the likes of Celia Pacquola, Geraldine Hickey and Claire Hooper to share the breast stage. 

The Breast of the Fest is an inclusive, non-stop comedy party that anyone and everyone is welcome to be a part of, breasts or no breasts. 

Featuring Aurelia St Clair, Avery Hutley, Bella Green, Claire Hagan, Katherine Allan and Rose Bishop. 

'A wonderful collection of rising talent to watch.' Squirrel Comedy

'Thoroughly hilarious.'

Sweet potatoes

You won't be able to get enough of these Sweet Potatoes! Join three of the most fabulous rising stars of the Melbourne comedy scene as they band together to form the ultimate sketch and stand-up show of 2019!

Featuring the delights of Donna Collins (2017 Winner of the North Melbourne Comedy Competition) Gamze Kirik (writer for Live on Bowen and Sorry, What? and star of the sold out 2018 run of Don’t @ Me) and Elyce Phillips (The Improv Conspiracy, McSweeney’s).

Dave Hynes - The Pineapple orchestra

Following a successful debut at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, local favourite Dave Hynes returns to the stage and this time he’s bringing more than one pineapple! This year, he’s inviting the audience to play the pineapple alongside him! A show filled with joy and excitement, Sunshine Dave creates an environment full of love and wonder. Join him for a night of stand-up, sketch and loveable character comedy.

★★★★★ 'Unpredictable and nigh indescribable, this deserves to be seen and appreciated' - Funny Tonne

'pure, unbridled, childish enthusiasm' - Pop Culture-y

Dave has a 'gloriously deranged mission to wring maximum love and enjoyment from every audience member' - Funny Tonne


VIC & EM’s comedy gems

Vicky Hanlon & Emily Tresidder are very different people, and both are great at talking. Join them and their fabulous guests for a live podcast recording as they create comedy gems!  Past guests have included Celia Pacquola, Daniel Sloss (SCO), Dilruk Jayasinha, Brad Williams (USA) and Broden Kelly (Aunty Donna).

"A blast from start to finish" - Funny Tonne

Part of the Planet Broadcasting Network.

quick bites comedy - 10 for 10

10 for 10 returns after 3 sold-out seasons to present another solid line-up of Festival acts from throughout Australia and beyond, for only $10! Held at Boney, one of Melbourne's most legendary late-night venues, this is a great way to start off your week.

Previous shows have included Aunty Donna, Celia Pacquola, Alex Edelman (USA), as well as acts from RAW Comedy, Comedy Zone Asia and the Festival Gala.

Comedy at Coopers Inn: The Early Show

Want to see the best comedians all in one place? Then start your night off right with The Early Show at Comedy at Coopers! All throughout the festival, Coopers will feature top comedy acts from Australia and abroad.

Previous guests of Comedy at Coopers have included Tom Gleeson, Celia Pacquola, Dave O’Neil, Luke McGregor, Anne Edmonds, Dave Thornton, Tom Ballard, Nick Cody, Becky Lucas, Dilruk Jayasinha, Ivan Aristeguieta, and Geraldine Hickey, so you never know who will drop by! Be sure to book ahead as these shows will sell out.

Amy cunningham

Amy Cunningham tells something called The Boot Story. Because The Boot Story is a crowd pleaser – and crowds are better when they're pleased. A show about containers. And wrappers. And skin sacs. And borders. The parts that shape and define, and constrict and separate. Like a boot stuck to a foot. Or a gender stuck to a body.

'Whip-smart.' The Torontoist (Can)

'Deft, timely comedy that doesn’t dumb itself down.' Mooney on Theatre (Can)