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Where to See Free Comedy in Melbourne

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by Erin Davidson (subscribe)
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Published November 27th 2017
The best laughs in life are free
Did you know that you can enjoy FREE live comedy in Melbourne most nights of the week? Often featuring up and coming comedians on the scene honing their skills, you can be one of those people that brag about how they saw the superstars of tomorrow before they made it big.

There are quite often drop-in special guests that grace these small stages, wanting to try out new material on a live audience. Venues can't promote these type of headline acts so it's always a rewarding surprise for punters.

It's important to note that while entry is free, donations are accepted and encouraged. There are often great happy hour and meal deals available at the venues so why not grab a drink and a bite to eat and make a night out of it?

Full up-to-date gig and comedy room listings including purely open mic nights and shows with paid entry can be found at Squirrel Comedy along with reviews and the latest news on Melbourne's thriving comedy scene.

You can follow the room's Facebook pages so you can keep up to date with the line up for each show and get alerted when special guests will be appearing.


Quick Bites Comedy
6:30pm every Monday
Boney - 68-70 Little Collins St, Melbourne

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Marcel Blanch- de Wilt on stage at Quick Bites Comedy. Credit:

Tago Mago Comedy
7:00 - 11:00pm Mondays bi-monthly
Tago Mago Club - 744 High St, Thornbury

Cooked Comedy
8:00 - 10:00pm every Monday
Ferdydurke - 31 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne

Funny at the Brunny
8:00pm every second Monday
The Brunswick Hotel - 140 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Comedy @ Spleen
8:30pm every Monday
Spleen Bar - 41 Bourke St, Melbourne

Lido Comedy
7:30pm every Tuesday
Lido Cinemas - Jazz Room, 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Imperial Comedy
Back in 2018 - 7:30pm every Tuesday
The Imperial Hotel - Cnr Spring and Bourke Streets, Melbourne

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Laura Davis performing at Imperial Comedy. Credit:

Bertie's Comedy Jam
9:00pm every Tuesday
Lucky Coq - 179 Chapel St, Windsor

Comedy at Highlander
7:00pm every Wednesday
Highlander - 11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne

Comedy at the Flying Duck
7:30pm every Wednesday
The Flying Duck Hotel - 67 Bendigo St, Prahran

Dirty Secrets Comedy
7:30pm every Wednesday. Line-up and open mic format.
Caz Reitop's Dirty Secrets - 80 Smith Street, Collingwood

Rookie Nights
7:30pm every Wednesday
The Imperial Hotel - Cnr Spring and Bourke Streets, Melbourne

Guerilla Comedy
8:00pm every Wednesday. Line-up and open mic format.
The Resistance Bar and Cafe - 6/672 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn

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Firdi Billimoria at Guerilla Comedy. Credit:

Crab Lab
8:30pm every Wednesday
House of Maximon Bar - 16 Corrs Lane, Melbourne

Stand Up in the Attik
8:00pm every Thursday
Attik - 255 Chapel Street, Prahran

Rochey Comedy
8:30pm every Thursday
Rochester Hotel - 202 Johnston St, Fitzroy

Comedy at Exford
8:30pm every Thursday
The Exford Hotel - 199 Russell St, Melbourne

Comedy Lockdown
8:00pm 10:00pm second Friday of every month
Maroondah Sports Club Corner Mount Dandenong and Dublin Roads, Ringwood

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Comedy Lockdown also hold shows in Albury and Morwell. This is a shot from the Albion Hotel in Albury. Credit:

Club Voltaire
7:30pm every Sunday
Club Voltaire - 14 Raglan St, North Melbourne

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