Time Out Melbourne

It’s everyone’s favourite time of year when just about every notable funny person in the world comes to Melbourne for a laugh. And now with week one done and dusted, hear all about it with our next instalment of Comedy Festival reviews.

Week 2


Mar 28-Apr 21

David O'Doherty 

If you've ever needed advice on how to dislodge a badger from one's leg, David O'Doherty is the man to see.

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Apr 4-20

The Pajama Men 

Comedy mavericks Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez have the kind of comedy chemistry that most double acts dream of.

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Apr 9-14

Axis of Awesome 

Musical comedy trio Jordan, Lee and Benny are back after a fourth sold-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Apr 9-21

Josie Long 

Comedian Josie Long invites you to take part in fine romance – and an awfully big adventure.

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Week 1


Mar 27-7 Apr

The DC3

The DC3’s music is loud and catchy, and the involvement of former TISM creator Damian Cowell means the lyrics are biting and witty.

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Mar 27-Apr 21

Roz Hammond 

Roz Hammond plays eight different gym-junkie characters in her one woman show, based on her own work as a trainer in a women's gym.

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Mar 28-4 Apr

Ruby Wax 

In her first Australian visit since 2000, the fast-talking former TV host offers much more than a run-of-the-mill stand-up show.

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Mar 28-7 Apr

Tim Ferguson 

Carry a Big Stick is an exploration of how being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as a young man affected this comedy veteran's life and career.

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Mar 28-Apr 21

Arj Barker 

After 15 years of consistently entertaining shows, can Barker continue to deliver the goods?

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Apr 2-21

Lessons With Luis 

These comic creations are some of the most original in a long, long time, says our reviewer, who awards Famoucity five gleaming stars...

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