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The Big HOO-HAA!
Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne's longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. This is a popular show in a tiny theatre: book ahead.
Our weekly piano bar featuring some of Melbourne's best entertainers. Did we mention it's every Friday?
Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit
Step into the world of a classic English murder mystery, complete with mysterious characters, devilish red herrings, clever clues, and an amateur sleuth always on hand to outsmart local law officials and solve the case themselves.
Sassurday Piano Bar
Every Saturday night from 10pm come join us and our most wonderful host for a night of singing and merriment in the free Saturday Piano Bar.
No solos, no microphones, no auditions, and no show ponies – just a big group sing of some of the best pop music on the planet.
Wickedly fun Burlesque Life Drawing on Tuesdays.
The Saturday Experiment: by The Big HOO-HAA! Melbourne
Expect fresh formats, brand new plot twists, and radical comedic one-liners, songs and laughs – all delivered in one action-packed hour by a who’s who cast of Melbourne’s best comedic talent.
Starting in January
The Boy I Paid For
Socially awkward Keith (Jake Matricardi) hires beautiful escort Beau (Jonny Kinnear) for an evening of companionship one Christmas Eve. However, Beau has never had a client quite like Keith before.
Love by the Hour
When Ashish unexpectedly approaches Eve to purchase their services, it sparks a conversation that forces the pair to confront the boundaries of friendship.
Whoop Dee Doo: Another Late Night Review
With a rotating cast of some of the finest variety performers Midsumma has to offer, fill your night with award winners, awe-inspirers, the weird, the wonderful and the beautiful.
A wickedly funny, playful woman overshares her cheeky tales of being a single woman and the consequential stomach ache of overindulging in an all you can eat buffet of boys.
Dahlin! It’s The Jeanne Little Show
A wild and zany look back at the life one of Australia’s most loved entertainers - Jeanne Little.
Starting in February
How Gay Am I?
“Sunanda is such a funny and magnetic performer with such a unique, commanding comedic voice – check out (her show) if you want to see someone on the precipice of big things.” - Lucia Aniello, Director/Writer, Broad City, Rough Night (2017)
Confetti: Pretty, but a bit of a mess
With more pop than a freshly opened Pringles packet, Ashy Rose will take her audience back to the days of using their hairbrush as a microphone.
Amore e Morte
A tale of love and hardship, a deep bond broken by unperceived circumstance, featuring original songs written by Riccardo Barone and sung by Nikki Elli Souvertjis.
Elaine Miller, comedian, physiotherapist, mother of three and recovered incontinent says #laughdontleak!
Emma Algeri plays 5 comical characters in this love escapade, featuring original music and live improvisation by Isaac Mouskovias and Emma Algeri.
Ciouxe (pronounced Sue) is the woman of Australia, a beacon of success and style. This is an epic tale of friendship, fashion and fisting.
Marlene Dietrich: Perfect Illusion
Most of us know something about her. The glamour, the gaze, the voice. The many lovers. The ambiguous sexuality. All true.
The Commonwealth of Kekistan
All these people, all these perspectives, it goes around in circles, and it all leads to one thing—someone dies.
The Indifferent Revolutionist
A middle-aged father gets stuck in a lift on Good Friday. No one knows he’s there and the help button doesn’t work.
A religious girl and a not-so-religious boy, Izzy and Paul spent a childhood intertwined; enamoured by the universe above them and spurred by an insatiable intrigue for that world beyond their own.
An experimental performance work that asks "What has the chicken done for us, and what can we do for the chicken?"
A dark comedy exploring the social pressures placed on two friends who have found themselves on different paths.
Starting in March
Going Down: How to Stay on Top When You’re Getting Sucked Below
Life coach, spirit guide, author and entrepreneur - The Truru returns more fearless and raw than ever.
Unleash the beast / La bête de scène
The beast begins with nothing.
The beast is aware of everything.
The beast is free.
Songs We’ll Never Sing
(British slang, said of a person) Inclined to talk loudly, frequently and in a blunt or opinionated way.
Jessica Adie is Doing Her Best
A collection of silly original songs about life, love, and making a mess of it, but doing the best that you can.
Bathsheba: Queen of Hollywood
Bathsheba - a witch and not-yet-apprehended serial killer - is an optimistic (albeit unstable) aspiring starlet who moves to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming a big, big star.
Your Best Nightmares
All your wacky obsessions will be on trial in an act filled with outrageous sketches and feisty songs that will entertain, inspire and have you laughing the whole way through.
Anna Nicholson: Get Happy
To unlock the Tight Tuesday discount use the promo code "Tuesday" when booking.
Meet Anna's characters; a vicar with a rival, a social media influencer, a retreat-running hippy and a feisty granny. What do they all have in common? They all want to Get Happy!
Scary Goats Tour
A new Australian comedy-horror written by Chloe Towan. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, and you’ll learn some fun facts about goats!
Nadia Collins: The Bride
Fun, immersive and darkly funny, it’s absurd, idiotic physical comedy at its finest.
Sri Lankan Fireteam: The Power of Song
An original comedy musical that answers the age-old question – can you fight fire with fire? Probably no.
AJ Holmes: Yeah, But Not Right Now
To unlock the Tight Tuesday discount use the promo code "Tuesday" when booking.
Following a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe, actor, writer, and composer AJ Holmes makes his Australian solo debut with a one-man musical!
Jordan Barr is taking all those awkward cringe worthy moments that we all share, and celebrating them. It’s a little gross, it’s a little weird and it’s very camp.
Kayla Hamill, Grace Sabbatucci & Aidan Niarros deliver a behind-the-scenes comedy spectacular filled with music, dance, coffee mugs & sketches. Mix that with Scottish Highland vibes & you’ve got a perfect combo to explore gender politics.
Anna Piper Scott: Queer & Present Danger
Golden Gibbo nominee and fierce queen of the stand-up scene is here to destroy myths about transgender people and make you cry-laugh while doing it.
Dump Him! The Game Show
Hosted by Anna Piper Scott, each week she will take two teams through the hellish landscape of modern dating. Featuring team captains Patrick Collins and Alice Tovey.
A playfully ridiculous and ridiculously playful romp through Italy; it’s an idiot’s homage to the Mediterranean country of art, cuisine, history, and culture.
Innes Lloyd - Mina Harker: Monster Doctor
Someone is using monsters to find the secret for eternal life. The only person who can stop them: MINA HARKER, MONSTER DOCTOR.
Welcome to Malcolm and Muchka’s super-happy-happy-fun-happy-hour-happy.
Fresh and Fruity
The most ap-peel-ing physical comedians from around the Fringe Fruitbowl are challenged to perform only fruit-themed comedy in a jam- packed one hour show.
Starting in April
Alice Tovey: Doggo
Musical comedy, experimental performance, burlesque and immersive theatre to create an hour of pop bangers, sketch and sizzling satire that will leave audiences begging for more.
I made my bed, you lie in it.
Queenie Bon Bon's blend of theatre, storytelling and comedy is brilliant, timely and hilarious.
You'll believe a man can jive! Groovyman is a family-friendly superhero comedy set in the last days of disco.
A Streetcar Named Hot Tin Menagerie
Improv Theatre Sydney creates a new one-act play live onstage every night, in a cheeky tribute to the much-loved plays of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams.
Boss Octopus – Sketch Comedy
If you’re a fan of Monty Python, The Mighty Boosh, or Tim & Eric, then don’t miss Boss Octopus’ Sketch Comedy. "A cascade of unabashed silliness that is fast, consistently funny, naughty, agenda-free." - Herald Sun
Patrick Collins – Mime Sheriff
A Mime’s work is never done. A Sheriff’s work is never done. Patrick is the worlds first Mime Sheriff and this town ain’t big enough for props.
1980s Depression: The Musical
Jacinta Gregory is a musical comedienne who is obsessed with all things 80s - Cyndi Lauper, dirty dancing, the Berlin wall.
The Subtle Art of Modern Dating
Katie O’ Connor is a modern dating expert, here to guide you through the complicated world of modern dating and casual sex in a quest for true love… Or someone who won’t ghost you after two weeks.
Melissa McGlensey is tackling the dumpster fire of daily news from her home country in the only way she knows how – through comedy.
Jofus and the Plank
Meet Jofus: fast quipping, story spinning, absurd miming extraordinaire. Part Marcel Marceau, part Looney Tunes, and armed with nothing but a plank of wood. "Basking in the joyous and ludicrous has never felt so good" - Gutter Culture
Welcome to Hell
Satan and his bevy of tour guides are inducting the newly-dead (you) into Hell. In this partly-improvised comedy sketch show, your guides will make you squirm as they reveal what life’s like in hell.
From social rules to strapless bras; pre-date rituals to reproductive freedom, Lauren examines the new rules of how to be likeable in 2020.
I am the Very Model of a Modern Major Musical
Andrew McClelland stars in this contemporary and loving spin on the ridiculous plot and musical cliches of G&S will tell the tale of a lovelorn corporate law-firm IT department seeking unlikely glory in their inter-firm football competition.
What's That Smell?
Combining comedy and burlesque, strap in and on for a series of sketch(y) routines that will be sure to make you confusingly horny.
Why Am I Still Single
Beth’s real hot, heaps smart, pretty funny, and can do the sex good. Yet somehow, she’s still single. What gives?
Mikki Michelle will take you on an adventure of her experiences in this intimate cabaret. Expect to laugh, cry, and sing along to your favourite songs that sum up what it's like to be a freak!
Law & Order: PTV
In the Victorian public transport system, fare evading offences are considered especially heinous.
Bite Me But Smile
An absurdist cabaret show with an opinionated kebab… what could possibly go wrong?
Starting in May
The Death & The Discotheque
A cabaret set to a score of pulsating electro, and underpinned by the physicality of dance, this is the death show, there will be singing, there will be mirth and there will be misery.
CWA – Country Witches Association
Musician Áine Tyrrell and comedian Mandy Nolan bring dangerous dialogues and uncomfortable collaborations to the boil!
Starting in June
The Mix Tape Club
A black comedy/horror that deconstructs patriarchy, gas lighting and the fine art of the Mix Tape.
Through music, comedy and mind bending performance art their stories will unfold, to take the audience on a journey to the Un-Wedding of the year.
It's A Man's World
A collection of songs made famous by men, brought to you through the voices of two heavenly angels, Kate and Hannah.