Jan 27 - Feb 25    Feb 16 - Mar 18        Mar 28- Apr 22  

What's on in Melbourne 2018 (in Alphabetical Order)

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8.30pm, Elephant & Wheelbarrow
Plus MATINEES Sat & Sun at 3.30pm

After five sell-out years, The Laughing Horse returns to Melbourne, bringing with it a comedy club show featuring a selection of the finest UK comedians to hit the Festival this year….
It’s a sensational smorgasbord of comedic talent with four different international comedians every night. See resident host Nik Coppin introduce some of the best UK comedians who are in Melbourne, alongside guests from the international comedy circuit, all of which have appeared at Laughing Horse shows in the UK, Europe, Asia, America and Australia.
A sell-out sensation in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Singapore, Edinburgh and Brighton (UK).
Visit the Laughing Horse website for daily line-ups.
'Cracking comedy selection. ★★★★★' Cream of the Fringe (UK)
'An extraordinary smorgasbord of British Talent. ★★★★' Herald Sun
'Kept the crowd well entertained. Ace. ★★★★' RIP IT UP
'A fantastic night of comedy… I love these shows, the quality never slips. ★★★★' ThreeWeeks (UK)
'A fantastic variety and well-paced hour of comedy.' YAWP

Wed 28 Mar - Sun 22 April (no shows on Mondays) -  CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

Line-ups will be available here in Feb 2018 

9.45pm, Elephant & Wheelbarrow
Plus MATINEES Sat & Sun at 2.15pm

Can’t decide which international comedians to see at the Festival? Then this is the show for you!
The International Comedy Showcase contains a selection of the Festival’s favourite international visitors, all crammed into one show: four of the finest Festival comedians for the price of one.
There’s something for everyone, and it’s different every night, all hosted by Melbourne’s resident British comic Terry North ('This veteran comedian had the audience in stitches of laughter.', Herald Sun)
There’s no better way to see a sample of this year’s Festival visitors.
'Rapid fire comedy.' RIP IT UP
Sold out 2014,2015,2016 Adelaide Fringe & 2015,2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Wed 28 Mar - Sun 22 April (no shows on Mondays) - CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

Line-ups will be available here in Feb 2018


4.45pm, Elephant & Wheelbarrow

Following its huge debut success at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015, 2016 & 2017, many comedians converge once more in Melbourne to find out who is the greatest superhero of them all. With a mixture of stand-up comedy and interactive debate, this is a fun show that can be enjoyed by geeks and non-geeks in equal measure.
With the huge success of The Avengers and the Batman trilogy, the return of the Amazing Spider-Man and Superman movies, and Captain America, Iron Man and Wolverine making the A-list to name but a few, superheroes have never been so popular. We won't talk about the Fantastic Four movie though.
But who is the best?
Be part of this interactive, fun (but deadly serious!) comedy debate as a compere, adjudicator and four of the best comedians from around the Fringe converge in a verbal war of words in an endeavour to find out who is the greatest of them all.
★★★★ "This is such a fun and entertaining night where heckling is mildly encouraged, there are games in between rounds and prizes to be won. Even if you know nothing about superheroes, as I did, it is immensely funny to watch people pull “facts” out of their behind and make them sound possibly factual. A Super fun night!" (The Clothesline, Adelaide Fringe)
"This was a fun chance to discuss and laugh about what are often very ridiculous characters" (Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe)

Saturdays & Sundays – March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, & 21. Final - April 22 - CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

6.15pm, Coopers Inn


It’s an early evening comedy bonanza!
A brand-new Melbourne International Comedy Festival showcase for 2018, from the people behind hit-show Aaaaaaaargh A Bonanza of Festival Comedy from the UK. Come and see an exciting early evening mixed-bag of comedians, featuring top international headliners and the best up-and-coming performers who have been specially selected from all around Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
See a bundle of comics visiting Melbourne from the international comedy circuit alongside a selection of great acts from around Australia and some hilarious newcomers and Melbourne comedians.
It’s different at every show – you’ll see something you weren’t expecting, something new and maybe something extraordinary!
It’s the very best value early evening way to start your Melbourne International Comedy Festival evenings, and a great way to discover some new comedians you’ll want to see again. Every Wednesday to Sunday night of the Festival.

Wed 28 Mar - Sun 22 April (no shows on Mondays or Tuesdays) - CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

Line-ups will be available here in Feb 2018 

11pm, Elephant & Wheelbarrow

The world's cheekiest comedy show returns to Melbourne. Join a revolving line-up of the best comedians at the Fringe as they take to the stage and regale you with anecdotes and jokes about that most joyous and noble of all pastimes: Shagging.
Each show features more cheeky, hilarious stand-up comedy from the popular sell-out worldwide hit show that has had sell-out shows at Festivals and all over the UK, Asia, and across Australia in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin.
★★★★★ "Spectacular...amazing. The perfect way to close a night at The Festival (Funny Tonne, Melbourne)
★★★★★ "A brilliant tour-de-force of laughter-filled mischievous comedy” (Arts-In-Leicestershire, UK)
★★★★★ "Excellent" (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)
★★★★ “Possibly the best value show at the festival. Cannot recommend it enough (Herald Sun, Melbourne)
"Comedy Gold. A damn fun time" (Adelaide Now)
Friday & Saturday nights – Mar 30, 31, April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 - TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE SOON - reserve advance tickets by email admin@laughinghorse.co.uk


Tickets on sale via The Comedy Festival Website and Box Offices, and on the door at the Venues.

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